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Teen Ink Magazine, November 2011 Edition

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College Guide

College ArticlesAll in the Head By rora319, Camarillo, CA
College ArticlesBattle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua By Orielleiris, Indianapolis, IN
College ArticlesThe Meaning of High School By MarleeFox, Annapolis, MD
College ArticlesWhat is an Honor Student? By EricaRyan, Downers Grove, IL
College EssaysDeep Beat By Sean A., Middleton, MA
College EssaysGoing It Alone By stephszees, Farmingdale, NY
College EssaysLive Life Like You Were Naked By jmgbu, Stony Brook, NY
College EssaysMy Good Friend, Willy Shakes By TrishaPintavorn, Augusta, GA
College EssaysRegardless of Faith By chikaboom, Stony Brook, NY
College EssaysSoundshow By LexxiBeck, Chicago, IL
College EssaysState Representative John B. Orr Jr. By Kevin K., Bethesda, MD
College EssaysWho Am I? By Alex J., Exton, PA


The Conference By SitsUnderWaterfalls, Kent, OH
Once Seeing What's Real By katieheiserman, New York, NY
Past the Sneakers By Jensam, Ashland, MA
The Sweetest Thing By Epsilon, Eureka, CA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceThe Goal By stephw9288, boca raton, FL
Community ServiceWill Work For Others By cieramist, Orlando, FL
HealthBounded Teeth By Schlag, Brookville, NY
HealthSex: Would You Like Love with That? By JBigglesworth, Tempe, AZ
Letters to the EditorA Crash Course in Coolness By BrigitteG, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorAm I Really a Bad Writer? By flyingpinkgiraffes, chardon, OH
Letters to the EditorCreative Criticism By Reader101, Amarillo, TX
Letters to the EditorDiscretion: Teens’ Greatest Fear By Bernard S., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorFreedom of Speech By born2read, Oakland, CA
Letters to the EditorRefrigerator By bookwormishgirl, Merion, PA
Letters to the EditorStudents, Meet the Real World By madrigaltrooper, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorWithdrawal By Bilobaaa, Thornton, CO


HeroesOur Call of Duty By D. C., Cumberland, RI
HeroesThe Procession By videotaped, Geneva, NY
MemoirFocus By l_p_b, Arlington, MA
MemoirIn The Mystery Hours By hyyperchic, Rolling Meadows, IL
Personal ExperienceBubbe By colliecuddle, Brentwood, TN
Personal ExperienceForever in Granite By Atticus, Wenatchee, WA
Personal ExperienceSparks By esteiner, Longboat Key, FL
Personal ExperienceThankful By Gettysburg63, Waukesha, WI
Travel & CultureGratitude By Sabiha, Salt Lake City, UT
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Travel & CultureMy Heart in India By swimchick96, San Diego, CA
Travel & CultureMy Own Casa Libre By Melissa B., Clinton, CT
Travel & CulturePhilippine Food Fun By Noel_Orlet, Ananindeua, ZZ


Don't Put a Ring On It By Kaley K., Dupont, WA
Reality TV By OneWhiteTree, Galloway Township, NJ
One Nation Under...Several Deists and Freemasons By Phantom_Girl, Ft. Carson, CO
Prayer Ought to be in Schools By GodChick, Leander, TX


Book ReviewsBefore I Die by Jenny Downham By WriterGirl08, Ghaziabad, ZZ
Book ReviewsBrain Jack by Brian Falkner By Mark K., Dexter, MI
Book ReviewsNightlight: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon By FredWeasleyFreak, Portland, CT
Book ReviewsRun for Your Life by James Patterson By styxfan11, Chesterton, IN
Book ReviewsThe Good, The bad, and The Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone By luckytwice, Oakland twp., MI
Movie ReviewsDistrict 9 By Hervey R., Goodyear, AZ
Movie ReviewsFantastic Mr. Fox By Hollypaw18, Brooklyn, NY
Movie ReviewsThe Roommate By Holland G., Grapevine, TX
Music ReviewsCome Around Sundown by Kings of Leon By sarah.m., Park Ridge, IL
Music ReviewsDowntown Battle Mountain II by Dance Gavin Dance By Patrick M., Hull, MA
Music ReviewsHaywire by Josh Turner By Synchroswimmer, Glendale, AZ
Music ReviewsSpeak Now by Taylor Swift By princeofsparx, Manhattan, NY
TV show reviewsMonk By Riley M., Hemet, CA

Art / Photo

Already forever By , Westfield, IN
Beauty of the Islands By bbyfi, Reno, NV
Bird House By xoxorocks2, St george, UT
Crossed Happiness By PiperAuslinn, Somewhere, CA
Cupcake Kid By snoopy4me, Sandy Hook, CT
Dancing on the ice By , Woodinville, WA
Dark Girl By , Stamford, CT
Eye of The Beholder By , Burien, WA
Free Falling By m.shea, West Chester, PA
Gravity By JohnTroxel, wheaton, IL
Jackson By , Algonquin, IL
kids and baby By Olivia_n, Ho Chi Minh, ZZ
Laundromat By gmwphoto, Acton, MA
Letting Go By theheartoflizz, Aurora, CO
Liberty Firework By Stevsta1213, Murfreesboro, TN
Light a Way, On My Love By LucyAnne, Philadelphia, PA
Light through closed window By austriaUS, Mountain Lakes, NJ
Luxury By Angela33, Monongahela, PA
Nature's Claim By , Superior, CO
Oh America... By justinsayz00, los angeles, CA
Once upon a Summer By GirlDreamer, Doraville, GA
One of Us By ChloeB, Los Angeles, CA
Passion Pit By egm94, Montclair, NJ
Psychedelic Converse By theaudone, Warren, NJ
Rain in the distance By nsg1027, Nashville, TN
Rings of Water By twisted.beauty, Newton, NJ
Sameer Gadhia By JacquelineTucci, Cambridge, ZZ
Scraps By 13bloodyroses, Gilbert, AZ
Sisters By , San Jose, CA
soldiers vision By mgenel11, Acton, MA
Star Gazing By EmilyHenderson, Nashua, NH
Starry Night Over the Ringling Bridge By fallingupriver, sarasota, FL
sun and shine two. By CopelandV, North Las Vegas, NV
Tero Vidoll By En_Tze, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, ZZ
The Game that Makes You Dance By Beth-Anne, Tomball, TX
Tori By MarshmellowTurtle, Boaz, AL
Violin girl By AniJo, Thessalonica,
watching By itsASH, shelby county, OH
You let me forget again By rhaley, san Diego, CA


A Picture By Travis C., Charlotte, NC
Back from War By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Emotion Safe Haven By Daniel D., Gibsonia, PA
Gamla Stan By Hutchinson J., Green Bay, WI
Grandfather By Noah W., Niskayuna, NY
Home Sweet Bliss By 12345678910, South Plainfield, NJ
My Writing Process By Victoria D., Newtown, PA
Night To Palermo By missscribbles, Paris, ZZ
Rin Tin Tin By Ireannia G., Oklahoma City, OK
The Bathroom Knows My Secrets By CatBrooks, Wyckoff, NJ
What is the Reason for This? By Charisse M., Charlotte, NC
Man & Nature By Anonymous, Jacobus, PA
Satellites By freyabean, Barneveld, NY
A Before Bed Story By ellie315, South Pasadena, CA
A million little pieces By DeePiper, Gainesville, TX
Abandoning Hope By Kidlet, Morris, OK
Arachnophobia By Taylor J., South Plainfield, NJ
Artist's Cave By mintylime, Snohomish, WA
Autumn By Anonymous, Overland Park, KS
Autumn By mysticriver7, Blacksburg, VA
Beat the Cycle By Crystal P., Glendale, AZ
Beauteous By Roisin, Peabody, MA
behind locked doors By fatesknocking, Solon, OH
Bicycle Fence By BlackMoonWhiteSky, Cedar Park, TX
Blueprints By colette.omelette, Brooklyn, NY
Comatose By court1992, Farmington, NM
Confessions By Abbyy, Shanghai, ZZ
Death By MicroGiant, Elkhart, IA
Default Mode By Atrissa, Akron, OH
Denial By Heart_of_Fire, Wake Forest, NC
Evergreen By Alexandra G., Kirkland, WA
Exhume By avaol, Pinckney, MI
Face of the Past By Fernando R., Corona, CA
Fire Dream By Stargazer15, Duncan, SC
Following the Sun By AnneKeli, Lindon, UT
Fragile Body By daughterofliterature, Portland, OR
From the Treehouse By WALL-E, Portland, OR
Fuse and the Bomb By chiggs21, Chicago, IL
Going Fishing By WALL-E, Portland, OR
Hate and Loathing By xkissofcrimsono, Little Silver, NJ
heaven is the negative By stardust-dreams, Las Vegas, NV
Her Face Framed With the Debris of Us By NatalieJean, Harrisburg, IL
I sung a song of my past By Nicole V., Brooklyn, NY
I Wonder By my.freedom.lies.in.free.verse, Tosa, WI
In Deep Waters By Aro_To_The_Heart, Mandeville, LA
Just Breathe By Thanks_For_All_The_Fish42, Valley Cottage, NY
Just Like Me By Anonymous, Spanaway, WA
Just Us By Fancis S., South Plainfield, NJ
Kaleidescope Kind By Anonymous, Speedway, IN
la belle strasbourgeoise By try.and.make.me, Ridgefield, CT
Lady Violet By ceili, cincinnati, OH
Late Summer Luncheon By MarleeFox, Annapolis, MD
Letter to Ms. Plath By forhaedynforeverago, Pelham, AL
Lilacs By theVillager, Mound City, SD
Lonelyism By oliveaubergine, Hanover, MD
Looking Out By 16russos, Wayne, PA
Lost By QuietQuill, Stewartstown, PA
Melt Into the Night, I Tell You By UglyMushroom, Columbus, OH
My Graphite Caravan By meamsusan, Walnut, CA
My Starry Dream Land By KaiyaJ, Ben Lomond, CA
Needles By glitter_queen, Yardley, PA
Nephew By Sylverbound13, Amherst, MA
News Reporter's Fairytale By saviesmileslots, willis, TX
Of Aging By molonlabe, Ellicott City, MD
Old Town By verdance, San Diego, CA
One Last Summer By ArcticMonkeys, Montrose, MN
Overture 85 By dreamcatcher343, New Hyde Park, NY
Pinnacles By arianna1273, Great Falls, VA
Rain By CassidyMarturana, Califon, NJ
Raining By Alfilisara, Peoria, AZ
Rogue Wave By Sara C., Wilmington, DE
Simplicity By custosimago, Kensington, MD
Snail Secrets By Mango17, La Mesa, CA
Soldier By Weetzie_Elli, Sterling heights, MI
Somnambulism By Wryterly, Birmingham, AL
Steam By Sam S., Park City, UT
Superheros and Radioactive Spider Bites By socks.and.socks, Maryville, TN
Talk By Anonymous, Lemon Grove, CA
Texting You at 1 a.m. By Lydia_the_dwarf, Jamison, PA
The Beginning By TheArchitect, Madison, WI
The Day after Thanksgiving By Nora2012, tenafly, NJ
The Game By thesilverwolfe, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
the important things By seahorses4life, Brooklyn, NY
The Sabbath By jlogan, Somerset, KY
The Social Caterpillar By KrissyJazz, Mankato, MN
The Voice From Behind By dontforget, cortland, NY
Thoughts of a Childish Adult By powertree, Exmore, VA
Time Flies Like … By Anonymous, Aurora, CO
True Happiness By YukiIwama, Melbourne, ZZ
Who Are We? By Black_Veil_Bridesmaid, Frisco, TX
Who does God pray to? By TeresaTenor, Vancouver, WA
Wildflower Veins By nwarner27, Harrisonburg, VA
World of the Night By KaraDeGonnecchi, Honolulu, HI
you have a history By Anonymous, Montrose, CO
Silent By blackmist, Houston, TX
The City By Inflatable_Corn, Odessa, FL
I Awake to Autumn By beckster44, Cameron, NC
I’m so tired By mariewonderlandx, Rochester Hills, MI
My Mess By AmberDarling, Stephensville, TX

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