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Teen Ink Magazine, March 2011 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


If I'd Never Met You By samrae, Ralston, NE
Last Man Standing By Brute, Newark, OH
Author Holly Thompson By KadyBoo, Coquitlam, ZZ
Food for Thought By fallegra, Los Altos Hills, CA
Jane's List for Surviving Life By Anonymous, Houston, TX
Paper Football By StevenG, Wexford, PA
First Love By wellfleetgirl, Chester, CT

Hot Topics

BullyingThe Legacy of Tolerance By pparmar11, New Hyde Park, NY
Community ServiceLight, Hope, and Miracles By amehndi, Plainsboro, NJ
Community ServiceThe Overlooked Need By Kaitlin O., Franklin, MA
EnvironmentDying Body By Dramallama, Kent, WA
EnvironmentNo Impact Man by Colin Beavan By mrkennedy, Green Bay, WI
EnvironmentTranscendentalist Forest Walk By Ryan K., new city, NY
Letters to the EditorA Homeless Soldier By Victoria B., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorCute & Cuddly Versus Creepy Crawly By carrotcake1447, New York, NY
Letters to the EditorDrag Queen Dreams By Alexus, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorDrinking Laws By Szczuka, Bear, DE
Letters to the EditorFeedback on Alaska: The Lovely Cold By Jen H., Bexley, OH
Letters to the EditorFeedback on Tale of a Novice Bucket-Rattler By lkwruck, Bexley, OH
Letters to the EditorHands of a Writer By Hollypaw18, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorSexism in Fantasyland By vikesfan28, Genoa, NV
Pride & PrejudiceThe View from Above By Madeline C., Defiance, OH


Blaming Dorogov By Anonymous, Los Altos, CA
It's Possible By ResistMe, New Tazewell, TN
Make Me a Sunbeam By freedomfighter97, Lake Ann, MI
Missing Lindsey By Clararussell112233, houston, TX
My Selfish Wish By Ichigo, Minneapolis, MN
My Silent Teacher By sj1022, Rye Brook, NY
The Oldest Sister By Abby W., Defiance, OH
Virtuoso By pampalooga, Natick, MA
Wolfgang By coldnightswarmfights, Dripping Springs, TX
HeroesFriend Katelyn Mead By WritingJulia, Binghamton, NY
HeroesStrawberry Bliss By lrose18, atkinson, NH
Personal ExperienceBarely Breathing By kacibush, McDonough, GA
Personal ExperienceFacing It By Anonymous, Perrysburg, OH
Personal ExperienceJack's Fence By Dackary, Jacksonville, FL
Personal ExperienceThe Blue Umbrella By PenguinFeet, Bellevue, WA
Personal ExperienceThe Results By Tgentry15, Moses Lake, WA
Personal ExperienceThe Shoe Must Go On By routemaster07, Notre Dame, IN
Personal ExperienceTransaction #23 By leighamarie, Saint John, ZZ
SportsCollege Girl By PerfectMGymnast, Parker, CO
SportsFor the Love of Running By Anonymous, Lake Oswego, OR
SportsOne and Done By Keaton R., McDonough, GA
Travel & CultureKekkonshiki (A Japanese Wedding) By lexiophile, Austin, TX
Travel & CultureLancaster County By Kyle T., Marcellus, NY
Travel & CultureTouring Birkenau By Sarah A., Glenview, IL


America's Global Standing – How Well Liked Are We? By Trevor_Eakes, Dupont, WA
Beauty vs. the Beast By bb-rocks, Uniontown, OH
Dear Mr. President By Trio123, Sunnyvale, CA


Book ReviewsAbarat by Clive Barker By davisdr3562, colorado springs, CO
Book ReviewsSuite Francaise By Maddie B., Homer, AK
Book ReviewsThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho By jkandrews, Bangor, ME
Book ReviewsThis Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald By -Cole-, Sewickley, PA
Book ReviewsWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen By penandpaper67, Commerce Township, MI
Movie ReviewsTangled By Liana C., Phoenix, AZ
Movie ReviewsTrue Grit By Moviesrbliss, Armonk, NY
Movie ReviewsVampyr By TheGothicGunslinger, Lakeland, FL
Music ReviewsEminem – By Naeem B., Grapevine, TX
Music ReviewsMuse - By Markus, Boulder, CO
Music ReviewsSimple Plan – By heresyourletter, Ottawa, ZZ
Music ReviewsTaylor Swift – By NicoleS, Philadelphia, PA
Music ReviewsYiruma – By Verifonix, Kew Gardens, NY
TV show reviewsModern Family By Evan B., Phoenix, AZ

Art / Photo

"I am not fearless, I am courageous" By FindTheBeautyIn_Everything, Grass Lake, MI
Abstraction By , Cambridge, MA
Behind It All By CitaDeDiva, Orlando, FL
Best Friends By Pbarry, Woonsocket, RI
Break Dance By AniJo, Thessalonica,
Bubbles By Kell24, Grand Rapids, MI
Choco choco chocolate By jonjonlovesfood, San Leandro, CA
Country Style By krystalane, Summit, MS
Freckles By KalaniP., Lubbock, TX
Graffiti over the City By MikaA., Washington, DC
Hold On By Lifeislove, Arlington, VA
Horses on a Farm By , Conesville, NY
Iron Bars By V.T.Summers, longview, WA
jigsaw juggler By omgwtfree, Staten Island, NY
Just Jump By , Wilmington, DE
Kimono Elegance Beneath Cherry Blossom Clouds By chaseguttman, New York City, NY
Marbles and the Gabilan Mountains By bd9118, Santa Rosa, CA
Midnight Snack By justsmileanddance, Montgomery, AL
Movement in Color By , Tampa, FL
Neon Lights By WithPenAndScript, Venetia, PA
night of the living dead By muzikninja, port orchard, WA
On the Outside By Spleenfull1334, Lorton, VA
Playground Friends By GodsSonflower, Strawberry Plains, TN
Reflection By , fairfax, VA
Reflection. By wehateyourhate, Blacksburg, VA
Royalty By hannahbeckwith, Coronado, CA
Shipwreck By gmwphoto, Acton, MA
Silence in the Library By akguthrie, Essex Junction, VT
Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean By , Carrollton, TX
Strawberry and Mango By A.Fortier, Washburn, WI
Sunset Arabesque By Alexxxandra77, Hinton, ZZ
Sunset Paint. By Annealise, Stewart Valley, ZZ
Tall tree By ashleybrink, Ballwin, MO
Tea By , Maumee, OH
The Apple Tree By basketballbravec, lynnville, IN
The Last Homerun By , The Woodlands, TX
The sun sets so the stars may bring dreams By cara_ruegg, Germantown, MD
The Trap By Megabite, Dublin, OH
Twisted Beauty By ALitu, Tai Tam, ZZ
Warm Chocolate By AndieM, Union, NJ


A Book’s Life By Anonymous, Pine Island, MN
Confession By Ameerah A., Rose-Hill, Mauritius
If You've Got a Minute By Emanuella R., Brooklyn, NY
Muse … By Madison_Speaks, Buff Bay, Portland, ZZ
Once Told By Anonymous, Englewood, NJ
Pretty Little Bones By Anonymous, Victor, NY
Stolen By Marlyre, Kalamazoo, MI
The Tao of the Daughter By khikhi15, Norco, LA
To Be Hip or To Break a Hip: That Is the Question By BreAnna R., Oak Ridge, TN
Train By Emily P., New Salisbury, IN
Here I Sit By emilyjoe, Algonquin, IL
Thank You By nikki-la, Orange, TX
(dis)orientation By ruthlesslyruthie, Mechanicsville, VA
21st Century Puppet By ykwtdtgluip, Denville, NJ
A Fresh Pair of Eyes By diacritical, Thornhill, ZZ
A God Walks the Halls at School By crybaby22, Bellevue, WA
A Kid Making Noise By emurphy20, Boston, MA
Alone on a Friday By bluehousemop, Brooklyn, NY
An Unlikely Friend By Anonymous, Melrose Park, IL
And Yet By DantesDilemma, Fort Myers, FL
Angel's Telegram By mysteries58, Blacksburg, VA, VA
Angels By Morgan B., Buffalo Grove, IL
Black & White By Anonymous, North Tonawanda, NY
Blush By Lauren T., Annandale, MN
Bowl of Oranges By more_weight, Danville, VA
Boys and Shoes By xobrittyy, New City, NY
Chess By Walter B., Gilford, NH
Chipped By Audrey C., San Francisco, CA
Corner By EC193, Walnut Creek, CA
Dear Dress By kksme, Greenvale, NY
Dear You By Caroline H., Nashville, TN
Ditching Spearmint By ArcticMonkeys, Montrose, MN
Eclipsed By Karlynne, Orange Park, FL
Eyeliner By jargonwockee, Sacramento, CA
Family By mLavigne, Atascadero, CA
Final Stroke By bluegirl440, Park City, UT
First Love By sydelle, Estacada, OR
Free Flight By featheredfreefall, Simsbury, CT
FreeFall By Saga B., Ljunghusen, Sweden
heroes By Anonymous, brown summit, NC
I Hate My Face By Anonymous, Hillsborough, NJ
Identity By AllysenBursex3, Gibsonton, FL
Ink Stain By ChuckJWelsh, Stafford, VA
Journey By running593, New City, NY
Just Some Last Thoughts By NineMuses, Pelham, NY
Labels Are for Food Products By Allie O., Nashotah, WI
Little Butterfly By Anonymous, Olathe, KS
Mathematics By MadiS, Lancaster, MA
Matins By aroseisaroseisarose, New Canaan, CT
Mile 198 By jmichaels, Bethesda, MD
Much Too Young By Courtney27, Destrehan, LA
Muted By akras16, Walnut Creek, CA
nonsense, but nice By HaHmAh12, Toledo, OH
One Autumn Day By babygirl2785, Clackamas, OR
Outsidesounds By Mopsicle, West Palm Beach, FL
Paper Cuts By Lunaractivity, Palos Heights, IL
Parent By gcpunk123, Marion, IL
Perfectly Plastic By kysh15, Edmonds, WA
Perhaps Because By becausetheskyisblue, Arlington, VA
Possible Impossibilities By Anonymous, Olathe, KS
Reality vs. Hope By hannie, Cincinnati (Madeira), OH
Red Poem By jman715, Solon, OH
Road Trip 2009 By Isabella_B., Cranston, RI
Room 21 By videotaped, Geneva, NY
She Met the End After It Was Done By pokinguintheeye, Bloomington, IL
She Won't Be Broken By princessness_16, Dundee, NY
Simple Physics By Silence, Bronx, NY
Skipping Stones On Asphalt By thezebrasgray, Taylorsville, UT
Slap By Marie-Meyers, St. Louis, MO
Starlight By ZebraWithoutStripes, Blue Springs, MO
The Pain of the Fallen By robf8, Saukville, WI
The Price of Paradise By PeterJoseph, Brewster, NY
The Speech By Carolina D., Chalfont, PA
The Water By banally, Niantic, CT
Timothy By Amanda L., Barre, VT
To Be With Her By Charientism, bonner springs, KS
To Forget You By LittlestBird, North Bay, ZZ
Too Old for Ice Cream By meritbadge, Edison, NJ
Troubles By Anonymous, Winter Springs, FL
truth By shira.e., Los Angeles, CA
Truth or Lies By Karma_Crow, Savannah, GA
Two dogs By Anonymous, Grover, WY
Vinegar By abbystartsriots, Turner, ME
Violet By stephsolis, North Brunswick, NJ
We the Spiders By saimne, cerritos, CA
When These Wounds Fail By Boosflash, Jacksonville, FL
Whistle By Tessa I., Brooklin, ME
Why Waste Good Food? By the_Horsegirl, Minneapolis, MN
Word Painter By suhbreenuhh, Congers, NY
Yours Truly By bridget M., wayne, NJ
Chestnut-Colored Hair By Sana J., Doha, Qatar
liquid midnight By tenth_muse, Wheaton, IL
Proof By Mistes, Fairfax, VA
Seasons By yujyo13, Chula Vista, CA
Television By circuscamera, New York, NY
They Don't Make Friends By EricaJo, Lexington, IL
Loose By Louis, Paris, ZZ
Live Long, Prosper, and Watch Star Trek By jacobwilliams0, Smyrna, TN
The Little Penguin By clayhoop, Mesa, AZ

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