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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2011 Edition

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College Guide

College EssaysInspiring Memories By ohHOHOHO.o, La Palma, CA
College EssaysTwice Reborn By Dyno513, Concord, NH


Author Jennifer Donnelly By msnel371, Lee, NH
After You, Warrior By Riki-Mo, Manassas, VA
Awkward Ride By Imaginedangerous, Riverton, UT
Cars By J.Francoise-Marie, Hanover, MA
Her Name Was Fatima By dancer13, Troy, MI
Impact By Kelseyc, North Tonawanda, NY
Aquila By BlueberryValentine, Kirkland, WA

Hot Topics

BullyingStanding Up By shamrocker88, Niles, IL
Community ServiceRinging a Bell By Grace_G., Port Lavaca, TX
Community ServiceThe Misfortune of Others By James A., Park Ridge, IL
EnvironmentA Mother's Tears By Sarah A., St Louis, MO
EnvironmentInward Bound By TheColorRose, Springfield, IL
EnvironmentWinter Wonderland By Andrea S., Hamel, MN
HealthFaith and Smoke By Anonymous, Ridgefield, CT
HealthNolan’s Amazing Story By 3mily, Burlington, ZZ
HealthWaiting Room By wordlvr94, El Dorado Hills, CA
Letters to the EditorAmerica the Beautiful? By Teresa C., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorGreen Blanket By Kenny Z., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorKeats & Coffee in Rome By Ivy F., oak bluffs, MA
Letters to the EditorMusic Education in Schools By Britt S., Monticello, IL
Letters to the EditorPositive Influences By Larrisa A., Denver, CO
Letters to the EditorSubmitting Work Online By Emilia901, Moreno Valley, CA
Letters to the EditorTeen Drinking By janae0992, North Las Vegas, NV
Letters to the EditorThe Wall By Adian M., Monticello, IL
Pride & PrejudiceDitch Your Gender By TheProphet, Antelope, CA
Pride & PrejudiceDrag Queen Dreams By ChenChen, Dover, NJ
Pride & PrejudiceModern Civil Rights Movement By gm1123, plantation, FL


First Drive By Katherine S., Lilburn, GA
I Am The Brick Wall By aspiring.author.09, Beaumont, ZZ
The Lies We Tell By Cedarbuddy, Cedar Hills, UT
Wandering Soul By LondonEye, Randolph, NJ
HeroesJuan Perez Acosta, Grandfather By Guadalupe U., Miami, FL
HeroesKen Hutchins, Science Teacher By Emily S., Newark, DE
HeroesMy Aunt By Anonymous, Albany, OR
InterviewsHaiti Earthquake Survivor By Shelby D., Chattanooga, TN
MemoirMy String Theory By indiadrummer, Santa Cruz, CA
MemoirRiding with Nicole By Keeperkid999, Fairfield, CT
Personal Experience30 Lies That Parents Tell By Pastinaface, Short Hills, NJ
Personal ExperienceBlessed By Dokidoki-rin, clarence, NY
Personal ExperienceStep Back from the Railing By lizdoyle, Cincinnati, OH
Travel & CultureParadise Found in Isla Mujeres By Maura C., River Vale, NJ
Travel & CulturePassage to India By tiulik, San Ramon, CA
Travel & CultureWhitewashed Vida By RoseInDecember, Medford, NJ


Save a Life, Wear a Helmet By Lauren L., Sewickley, PA
A Homeless Soldier By Anonymous, East Amherst, NY
Hope for a Second Chance By molly W., houston, TX
The Reality of Harry Potter By Alexye, Concord, MA


Book ReviewsAngela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt By Jessica B., Homer, AK
Book ReviewsOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey By _KTLS_, McMurray, PA
Book ReviewsThe Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney By Meghan W., Chaple Hill, NC
Book ReviewsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee By BeJubilant, Brooklyn, NY
Movie Reviews27 Dresses By SillySunny, Charlotte, NC
Movie ReviewsAmélie By ClaraZornado, Danielson, CT
Movie ReviewsWatchmen By Simon W., Fredericksburg, VA
Music ReviewsDashboard Confessional Alter the Ending By CynthiaK, Berkeley, CA
Music ReviewsEvanescence Fallen By malfunctionarymonkey13, Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsIsles & Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely People By HaileyHeartsReading, Eagle River, AK
Music ReviewsJustin Bieber My World 2.0 By ELM522, Selden, NY
Music ReviewsParamore Brand New Eyes By Stephanie V., Oviedo, FL
TV show reviewsSober House By Corrinne D., Wilmington, DE

Art / Photo

Africa-hidden jem By ZVawda, Port Elizabeth, ZZ
Beauty In The Beast By Stephanie.Corbett, Winnipeg, ZZ
Breakfast By AutumnForever, Calgary, ZZ
Chains By ElisabethCleveland, great falls, MT
close your eyes, clear your heart, and let go By alidanielle, double oak, TX
Day Dreamer By Mcswimgirl, simsbury, CT
diffrent copy By peaches22, glendive, MT
Double Line: Don't cross. By MegannK, Acworth, GA
Elephant By wildthang_6666, Hazen, ND
First Snow Fall By CeciliaM, Grand Bay Westfield, ZZ
Flying By , Toronto, ZZ
ginja ninja By fezzik1221, Kentfield, CA
GirlSnow By , Woodinville, WA
Hanuted By hannahbeckwith, Coronado, CA
Hello, Doll By PortraitWords, Bronx, NY
Her Intensity By flyaway, Chester, NY
I Think Therefore I Am By , Wolfforth, TX
Lips in Silence By shafercourtney, Fulton, MD
Little Angel By XxLonerEyesxX, Rockford, IL
New Times By Garrett, Pullman, WA
Ogallala Bound By lolamae, North Platte, NE
On The Road Again By summerlove0307, Traverse City, MI
Pages 8 By ComeOnEileen, New Carlisle, OH
Ponder By amazingamy004, Delmar, NY
Ruminate By tofufu, Bellevue, WA
Shoes By , Dallas, TX
Smokey Abby By Stephanie.Corbett, Winnipeg, ZZ
Spark By , Wichita, KS
Still life By , Dallas, TX
stress By _toni4asec_, london, ZZ
sun flowers in a fence By tatertot93, woods cross, UT
The Fall Perspective By WordforWord, Royal Oak, MI
Through the Fire and the Flames By zandragrey, Newton, MA
Tougher than nails By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Two Good Friends By Calasaurus_Rex, Tustin, CA
Universe By angelinaaa10, Haleiwa, HI
Wary of the Future By bd9118, Santa Rosa, CA
wild eyes By mollih, Fortson, GA


Fly Away By SlippedFromSanity, Aleppo, ZZ
I Don't Remember By hlynn1020, Bridgeton, NJ
Porcelain Doll By NeonCinderella, Santiago, ZZ
Pretty By sharpquill, Brookfield, WI
shakespearian insults By slizzzurp, Park City, UT
Sisters like I do By IThinkIWIllJustFlyAwayNow, Visalia, CA
The Judgment Cycle By Matt M., East Moline, IL
Zero The Goldfish Hero By leeli, Solon, OH
Strange Child By 9CatsPerLife101, Fairfax, VA
The Balance Between By HowOldAreYou, Willow Park, TX
Accidents Happen By jillianpaigexxx3, Medford, MA
Broken Record Sickness By CarlyMurphy, Phoenix, AZ
Control By aksiroky, Moline, IL
Cracks in the Street By BlueFoot, Reston, VA
crop circles in the carpet By Anonymous, Springfield, VA
Dark is calling By Syren, Wellington, FL
Days Gone By By Rachel L., Groton, MA
Dear Forever By jac294, McMurray, PA
Dear Star, By RyanR, Peoria, AZ
Details By dancewritedream, S. Dartmouth, MA
Did I Make You Look? By Anonymous, lalaland, UT
Disentanglement By tayjamie, Buffalo Grove, IL
Empty By LibbyL, Layton, UT
Good-bye Fall By ccunningham, Park city, UT
Grandpa's Stories By kmeyer0, Lincolnshire, IL
Hat on a Hat Rack By Anonymous, Shoreline, WA
How to Become a Poet By m.a.dubbs, Bloomington, IN
Huevos By Laurie W., Louisville, KY
Hypothesis By margierose, New York, NY
I am a Light Post By IrisGF, Birmingham, AL
Insight Into a Keyboard's Life By penandink105, Needham, MA
Just a boy By Anonymous, Kansas City, MO
Kids with children By princessness_16, Dundee, NY
King of the Jungle By Daniel_Scott, Chandler, AZ
Lake Pontchartrain By Anonymous, Covington, LA
Law of the Wise By Metallicajunkie, Hartfield, VA
Lesser Creatures By dothebobalacky, North Royalton, OH
Life By Elizabeth V., East Moline, IL
Little Paper Girl By kysh15, Edmonds, WA
Looseleaf By lightmeetsthedark, Brooklyn, NY
Matching By ZebraWithoutStripes, Blue Springs, MO
Mischievous Orchids By Kwalshyall, Chicago, IL
My Life in a Nutshell By lindseymarie, Richfield, MN
My Room By JustAbbi, Maplewood, MN
Naturally Beautiful By emilllydubinn, Marlboro, NJ
New Neighbors By GemmaScott, Greensboro, NC
Nothing Lasts Forever By Dtran, Worcester, MA
Ode to Poets By maddiealanlee, Los Angeles, CA
Pb (Lead) By EricaJo, Lexington, IL
Pigtails By Helyn1054, Atlanta, GA
Poetry By J.C.Evans, Westland, MI
Sadness By Sarbear, Milan, OH
Scale of Trust: 100 Points / Irrationality of Love By jabp891, Hoonah, AK
Seduction By abbystartsriots, Turner, ME
Shackles By Anonymous, Rockport, TX
Short By mellebelle, Worthington, OH
Silence By Grace R., Corydon, IN
Sinister Love; Innocent Dove By iWrite2, Jackson, TN
Sleeping In By ApproachingNirvana, Burlington, KS
Soldier of Deliberation By ktubalcain, Middletown, NY
Stained By LifeInTechnicolour, Kemptville, ZZ
Sunbeams and Deceit By Anonymous, Evanston, IL
The Blue Pastel By foreverdreaming14, Redmond, WA
The Station By Denny W., Gilmanton, NH
The Words By jwarders010, Harrison, OH
Through My Eyes By Brett C., Gilford, NH
Too Late By Haley B., New Salisbury, IN
Toy Box By Kimmikko3, massena, NY
Twirling Hair By Noly314, Long Grove, IL
Untimely Affection By marychristeta, Mishawaka, IN
What the Photographer Saw By Sarah W., Gilford, NH
Writer's Digression By LifeInTechnicolour, Kemptville, ZZ
You Feed me this English By vonnegut_tardis, Whitehall, PA
Blind Love By Tiffanie_, Sedro-woolley, WA
Train By Anonymous, New York, NY
Remember Me By Anonymous, Loveland, OH
Suicide By kysh15, Edmonds, WA

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