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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2011 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College EssaysHunting the Amyloid Protein By oliviachernoff, Tiburon, CA
College ReviewsConcordia University By Birdy-chan, Manistee, MI
College ReviewsSimon’s Rock Early College By Notimelikethepresent, Briarcliff, NY
College ReviewsUniversity of Arizona By MaryC, Phoenix, AZ


Cherry Cough Drops By ArcticMonkeys, Montrose, MN
Desiree By katherine28, Gainesville, FL
The Collector By doyoulove, Laingsburg, MI
Transcendentalism By Lindseyface, Hagarville, AR
Unexpected By sondheimfreak, Falls Church, VA
Used To By KateKale, Farmington, NY

Hot Topics

BullyingBystander By Pastinaface, Short Hills, NJ
Community ServiceCrazy By AsIAm, Somewhere, NC
Community ServiceStuff the Bus By Kristen C., Wilmington, DE
EnvironmentPremature Spring By Tim G., Maine, NY
EnvironmentThe Plastic Plague By RachaelM, Dallas, TX
HealthFor the Love of Peanut Butter By Anonymous, Walnut, CA
HealthSilencing the Storm By sweetly_broken, Garner, NC
Letters to the EditorHero: Taylor Brooks By kaychigo, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorInception By Konrad S., oak bluffs, MA, MA
Letters to the EditorOver There By Sophia M., Redding, CA
Letters to the EditorPreparing for College By princeofsparx, Manhattan, NY
Letters to the EditorStill Pending? By Leann14, DeGraff, OH
Letters to the EditorThe Homework Revolution By Anonymous, Willimantic, CT
Letters to the EditorToday By smilingtothesun, Brooklyn, NY
Pride & PrejudiceJudge Me, Please By ToBeHeard, ijamsville, MD
Pride & PrejudiceSelf-Acceptance By Spenser, Amawalk, NY


A Red Letter from a Lonely Lover By LondonEye, Randolph, NJ
Fluent By Nicole93, Mechanicsburg, PA
Love at First Sight By weeksend, Carlsbad, CA
Robotic Heart By Kevinjo18, Omaha, NE
Simplicity of a Rose By Mistes, Fairfax, VA
Violin Valentine By TanGem, Colorado Springs, CO
Personal ExperienceBreeze By maddii_luvss, Houston, TX
Personal ExperienceLovesick Lunch By buzzlikebea, Fitchburg, WI
Personal ExperienceMy Brief Stint as a Poser By youveleftmespeechless, Salt Lake City, UT
Personal ExperienceSix Inches to the Deep By CarlieSorosiak, Chapel Hill, NC
Personal ExperienceSpilled Milk By elainexnguyen, san jose, CA
Personal ExperienceThe High School Dating Pool By BrainsANDBeauty, Donnellson, IA
Personal ExperienceTrampling My Prince Charming By penguinobsessed, Grapevine, TX
Personal ExperienceYou Never Know By EmilytheAuthor, St. Francisville, LA
SportsA Tale of Two Quarterbacks By ZachFalcone, columbus, OH
SportsRun With Me By fastpitch317, Milan, MI
Travel & CultureHead in the Clouds By MaddieWo, Marstons Mills, MA
Travel & CultureOne Hill in Sarajevo By Anonymous, Fresno, CA
Travel & CultureThe Lovely Cold By JosephH, Minneapolis, MN
Travel & CultureTipping Point By WALL-E, Portland, OR
Travel & CultureTradition By Caitlin A., Gilford, NH


I Am Left Wanting By Katie M., Felton, CA
Gum: Not so Dumb? By Selah, Knoxville, TN
How Technology Affects Us By mads942, Houston, TX


Book ReviewsCatch-22 by Joseph Heller By Anonymous, Valley Stream, NY
Book ReviewsExodus by Leon Uris By tuzik, Martinsville, NJ
Book ReviewsMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden By Anonymous, Springfield, VA
Book ReviewsMiracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado By Jarrett S., White Plains, NY
Book ReviewsThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson By jalsaied, Fort Irwin, CA
Book ReviewsThe Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent By sunnyhunny, Litchfield, NH
Movie ReviewsDespicable Me By Sugarchrome, Brooklyn, NY
Movie ReviewsHarry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 By Kolton B., Avondale, AZ
Movie ReviewsThe Princess and the Frog By Whitney J., Highland, UT
Movie ReviewsValentine’s Day By Karla M., Peoria, AZ
Music ReviewsHIM Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice By Hervey R., Goodyear, AZ
Music ReviewsLynyrd Skynyrd 20th Century ­Masters By Nathaniel C., New York City, NY
Music ReviewsRegina Spektor- Far By IgniteTheAirwaves, New City, NY
Music ReviewsStack of Fears EP by Brenn By Jonathan_Peraza, Lilburn, GA
Video game reviewsLeft 4 Dead 2 By Shaunyboy94, Novato, CA
Video game reviewsNBA 2K11 By Naeem B., Grapevine, TX
Video game reviewsPlants vs. ­Zombies By CalvinWu, Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsPokemon Black & Pokemon White By theanneh, Castle Rock, CO

Art / Photo

A Grain of Sand... By 2-Of-Hearts, Bellevue, WA
A Hold On You By krystalane, Summit, MS
alaska By chrischris, Richmond, KY
Angels we have heard on high By AnnFoy, louisburg, NC
Beach Time By KayEco, Kapolei, HI
Ben Franklin's Magic Circle By ToddStong, Collegeville, PA
Beyond Pestilence By Magiicat, Galesburg, IL
Blossom By lexandrac, Dover, DE
Colorful Lion By hani_JMK, Mount Clemens, MI
covetous By , san antonio, TX
Emerald Tree Boa By , Hampton, ZZ
Fallen Leaves in a Puddle By mariaharmony, Spring Grove, MN
Falling Angel By JustChristy94, Lewisville, NC
Halftime By Sydnie, Eufaula, AL
Holding mMy Heart By SimplicityDefined, Rogersville, TN
I <3 ? By EmilyM7793, waterboro, ME
I LOVE YOU By Tizah1921, Vancouver, ZZ
Jump With All You Have By , Albany, OR
Light Reading By , Cedar City, UT
lioness By Kimmy_Krak, Macomb, MI
LOVE. By , Wolfforth, TX
Ocean Foam By Stevsta1213, Murfreesboro, TN
Pas de Deux By juliey, Plano, TX
Pensive By AshtonR26, Vincennes, IN
PFC AGUILAR By Paco.A, waukegan, IL
please wont you be with me? By kaylawashea, napier, ZZ
Prom 2010 By AuntBrit, Goshen, IN
Save By , Westfield, IN
Self on Angle By alli-sun, Princeton, NJ
Skeletons By MBurgess, Needham, MA
street love By lilworkerbeee, thornwood, NY
The Breakup By , Lubbock, TX
the camera is the third eye. By MiddleOfAnEgg, madison, WI
The follower By OliviaGrace, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The Master's House By Becca, Auburndale, FL
Up Way Above By BiancaInez, Damascus, MD
Vulnerable By Kimmy_Krak, Macomb, MI
Whooo me? By tiffycakeee, brewerton, NY
Winnie The Pooh By KaylaJean, Frankfort, KY
Winter Love By J.C.Evans, Westland, MI


By Scarecrow, Vancouver, WA
Average Golden Eyes By NothingButAli, Silver lake, IN
Beautiful Bracelets By fiveinside, Chapel Hill, NC
Beautiful Tree By Jacob F., Hemet, CA
Cages By Love1, Gray Court, SC
Death Sentence By Kara L., Gilford, NH
Future By Peyton T., Boise, ID
Knick-Knacks of the Heart By StephanieAnn, Boise, ID
Love Experiment By krc_102, Clackamas, OR
Perfect By Alicia L., Newton, NJ
Stars By Hunter P., Hood River, OR
a few words By Anonymous, Elgin, SC
The Dancer’s Love By MadelineGabriella, portland, OR
A Path to Death By Anonymous, Falls Church, VA
A Poem About Love By Anonymous, new York, NY
Age vs. Happiness By misrableatb3st, Glen Head, NY
Almost Straight A By Imaginedangerous, Riverton, UT
an attempt By Solnyshko, Richfield, UT
Another Moment Together By Speak2bHeard, Hiram, OH
Architect’s Heart Song By caffeinetalk, San Ramon, CA
At The Library By ElyseEndick, Burke, VA
Beginnings and Ends By Angel_May, Provincetown, MA
broken heart By Anonymous, Riverside, RI
Browsing for Books By Lydia_the_dwarf, Jamison, PA
Brunch with a Criminal By kaates, Los Angeles, CA
burrowed in my chest By mkellars, Bellingham, WA
Caught on You By NuclearMuse, Burnsville, MN
Drifting Words and Power Tools By Matt38, warwick, RI
Father and Daughter By MemeKay, Spokane, WA
Five-Year-Old Fly By flyingplanes, Lumberton, NJ
Floating By BlueFoot, Reston, VA
Hands By Actionheightsfilms, Arlington Heights, IL
He Loves Me … By Alcanno, Mexia, TX
High Five By aspiring.author.09, Beaumont, ZZ
I Can Change By corallee, Newport Coast, CA
I’ll Shop ’Til I Drop By Corinnee<3, Scottsdale, AZ
jar of honey By pinkypromise23, Cranston, RI
Journey Home By CarlyMurphy, Phoenix, AZ
Mama and Me By talia_is_happy, Amarillo, TX
Measuring Cup By nmatthews, Somers Point, NJ
Monster By Gwenndy, Minster, OH
Musical Candle By ava77, Lawrence, KS
my eulogy By eLLe5, Sharon, MA
My Love By soupbowl21, Sanford, NC
My Own By Ramzan, Loveland, OH
My Worst Fall By Leena_ink, Dhaka, ZZ
New Yorkers By karen_xo, West Chester, PA
Ode to the Lightning Bug on My Shower Curtain By FishStark, Harwood, MD
Person of Paper By Anonymous, New York City, NY
Picking Petals By stuck_in_the_past, Lakeside, OR
Plan A By Shelly.B, Lawrenceville, GA
Please Write Soon By PuzzlesOfPeople, Hinsdale, IL
Postcard Romance By youveleftmespeechless, Salt Lake City, UT
Ripped By MandaPanda1011, Aurora, CO
Rose By Laura R., Chicago, IL
Sandhead By Virabbit, Bellingham, WA
Silence Is a Room By GBenson, Greenville, SC
Song of the Children By literaryaddict, Albuquerque, NM
Sordid, Solar Love By stardust-dreams, Las Vegas, NV
Spectacular By J-blotting-ink, Kalamazoo, MI
Studying By bound4life4ever, jamaica, NY
Tendril By Anonymous, Houston, TX
Testing By MisforMacabre, Rochester, NY
The Bad Parts By Anonymous, Boise, ID
The Concept of Zero By Kujegic, Bronx, NY
The Corner By LifeInTechnicolour, Kemptville, ZZ
The Margins By lildutchgurl, Hillsborough, CA
The Problem with Relationships By TheBerkeleyBear, Los Altos, CA
The Silent Night By Anthony414, Parker, CO
The unfinished story By kiewanna S., san diego, CA
The Word “No” By Loveisadogfromallentown, Allentown, PA
This, That, and You By stepthroughtheshadows, Beverly, MA
Timelines By dance_inthedust, Clarkston, MI
Unorthodox By EmilyStCroix, Chicago, IL
Untarnished By MollyLager, Huntingdon, PA
Vanitas after Cezanne By NickyKelly, Salt Lake City, UT
Weeds By Poet4God, Houston, TX
What You'll Learn By JosieNotJose, West Palm Beach, FL
When Stars Collide By Kaneesha, Corinth, TX
Wholehearted By AbbyQ, Fairbanks, AK
Wonders By Augustana, glasford, IL
Words By Swordpen, Mattapoisett, MA
You Had My Heart By AsIAm, Somewhere, NC
You... By SwallowedByInsanity, Hillsdale, NJ
Can I Forget? By MelanieLouise, Maple Grove, MN
Cynicism Is Fun? By TortelliniPen, Pawtucket, RI
I don’t want Prince Charming By Queen-of-Sarcasum13, South Bellmore, NY
Fifty Cards Left By Sincerely_Sammie, baldwinsville, NY
For the Broken-Hearted By amyscarlett, Santa Monica, CA
No to On By freetyme, Mason, OH

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