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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2011 Edition

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College Guide

College ArticlesCollege-Seeking Tips By Fitzgerald96, Folsom, CA
College ArticlesSurely Enough By Catherine R., Franklin Lakes, NJ
College EssaysBeauty In the Struggle By Coleman, Chicago, IL
College EssaysDeep South By jdtwenty11, jackson, TN
College EssaysEthnic Ambassador By Madison S., Mission Viejo, CA
College EssaysGirl with Kaleidoscope Eyes By LissaBee, Cheektowaga, NY
College EssaysGreen, Gray, and Blue By Anonymous, Baltimore, MD
College EssaysInquisition By Summer, Riyadh, ZZ
College EssaysLearning to Speak Like a Doctor By Megan K., New Braunfels, TX
College EssaysLessons from the ER By msimpson, Franconia, NH
College EssaysSweaty Feet By Michael R., New City, NY
College EssaysThe Letter A By AliaEvelyn, Oconomowoc, WI
College EssaysWag Every Day By Becks4, Canaan, VT
Realization By shunflower, Shamong, NJ


Author Carrie Ryan By Shelby D., Chattanooga, TN
What We Did for Freedom By skywriter, Hood River, OR
Me, Shawn By banana, Johnston, IA
Life for Dummies By clawson, Birmingham, AL
The Evolutionary By dontwannabehere, Granger, IN
Vyed’ma By ErinEO, So. Plainfield, NJ

Hot Topics

Community ServiceDown on the Farm By fishyy, Stony Brook, NY
Community ServiceSeattle to Portland – by Bike By Zoe K., Seattle, WA
HealthCarrying Myself By Tiff2011, Dallas, TX
HealthED is Not My Friend By Anonymous, Litchfield, NH
Letters to the EditorBeauty vs. the Beast By carrotcake1447, New York, NY
Letters to the EditorCollege Reviews By natschwager, Columbus, OH
Letters to the EditorDitch Your Gender By Jadikin, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorFirst Drive By Wendy C., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorIf I’d Never Met You By Alexander G., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorLife of Pi Review By Markus, Boulder, CO
Letters to the EditorSelf-Acceptance By Maranda G., Bexley, OH
Letters to the EditorThank You! By Hazel-daisy, --, ZZ


Do Questions Annoy You? By RejectedBo, Revere, MA
MemoirMy Sandwich Shop Plan By ThePov, Middleton, MA
Personal ExperienceHow to Upgrade Your Nickname By steamroller99, Glen Cove, NY
Personal ExperienceI Carry By Anonymous, Randolph, NJ
SportsOur Last Race By Anonymous, Bedford, KY
Travel & CulturePassover By IgniteTheAirwaves, New City, NY
Travel & CultureSmiley Nation By joeb1, Keswick, ZZ
Travel & CultureThe Taj Mahal By Feroza F., Memphis, TN


Time for “The Talk” By Keilah, Eureka, MO
A Painful Obsession By Jonathan D., Cumberland, RI
It’s All in the Bag By Trevor_Eakes, Dupont, WA


Book ReviewsClimbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman By LihuaEmily, North Kingstown, RI
Book ReviewsFight Club by Chuck Palahnuik By Abe K., South Salem, NY
Book ReviewsHacking Harvard by Robyn Wasserman By Writer24, Acton, MA
Book ReviewsHalf Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls By RhiannonSEdwards, Adel, IA
Book ReviewsStormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz By Saiyori, Harpers Ferry, WV
Book ReviewsThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak By kysh15, Edmonds, WA
Movie ReviewsBlack Swan By karen_xo, West Chester, PA
Movie ReviewsCry-Baby By Rebecca J., Phoenix, AZ
Movie ReviewsThe Fighter By scribedreams, Allison Park, PA
Movie ReviewsThe King's Speech By ww21945, Columbus, OH
Music ReviewsCrazy Love by Michael Buble By Ashton S., Colleyville, TX
Music ReviewsDanger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by My Chemical Romance By xLauren, Virginia Beach, VA
Music ReviewsTeenage Dream by Katy Perry By Rebecca C., Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsTrevor Hall by Trevor Hall By Katie M., Phoenix, AZ

Art / Photo

A Good Book By Knicole, Topeka, KS
A Typical Day In Life By , Metairie, LA
Bloody Parrot By FreakyEyed, Juneau, AK
Brittany By periwinkleroxx, Maple Grove, MN
Cheer up, Boy! By piglover333, Arcadia, CA
Circa 1825 By Becca, Auburndale, FL
Cubist Self-Portrait By josehadathy, Marietta, GA
Death Of My Art Teacher By , Wolfforth, TX
Door Study By , Naperville, IL
Falling with Faith By connor1, Darien, CT
Flower By angelambie, thunder bay, ZZ
Hawks Nest!! By SamBaggatta, middletown, NY
High School Never Ends By antiqueartist4life, Fresh meadows, NY
Home Base and Red Sneaks By , Hood River, OR
I have a secret By yours-truly, stow, OH
I'll Look When It's Over By DearestBink, Somewhere, AZ
In the Rain By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
It's cool. By , Spotsylvania, VA
Koi Fish By tiffycakeee, brewerton, NY
Life in Black By , Boston, MA
Missing Tree By paul_w, Centennial, CO
Mosaic By xojoelleeexo, Syracuse, NY
Music Moves Us By Garrett, Pullman, WA
Orange Chair By aliciamurphy, Winfield, IL
Outside My Window By gngrsnap15, Laurel, MD
Popping Balloons By AliceLevene, Vancouver, ZZ
Seattle Sunlight By Kelliebeezy, Everett, WA
Secret Life of Bees By youngmoons, Panevezys, ZZ
Self Portrait By , Costa Mesa, CA
Thoughts By theheartoflizz, Aurora, CO
Ughhhh. By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Untitled By Calasaurus_Rex, Tustin, CA
upper east side seduction By springbreaksoonsortof, charlotte, NC
Wet Roses By LinaTroli, Montreal, ZZ


1969 By Chelbi W., Westbrook, CT
A White Bandana By Roberto C., Houston, TX
Bathing in Riches By Reid D., Gilford, NH
death by losing you By Gabriella C., Bethlehem, PA
fish wish By roxane, saint cyr / loire, ZZ
Growing Up By Eric T., Lake Zurich, IL
Happiness lights the sky By Shoua K., Oshkosh, WI
His Name Was George Olsen Dalore By James Y., Wyckoff, NJ
I Am From By Aleah H., Willow Spring, NC
I Am Walking By Corrinne D., Wilmington, DE
I Dream By extendedmetaphor, Caldwell, NJ
Jellyfish By Tim G., Maine, NY
Just look By Kaylee B., Brooklyn, NY
Lamentations from the YA Section at Barnes and Noble By NotAnotherTeenWriter, Pittsburgh, PA
Limbs of a Dancer By Stephanie H., Wyckoff, NJ
Night’s Song By Margaret C., Sequim, WA
One Sentence By JdnMC, Athens, GA
plaster By Angie K., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Public Speaking By Grant M., Newark, DE
The Birdcage By Ali B., Oakland, NJ
The Call By Katie R., Mesa, AR
The Constant Onlooker By Matthew K., Mableton, GA
The Darkness Beneath By Sevin_Mokri, Smyrna, TN
The Dictionary By Ebony J., Bridgeton, NJ
The Dinner Table Is Empty Again Tonight By origamifrogs, Worcester, MA
The Little Lost Things By Quinn O., Northfield, MN
To Say Good-Bye By Matilda Jane A., Vineyard Haven, MA
"What Road Taken?" By Anonymous, Osceola, WI
A Hate/Love Relationship By Anonymous, Canoga Park, CA
A Vacation By phatbeats, Los Angeles, CA
Advice By crubs33, lido beach, NY
Atmosphere Childhood By Baninabeana, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Autumn By anna-lynne1291, Dracut, MA
blatherskite. By red.ink, Franklin, TN
Branches By CarpeNoctem, Middlesboro, KY
Break Down and Dance By SlamminMan, Sandown, NH
Burning Bridges By Theresa, West Pittston, PA
calmwild By Cello_girllll, Medford, MA
daddy? By Hamlet, Lancaster, ZZ
Damn Agitating Hope (off on a tangent) By CarlyMurphy, Phoenix, AZ
Dead, Voiceless, Manic By monkee21, LaBelle, FL
Definition By Anonymous, Bethesda, MD
Disenchanted By LolCatzMcGee, London, HI
Door-to-Door By Mojojo879, Teaneck, NJ
Dusk Never Dies By KyleS., Lake Tapps, WA
Everyone Stares By lifeisajourney, Coronado, CA
Favorite Song By rebecca-rose, Shrewsbury, NJ
fetal escape By JoshJia, Kingston, ZZ
Gloria By HollyG, Bedminster, NJ
Hazel By GinaL-N, Maywood, NJ
he and she By mana96792, Honolulu, HI
I Bet Wonder Woman … By Marlee_Writes, St. Louis, MO
I Can’t Escape By hannahbee7, Boca Raton, FL
i have lived By Anonymous, Glen, MS
Jessica's Thursdays By PurpleDemonChild, Fairfield, CT
Lick By Lauren.H., Lambertville, MI
Mango-Girl By LifeInTechnicolour, Kemptville, ZZ
My Girl No More By bmkxolove, Towson, MD
Not a Pretty Girl By Katie T., Saranac Lake, NY
Oh, Sweet Melancholy Autumn By FreakyEyed, Juneau, AK
Percolator By rosadruker, Champaign, IL
Poem in Blue By Dewdrop, Maplewood, NJ
Pomegranate By barn-owl, Williamsburg, VA
Red Light District By Karol L., Wallington, NJ
Scarlet Lies By Aayut, New Delhi, ZZ
Sculpture Garden By Rosina, Ann Arbor, MI
Seaside By Nora S., New London, CT
slipping By lover-of-nothing, dixon, IL
Solitude By nmatthews, Somers Point, NJ
Staring At Lightbulbs By Hellmann, Lancing, TN
the beginning of summer By CLAIRESCOTT, Suffolk, VA
The Birds of Death By SierraJane, Atascadero, CA
The Book By Coppelia, Northfield, MN
The Great Expansion By welborn, Brown Summit, NC
The Largest Creature on Earth By dani7, Park City, UT
The Ride By Charlotte L., New York City, NY
The Truth Behind the Fall By Phil E., Mt. Prospect, IL
The Universe Fits Under a Bandage. By GinaL-N, Maywood, NJ
Theater By photos4life, Glenburn, ME
this pen and paper heal me By Nicole93, Mechanicsburg, PA
Tivo! By PuzzlesOfPeople, Hinsdale, IL
What Mother Thinks By CarlyMurphy, Phoenix, AZ
When Bees get Lonely By Shelly.B, Lawrenceville, GA
Whispers By tracetrace, Windsor, CT
Why Does Your Name Have to Be the Same as His? By possiblylindsey, Keller, TX
Why, I'm Flattered By Anonymous, Brooklyn, NY
worms By HannahS., Fort Collins, CO

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