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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2012 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Confessions of Prince Charming By Annie.K, Ilderton, ZZ
The Dreams of Fred By 630R63, Newton, MA
Author Kate Klimo By MumblingMelanie, Jackson, MO
Facebook Love By thejoyofrediscovering, Olney, MD
Stupid Love By RoseWhite, Valrico, FL
Panophobia By ElizabethWaldie, Phoenixville, PA

Hot Topics

BullyingTake a Joke, Sweetheart By ohmakemeover, Centerville, MN
Community ServiceBeulah's Story By CollinsK, Manteno, IL
Community ServiceSpoiled By ihoopshy, New City, NY
Environment21st Century Evolution By thewisegoat, New Orleans, LA
EnvironmentThe Beauty of the Cosmos By TheKing, Golden, CO
EnvironmentThe Omnivores Dilemma By Davidson, Littleton, CO
HealthAsthma (the Price of Life) By ashleyX13, Memphis, TN
HealthSorting Screws By Swimonster, Sarasota, FL
Letters to the EditorA Peaceful Revolution By Timon L., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorMissing the Health Care Bus By Maddie B., Bethlemhem, PA
Letters to the EditorShe’s Beauty By Anyssa.Maestas, Thornton, CO
Letters to the EditorSpreading the Word AboutTeen Ink By Lit.rox, kandy, ZZ
Letters to the EditorThank You, Teen Ink By Mauricio C., Commerce City, CO
Letters to the EditorThe Snowman By ThinKnoWrite, New York City, NY
Letters to the EditorYou Are Lucky By nicolejavillo, Wilmington, DE
Pride & PrejudiceLoving My Size By elliekay, hollis, NH
Pride & PrejudicePerfection By GonnaBeaDiamond, Grovetown, GA


HeroesGino Scalo: History Teacher, Carmel Valley Middle School By mylifeisM6, Encinitas, CA
HeroesVickie Ball: English Teacher, Harlan Independent High School By Nicholas H., Harlan, KY
InterviewsBosnia: The Hidden Genocide By Sabiha, Salt Lake City, UT
MemoirI Can Move Through Worlds By alopez650, East Palo Alto, CA
MemoirJust a Little Off the Top By Keilah, Eureka, MO
MemoirPatchwork By wellfleetgirl, Chester, CT
MemoirPennies By fanfan1313, Gaithersburg, MD
MemoirRuby Red Memory By mabie09, Brattleboro, VT
Personal Experience365 Days By Graciii, Douglaston, NY
Personal ExperienceA Geek’s Guide to Love By blackswan42, Cortlandt Manor, NY
Personal ExperienceEnheduanna By K.Spirit, Nashville, TN
Personal ExperienceGod Is My Head By Marklevin8, Los Altos, CA
Personal ExperienceI Want An Honest Poem By jenzo.duque, Crown Point, IN
Personal ExperienceIn a Matter of Eight Minutes By MiscellanyCrop, Middlefield, OH
Personal ExperienceMemory Thief By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Personal ExperiencePlaces By Tausif N., North Babylon, NY
Personal ExperienceThrough the Eyes of a Pregnant 17-year-old Girl By Anonymous, Fort Wayne, IN
Personal ExperienceWaiting By cmore, North Vancouver, ZZ
SportsThe Art of Fighting By Josh B., Saint Joseph, MI
Travel & CultureIdealizing France By silverambiguities, Stafford, VA
Travel & CultureIl Gato By KaylaBecich, Bradfordwoods, PA
Travel & CultureMother Tongue By broadwayloving, Somerset, KY
Travel & CultureNew Yorkers By blackswan42, Cortlandt Manor, NY


Texting While Walking By Jake L., Welch, MN
Txting: the Gr8 Deb8 By tchen, Brooklyn, NY
Good-Bye, Wallflowers By Anonymous, Portland, OR


Book ReviewsInto the Wild by Jon Krakauer By CHSsoftball5, Littleton, CO
Book ReviewsPeter the Great by Robert K. Massie By anastasiag, Naperville, IL
Book ReviewsThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson By Joe K., St. Louis, MO
Book ReviewsThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry By sithukorale, Mississauga, ZZ
Book ReviewsThe Road by Cormac McCarthy By DrkBluPrincess, Goodyear, AZ
Movie ReviewsBill Cosby: Himself By ThinKnoWrite, New York City, NY
Movie ReviewsDrumline By Khadia, Wilmington, DE
Movie ReviewsEasy A By gregbriker, New City, NY
Movie ReviewsSay Anything … By Madie R., Cannon Falls, MN
Music ReviewsDead Man’s Bones: Dead Man’s Bones By kristi421, Waverly, KY
Music ReviewsINXS: Kick By BeautifulStream, Richmond, VA
Music ReviewsT-Pain: Revolver By aschxo, Roslyn Heights, NY
Music ReviewsThe Sign of the Southern Cross: Of Mountains and Moonshine By Jayfatha, Romeoville, IL
TV show reviewsTeen Mom By felishaxdollface, Hockessin, DE

Art / Photo

A kiss of Colour By PhotoLens19, Kirkland, WA
Beauty and the Monster By MariaTTT, Vaughan, ZZ
Becoming Beautiful By JessDeibert, Klingerstown, PA
Blue's Clues By Kebby, Bartlesville, OK
Bound Together With Love By amailk, Mississauga ON, ZZ
Boy of Colors By Zuzanna, Pheonix, AZ
Cef'alu By UnderstandMEClearlyNOW, fayetteville, NC
colourful culture. By , Bethesda, MD
Come Back By Lioness_Eyes, placentia, CA
Common Cents By VocalChic, Boise, ID
Cyborged By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
dumbo artist By evanmischelle, Brooklyn, NY
Erin. By Hollywog., Mole Creek, ZZ
Guitar Games By MissKiss, Vancouver, WA
Half Alive By _Anomaly_, Waterloo, ZZ
Hands By Chrislw92, Cave Junction, OR
Hannah II By RougePhotography, Alto, MI
I am the hot dog man By ashleyashley, New Milford, CT
I smile By cherrios33, parker, CO
letting go By grace2719, Port Washington, NY
LIKE BOOM By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Lucas By AshtonR26, Vincennes, IN
Malka By LoveWillNeverBetrayYou, Upper Arlington, OH
Man Unknwon By , Mill Valley, CA
Organs Do Not Love By UglyMushroom, Columbus, OH
Portrait I By cactusflower, San Francisco, CA
Protect Me In The Rain By KelseyRose, Denham Springs, LA
Pushing Through To Success By , Lubbock, TX
Quite Sad By J00SE, powell, OH
Round it Goes By colormenerdy, Uniontown, OH
Silly Duck By joannaXapril, Spotswood, NJ
Smoke and Mirrors By cactusflower, San Francisco, CA
Soul Meets Body By , Westfield, IN
strawberry splash By Abood.Abussaud, San Francisco, CA
The Peach Blossom Fan By En_Tze, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, ZZ
thirsty By jessie.archer, lawrenceville, GA
Violet Lines By LemmoDilemmo, Chico, CA
You Already Take Me There By , Westfield, IN


A Cadaver's Heart By AmirioF360, Hampton, VA
Another One By The_Insanely_Crazed, Homewood, IL
Ninety-Four By RecklesslyYours, Durham, NC
My Heart is the Only One Who Could Explain It By custosimago, Kensington, MD
One of Those People By jasont727, Calabasas, CA
$limy By Jacob W., Clinton, TN
A Broken Heart By Dizzy_Dez, montebello, CA
A New Kind of Fall By RebeccaJoy, Springville, NY
A Winter’s Breeze By Nick L., Clarkston, MI
An Old Familiar Shirt By TaylorLynn, Ray City, GA
And Then You Were Gone By -h0p3, Stuart, FL
Balloon Catchers By emilyjoe, Algonquin, IL
Before We Die By TakemyTears, dover, PA
Break Up, Wake Up By moskow21, Orange, VA
Capturing Love By ebj.2014, St. John, WA
Carousel By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Cigarettes and Tangerine By CammyCalliope, Georgetown, ZZ
Colors By ninakamath, Saratoga, CA
Coming Soon to a Life Near You By Brian F., Chicago, IL
Contrasting Shadows By aaaaaqweqweqwe, Somewhere, IL
Crying Love By Atlantis, Naylor, GA
Dragging Me In By Rachel H., Irmo, SD
Dreamer By zack1069, Loveland, OH
Dreary Arizona By Karamel, Gwinn, MI
education By ubiety, Byron Center, MI
Esmeralda By Luo Q., Brooklyn, NY
Every Moment Changes You By Anagam, Tulsa, OK
Faces By theintrovertmonologues, Pittsford, NY
Fairy Tales By Kat_K, Wellesley, MA
Fall Came By TheArchitect, Madison, WI
Finders By IgniteTheAirwaves, New City, NY
four letters By baller4eva, Oshkosh, WI
How Far? By thedegraded, Medford, NY
I Hate Your Laugh By HannSawyer15, North Brunswick, NJ
I Met You When Red Met Blue By PlantMeSomethingNice, Broken Arrow, OK
Kisses By gnihtlaicositna, Nova Scotia, ZZ
Liberty By rachelspayd, Stockton, NJ
Loveful Lust By asofnow, Troy, MI
Maybe By MangoTree, Grand Rapids, MI
Memoir #67 By Asharahy, Wayne, NJ
My Hands Are Empty By PaigeStreet, Juneau, AK
Of Jake By dawnof17, hillsboro, KS
Of Poets’ Eyes & Mechanical Hearts By Blackberry, Oceanside, CA
On Life Not Having a Pause Button By amyscarlett, Santa Monica, CA
Parallel Parking By tesswards32, Perry Hall, MD
Pastoral Sea By Mariah C., Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Pick Me Up a Flower By krtraeger, Miami, FL
Plumey's Brother By glitter_queen, Yardley, PA
Rapunzel By claudiathewho, West Tisbury, MA
Rooftop By Tom_Costello, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Room 201 By parkie, Southborough, MA
Scar Tissue By bahannahpeel, bloomington, IL
self realization through your eyes By thundercat., El Cajon, CA
Shopping for love By crazyisperfect., Arcata, CA
Sorry By Kafyra, San Ramon, CA
Spanish By sabine, Wilmette, IL
Stuck and Unstuck Love By thetruthawaits94, Duncan, OK
Tangled By marinashutup, Fair Oaks, CA
The Absurdity of a Heart-Shaped Necklace By dancer5678, South Plainfield, NJ
The Boy By shoelessjoe, Highland, MI
The Language of Listeners By thesilverwolfe, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
The Mystery of Me By Kara O., North Tonawanda, NY
The Year By peacelovelife, Berkeley, CA
This Much By littlemsawkward, Holbrook, MA
This Poem Will Satirize Poems By aschneider, ny, NY
Thunderstorms By atemperamentalsun, Nyack, NY
Today By eaglesphan, Tulsa, OK
Weirdo By Cecilia S., Brooklyn, NY
What a Man By Valerie W., Oshkosh, WI
What Apparently Seems Ordinary By Jen02012, Kensington, MD
What Georgia Did By Bethany C., Gilford, NH
Where Dandelions Roar By ApproachingNirvana, Burlington, KS
Why I Shouldn't Text at Night By kmanley, Loveland, OH
You are my habit. By purplehonu, Bethel, AK
Zest of My Heart By chelatreewrite, southampton, NY
Excuses By ComputerKnerd, Richmond, VA
Series of Haikus: Detachment By KatieBelle, Tallahassee, FL
Umbrella By ebj.2014, St. John, WA
What Love Taught By KatyD123, Memphis, TN
The View By Cameandgonesmarty, North Vancouver, ZZ
Burn My Heart By NathanLabiano, Enfield, CT
Sunday Morning By KOBrien, Watertown, MN

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