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Teen Ink Magazine, March 2012 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


The Race By LadyJaneGrey, Louisville, KY
Red Flannel By Morganne E., Edgecomb, ME
The Girls' Bathroom By routemaster07, Notre Dame, IN
The Suitcase By annamiller, Bolingbrook, IL
A House Divided By makemeflypeter, Groveport, OH
Bay Leaf, Wisconsin By kittyhawk, Hillsborough, NJ
The Storm that Swallowed By Silencewillfall, Blacksburg, VA
The Absence of Light By Midnight_Hum, Hearne, TX

Hot Topics

Community ServiceRemembering Pablo By molecularchef, Wilmington, DE
Community ServiceSeek and Destroy By roamfree, Eatonville, WA
EnvironmentRecycling Rebellion By Aubrey E., Bloomington, MN
EnvironmentThe Night Paddle By Maya S., Redwood City, CA
HealthAn Unhealthy Inheritance By Anonymous, Columbia, MD
HealthTeen Dating Violence By maddie1995, Cross Junction, VA
Letters to the EditorBosnia: The Hidden ­Genocide By cocohasaphd, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorMichael Vick: No Hero By that_girl_with_the_pen, Westfield, NJ
Letters to the EditorThe Giver Review By Cooper_W, Atlanta, GA
Letters to the EditorThrough the Eyes of a Pregnant 17-Year-Old By Jessica C., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the Editor“Teen Mom” Review By Larisa, Brooklyn, NY
Pride & PrejudiceTennis Shoes: A Girl’s Best Friend By spow10, Plano, TX
Pride & PrejudiceThe Sound of Acceptance By Sarahhhhhhh, Malden, MA
What MattersPresidential Qualifications By xNicolettee, Hewitt, NJ
What MattersWhat Is Democracy? By AriCruz, Union City, NJ


InterviewsInterview with Samantha Peszek By Jennifer R., Park Ridge, IL
MemoirChanging My Adjectives By Anonymous, Brentwood, TN
MemoirThe Master Class By Daggerhand, Fremont, CA
Personal ExperienceClassroom By Kelse, Flemington, NJ
Personal ExperiencePsych 101 By Anonymous, Columbus, OH
Personal ExperienceUniversal Dancer By Anonymous, Oakland, CA
Personal ExperienceWe Need to Talk By JoeLicc, Auburn, NY
SportsA Barn, a Gym, a Home By Lisa R., Thousand Oaks, CA
SportsA True Test of Courage By Zachary C., Cameron, WI
SportsConcussion Repercussions By Pavit P., Sugar Land, TX
SportsCrew: My Obsession By DalmationDots1, Portland, ME
SportsEveryone Loves a Medley By Alison Z., Scotch Plains, NJ
SportsMountain Bike Nationals By Emma K., Hemet, CA
SportsSaddle By AmyGimpel, Chalfont, PA
SportsScuba Diving By SaraLynn, Peoria, AZ
SportsThe Latino Influence in Baseball By Bilal A., Roslyn Heights, NY
SportsWinning My Worst Race By winterdrifts, Wilton, CT
Travel & CultureAcross the Pond By stardetective29, Yorba Linda, CA
Travel & CultureEavesdropper By lyndayyq, Shenzhen, ZZ
Travel & CulturePersian Soul By Roya S., Phoenix, AZ
Travel & CultureThe Hasidic Way By Anonymous, Skokie, IL


If I Were President By Alexa C., Franklin Lakes, NJ
End the D.A.R.E. Dynasty By dgpets6, Shell Beach, CA
Try to See It My Way By WordsRUs, Jefferson City, MO
Plastic Perfection By Cheryl, Sugar Land, TX


Book ReviewsCopper Sun by Sharon Draper By Berenice, Thornton, CO
Book ReviewsGone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell By DreaH, Earlham, IA
Book ReviewsMillion Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica By Brenden R., Dexter, MI
Book ReviewsMockingjay by Suzanne Collins By LemmoDilemmo, Chico, CA
Book ReviewsStargirl by Jerry Spinelli By avalancheLily, Federal Way, WA
Book ReviewsThis Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper By ael429, Waterford, MI
Movie ReviewsThe Artist By Drewp, Seattle, WA
Movie ReviewsThe Help By Kathleen M., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Movie ReviewsWar Horse By csmovieman, New Market, MD
Music ReviewsBlack Veil Brides : Set the World on Fire By musicprincess, Braselton, GA
Music ReviewsLisa Hannigan: Passenger By MicksedReviews, Arklow, ZZ
Music ReviewsSwitchfoot: Vice Verses By TheJust, Ellenton, FL
TV show reviewsGeorge Lopez By Jessica C., Brooklyn, NY

Art / Photo

#13 By jj961, San Antonio, TX
..Snoopy? By plusjoliequetoi, Mountain View, CA
A World of Our Own By buzztart, sunnyvale, CA
Black and White Memories By Madz.Snapz., Allen, TX
Brooklyn By cestmoi, Boston, MA
Bubbly By Emlamontagne, Springfield, VA
caught By evanmischelle, Brooklyn, NY
Ceasing to Continue By haley_992, Anchorage, AK
Chuck's By MeggieK.Green, Rancho Cordova, CA
Cross Country Success By AandG, Shrewsbury, MA
Escape By jashbagabaldo, Manila, ZZ
Flexibility By SieraNikole, Madison, NE
Four in a row By neverland44, London, ZZ
Frozen in Time By alleexis, York, PA
If Life was this Whimsical By carly.c, Mequon, WI
Jazz Hands Happiness By Pawalla, South Plainfield, NJ
Jump for Joy By shoutitloud, Woodbridge, VA
Jumping in Puddles By mmwilliams, Olathe, KS
Knite OC By Yulynn, Salem, OR
Last Night in Calcutta By juliey, Plano, TX
Lockers with a Touch of Colour By itsaponay, Manhattan Beach, CA
Looking Out By leafy, City, ZZ
Memory: A Lake in My Hometown Beijing By BillHeLi, oakland gardens, NY
Model in the making By , Mesquite, TX
Moonchilde By vrihet, Tianjin, ZZ
Morning Sun By A-World-Without-Orange, Glastonbury, CT
natures finest By AlyssaC, morrisville, PA
Piano Man By QuirkyEyes, Berkeley Springs, WV
Pier Light By jessicags, San Diego, CA
Private Peters Sings By AshleighBellePhotography, Greeley, CO
RED 2 By AmirioF360, Hampton, VA
Religion By maddiealanlee, Los Angeles, CA
Safe! By hiddenidentity, Nazareth, PA
Sleep Reader By trose123, spencer, WI
Someday, Maybe By LemmoDilemmo, Chico, CA
Sunset reflection By CapturedByCiara, Ferrum, VA
swimmer By swimm, Kent, OH
the reality of things By makemeflypeter, Groveport, OH
The Snow Queen By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Titians By XTaeKwonDoDoX, Dilworth, MN
Whiplash By Kitty_Pride, Hamilton, MI
~Flux By Calasaurus_Rex, Tustin, CA


An endless library By Dewwagner, Oshkosh, WI
An Us Weekly Exclusive Look! By Isabella_B., Cranston, RI
Apple By the_green_flash, Ventura, CA
expectation By Ethan V., Winchester, VA
Somebody Once Told Me By nickykens, Draper, UT
Stubborn By lauraclaire0648, Suffolk, VA
Tripped By olivehead, Wethersfield, CT
Balmy Summer Day By HeadInTheClouds., West Chester, OH
Blue gives way to blue By Laurenjeannette, San Rafael, CA
Don't Control Your Emotions By custosimago, Kensington, MD
Enthralled By kypanda, Louisville, KY
Running into the Unpracticed By drestrerrr, Bethlehem, PA
Serpent By neuc321, Yukon, OK
16 By Emily D., Wyckoff, NJ
Acrylic Bruises By vanessakaye, Central Lake, MI
Addiction By BreeDoehring, Melbourne, FL
Alphabet Soup By Infinity_Roses, Omaha, NE
Behaviors By MousyNona, Albany, CA
Between Gaps By Anonymous, Webster, MA
Black Widow (Call Me Cannibalistic) By ErinO, South Plainfield, NJ
Bluebells By TheArchitect, Madison, WI
Blues and Greens By ABibliophile, Austin, TX
Children By megss09, Oconomowoc, WI
Cozy By TanGem, Colorado Springs, CO
Darkroom By StellaESP, Williston Park, NY
Discoveries By jmd96, bradenton, FL
Diseased Mask of War By Anonymous, bridgeton, NJ
Do you remember when By SaraMae, Milwaukee, WI
Doors By TrickrTreat, Fowlerville, MI
Every dog has its day By PoeticHeart, Jacksonville, FL
Final Moments By Anonymous, Clive, IA
First By Anonymous, Adna, WA
Getting Younger By Kristen B., Albertson, NY
Give me a Script By NicoleAshley, Frisco, TX
Graveyard Expedition By increaseyourpace, Bel Air, MD
Hello, Wintry Subway Car By AudreyM, Delaware, OH
I Don’t Want to By NinjaGirl, Valley City, ND
I've seen you before By PainfullyShy, Alexandria, VA
Ima Reading Sexton By hamsa_prophet, Los Angeles, CA
It Is By writehanded, Gasport, NY
Just (Everything) By Anonymous, Litchfield, IL
Just Because. By Angie.Hudak, Doylestown, PA
Kvetina Matka By Uglification, Catonsville, MD
Last August By CammyCalliope, Georgetown, ZZ
Little Shoes By sierracoker, Nashville, TN
Lost! By Audeamus, Solon, OH
Man of Granite, Man of Stone By AshleyMontanae, Elgin, TX
Mansions, Shacks, and Trees of Wood By Dweathermankort, Encino, CA
Mayday By schung94, Saratoga, CA
Models By kaleidoscopedreams, Babylon, NY
Morning Glory By SuzaneJu, Lake Worth, FL
My Rebel with a Cause By Bobbyferriswheel, Taunton, ZZ
Natalie Remembers By Peter L., Stamford, CT
Nightmares By ThePaperFlowers, Hamilton, NJ
Ocean Heart By KyleG, Millville, NJ
Piano By MeganGiselle, Norman, OK
Real Life or Fantasy? By MonsterMink, Boynton Beach, FL
Scrawling Upon the Nature of Poetry By dancer5678, South Plainfield, NJ
Sings Me Home By Kaneeshamai W., corinth, TX
sole: By RebeccaBennett, McKinney, TX
Spectrum By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Stuck By awescott, Rochester, MA
Telephone Wires By taybreezy, Lawrenceville, GA
The Beautiful Ones Fade 1 By BeatlesFreak, Mason, OH
The Little Box By Anonymous, Canton, MI
The Minds By DaisyV, North Hollywood, CA
The Scientist’s Dream for Rodney A. Brooks By kharizmatikk, Livingston, NJ
The Waiting Room Outside My Door By hollygolightly109, Seattle, WA
The Wolf. Shhh. The Snow. By Ariel_Greyse, Hale, MO
These Hands By JosephT.H., Minneapolis, MN
Through Plume of Smoke By Labradorian, Chicago, IL
Trinkets and Toothbrushes By SomeRandomScribbles, Isle of Man, ZZ
Wandering through the Drinthy Prips By myonlyhopeisChrist, Penn Yan, NY
Weigh Me Out By elliotearl, Woodbridge, VA
World Class Traveler By Carson Q., Gilford, NH
Wuthering Yorkshire Moors By HannahBK, Discovery Bay, ZZ
You Bring Out ... By Elisabeth E., Princeton, NJ
Dry Leaf By peaceandpc, Tokyo, ZZ
Kiss Magic By sam013, San Diego, CA
The Journey of a Leaf By Aerobeast, W Harrison, IN
The Winter Bully By Soccergirl2424, Potomac, MD
Ode to the Metric System By vestling92, Brownsburg, IN
Sick of Boredom By withAMO, Satellite Beach, FL

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