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Teen Ink Magazine, May 2012 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Author Robin Wasserman By Ayla F., Mashpee, MA
Better Than One By Calla, Los Angeles, CA
Biography By MarleeFox, Annapolis, MD
I Am Reality By Caleb D., Wanship, UT
Mauve By windsong, Holden, ME
My Father By Shreya R., Gurgaon, India
Sugar and Smoke By Trinica S., Dunnigan, CA
Too Close By AccioPencil, Minden, NV
Outside By blackswan42, Cortlandt Manor, NY

Hot Topics

Community ServiceMy Baseball Buddy By Amy S., Cumberland, RI
EnvironmentAfraid FOR Sharks By ShiningShark, Burbank, CA
HealthFalling By SandeeTaylor, Santa Barbara, CA
HealthSmall Spaces By Anonymous, Charlotte, NC
Letters to the EditorFeedback for Café Cubano By Ashley K., Lake Worth, FL
Letters to the EditorFeedback for Cold-Hearted Youth By stardust_dragon007, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorFeedback for Cold-Hearted Youth By annarites, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorFeedback for Concussion Repercussions By David S., x
Letters to the EditorPositive Poetry By IAmWhoIWantToBe, Manila, ZZ
Letters to the EditorRecycling Rebellion By ireyes, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorWhat I've Learned From College Essays By WutheringHeights, Seattle, WA
Pride & PrejudiceDear Sexist Pigs in My Algebra Class By Alexandra Z., Macomb, MI
Pride & PrejudiceThrough the Back Door By expressionconfession, cooper city, FL


My Mother By Pauline B., Oshkosh, WI
Educator of the YearKristin Zerbe, English Teacher, John Dickinson High By Ryan M., Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearMichael Reitemeyer, Math Teacher, John Dickinson High By Jahmir, Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearTheresa Martin, Special Education Teacher, Helen I Smith School By Taylor M., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Personal ExperienceFireflies By melizsoukup, Lake Bluff, IL
Personal ExperienceFishing with My Father By Benm21, New York, NY
Personal ExperienceGreen Can Mondays By live4dance62, San Rafael, CA
Personal ExperienceHereditary Memories By Em_the_Beat, Natick, MA
Personal ExperienceMiss American Pie By cmjcmj12, East Northport, NY
Personal ExperienceThe Difference By Katsmile2012, Independence, CA
Travel & CultureDestination Wedding, Orthodox Style By ispoli16, Bayside, NY
Travel & CultureMy Mother’s Ban Xeo By trangh_64, Dallas, TX
Travel & CultureTall Ships By Emily V., Rochester, MN
Travel & CultureWhy I Travel By dtietjen, Albuquerque, NM


The Wonderful World of Facebook By aimeecam, Wittmann, AZ
School Clubs By kwhaley2000, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Keep Families Together By dgpets6, Shell Beach, CA
Morality and Religion By RustinN, Guilford, VT


Book ReviewsBetween a Rock and a Hard Place by Aaron Ralston By 1956skipo1956, Littleton, CO
Book ReviewsKeturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt By LiederMadchen, Aurora, OR
Book ReviewsPay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde By howbroadthehorizon, Meredith, NH
Book ReviewsThe Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank By Lilibean, Littleton, CO
Book ReviewsThe Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides By Ada D., New York, NY
Movie ReviewsFollowing By ToothlessScottishGnome, Atlanta, GA
Movie ReviewsMurderball By TyneElizabeth, Perth, Western Australia, ZZ
Movie ReviewsThe Woman in Black By KComp, Pittsburgh, PA
Music ReviewsA Day Without Rain by Enya By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY
Music ReviewsClear As Day by Scotty McCreery By BrittyMS, Fort Wayne, IN
Music ReviewsPlus by Ed Sheeran By sweetcaroline2339, Staten Island, NY
Music ReviewsSea of Memories by Bush By dintandmint, Hamilton, ZZ
Music ReviewsStorms by Amarna Reign By Jayfatha, Romeoville, IL
TV show reviewsDownton Abbey By RainyWriter, Redmond, WA
Video game reviewsFat Princess: Fistful of Cake By Stephanie K., Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsFifa 10 By Missael M., North Glendale, AZ
Video game reviewsSimCity 4 By Girish J., Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsWorld of Warcraft By Conor C., Wilmington, DE

Art / Photo

The Road goes ever on & on By JacktheSkipper, abbeville, SC
"Do not be afraid. Just trust me." Mark 5:36 By DizzyD, Imlay City, MI
A Flash of Bright By blafleur93, Inverness, FL
All Books Contain Magic By Zuzanna, Pheonix, AZ
All Hands On Deck By Tash_G_Photography, Coral Springs, FL
An oasis By Kumes, Mississauga, ZZ
Attack By kaylanicole, ooltewah, TN
Birthday Cake By emilywd, San Diego, CA
Blowing bubbles By SarinaaC, north mankato, MN
Bubbles By olivia1023, Brooklyn, NY
Colors By Ash1292, Pembroke Pines, FL
Cup of Tea Anyone? By carolineannfoto, Norfolk, VA
Dancers Dream By kenxxz, Brampton, ZZ
Emotion By Sova6, St. Paul, MN
Ferris Wheel Kiss By mariaharmony, Spring Grove, MN
Field of Gold By LinaA, worcester, MA
Firer-Flies By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Friday Journal By photolover26, Napa, CA
Golden Girl By ksantos, Medford, MA
Hanging Hate By *Secret*, St. Thomas, ZZ
In the Flowers By AlexaJo, Boerne, TX
Innocence By windblossom, Hyderabad, ZZ
Keep me Where the Light Is By , Westfield, IN
Live Life, Take Chances By HotPinkSouls, Elk Rapids, MI
Nostalgia By nostalgic.wonderland, Sugar Land, TX
on the bug. By IrishDreamDancer, fort worth, TX
Outlandish By Kebby, Bartlesville, OK
Red Ballon By Pawalla, South Plainfield, NJ
ring ring By JessDeibert, Klingerstown, PA
Roots By Keyodie, Fayetteville, GA
self portrait pop art By mandyeve, Ridgewood, NY
serene By , Mississauga, ZZ
Slowly Dying By GravityMcFalls, Katy, TX
Sons of Sylvia By Tayy-Tayy, Jacksonville, FL
Starish By Pikadventures, Durham, NC
Summer Car Rides By RFrocker23, Ballwin, MO
Sunset on the Pier By sophie1023, Pittsburgh, PA
The Dock By jasont727, Calabasas, CA
The Perfect Sunset By , Milford, OH
The Times Are Changing By smilefever, Boulder, CO
The World From a Different View By Alexander_Lee, Winfield, AL
Thinking... By Jewelm5456, Taylors, SC
Tomboy By KrissyCreme, Tamuning, ZZ
Waiting By PhotoLens19, Kirkland, WA
Without a Care By LemmoDilemmo, Chico, CA


Birds and Cages and Fire By Thesilentraven, Mableton, GA
Finding Sadness By bookwormishgirl, Merion, PA
Mystic Signs By Plain-Jane, Grandview, MO
The Subway By cchayes, Manasquan, NJ
To live By tbr95, Newton, MA
Soft Drink By TrumpetBeast, Fort Collins, CO
A City of Fools By Kneubeiser4, Chapin, SC
A Daydream Away By Kneubeiser4, Chapin, SC
A New Astrology (For Ajna) By Davey, Boulder Creek, CA
And One Day By sweetly_broken, Garner, NC
Autumn Rambles By HisPurePrincess, Flemington, NJ
Barbie Dolls to Tragedies By Renegadegirl2012, Columbus, MT
Beautiful Dresses of Silk & Lace Dancing Below My Watch By K.Spirit, Nashville, TN
Billow By crux1, Inez, KY
Chasing the Wind By ShellsTooSmall12, Lovely, KY
Concrete By Firlie, Deer Park, OH
Daddy Issues By iwasateenagefaery, Charlotte, NC
Dear Yanni By expressionconfession, cooper city, FL
Delete Cookies? By Caitlin0715, Seattle, WA
Details By RedheadAtHeart, Mountain Home, ID
Father By Allison L., New York, NE
Feminization for Adoration By Macken-Z, Jacksonville, FL
Fighting The Waves By Natalie B., Mount Prospect, IL
Firewalker By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Florals By BrattieBroonet41, Natick, MA
Graffiti By LatinNerd, San Jose, CA
How I Learned By beautifyyourname, Simsbury, CT
I am... By SpiderMilk, Dearborn Heights, MI
I Wish I Was a Sailboat By autumn8, Seattle, WA
Ideas By team_haymitch, Chicago, IL
Indentations By AudreyM, Delaware, OH
insomniac By sotr13, San Francisco, CA
Ivy League By Anonymous, Chicago, IL
Julie With a Music Note By glitter_queen, Yardley, PA
Kool-Aid Red By raggedyanarchy, Jackson, MS
Like love By saatvikarathor, Bangalore, ZZ
Linear By ashleydarling, Lafayette, CA
Magic of the Fall By Jacob G., Jenkintown, PA
Music Notes By StellaESP, Williston Park, NY
My Mother is a Mountain By Luna557, Wheaton, IL
My Parents By AndresVaamonde, New York, NY
Naked By shunflower, Shamong, NJ
Ode to a Lemon By laurensoccer, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Oh and with Great Care By ThereAreManyTruths, Portland, OR
On Anarchy By zack1069, Loveland, OH
Pawprint By palindrome97, League City, TX
Phone Calls By Rachel H., Wyckoff, NJ
Rainbow By ThatGirlWhoRuinedEverything, Hanover, IL
Reconciliation (Treaty of 68.3 Miles) By molonlabe, Ellicott City, MD
Red Clay Sky By AFish, Mequon, WI
Remorse By Melanie Z., Prospect Heights, IL
Return (A Plea) By Drassixe, Santa Monica, CA
Run-On By FightSoftly, Colorado Springs, CO
Scarlet City Beats By TannerP, Macon, GA
Shakespeare Hates Your Emo Poems By Ariel_Greyse, Hale, MO
Siege of Virtue By HIGHDEAF, Princeton, NJ
Smells of No. 3, Dupree Dr. By josephinelouise, Lubbock, TX
Spiral Fracture By NineMuses, Pelham, NY
Steep By jmc.13, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Summer By Kailey4, Simpsonville, SC
Tape By Anonymous, Hillsboro, OR
Ten Summers Spent By atemperamentalsun, Nyack, NY
The Center of the Universe By Me22895, Azle, TX
The Dance By wordlover27, Vancouver, ZZ
The Dauntless Nomad By ASoulFullOfDreams, North Smithfield, RI
The Quaint Intoxication By lapisleaves, Durham, NH
The Search By jasont727, Calabasas, CA
The Silent Killer By KrissyKarnage, Nyc, NY
These Walls Are Useless By M_IML, Ganei Tikva, ZZ
Things That Make Me Smile By Anonymous, San Antonio, TX
Thoughts on Life From A Teenage Atlas By Gwgideon, Commerce Twp, MI
Time is Ticking By ohteatoe, gaithersburg, MD
To The Mango Tree By Anamika, Mumbai, ZZ
Two Roses By MitchellRhoades, Lillington, NC
Unbraiding Her Hair By Ikaasa29, Tenafly, NJ
Unbreakable By PriscillaAnn, Bethlehem, PA
We Were Weeds By theintrovertmonologues, Pittsford, NY
What's Forgotten By Anonymous, Shavano Park, TX
Where Beauty Resides By gilchresty, juneau, AK
Where Hummingbirds Perch at Night By BrattieBroonet41, Natick, MA
Where the Willow Won't Weep By BlueFoot, Reston, VA
Yesterday, Tomorrow, but What's Today? By Timoru, Bethel, AK
Child By DereBere, Arvada, CO
Gracious By KrissyJazz, Mankato, MN
Mother and Daughter By redhairCat, Pebble Beach, CA
Shy Petals By tinynandez, Greenacres, FL
Me By AmeliaTheStrange, Potosi, MO
Sea of Memories By NovaSoccer, Lansdale, PA
i see you By josephinelouise, Lubbock, TX
The Anti[good-bye]otic By LikeWobbly, San Antonio, TX

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