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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2013 Edition

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College Guide

College EssaysBreaking Boundaries By Tayler M., Delafield, WI
College EssaysChalk Portrait By TocaPetrof, Milton, MA
College EssaysDecimal Point = You? By curmudgeon, Commack, NY
College EssaysDifferent Americas By PhilHolzknecht, Fredericksburg, VA
College EssaysFamily Business By Jared B., Nashotah, WI
College EssaysGoogle and Me: Together Forever By mle.rgr, Rockport, ME
College EssaysGrading Machines By Steve A., Wyckoff, NJ
College EssaysMy First Real Teacher By Kali C., Slingerlands, NY
College EssaysProcrastination By Nicole D., Tempe, AZ
College EssaysSo Long Best Friend By Jesse S., defiance, OH
College EssaysSomething Simple & Great By KelseyS, Memphis, NY
College EssaysThe Smell of Potstickers By simpleandtrue, Moraga, CA


A Green Umbrella By j.Jaishri.a, St. Paul, MN
If I Had Kissed You Goodbye By malavika99, Princeton, NJ
The Leviathan By Sarcopterygian, Gilford, NH
Confessions of a Babysitter By CoffeeGirl17, Grand Rapids, MI
Mellow Out By Juliet G., New York, NY
Split Ends By perpetuallydancing, Prairie Village, KS

Hot Topics

Community ServiceBeyond the College Application By Semegne M., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Community ServiceRebuilding in Peru By Menelaos M., Princeton, NJ
EnvironmentDear Earth By NiciDeStPhalle, Aarau, ZZ
EnvironmentDoes Vegetarianism Help? By Sarah A., Columbia, IL
HealthUnlocking a Learning Disability By gogettergirl95, Roswell, GA
HealthWhy? By Brandon M., Sudbury, Canada
Letters to the EditorFinding Teen Ink By cookiemonster24, Delhi, ZZ
Letters to the EditorFuneral By Shana D., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorGreyhound Rescue By Sherwood88, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorIt's Not Funny By CindyWooHoo, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorPursuing the Mexican Dream By MateoMansillaMoya, Reynosa, ZZ
Letters to the EditorRemembering Newtown By Marissa C., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorYou Are a Writer By Hunter F., Brooklyn, NY


Educator of the YearMelissa Bonatesta, Science Teacher, Northern Cambria School District By PoisonGirl, Northern Cambria, PA
Educator of the YearTerri Dees, Biology Teacher, Spartanburg High School By Anonymous, Spartanburg, SC
MemoirHow to Say Goodbye By sbaskin, Wilbraham, MA
MemoirOur Cowardly Lion By shoxie95, Charlotte, MI
Personal Experience"Spring" By ahcooperstone, Westport, CT
Personal ExperienceBattering Emotional Coasts By KelBerry, Long Beach, NY
Personal ExperienceFor My Sister By RebeccaMichele, Sandy Hook, CT
Personal ExperienceNever Stop By girl-in-the-corner, Oklahoma City, OK
Personal ExperienceNot Another Success Story By limeturquoise825, Folsom, CA
SportsBoy's Soccer? By starwriter, Durango, CO
SportsPedal by Pedal By KatsK, Saint Paul, MN
Travel & CultureIndian Monsoon By Priya K., Park Ridge, IL
Travel & CultureLost in Fes By codyabenbow, Kailua Kona, HI
Travel & CultureNameless Face By Patzy, Bayamón, ZZ
Travel & CultureProduct of the Sunshine State By Ella234, Vero Beach, FL
Travel & CultureSan Francisco Carnival By Amelia_R-F, San Francisco, CA


Pressure to Get Ahead By elizabethwaterstone, Walnut, CA
What is a Book? By Triscuits, Vinton, VA
Cogs in the Corporate World By entmoot11, San Luis Obispo, CA
Is it Because I'm White? By xarlotte, Cambridge, MA


Book ReviewsFour Secrets by Margaret Willey By deg13750, Brookfield, WI
Book ReviewsLooking for Alaska by John Green By efisher27, Pittsford, NY
Book ReviewsNevermore by James Patterson By AnubhutiKumar, Strongsville, OH
Book ReviewsThe Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien By Moises M., Thornton, CO
Hot New ReleasesCrewel by Gennifer Albin By BlueRoses14, Cumberland, RI
Movie ReviewsDjango Unchained By ckckred, Greenwich, CT
Movie ReviewsMy Week with Marilyn By HZhang, Cortland, NY
Movie ReviewsZero Dark Thirty By FernandoAtTheMovies, San Diego, CA
Music ReviewsBorn and Raised By Kate P., Wykoff, NJ
Music ReviewsExile On Mainstream by Matchbox Twenty By super8, Manhattan, KS
Music ReviewsGood Kid, M.A.A.d City by Kendrick Lamar By markouz, Amery, WI
Music ReviewsTake Me Home by One Direction By Klammyt, San Diego, CA

Art / Photo

A Wave in the Ocean By klegault, St. Thomas, ZZ
Attention By KelseyS94, N/A, WI
Autumn By brandy13m, Orangeburg, SC
Baby, It's Cold Outside By Kitty_Pride, Hamilton, MI
Butterfly within flowers. By bunnisawr17, orange, CA
Candle in the Wind By NicoleHope, Camas, WA
Confetti Canons By sydneeharris16, auburn, ME
Conflict Within By ccsugar6, Charleston, SC
Corn On The Cob By jamielynn250, Attica, NY
Covered By smilefever, Boulder, CO
dancing to my own beat By CreativelyUnique, Jackson, MI
FLO--RIDA By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Friends By sari9246, Raleigh, NC
H,and,A By TirzahG, austin, TX
Hannah's Oranges By Camille0023, Warrenton, VA
Higher Power By AbbyRose, Canton, OH
How much is that doggie in the window? By , philadelphia, PA
LogaRhythm By vrihet, Tianjin, ZZ
Looking Onward By nat.a.lat, Manhattan, KS
On the Road By , staten island, NY
Princess By Anki07, Los Gatos, CA
Ruby 6 By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Searching For a Way Out By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
Self Expression By Jessica13, houston, TX
Soccer By Jolie, Henderson, NV
Splash of Color By matthewrice5, South Bend, IN
Steezy By akguthrie, Essex Junction, VT
Storm By , Graham, WA
Sunrise at Grand Central By BillHeLi, oakland gardens, NY
take this to your grave. By mynameisgrace, Malden, MA
The Intermission By CoughingColours, athens, AL
the Lost Night By makemeflypeter, Groveport, OH
The Red Umbrella By Photosbykl, Red Hook, NY
Umbrella By justsmileanddance, Montgomery, AL
Within the Mind of a High School Senior By gianiners, Fullerton, CA
Writing By Cramer3, Fairview, PA


Alison's Name By AbigailPalmer, London, ZZ
Bliss of Logic By anthonyk477, San Antonio, TX
Bogota By Inamaye, Little Ferry, NJ
Bones in the Ice By Trina S., Plainfield, NH
Follower By DoubleHeart, Neosho, MO
Lawnmower By L7SquariaN, Madison Heights, VA
Lilies By Sarah_Oso, Peachtree City, GA
Man … By RawrBeckAhhh, Princeton, NC
My years are a little too late By MidnightWriter, Ontario, ZZ
Paper Cranes By Emma11, palatine, IL
Paper Flowers By thesoundofair2, Westfield, MA
Stars By lavinavasquez, Safat, ZZ
The Fall By RachaelSarah, River Pines, CA
The Reasoning Stone By Anonymous, lawrenceville, GA
The Slaughter at the Grocery Store By Eunice D., Sylmar, CA
The Stromatolite Empire By Sarcopterygian, Gilford, NH
University By Vanz17, Sterling, KS
Welcome Back, Darling By Miranda M., Dallas, TX
Worldly Healing By Schilling_Spree, Wilmington, DE
A Cloud of Music Notes By rasflatts16, South Plainfield, NJ
A Dream Within A Dream By bum_life, Saint Louis, MO
A Stack By catchingfireflies, Prairie Village, KS
All Which Dies (Can Live Again) By scribble_insanity, Royersford, PA
Big Words By benw2, Santa Monica, CA
Breathe By ELM522, Selden, NY
but still By justkeepwriting, Los Angeles, CA
butterflies By cheerios., Pittsburgh, PA
Caffeine Romance By RosesandCoffee, Chevy Chase, MD
carousel By lovely-dove, Richmond, VA
chinese politics (over dim sum) By UtopianSociety, Brooklyn, NY
Clam By RavenH.-A., Oshkosh, WI
Dandelions By MyriadOfDreams, Pakkred, ZZ
Darkest Day By JettaWintry, Carrollton, TX
Departure By 13dietrichm, Gilford, NH
Diamond By Kristina055, Park Ridge, IL
Disturbance By Nick G., Mequon, WI
Divisible By LetsLiveSuddenly, Banks, OR
Domination By NotWriting_Bazinga, Park Rapids, MN
Don't By Anonymous, San Bruno, CA
Final Moments By Kibou_Itsumo, Gilfrord, NH
Gasping Breath By RLJoy, Glen Rock, NJ
Glass By Essence123, Anna, TX
Holding Hands By Samantha S., Beacon Falls, CT
I Don't Understand By ToxicAngel, Nampa, ID
I Had Just Died By Oboe1997, Louisville, KY
I Must Scream By AegidiusTaeyang, Middleburgh, NY
I'll massage your tense shoulders. By GlennCocoa, Mill Spring, NC
Impaired By BreeChase, Oshkosh, WI
In Humble Defiance By the_sparrow, Chicago, IL
Inadequate By MallikaS22, Santa Fe, NM
Instincts By Wolfshadow, Park City, UT
Just Beyond the E-Z Duz It RV Park By slidji, Dallas, TX
Maddy By MorganCleary, Naperville, IL
Marlboro 182 By incendia97, Huntsville, AL
Mellow By Morgan_or_Mo, Greensboro, NC
Morning Garden By Rynorth5, Lincoln, NE
My Night By Anonymous, La Mesa, CA
No Sunny Side By ChobaniLuvinPenguin, Brooklyn, NY
Object of Desire By Toriterror, Malabar, FL
orchestra of cacophony By falconskates411, Farnham Common, Slough, ZZ
Past, Present, Future By laurenjade, Wausau, WI
Plastic and Staples By Anonymous, Sparta, WI
Poem to Myself By rachkait, Allentown, NJ
Rambles By BiancaC, Whitestone, NY
rosenberg By misseili, Troy, MI
Secrets By Smileokay, Howard Beach, NY
semaphore By escaping-the-bell-jar, Heisdorf, ZZ
Sepia Circus By Anonymous, Aarau, ZZ
Sere By Vijster1, Warner Robins, GA
She's Gone By HiddengoldTee, Brooklyn, NY
Silenced By clairesaysthat, Chandler, AZ
Sincerely, Perspective By Anonymous, Fairfield, CT
Story of My lIfe By lsmbibliophile, Hayward, CA
Success By Chatterbox73, Farmer's Branch, TX
That's the Breaks By leatherina, Sicklerville, NJ
the city By crissypenguin, sixmile, SC
The End By Anonymous_Me, Marble Hill, MO
The Giant Blue Spoon By zasq10, Lemont, IL
The Pressure By SarahMiller, ormond beach, FL
The Void By ZephyrPunk, Richmond, OH
The Way You Were By nakubara, belvidere, NJ
these words By allyxvalley, Groton, CT
Untitled No. 3 (____was here) By MorganLewis, Topeka, KS
Upgrade By Kendra W., Middleburgh, NY
Vocal By Genevievexx3, Schenectady, NY
warrior By marisafreedman, Sharon, MA
Way back then By Jocelyne S., Chicago, IL
when back way By theshadowofanobody, Belle Mead, NJ
When You're Too Old for Elementary School By Rolledthestone, Oakville, ZZ
Winter By Maka., Port Elizabeth, ZZ
Writing for Children By mseiner, Pittsburgh, PA
A Wordless Tune By Elizabeth-of-rohan, Abbeville, LA
Cherry Blossoms By Maryam, Sydney, ZZ
Here Ends The City By Marissax3, Whittier, CA
Ideas By ARTeddy, Old Saybrook, CT
Morning dew By Anonymous, rancho cucamonga, CA
Rebirth By Tropicgirl98, Colorado Springs, CO
Sprawling By BEeNGrimm, Hillsboro, OR
Evil Comes By CharlieBalzary, Cape Town, ZZ
Ghost of a Broken Machine By Kat1712, Rockwall, TX
Ode to a Turkey By SophiaGilbert, Cambridge, MA
Weight! A Moment By BarefootRebecca, Johannesburg, ZZ

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