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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2011 Edition

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College Guide

College EssaysMathematics, Jazz, Zen: An Existential Ribbon in Balance By Anonymous, Antrim, NH


Author Jenny Downham By banana, Johnston, IA
A Piece of the Puzzle By alikazamx, La Verne, CA
Frost Bitten By Stormyflight, Arlington, OH
Surreal By MumblingMelanie, Jackson, MO
Apartment 12b By shonalouisa, Preston, ZZ
Haunted Memories By Mongo, Uhrichsville, OH
Hysteria is My Legacy By MumblingMelanie, Jackson, MO
Ironic By littlemsawkward, Holbrook, MA
Midnight's Grip By TheGuardian, Bath, NY
Shadow Painter By chocolatesummerlaughterbliss, Seattle, WA
The Trees By Timekeeper, Cary, NC

Hot Topics

BullyingHow I Changed for the Better By Jonathan D., Cumberland, RI
Community ServiceA Clearer Vision By Vibhuti K., Solon, OH
Community ServiceSteps in the Right Direction By McLauren J., El Dorado, KS
EnvironmentDumpster-Divers By Sithu, Mississauga, ZZ
EnvironmentFall Forest By liseylamb, Issaquah, WA
EnvironmentThe Downsides of Pesticides By Emilyyy, Frederick, MD
HealthFears and Promises By MirandaW, Torrington, CT
Letters to the EditorFeedback for My Syria By Bernard S., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorFeedback for Needing New York By Amber C., Oak Bluffs, MA
Letters to the EditorFeedback on By ZacharyBlue, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorFeedback on 50 Reasons to Live By Liz.P, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorFeedback on An Unexpected Outcome By douka16, Monticello, IL
Letters to the EditorFeedback on Dirty Laundry By Hover, Mukwonago, WI
Letters to the EditorLess Poetry?! By leafy, City, ZZ
Letters to the EditorVideo Section By Dr.Jones, Fairview Park, OH
Pride & PrejudiceDiscretion: Teens' Greatest Fear By kbeckman, Kenosha, WI


A Crash Course in Coolness By Emily D., Wyckoff, NJ
My Friend Merv By Amanda L., Cameron, WI
HeroesA Local Hero By callaannkessler1, Omaha, NE
HeroesMy Favorite Teacher By vanillacamila, Jensen Beach, FL
MemoirA Driving Lesson By Monsieur_Brightsword, Mesa, AZ
Personal ExperienceA Cornfield Misadventure By Paige D., Saratoga, CA
Personal ExperienceFive. By SeptemberCrew, Washington, DC
Personal ExperienceLessons in toilet paper By thisismyusername, cedar hills, UT
Personal ExperienceQuietly Waiting By star2brite, Amherst, NH
Personal ExperienceRhythmic Chaos By aquilia, Melba, ID
SportsLove Your Seniors By MaryTD, Burns, OR
SportsMy Shining Freshman Moment By Bridget M., Jim Thorpe, PA
Travel & CultureAmsterdam in Autumn By Viva_la_Revolution, Maryville, TN
Travel & CultureEl Dominicano By jillian021993, Washington, DC
Travel & CultureSingapore: The Island City By indelibleink, Bishop, CA
Travel & CultureVisiting the Holy Land By Jen F., Franklin Lakes, NJ


An Epidemic of Stupidity By Sarrawr, Burbank, OH
Students, Meet the Real World By JonVon, Columbus Grove, OH
Ban Immoral Rhetoric By Jetsrock10210, Briarcliff, NY
Censor This By PilotG-2, New Bloomfield, MO


Book ReviewsAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie By lexi239, Brooklyn, NY
Book ReviewsFilmmaking for Teens: Pulling off your shorts by Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols By beatnik, Boise, ID
Book ReviewsHappyface by Stephen Edmond By ShannonJr, Newton, NC
Book ReviewsThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan By musicisthegoodlife, Daegu, ZZ
Book ReviewsThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde By ridukuluslySHERlocked, Rochester, NY
Movie ReviewsHanna By Moviesrbliss, Armonk, NY
Movie ReviewsI Am Number four By Sana A., Newtown, PA
Movie ReviewsThe Adjustment Bureau By rots28, East Hampton, CT
Music Reviews2112, by Rush By AHutch312, Bexley, OH
Music ReviewsFuneral by Arcade Fire By Paige P., Shakopee, MN
Music ReviewsNightmare by Avenged Sevenfold By Kevin C., Hull, MA
Music ReviewsPretty On The Inside by Hole By m4ry-, Portsmouth, VA

Art / Photo

A Cave Run Morning By Nicoleyoley, Lexington, KY
After the Rain By mmwilliams, Olathe, KS
Blush By Kimmy_Krak, Macomb, MI
Call Me Melancholy By Bahlaylay, Brownsboro, AL
Cartoon State of Mind By lulu92, Mill Creek, WA
Castle 2 By Noshabora, St. Cloud, FL
Crowded in the Rye By palabrasyalma, North Las Vegas, NV
Crying Is Ok By JorrdynK, washougal, WA
Dead Tree By KaylaJean, Frankfort, KY
Emily By jetstreams, Nottingham, ZZ
Equality. By ThatOneArtsyGirl, oldsmar, FL
From The Desk Of Despair By Cerberus, Middletown, OH
Hair away By AniJo, Thessalonica,
Halloween Mist By chaseguttman, New York City, NY
I Hate My Math Class By eitheror913, Ft. Collins, CO
Identity. By maddiealanlee, Los Angeles, CA
In Memory By leafy, City, ZZ
Incarceration. By MeggieK.Green, Rancho Cordova, CA
Jesus takes the Cross By Ewka1992, oak lawn, IL
Lenses By IgniteTheAirwaves, New City, NY
Library By mondebleu, Brampton, ZZ
Limitless By kataangfan11, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Mortality Of Man By , Lubbock, TX
My Mask By YukiIwama, Melbourne, ZZ
Obstacle. By chychy014, El Dorado, KS
Only You Will Know My Truths By Katiethies2010, olathe, KS
Out of Darkness By , redmond, WA
Passion By Damiana, Skokie, IL
Reach For The Colors By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Ready. Set. Go. By mpoling, medina, OH
Scott Pilgrim By D-Ray, Ione, CA
Singing sun By menike_neko, howell, MI
spring reading By madeline.p, Orangeville, PA
StandAlone By sany.lastflame, Firestone, CO
The Countryside of Holland By Brookie21, chandler, AZ
The Eskimo Part of Me By mariaharmony, Spring Grove, MN
The Portrait Artist By daniamel, Saint Augustine, FL
The Shadow By Dreamer21, Hockessin, DE
Three Snowmen - Watercolor/Acrylic By AliceLevene, Vancouver, ZZ
Tree. By Emily-Exray, Redmond, OR
Twisted By Tambriell, Salyersville, KY
What's one man's trash is another girls junk yard photo opportunity By TheGirliWishYouKnew, Selah, WA
White Pick-up By callie15, North Plains, OR
Within City Limits By Stevsta1213, Murfreesboro, TN


and this By mkellars, Bellingham, WA
Colloquial By ThePaperFlowers, Hamilton, NJ
Dirt By JackNolan, Brooklyn, NY, NY
Football By Jason O., Mount Prospect, IL
Haiku By Elizabeth H., New York, NY
Have you ever seen a leaf fall? By Michelle C., Newton, NJ
Home. By Mario P., Park Ridge, IL
Scream By raeherron, Lewis Center, OH
Stars By Jackie C., Prescott, AZ
Swings By Edward G., Saratoga, CA
The Basin By Amina C., Fort Lee, NJ
11 O'Clock for Allen Ginsberg By Anonymous, Des Moines, IA
1500 By Jessica B., Gilford, NH
35 Sounds of School By meerabenson, Tucson, AZ
A Life of Bricks By manicrose, new york, NY
A Man with a Shadow By BootScootinCountryboy, Middleburgh, NY
American Cooking By Bethany C., Gilford, NH
An Interview with Robert Frost in Heaven By reprose, Hood, VA
Anais By HollyG, Bedminster, NJ
And Why? By Sunshine.On.My.Shoulders, Trophy Club, TX
At Our Mercy By SimplyAWriter, Newton, NJ
Autumn By Anonymous, spartanburg, SC
Billie By anitasaurus, Kansas City, MO
Braids and Beauty By Lilahb, Portland, OR
Broccoli By Marcus H., Bloomfield, MI
Broke By Steamer, Columbus, OH
Clothesline By abmiller, Chicago, IL
Continue On By mraeh8, Flemington, NJ
Cradle of life By icskaterbabe, Chicago, IL
Departure By rss56, Brookline, MA
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane By corruptionofdata, Parker, CO
Driving By Anonymous, Waterloo, NY
Eavesdropper By sophi, Syria, VA
Elephant By theburlapcurtains, Cincinnati, OH
Elevator By crazyisperfect., Arcata, CA
Ever. By Masterpiece21, Longmont, CO
FAKE By AngelForeverBleedingLove, Frederic, WI
Fast Girls By Daisja.J, new york, NY
French Braiding By to.hold.the.sun, Maryville, TN
Frozen Man By unscripted, Trenton, IL
Hellish Shell By BookWorm579, Elk Grove, CA
Here's what heaven is; By GinaL-N, Maywood, NJ
Hidden Portals By Audrey M., W. Jordan, UT
Hunting Grounds for Single Mothers By Kyle P., Oak Ridge, TN
I found your wallet By spiceXisXnice, Tulsa, OK
I Have no Shell By thelastclarissa, Worcester, MA
I'm Crying on my Pillow By Joseph123, Paris, ZZ
Ignored By swoopingpigeons, orangeburg, NY
Inferno By bijoux.muse, Hanover, NH
Internal Rebellion By Drake18, Schoharie, NY
inverted biography By juliey, Plano, TX
It's My Job By Katie_Grey, Leipsic, OH
I’m lost in this By beezy, Greensboro, NC
La Terre By Rengas, Fort Collins, CO
Last Night By elliotearl, Woodbridge, VA
Midnight Math By Catherine R., Newcastle, ME
Mind Rage By MeganMercury, Clarkston, MI
Morning Walk By maxxykat94, Centreville, VA
Move Me By amb2028, Liberty, MO
Ocean Eyes By whylime24, Fort Smith, AR
Old Photos By Hummingbird, Berryton, KS
Paper By Minerva, Olathe, KS
Poor By Chloe C., Garland, TX
Reading By Ashley M., Henderson,
Reflections By EmoPanda, Fort Collins, CO
Retribution. By SarahO, Lawrence, KS
She's A Goner By TheCinders, kentwood, MI
Shh... By JakeRosendale, Hayden, CO
Silence By Jarod S., Williamsburg, MI
Spiders By Hanna F., Maineville, OH
Stay Out By TheArchitect, Madison, WI
Study hall By ChrissyO, Gibsonia, PA
Suffer By Boosflash, Jacksonville, FL
The Battle of Dusk and Dusk By HisPurePrincess, Flemington, NJ
The Blue House on Old Wire By CountTheShadows, Fayetteville, AR
The Wait By KuteKat, Dhaka, ZZ
The Waitress By savemethewaltz, Lakewood, OH
these seasons By Alexis L., Mount Upton, NY
Tin By Adrienne321, Sunnyvale, CA
Unmasked By SpiderMilk, Dearborn Heights, MI
Waiting for Change ("peace waits, for me" revised) By Anonymous, Boston, MA
We Watched the Water By DelCielo, Raiford, FL
When You Left By EmilyClark, Wayne, PA
Where Are My Manners? By Lydia_the_dwarf, Jamison, PA
Where I'm From By Vidra, Midlothian, VA
Where the Music is. By inherownlittleworld, Moscow, PA
Words By syk0130, Saratoga, CA
Insomnia By Faith_Sparrow, Holland, MI
Mirrors By Anonymous, McKinney, TX
Silver and Gold? By Anne_K, Northfield, MN
Toy Store Warning Labels By TrickrTreat, Fowlerville, MI
Nu Werds By xmoonlightx123, Barnegat, NJ

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