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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2012 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College ArticlesUniversity of Michigan By Jessica B., Franklin Lakes, NJ
College EssaysHow I Found Writing By laaauren, cincinnati, OH
College EssaysLoser By JMRogers, Bellerose, NY
College EssaysPurple By Prometheus, East Aurora, NY
College ReviewsSarah Lawrence College By emilyann624, Norwood Young America, MN


Long fingers By Anonymous, Westerville, OH
Windigo Rises By ClearAsMud94, Arpin, WI
Dead Weight By xMIRandax, Ellicott City, MD
Forest of Death By LittleRoot, Pasco, WA
Groups of Two By HeyThereItsMe, Prunedale, CA
The Moth By Cody H., Bingen, WA
Two Brothers and a Leash By patticakes, Rochester, MN

Hot Topics

Community ServiceSaturday Serendipity By Scripturient_Scribbler, Madison, MS
Community ServiceThe Tortilla Station By Nawida, Phoenix, AZ
EnvironmentAtop Pine Hill By chloelizotte, concord, MA
EnvironmentEnvironmental Education By dgpets6, Shell Beach, CA
HealthI Don't Think You Know By Anonymous, Nampa, ID
HealthLearning to Think Inside the Box By HisPurePrincess, Flemington, NJ
Letters to the EditorBe a Man By Hunter F., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorBiographical Plays By KatsK, Saint Paul, MN
Letters to the EditorGood News By Elaisa, Moses Lake, WA
Letters to the EditorGood Timing! By asofnow, Troy, MI
Letters to the EditorNonfiction: A Minority Among Literature By Musicfeedsthesoul07, Naperville, IL
Letters to the EditorNYC Dreams By Rebecca K., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorRate And Comment, Please By pandagirl312, Leawood, KS
Letters to the EditorWomen Who Rock By Shana D., Phoenix, AZ
What MattersWe the Voters By xNicolettee, Hewitt, NJ


AcademicAlphabetical Disorder By SometimesTina, Plymouth, MN
MemoirEl Pato By Samantha P., San Antonio, TX
MemoirPlease Pass the Red Meat By Fizzle, Austin, TX
MemoirThe Child By Ke_Zhao, Pleasanton, CA
Personal Experience"hey" By Addi_Grace, Brookings, OR
Personal ExperienceCosine By cloudskater1, San Diego, CA
Personal ExperienceGhost House By Anonymous, Round Rock, TX
Personal ExperienceGood-Bye, Never Neverland By emaybaum17, Roswell, GA
Personal ExperienceHow I Became a Murderer By DixieWhisperer, Hastings, FL
Personal ExperienceMy Most Prized Possession By Anonymous, Germantown, TN
Personal ExperienceThunderstorms, Superheroes, and a Rabbit By Michael C., Brighton, NY
SportsA Memorable Spring By RaymondP, Havertown, PA
SportsAscending Shasta By makalu, Park City, UT
SportsLife of a Setter By LuisV, wilmington, DE
SportsLong-Distance Man By samwhoam, Granby, MA
SportsOrange Right 50 Hi-Lo By Smithjosh024, Highland, UT
SportsWorth It By AlleaBelle G., Dardanelle, AR
Travel & CultureMy World By Ariel S., Jericho, NY
Travel & CulturePostcard from Cambodia By dundee, Kailua, HI
Travel & CultureThe Island of Manado By ReginaLaO, Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan, ZZ
Travel & Culturevoyage to india By momentofweakness, Ottawa, ZZ


Profanity in Teen Ink By ddddd88, asfsakdjhf, MN
The Apathetic Revolution By nikja, Plainview, NY
Why I Say It By Kitkatie101, Bellevue, WA


Book ReviewsDelirium by Lauren Oliver By N.S.Clow, Aurora, IL
Book ReviewsFast Food Nation: by Eric Schlosser By Charnell, Bedford, IN
Book ReviewsNight by Elie Wiesel By crysy, lincoln, CA
Book ReviewsPersuasion by Jane Austen By snowybutterfly, Fremont, CA
Movie ReviewsAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter By kay36, San Francisco, CA
Movie ReviewsCabin in the Woods By csmovieman, New Market, MD
Movie ReviewsMoonrise Kingdom By keeperkeeper, Long Beach, CA
Music ReviewsBegin by David Archuleta By AALetta, Lynn, MA
Music ReviewsCeremonials by Florence + the Machine By DearBrutus, Banks, OR
Music ReviewsThe Chalice of Ages by DeathevokatioN By Jayfatha, Romeoville, IL
Music ReviewsValtari by Sigur Rós By Dandelion_burdock, Appleton, WI

Art / Photo

"Raise Your Glass High, For Tomorrow We Die" By Mikaela, Bellingham, WA
A Child's Comfort By DizzyD, Imlay City, MI
A Flower in Sunset By tibsar, Ringwood, NJ
Adrenaline By JTompa, Belle Mead, NJ
All Odds Against You By Tash_G_Photography, Coral Springs, FL
Bubble By LaurenBelle, Sykesville, MD
can't be heard By alidanielle, double oak, TX
Cerebral Dysfunction By Calasaurus_Rex, Tustin, CA
Childish Innocence By Stand_Up, Jensen Beach, FL
Coffee By , Cookeville, TN
cottoncandy mountainhead By atwyatt, Algonquin, IL
Drowning By NadiaK, Singapore, ZZ
Escape By EmilyVish, Langhorne, PA
Faithful By MajesticSloth, burlington, ZZ
Fall River By ColtonMorano, Las Vegas, NV
Fly Me to the Moon By Angelfishing, Madison, SD
Forever Young. By ashleyleah, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Glitter II By xojoelleeexo, Syracuse, NY
interesting people and friends By atwyatt, Algonquin, IL
Killer Green Eyes By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Laughter By MadisonL, Rapid City, SD
Left Brained By LondonEye, Randolph, NJ
Lonely Winter By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Love? By Komechu, Evans Mills, NY
More than One Way to See It... By scenesoccerqueen, Franklinton, NC
Netherworld By QuirkyEyes, Berkeley Springs, WV
Notes By Malletmushroom, Simpsonville, SC
Ocean Silhouette By paigeelise13, San Diego, CA
Olesya By Darinochka, Donetsk, ZZ
Phantom By NatSigz, Manalapan, NJ
Play Ball By LindsZNicole, El Dorado Hills, CA
Playing with Leaves By happycamperabbs, bloomfield, CT
Rain Lane By SHiiNYx3, South Setauket, NY
Rainbow Rain By duffya14, MAHWAH, NJ
Ray By TirzahG, austin, TX
Reach By UglyMushroom, Columbus, OH
Secrets At Sunset By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
Serene Graces By Setizia, Rockville, MD
She's every reason why; By Loretta, Bartlesville, OK
Soccer By Elyssa929, Linwood, NJ
Spanish class By pixxielove_is_kajira, palestine, TX
Sundown at the Washington Monument By Weatherby76, Newtown, PA
Table Mountain By Nobin, Mumbai,India, ZZ
Tea Time By Kayroxy101, Ringwood, NJ
Texting Away By dperel95, Pittsburgh, PA
The Boys Of Fall By Chelsea_Powers, Shelburn, IN
The Halls of Higher Learning By Alyssalicious, Whittier, CA
time passes. By Hollywog., Mole Creek, ZZ
Tip It By KayleeRae, Arvada, CO
Two lovers juxtaposed with your ways By DaviinaHope, Abilene, TX
War Horse By NatSigz, Manalapan, NJ
When I read, I'm lost in space. By CarlyWalden21, Old Saybrook, CT
when the rain returns By Pikadventures, Durham, NC
You're My Lucky Star By Kitty_Pride, Hamilton, MI
You've got mail. By CapturedByCiara, Ferrum, VA


A Tiger's Roar By Taryn569, Bellvue, CO
I Simply Wouldn't Be By Saxman, Bradenton, FL
My Reflection By tickledpink93, North Miami Beach, FL
The Wasted Minds Amongst the Ordinary By Quinntessa, Burlington, MA
To My Heart By Rae1237, Santa Maria, CA
Voldermort's Rap By Smile-And-Wave-Boys., Rotherhithe, ZZ
10 Feet Under By sunnyandsugar, West Suffield, CT
A minor problem By assel11, Purchase, NY
A Single Loop By Plain-Jane, Grandview, MO
Aesop’s Fable By Patrick D., Hatfield, MA
Alive By Thatdaydreamer, Peterborough, ZZ
all ours By MandaLark, Melba, ID
Alliteration in Seven By Rose R., Homewood, IL
An Unconventional Ode By brighteyes, Arlington, VA
anxiety attack By spagooter, Indianapolis, IN
beautiful things By Lavinia, Poughkeepsie, NY
Blood Bank By Aletha S., Salem, MA
Body of Expressions By mrittmritt77, Ann Arbor, MI
Candles to Flames By mrittmritt77, Ann Arbor, MI
Cross Section of the Writing Mind By alopez650, East Palo Alto, CA
Distractions By k.elaine, middlebury, IN
eerie paradise By chrisfree.firebolts, Navarre, FL
Expectations By OneDayAsALion, Plattsburgh, NY
Fragments By RainBoots67, Quakertown, PA
frankly By Brad W., Waltham, MA
From 18F, Window Seat By corallee, Newport Coast, CA
Frontiers By angstyteen, Midland, TX
Gelatin Silver By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Ghost Eyes By kimmii, Philadelphia, PA
God Shops Too By Harris L., Charleston, MA
Goodbye By pitt98, Pittsburgh, PA
Gossip By Benanna, Nowheresville, MO
Heed The Call By Alexandrathepoet, Leesville, SC
Hourglasses By JennKiss0324, Troy, MI
How Font Nerds Experience Emotion By RedheadAtHeart, Mountain Home, ID
I Saw a Dirty Stuffed Rabbit By IsabellaBlakeman, Fayetteville, AR
If I Had A Nickel By WandererR2, Cambridge, MA
Inject Me Sweetly By KatherineKilljoy, Monroe, GA
Light By carolinesell, Cedar Falls, IA
Marmalade By Wilson1994, Holywood, ZZ
meiner Welt By dainbramaged, Central, NL, ZZ
Misplaced By Holocene, Sugar Land, TX
More Summer By Anonymous, Swampscott, MA
Movement By abigailaaden, Topsfield, MA
Murder the messanger By KoolKunz, Louisville, KY
Nineteen By Bobby B., Mason, OH
Nineteen By Bobby B., Mason, OH
Ode to Three Boys: A Poem on the Chardon Shooting By jlogan, Somerset, KY
Of My Sister By whisperingofdawn, colorado city, AZ
Opportunities (Missed) By JustLetMeDance, Banks, OR
Our Fears By FrankG, Wirtz, VA
Partial Seasons By IgniteTheAirwaves, New City, NY
Planes & Trains By MeaghanMichelle, Fallon, NV
Pretend Soup By Cinna_the_Poet, san francisco, CA
Respect your elders By Micah K., Brookline, MA
Respect your elders By Micah K., Brookline, MA
Ripped Jeans and Broken Promises By alex2512, Cork, ZZ
Rural Rain Song By The_Teal_Dragon_Scribbler, Cottonwood, MN
Sailboats in the Sky By bluebird943, Portland, OR
Says. By RaelynneNevaeh18, Alexander, AR
Shadow By Emily W., Stockton, NJ
Sit While We Wait By EliHiebert, Surrey, ZZ
Skittles By JaneCapelle, Danbury, CT
Slosh By samasparagus, Riverside, IL
Smile By jlinjessica, C, CA
Societal Smog By Anonymous, San Diego, CA
Solute the Sea By Kristina055, Park Ridge, IL
Striations By sharpquill, Brookfield, WI
Sunshine in a Cup By KylieKollmeier, Webb City, MO
That's Not the Case By ololiviv, Greenwich, CT
The Baptism By Anonymous, Greensboro, NC
The Bus Ride By Natalie B., Melbourne, FL
The Flames Of May By RaviTeja, chelmsford, MA
The Leaving By baileysul, Guilford, CT
the rats)mis By Mollitha, Glen Head, NY
The Show By TrickrTreat, Fowlerville, MI
The Storm By TheArchitect, Madison, WI
the You in my pocket By Anonymous, Chester, CT
Tiny Blue Mountains By i_am_so_very_large_and_towering, Mililani, HI
Trombone By PaigeStreet, Juneau, AK
Uninvited By Anonymous, Seaford, NY
Using Words By AriShine, Norcross, GA
vagabond By C.A.V.E, Forest Lake, MN
Waking Dreams By hippodippoduck, Petersfield, ZZ
We Are Like the Leaves By leafy, City, ZZ
Weekends With My Father By Mary B., Clarkston, MI
When I Was Young In Cuba By lilyacosta, Ormond Beach, FL
Words I Spin By blue24, Stewartstown, PA
He Says Bye, You Say So Long By StellaESP, Williston Park, NY
No emotions By tsheets46, san antonio, TX
Summer's End By Anna141, Yamouth, ME
Heaven By baaaaaaaaaab, Clemmons, NC

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