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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2012 Edition

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College Guide

College ArticlesDream Deferred By Emma H., Irvington, NY
College ArticlesStandardize Me By star3x8, Irvine, CA
College EssaysA Magical World By morganstar, Auburn, NY
College EssaysAbsolute Value By jordynx10, orange, CA
College EssaysElegant Sound By Anonymous, Centerville, MN
College EssaysFunny Girl By egm94, Montclair, NJ
College EssaysGood-Bye By Anonymous, Burnsville, MN
College EssaysHomesick By Sheridan_M, Tempe, AZ
College EssaysPicture This By JessDeibert, Klingerstown, PA
College EssaysReclaiming Waldorf By lucia, Oakland, CA
College EssaysShampoo Aficionado By Bostown, Wellesley, MA
College EssaysTP Triplet By missliss, Hartland, WI


The Family Pet By AllyB, Cape Girardeau, MO
Run for Your Lives By PenguinFeet, Bellevue, WA
Godlike By LadyJaneGrey, Louisville, KY
Hooked By lemontreeleaves, port dover, ZZ
Cassie Lowell's Future By Wordweaver, Bangs, TX

Hot Topics

Community ServiceA Chance to Shine By sincerely_anna, Lakeville, MN
Community ServiceTying Us Together By Marianna, Andover, MA
HealthLook Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison By Joelle999, Highlands Ranch, CO
HealthTrue Beauty By Elizabeth M., Millville, MA
Letters to the EditorChanging My Adjectives By BrigitteG, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorEnd the D.A.R.E. Dynasty By Bernard S., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorFeedback for Us By ReflectionsofYou, Mason, TN
Letters to the EditorI Hate Poetry By Madison K., Boynton Beach, FL
Letters to the EditorThe Journey of a Leaf By Susana F., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorThe Snowman By Vanessa T., Boynton Beach, FL
Letters to the EditorTry to See It My Way By Alexa13, brooklyn, NY


Educator of the YearDavid Lee: World History Teacher & Coach • John Dickinson High By bombshell6, Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearPamela Williams: Art Teacher • Madison Grant Junior and Senior High By Pumpkinbug, Fairmount, IN
MemoirA Reflection on Family By Anonymous, Oak Park, IL
MemoirMaria By Jetsrock10210, Briarcliff, NY
Personal ExperienceStranger in My House By SpreillyReilly, Mount Vernon, WA
Personal ExperienceUsed to be 17 By tenth_muse, Wheaton, IL
SportsA True (Royal) Blue Fan By murrmorris, Blue Springs, MO
Travel & CultureAlaskan Flight By Maddie S., Inverness, IL
Travel & CultureBeirut: Old and New By Neha N., Beirut, Lebanon
Travel & Culturespanish steps By kharizmatikk, Livingston, NJ
Travel & CultureThe Dynamics of Belonging By robot42, Pittsburgh, PA


Bald Is Beautiful By Rebecca W., Plymouth, MA
Murderer! By UltimateZombieToast, Atwood, MI
Revenge of the Mascots By Prometheus, East Aurora, NY
Minivan Superfan By SushiChef, wilmington, DE
Cold-Hearted Youth By tryJTinstead, Lawrenceville, GA


Book ReviewsEthan Frome by Edith Wharton By raysforever36, Hawthorn Woods, IL
Book ReviewsMy Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult By bossgirlhana, Algonac, MI
Book ReviewsOutliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell By waeland, Littleton, CO
Book ReviewsThe Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud By avalancheLily, Federal Way, WA
Book ReviewsWild Orchid by Cameron Dokey By LiederMadchen, Aurora, OR
Movie ReviewsHugo By ToothlessScottishGnome, Atlanta, GA
Movie ReviewsLife in a Day By rots28, East Hampton, CT
Movie ReviewsThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo By Drewp, Seattle, WA
Movie ReviewsThe Ides of March By Victoria H., Colquitt, GA
Music ReviewsBeirut: The Rip Tide By thatdanielgardner, Smyrna, TN
Music ReviewsDrake: Take Care By mario.martinez45, Thonrton, CO
Music ReviewsFall Out Boy: From Under the Cork Tree By DanL., Saint Michaels, MD
Music ReviewsPierce the Veil: Selfish Machines By freckled, Brooklyn, NY

Art / Photo

A Nightmare on Sesame St. By CoughingColours, athens, AL
A Princess In the Mist By SabrinaS, New Canaan, CT
All that glitters... By hannahbeckwith, Coronado, CA
All-American By KelseyS94, Wausau, WI
ballerina By meyrem, Bucharest, ZZ
Below The Clouds By Cori10, Santa Cruz, CA
Beyond the Turn By Diylon, Tampa, FL
Building By flyaway, Chester, NY
carrot smile By cmgia, Avondale, AZ
Clueless? By crispette2, New City, NY
Color of Life By dianac, Old Saybrook, CT
Dancing with the best Partner By Barrel_racer_luvr_4ever, Mexia, TX
Easter By darbie95, Casey, IL
emotion. By jkratzer3, maitland, FL
Fishy By Pineapplenat, Manchester, ZZ
Get Your Uke Out By Deesimz, Maple Grove, MN
Ghost By Lioness_Eyes, placentia, CA
Guilty concience By Kirstin995, Baldwinsville, NY
I fly By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Identity By QuirkyEyes, Berkeley Springs, WV
If Wishes Were... By Angel_LuvsYuh14, Oakland, CA
Inside Sh(out) By akashghai, Coimbatore, ZZ
Laugh It Off By jeezkay, Orlando, FL
Love Life By Shaabam, Knoxville, TN
Mehandi - a tradition By Ha-5-rika, Visakapatnam, ZZ
Mt.Mckinley By Oasiq, Hayward, CA
No Emphasis By TENACIOUSKID, corona, NY
organic painting 4 By , Mississauga, ZZ
Peacock By Alexander_Lee, Winfield, AL
Precious By haley_992, Anchorage, AK
Self Portrait By Little_Big_Star, Willoughby, OH
Serenity By practicallyquixotic, Burdick,, KS
Shattered By aktor34, Phoenix, AZ
smile By CalliDoby, Bradley Beach, NJ
So many flowers By traveladdict, Louisville, KY
Summer Skies By KrissyCreme, Tamuning, ZZ
Sunset By Jolie, Henderson, NV
TECKTONIK By MilkyGoat, Dalton, GA
The Archer By Sparkora, North Branch, MN
Victoria By UglyMushroom, Columbus, OH
What I'd Do To Become Visible Again By haley_992, Anchorage, AK
Winter Moss By , Woodinville, WA
World of Discoveries By Photographer, Omro, WI
Youth & Innocence By RipponLeaEnergise, melbourne, ZZ


Beyond Here Lies By Anonymous, san anselmo, CA
I am … By stephie182012, Troy, NY
Smoke By Taylor C., Carol Stream, IL
Looking Back By freyabean, Barneveld, NY
660 Miles By paigeturner9, Palo Alto, CA
A Broken Man By emilyjoe, Algonquin, IL
A Moment By wickedgreen, Littleton, CO
A Monster By Hyperspacewizard, Odessa, TX
A Tribute to the Sun of His Heart's Setting By thetruthawaits94, Duncan, OK
Abashed I Stood in Her By Zach_Blaine, Nashville, IN
Academic Thoughts By RedheadAtHeart, Mountain Home, ID
Agnosticism By green_eyes17, Denver, CO
American By RebeccaNicole, Port Washington, NY
Anonymous, Framed By ksangani, Fayetteville, NY
Anticipation By Sarah G., Princton, NJ
Awake again. Awake still. By aliciarae, Wright City, MO
boston: spring 2011 By Morganne E., Edgecomb, ME
Catalpa By Roryrose, Old Town, ME
Catch-Phrase By ThreeLittleBirds, Oak Park, CA
Cigarette Jeans By kurt7, Ringoes, NJ
Completely Exposed By theintrovertmonologues, Pittsford, NY
Confusion By expressionconfession, cooper city, FL
Correlate By Olivia T., Hollis, NH
Crosswalk for Poets By maryryan, Stafford, VA
Day and Night By StellaESP, Williston Park, NY
Detox From Innocence By Shybabes, Burlington, VT
Duality By ardentauthor, Fayetteville, NC
Entropy of Us By lapisleaves, Durham, NH
Fabric By Anonymous, Bellingham, WA
First Person Omniscient By ark5712, Montrose, AL
For Men In the Moon By Tom_Costello, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Forest Trio By zandragrey, Newton, MA
Freedom from Chains By SnehaChatterjee, Noida, ZZ
Give Me A Bruise By MapleSyrup, Peoria, AZ
Grandfather By Readinglts, Rochester, MA
Happy Sea By Sophie R., Cape Town, South Africa
homemade By megancalfas, Rolling Hills, CA
Hope Turning By snowybutterfly, Fremont, CA
Hornet By TheArchitect, Madison, WI
I Am... By MangoTree, Grand Rapids, MI
I Love the Green of Traffic Lights By Inkmusic, Renton, WA
Illumination By Theresa, West Pittston, PA
Inspiration Series V - Emotion By Adrienne321, Sunnyvale, CA
It's a Hard Knock Life By tatertot93, woods cross, UT
Keeping Dry By Davey, Boulder Creek, CA
let's thaw By spagooter, Indianapolis, IN
Liar! By K.D.Ross, Hickory Hills, IL
Love, Life and … By merelyacitizen, Waynesville, NC
Mercy Kill By Anonymous, Williamston, MI
Message Received By Freedom.ThroughPens, Alpharetta, GA
my grandmother's kitchen By wellfleetgirl, Chester, CT
One Water, Please By Haley K., Greenwood, SC
Order of Events By snaomi, Cheshire, CT
Revolving By ItsAshMal, Guilford, CT
Robin Hood By PaigeStreet, Juneau, AK
Rules By custosimago, Kensington, MD
Salt-Crusted Cliffs By AudreyM, Delaware, OH
Scarlet By clairexaudrey, Bethel, CT
Secret By Sabiha, Salt Lake City, UT
Self Portrait from Dad's Shoulders By Anita, Santa Cruz, CA
Silent Thoughts on the Subway By Kimberly M., Bolingbrook, IL
Spared Lives By Plain-Jane, Grandview, MO
Spring, Sprang, Sprung By seagullsinwyoming, Swampscott, MA
Tear Down the House By elliotearl, Woodbridge, VA
Tell Me I’m Black … By Anonymous, Wilson, NC
The "Social" Network By 54R4H, Austin, TX
The Fire By MMsunshine-, Lehi, UT
The Life of Dandelion Dust By lilcountrygirlFL, Mulberry, FL
There Is A World Beneath Your Wings By redfer, Tucson, AZ
Things I Hate By LittleMissFic, Brooklyn, NY
Through the ditch and under the hawthorn By JamesODalaigh, Bandon, ZZ
Trout By BlueFoot, Reston, VA
Unknown By Anonymous, Saugatuck, MI
Waiting By Alyse, Citrus Heights, CA
When the Shards Slit the Wings By Falling_Roses517, oshkosh, WI
Wolves will Take you Home By MorningStar15, Orange, VT
Different By ebj.2014, St. John, WA
eraser By KrissyJazz, Mankato, MN
My Future Steps By MichelleTK, Great Neck, NY
Rain like the Ocean By Inkmusic, Renton, WA
Stand By JonPull, Huntsville, AL

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