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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2013 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Alpha By jo3y1994, Austin, TX
I Wear It … By OneDirection12, Lincolnshire, ZZ
Strange and Beautiful By braski21, palm desert, CA
Your Brush With Life By incognitive, Fort Myers, FL
Almost Unbearable By Anonymous, Billings, MT
Perfect Stranger By tiffanyl, Carrollton, TX
Polaroids By anatomyofthewrittenword, Shrewsbury, MA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceCherishing Children By Jessica D., Olathe, KS
Community ServiceMaking the Cut By NicoleG., Woburn, MA
Community ServiceMore than Gray Hair By Nanablossom, oak lawn, IL
EnvironmentMore Waste, No Space By Megan P., Wheeling, IL
EnvironmentThe Gift of Wind By Julie S., Hartland, WI
HealthDear Diabetes By thatgirl27, Chapel Hill, NC
HealthDon’t Make Me Anonymous By jackolantern, West Lafayette, IN
Letters to the EditorAlisha By Victory Q., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorHow to Write a Poem By alliperkins, Camden, TN
Letters to the EditorPursuing the Mexican Dream By Anonymous, Anywhere, IL
Letters to the EditorRefusing to Rate By Firetip, Eagan, MN
Letters to the EditorSpeak Up, Kid By CW239, New York, NY
Letters to the EditorThe Tattoo By SammyI99, Brooklyn, NY
Pride & PrejudiceaMErican Me By Imani M., Seal Beach, CA
Pride & PrejudiceI Am By JCPeeples30, Minneapolis, MN
Pride & PrejudiceNot Black? By Beeprii, Hallandale, FL
Pride & PrejudiceWhy an Oreo? By penandpaper, Rockville, MD


How to Wait for a Date By EmilyLH, Tarrytown, NY
Just Friends By IgniteTheAirwaves, New City, NY
Lovestruck By Hewson J., Walnut, CA
Spokesman for the Single Rights Movement By BradCarrieshaw, San Jose, CA
MemoirAfter the End By Fresch-kids, Aspen, CO
MemoirFor Ellen By Anonymous, Black Earth, WI
MemoirKiller Whales By wellfleetgirl, Chester, CT
MemoirMissing Archives. By MichelleAmanda, Miamisburg, OH
MemoirTo Redd, With Love By Morgan2013, Yorktown, VA
Personal ExperienceA Different Point of View By Anonymous, South Elgin, IL
Personal ExperienceA Guide to Eating Your Feelings By rots28, East Hampton, CT
Personal ExperienceDon't Leave Me By Anonymous, Manhattan, NY
Personal ExperienceFireworks and Young Love By Ridgway, Defiance, OH
Personal ExperienceGood-Bye By Kimberly M., Plano, TX
Personal ExperienceMy Own Brand of Love By aduncz, W. Friendship, MD
Personal ExperienceRestless Nights By eleoakgirl, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Personal ExperienceSnow Day By CapturingShadows, Edmonton AB, ZZ
Personal ExperienceTaillights By Anonymous, Waterford, MI
SportsHow to Do a Double Backflip By Sam B., Brattleboro, VT
SportsSweat Sisters By OnTheLoose, San Ramon, CA
Travel & CultureA Modest Kingdom By cowlick88, Vernon, VT
Travel & CultureAunty Icy Bean By StarGazer777, Albertson, NY
Travel & CultureLanguage Barrier 1: Conversations By Arlee-Rayner, Cerritos, CA
Travel & CultureNYC By thats-not-art, San Francisco, CA
Travel & CultureThe Definitive Guide To Scotland By Wigglefish, Blairgowrie, ZZ


A Message to My Brothers and Sisters By Jahmir, Wilmington, DE
School Start Times: A Wake-Up Call By kristenxo, Wilmington, MA
Unfairly Underfunded Schools By SecretSunlight, Hesperus, CO


Book ReviewsAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins By Helena.of.Karatha, Saint Paul, MN
Book ReviewsHow to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston By StephanieMichelle, Bledsoe, KY
Book ReviewsPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen By Sabrin S., Valencia, CA
Book ReviewsThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini By MarkJohnson, Montreal, ZZ
Book ReviewsZen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig By eddys96, Sacramento, CA
Movie ReviewsGet Smart By sisi_xoxo, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Movie ReviewsLincoln By WaffleOcean2934, Rogers, MN
Movie ReviewsP.S. I Love You By TheKelseyMorris, wilmington, DE
Movie ReviewsSkyfall By Desmothenes L., cresskill, NJ
Movie ReviewsThe Princess Bride By Evos96, Holliston, MA
Music ReviewsEllie Goulding: Halcyon By Shamoya R., Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsJoanna Newsom: Have One on Me By schan, Taipei, ZZ
Music ReviewsOutcast: Awaken the Reason By Jayfatha, Romeoville, IL
Music ReviewsThe Magnetic Fields: Love at the Bottom of the Sea By soundingonlyatnightasyousleep, Shoreview, MN

Art / Photo

Abandoned Rainbow By Angelfishing, Madison, SD
An Old Friend By ReginaLaO, Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan, ZZ
asian butterfly By PaigeT, West Tisbury, MA
Bad... By Feven, san diego, CA
best friend By Kate_Fussell, Greensboro, NC
Call of Cthulhu By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Carmel Mocha Latte Cupcake By FindTheBeautyIn_Everything, Grass Lake, MI
CHRYSALIS By Pikadventures, Durham, NC
Colorguard By Mysteriousmystii, Davenport, IA
Come Along By , orlando, FL
crying girl By rhymingrimer, Eden Prairie, MN
David archuleta By , Mississauga, ZZ
Demon Eyes By xXDarkShadowXx, Mount Horeb, WI
Destination By michellexcheerio, Wayne, NJ
Disconsolate By photomojo, Downers Grove, IL
Dreaming in the Woods By JessDeibert, Klingerstown, PA
DyingYoung By alexxxzandria, Salem, OR
Eyes in Black and White By Watson,, Billings, MT
FakerFaced By alexxxzandria, Salem, OR
Flutter By SavannahVogt, la canada flintridge, CA
Frolic By foogooh, Spring, TX
Half light By TirzahG, austin, TX
Hannah and Chris By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Harry Potter Fanatic By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
he's coming, but late By forhaedynforeverago, Pelham, AL
I will always love you. By HannahBeers, Steelville, MO
Isolated in Winter By mariaharmony, Spring Grove, MN
La-di-dah By kmcemo, Mission Viejo, CA
Life is good. By Marqued, Bothell, WA
Lightning Swirl By DestinyC., Orlando, FL
Lovely Lips By Savonstar_13, Norfork, AR
Messages By Kitty_Pride, Hamilton, MI
Mother and Child By , San Antonio, TX
No explanation By MickieLynn, Spokane, WA
Running Free By little.linguaphile, Waxhaw, NC
Scottish Games - Simpsonville By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Stargaze By Calasaurus_Rex, Tustin, CA
Sunrise By smilefever, Boulder, CO
taking a bite of the big apple By ThatOneArtsyGirl, oldsmar, FL
The flute sings softly By Darinochka, Donetsk, ZZ
The Girl With the Striped Gloves By reader_of_books, Foster, RI
The Mask of a Dream By DevonnRitchie11, Oak Grove, MO
The typical cliche: "Young Love" By Qtyler, Rochester, NY
three times the charm By AngieSmiles, Orlando, FL
Type Writer By dianac, Old Saybrook, CT
Virtue By TheRainbowNeko, Streamwood, IL


5. 17. 12 By Skyyyler, Lawrence, KS
A Word (Not) Spoken By alice_alice, Lexington, MA
An Event By Mandy S., Stafford, VA
Bad Poetry and You By Damien S., Phoenix, AZ
Cats the Sonnet By Anonymous, Urbana, MD
Crush By Lexi J., Anoka, MN
Genevieve Carnell By Moria C., Wylie, TX
girl across the Room By subliminal96, Kent, OH
Here I Wait for You By Anna F., Palatine, IL
I'm New By Born2Love97, Louisa, KY
love and its sister hate By wrightmary1997, Evansville, IN
Mourning Never Comes By Aepherion, Bowling Green, KY
Reversible Poem By Gbird, Omaha, NE
The Peter Complex By Octoberschuyler, San Antonio, TX
The world By Marvinn, Cannon Beach, OR
this time three years ago By troubled-times, Richmond, VA
Trials and Troubles By Puzzle, Orem, UT
3089 Hwy. 39 By jlogan, Somerset, KY
A Bluebird's Song By Claydub, Fredericksburg, VA
A love letter: from feet to the rest of the body By ifyouhadaheart, Manhasset, NY
A Precious Flower By Mha11, Dunedin, ZZ
Autumn Surrogates By gfukes, Brooklyn, NY
Autumn to Winter By anshikanagar, Bhopal, ZZ
Best 30 Seconds of My Life By onehappyaster, Holmview, ZZ
blood red rose By faithfranklin, springfield, TN
Broken Record By candygirl1985, mechanicsburg, PA
Classic Tragedy By lil.awol, Independence, MO
Cold Water and Warm Tea By AlicynGrace, Darlington, SC
edges of my dream By Hannaleiigh, kittery point, ME
empty spaces By Anonymous, Vancouver, ZZ
Escaping By Anonymous, Beverly Hills, CA
Finding By Lost_in_time, Nowhere, NC
First Law of Motion By Isabel D., LOS ANGELES, CA
for its emptiness By RMDillon, Arlington, MA
Guys Cry, Too By TraceOfSpades, Oshkosh, WI
Heavy Heart By sofia.hurwitz, New York City, NY
Hereditary By elainexnguyen, san jose, CA
Hesitation By MallikaS22, Santa Fe, NM
Hope Is A Treasure By BAU.emily, bothell, WA
How Is Love Bounced? By ahcooperstone, Westport, CT
humming By marisafreedman, Sharon, MA
I Am A Fragment By Viveka G., Tujunga, CA
I could tell you the love story of our moments By jhinsenkamp, Traverse City, MI
i guess this must … By troubled-times, Richmond, VA
I Love You By Scribbler-of-Dreams, Brandon, FL
I would like to By Garrett H., San Antonio, TX
I'm Yours By maximel, Dakar, ZZ
Infinity By mlynne14, Toledo, OH
irony By misseili, Troy, MI
Lies we tell the world By dagirluluv, Lynn, MA
LovelyLittleWhore By darkpoetryXD, Monticello, GA
Machinery By AnnaX, Boston, MA
Mail on Sunday By A-C-B, Los Altos, CA
Mine, His, Hers, Yours By spudbud, Newton, KS
Morning Sounds By Babycoolidge, Rolla, MO
My Biggest Fear By FireRose16, Bayfield, CO
my heart... By Gabi1994, Florahome, FL
Nothing Crowd By Wilson1994, Holywood, ZZ
Now Showing By Arrow.Kay, Woodstock, VA
Number Five By pithytothemax, Calgary, ZZ
Opening Night By 13kirwans, Gilmanton IW, NH
Poppy By KendisPiper, vancouver, ZZ
Quiet, Quiet By hollyllama, Frome, ZZ
Quilt By filmnoir, Alpharetta, GA
Rational Romance By Morgan_or_Mo, Greensboro, NC
Rejection Should Go By NattieLerman, Mt. Prospect, IL
Release By Kalee_Cav, Albany, NY
Remember Me (As a Time of Day) By jhinsenkamp, Traverse City, MI
Remembering By 43vRurs, Brooklyn, NY
Silent Psalm By younghabitat, Fairfield, CT
Song for Sandy Hook Elementary By indiegreeneyes, Jackson, MS
Stupid Smiles By EliHiebert, Surrey, ZZ
The Arsonist By demipaddington, Hong Kong, ZZ
The Fall By mseiner, Pittsburgh, PA
the first cut By Anonymous, Oakville, ZZ
the foreplay (conversations) By lreeves, BALTIMORE, MD
the phoenix By ArcticMonkeys, Montrose, MN
The Sword of Love By IbelieveOnlyinlove, The Hague, ZZ
The Twelfth Letter By slidji, Dallas, TX
To Be Poetic By BilbroSwaggins, Blountstown, FL
To my coach By Tahlia M., Vancouver, Canada
Walk-out By jokerblues, Columbia, SC
We By Anonymous, Coquitlam, ZZ
What guys don't know about By nakoLa, Springhill, FL
What if... By Coco_Bubbles, Killeen, TX
What Might Have Been By VyrenRolar, Meredith, NH
windows By colorguardgrl, derry, NH
Winter's Pallet By JaneCapelle, Danbury, CT
wise one By escaping-the-bell-jar, Heisdorf, ZZ
you make my teeth hurt By troubled-times, Richmond, VA
Your love so Precious By Iloveme, Gurgaon, ZZ
Coming of winter By Giggles15, Mexia, TX
Future By Briyana, Worcester, MA
In the Palm of Your Hand By rachkait, Allentown, NJ
Violet Sunset By Marissax3, Whittier, CA
Don't know me at all By Anonymous, Fremont, MI
Petrified By getdude56, Carlisle, PA
Knots Binding Us Together By Beatriz S., Bellevue, WA

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