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Teen Ink Magazine, November 2012 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College ArticlesThe Emerging Adulthood By NadiaAlmasalkhi, Louisville, KY
College ArticlesTone Down the Tiger By susansh1996, San Diego, CA
College EssaysI Am a Libero By dchang12, roslyn, NY
College EssaysOn My Own By Anonymous, New York, NY
College EssaysThe Art of Appreciation By Shea., Dolgeville, NY
College EssaysThe Buried Treasure I Call Home By beccalicious94, Flushing, NY
College EssaysThe Language of Medicine By workinprogress15, Santa Clara, CA
College EssaysTo Wear a Hat By PenguinFeet, Bellevue, WA
College EssaysTwo Sacs, One Cord By emelephant, McLean, VA
College EssaysWylie Mao By wyliemao, Lake Forest Park, WA


All that Remains By Cassidy S., boston, MA
Private Andrews By a.singlenote, Little, CO
Shards By Chrissy95, Fort Wayne, IN
The Number Six By gracekellis, Easton, CT
Wild-Hearted By Julia_Cheng, Moraga, CA
Her Creature By Kestrel, Marshall, VA

Hot Topics

HealthLosing Jessica By Anonymous, Arlington Heights, IL
HealthSmoky Dancers By JulieRae13, /, ZZ
HealthThe Bone Corset By Anonymous, Hewitt, NJ
Letters to the EditorHow I Became a Murderer By Giselle G., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorNot-So-Silent Majority By johnny R., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorProfanity in Teen Ink By Felix P., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorWhy I Say It By Anonymous, Westfield, NJ


AcademicPride in Serving By bubbly63, Clinton, MS
MemoirA Faded Picture By kelfry, Defiance, OH
MemoirA Shopaholic's prayer By QueenNobo, Port Harcourt, ZZ
MemoirDollar-Up By ael429, Waterford, MI
MemoirThe Night the Snow Caught Fire By wellfleetgirl, Chester, CT
Personal ExperienceA New Kind of Grace By Tourc, North Vancouver, ZZ
Personal ExperienceHunting with Dad By SometimesTina, Plymouth, MN
Personal ExperienceLet's Not Call It a Toll By noahjp002, Millis, MA
Personal ExperienceWho am I? By Anonymous, Bucyrus, OH
Personal ExperienceWhy I Enlisted By Patrick H., Grapevine, TX
Travel & CultureA Better Place By lah1717, New York, NY


Washing Away the Invisibility By Steven M., Sudbury, MA
T-Shirt Travesty By Danielle113, Miami, FL
Happy at Home By Anonymous, Palm Bay, FL
My Belief System By 12345678910, South Plainfield, NJ


Book ReviewsAlexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow By Weatherby76, Newtown, PA
Book ReviewsCujo by Stephen King By Ryan S., Dexter, MI
Book ReviewsGrave Mercy by Robin LaFevers By LiederMadchen, Aurora, OR
Book ReviewsThe Alienist by Caleb Carr By scourtney12, Oxford, MA
Book ReviewsThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky By TristanRice, Natchez, MS
Book ReviewsXxxHolic by CLAMP By Anonymous, West Lafayette, IN
Movie ReviewsBattleship By mrfilley101, Rockport, ME
Movie ReviewsChernobyl Diaries By rebecca-rose, Shrewsbury, NJ
Movie ReviewsThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel By HZhang, Cortland, NY
Music ReviewsBlue Slide Park by Mac Miller By lilmartz, Perrysburg, OH
Music ReviewsSome Nights by fun. By Erinwolf1997, San Carlos, CA
Music ReviewsStill Got Legs by Chameleon Circuit By Silencewillfall, Blacksburg, VA
TV show reviewsCommunity By Michael G., Wyckoff, NJ

Art / Photo

"I Still Feel Like A Child" By csosa831, Burlington, NC
A Glance at My Reflection By Meaghan_Elise, Franklin, NH
Alice's real wonderland By maxwellconrad, harrogate, ZZ
An Empty Mailbox By HurleyNfamous, Winters, TX
Ayumi By LeiMairi, Washington, DC
Bake Bake Bake By PancakeBear, branson, MO
Balloons By megphotography, Newport Beach, CA
Beyond By BMXChicaa, Denton, TX
Britt 2 By RougePhotography, Alto, MI
Chinatown By chikaboom, Stony Brook, NY
Embrace By akguthrie, Essex Junction, VT
Emotion By IamHIStory, Rolla, MO
Feel the rhythm By ksantos, Medford, MA
Feirce By J00SE, powell, OH
Fire of Fury By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
Glamour face By LidiaS93, Gniezno, ZZ
Home of the Brave By just_emma, Oak Creek, WI
Housework By RougePhotography, Alto, MI
Just Be Free By JessDeibert, Klingerstown, PA
Life as a teenage rawkstar By HannahKolitz, roslyn heights, NY
Locked On, Locked In By dannydoh, Boston, MA
Lotus By CapturedByCiara, Ferrum, VA
Love at First Light By CoughingColours, athens, AL
Morning Glory By smilefever, Boulder, CO
My Boots By Megan.Marie, Arcadia, MO
My Heart Bleeds Rainbows By kayee, Henderson, NV
New Identity By sophie23, oak park, CA
Next Big Thing By manndypanndy, Norwalk, CT
NYC Untitled By thesplatterink, westfield, NJ
Paris in the rain By Annibonny, Evanston, IL
Reading Terminal Market. Is. Here. By OfMuchHappiness, Flourtown, PA
Seasons By Roseatta, Merritt Island, FL
Splash By AniJo, Thessalonica,
Sunset Over Indian Neck By HaleyD15, Simsbury, CT
Thank You - Fish By AliceLevene, Vancouver, ZZ
The Asphyxiation By cactusflower, San Francisco, CA
The City By neverland44, London, ZZ
The Globes By JessDeibert, Klingerstown, PA
The Sphere of Life By Sadako-xD, Dittmannsdorf, ZZ
The Truth By Ellen_Kim, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Tippecanoe By Admirateur, Fort Wayne, IN
Two of a Kind By Elyssa929, Linwood, NJ
Ushios princess form By BabyGirl123o, mississippi, MS
Work for Love By mattb, st charles, IL
World Apart By AnxietyDesign, West Hartford, CT


A Favor By royalujjwa4, Kathmandu, ZZ
Ashen Words By FlyByNight, Spokane, WA
Balloons By writer13, Denver, CO
Children of the Sun By Andrew Q., MIami, FL
Curious Stare By Holly M., Lancaster, PA
Hymeneals By Murielle O., Rensselaer, NY
I Am Fifteen By Macey W., Kalamazoo, MI
I Remember Crying Harder By Viveka G., Sunland, CA
Medusa By danceaudreydance, Henderson, NV
Mirrors By Kisekichan, Glendale, AZ
Night; Your Birthplace By Christopher D., Holland, MI
Now You Know By Makayla S., Manistee, MI
She By Charles S., Ross, CA
Silence By Abbey H., State College, PA
The Words on My Wall By Sonoma M., Baltimore, MD
TV Land By noabboa, Cary, NC
"Someone Call a Doctor" By Anonymous, Middletown, NJ
12/28/08 By PhiLee, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
4:30 PM By troubled-times, Richmond, VA
A Renovation By christalove39, Eagle Point, OR
Apoptosis/Anorexia By fffnoof, East Brunswick, NJ
Biography By ChelleLynn, Cold Spring, NY
Boy By rrruthie, New Orleans, LA
Childhood By Moths, New york, NY
circus By wellfleetgirl, Chester, CT
Definition of Remarkable By lookatdatsoul, Rio, IL
Dimes By Anonymous, Oakley, CA
Emma who By ambnyc, Rego Park, NY
Eyes and Bookshelves By mrittmritt77, Ann Arbor, MI
Fame? By briannab14, Morristown, NJ
Foot and Shoe By Emily W., Stockton, NJ
Gooseflesh By elainexnguyen, san jose, CA
I Am Lost By StarlitSunrise, Clemmons, NC
Icees By edubois4, Port Neches, TX
In Chaos By HaileySanden, Folsom, CA
Intruder By luv_4_broadway, Oshkosh, WI
jar of honey By sarahdcee26, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
knees on neon (a hymn) By spagooter, Indianapolis, IN
Laundromat By Yolo14, San Jose, CA
love is an entropic process By fffnoof, East Brunswick, NJ
Man With Four Arms By EliHiebert, Surrey, ZZ
Mind Puzzles By LauraWind, Cream Ridge, NJ
Mr. Easy-Bake By KatsK, Saint Paul, MN
Nintendo By Bucket, Hayward, CA
Notice Me! By Nicholas P., Huntsville, AL
Of Winters Yet to Come By EmmieLette, Vidor, TX
On Dating an Olympian God By molonlabe, Ellicott City, MD
Pheasant By Genya, Bridgewater, NJ
Phobia Boy By noah9100, La Quinta, CA
Platonic Rigidity By Tom_Costello, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Prison Food By MilesC, A small town, PA
Procrastination By Kae25, Baytown, TX
Reflection By Masterpiece21, Longmont, CO
Revolution By Katiediane, Waretown, NJ
Season Statue By CSHCSH, Jakarta, ZZ
Seasons Change But Never Leave By StellaESP, Williston Park, NY
She (Dances) By Anonymous, somewhere in, WI
Spilled By Natalie96, Wilmette, IL
STuck in a box By bethanyvreeve, Nanuet, NY
The Day After By jenzo.duque, Crown Point, IN
The Double Helix Cage By ZgorwitZ, Weston, FL
The Particular Confusion of Coffee By perpetuallydancing, Prairie Village, KS
The Shower By makkattak, 3G, NY
this is how you leave By atemperamentalsun, Nyack, NY
Unbound By CoffeeGirl17, Grand Rapids, MI
Vagabond By Anonymous, Carmel, IN
Veins By Lizla, Shelter Island, NY
wheatfields of 1964 By dianapx2014, shanghai, ZZ
When a Best Friend is Raped By lvnglfe1593, everett, WA
When She Stood In The Moon By Anonymous, Inman, SC
When We Kiss By soundingonlyatnightasyousleep, Shoreview, MN
ƒR!?ND$ of Mine By HZhang, Cortland, NY
what a woman? By andnowIcanspeak, san gabriel, CA
Don't By ALittlePoetryGoesFar, Myrtle Beach, SC
Big Spender By BobbysConscience, brooklyn, NY

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