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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2013 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College EssaysFrom the Writer's Desk By PenguinFeet, Bellevue, WA
College EssaysRomantic By rhymingrimer, Eden Prairie, MN
College EssaysUnexpected Surprises By ks12345, Tenafly, NJ


A Prayer to Memory By ChampagneSun, Medford, NJ
Budget Cuts By windsong, Holden, ME
Dare to Dream By day.dreamer019, Daphne, AL
Gone and Painted in Pink By Shira, raleigh, NC
The Tattoo By M_Jet17, Los Gatos, CA
Drywall Shavings By Hannayye, Trophy Club, TX
Be Beautiful By Dreamr, Helena, AL

Hot Topics

Community ServiceBalls-Go-Round By karlykraz, vero beach, FL
Community ServiceNever Forgotten By RoRoG, Geneseo, IL
EnvironmentBurn, Consume, Destroy By luv2bLDS, Peoria, AZ
EnvironmentTempest By CassieThompson, Mesa, AZ
EnvironmentThe Butterfly’s Plight By ZiQing (., Novi, MI
HealthAnorexic Alice in Hungerland By Anonymous, Chandler, AZ
HealthCrohn’s By Rupinder, Edmonton, ZZ
HealthInjections By KatsK, Saint Paul, MN
Letters to the EditorA Box of Gratitude By Zellaaaaa, brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorA T-Shirt Travesty By ChobaniLuvinPenguin, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorE-Mail Newsletter By MadHatterGirl, Palm Bay, FL
Letters to the EditorPrayer Ought To Be in Schools By Ellieblah, Oak Bluffs Massachusetts, MA
Letters to the EditorWhat Does It Take to Be Published in Teen Ink? By AdrienneMPayne, Alachua, FL
Pride & PrejudiceCulture Clash By Anonymous, San Diego, CA
Pride & PrejudiceNumbers: My Only Proof By Alana W., Roslyn Harbor, NY


HeroesCommunication Arts • Palmyra Middle School: Jayme Geisendorfer By Interminable_Dreamer, Palmyra, MO
HeroesEnglish • Arrowhead High School: Dave Watry By Emma F., Pewaukee, WI
HeroesMusic Teacher • Skyline Middle School: Nicholas Ronaghan By c R., hockessin, DE
MemoirA Visit with Grandpa By Anonymous, West Orange, NJ
MemoirHeartbeats By liv321, Brooklyn, NY
MemoirRolling Thunder By Christopher_Davis, Florham Park, NJ
MemoirThe Family Quilt By gogettergirl95, Roswell, GA
Personal ExperienceATV Safety By KPetty13, Saint Cloud, FL
Personal ExperienceI Killed the Car By AnUnexpectedJourney, Clifton Park, NY
Personal ExperienceReaction and Reflection By Anonymous, Palatine, IL
Personal ExperienceWhy, Jaime? By heyykaitlynn, Ormond beach, FL
SportsThe Sample By PhilHolzknecht, Fredericksburg, VA
Travel & CultureA Dollar for Your Dreams By CrystalUMiami, Fort Pierce, FL
Travel & CultureSouthern Drawl By Gildedlily123, Vestavia Hills, AL


Pursuing the Mexican Dream By MateoMansillaMoya, Reynosa, ZZ
Speak Up, Kid By WordsRUs, Jefferson City, MO
How Important Is Beauty? By Sissy S., Eureka, MO


Book ReviewsAtonement by Ian McEwan By inkers, Midland, TX
Book ReviewsSpeak by Laurie Halse Anderson By AnnonymousGirl, Solon, OH
Book ReviewsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green By Kayroxy101, Ringwood, NJ
Book ReviewsThe Maze Runner by James Dashner By Perrynomalactivity, San Gabriel, CA
Book ReviewsThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway By 7Steps, Lilburn, GA
Movie ReviewsHere Comes the Boom By SamFragoso, Clovis, IL
Movie ReviewsLooper By alanclarke714, Kuna, ID
Movie ReviewsThe Dawn of the Dead By AndyReeg, Auburn, NY
Music ReviewsCartel: Cycles By Amanda B., Wilmington, DE
Music ReviewsPSY: PSY 6 Part 1 By CindyWooHoo, Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsRyan Beatty: Because of You By brillblonde, No, PA
Music ReviewsTech N9ne: Celcius By Jayfatha, Romeoville, IL
TV show reviewsAwkward By Mad_Is_On, Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsVictorious By JRsingersongwriter, HB, CA

Art / Photo

"What will they think of me?" must be put aside for bliss. By ArtemisVale, Paris, ZZ
a village scene By cuteypie, Chennai, ZZ
After the storm By MarshmellowTurtle, Boaz, AL
Beckon By dannysobor, chicago, IL
breath By LondonWood, NLR, AR
Brooklyn Bridge at Night By dperel95, Pittsburgh, PA
Can`t be touched By OodieMarie, Prairie City, VT
Charles By Darinochka, Donetsk, ZZ
DeForest By AKwritten, Anchorage, AK
drawing By , lithgow, ZZ
Dreaming By jcroxas, Ipil, ZZ
Dreamwater By dianapx2014, shanghai, ZZ
Dunes By Lyon416, Eatonville, WA
Ernie 6 By TheDreamer, Redwood City, CA
evil in my eye By emogirl1997, Cincinnati, OH
For Mom By Lavinia, Poughkeepsie, NY
Free- By EmilyVish, Langhorne, PA
Friends By , Conesville, NY
Gone, but Never Forgotten By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
Gotcha By sweetsninja, Uniontown, OH
Halloween Photos3 By TirzahG, austin, TX
Here Comes The Wind By thegirlthatsparkles, Manning, IA
Hold Me By CoughingColours, athens, AL
Hope Is... By moonlight95, Cerritos, CA
Imogen Heap II By UglyMushroom, Columbus, OH
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly... By J.C.Evans, Westland, MI
Kodak By RougePhotography, Alto, MI
Laughs in the Fall Breeze By Tash_G_Photography, Coral Springs, FL
Love Never Lasts Across Oceans By anabook, Lanesville, IN
One Road By h.alexandra, Maineville, OH
Popcorn By UncreativeOne, Kankakee, IL
Pull Me to the Side By cpalo95, Fresh Meadows, NY
Red Beauty By LidiaS93, Gniezno, ZZ
Reno's Angels By PeterAaron, Locust Valley, NY
Scream By , Cookeville, TN
Sing to Me. By twiinkleex3, Brooklyn, NY
Speak By HaleyD15, Simsbury, CT
Speedracer By little.linguaphile, Waxhaw, NC
Splish Splash By michellem060, BEAUMONT, TX
Spritely By , staten island, NY
sunflowers and sunshine By ccsugar6, Charleston, SC
The Ticker By schrokae2015, Farmington, MN
Tied but not Broken By Liabella, Hoboken, NJ
trapped between a rock and a hard place, he still flickered By the.saddest.hippie, dixon, CA
Untitled By HelloMeganxx, Strasburg, VA
watching over By SophiaSamaniego, hillingdon, ZZ
Whispering Winds By , New York City, NY


Love of Art By IfLifeGivesYouLemons, Sacramento, CA
12 Days By curmudgeon, Commack, NY
A Candle in my Hand By KendisPiper, vancouver, ZZ
a little kid in an orange sweater By Moshe S., Boulder, CO
A New Race By 13markei, Eubank, KY
At the Gym By Holocene, Sugar Land, TX
bitter By caitlinmarina, Silver Spring, MD
Bliss By ThatOneInsomniac, Naples, FL
bookstores By misseili, Troy, MI
Buoyant By LaurenBeard, Leesburg, VA
Chappaqua By floragj, Brooklyn, NY
Cold Surrender By Anonymous, Ormond Beach, FL
Directions By madinicole, Battle Ground, WA
Dream of Freedom By Jude-A, Divide, CO
Focaccia By KatsK, Saint Paul, MN
Gray, the little cousin By ecma27, Eastern Passage, ZZ
Green By briararchibald, Toronto, ZZ
Hiding By Spontaneity, Carrollton, TX
Hook It By Montana H., Middleburgh, NY
How to Bleed By Jump4thesun, Los Angeles, CA
I Am From By MarcuzParis, Raleigh, NC
I am from Julia By Hannah J., Ellisville, MO
i am the forest By IgniteTheAirwaves, New City, NY
I want to be a number By RaindropsCatcher, Sofia, ZZ
in between wakings up By leMez, Chicago, IL
Johnny Has His Wings Now By AshleyWasInvisible, Chester, WV
Less Cage More Safety Net By Anonymous, Tilton, NH
Lo! How a Rose E’er Bloomed By alanaped, Nutley, NJ
Lost Drive By Zuzanna W., Chicago, IL
Man and His Life By J28064212, Gilford, NH
Melded Together By Anonymous, New York, NY
Mr. Skeleton Man By Ghedi, New York, NY
Mumblings By Anonymous, Bethesda, MD
My Control By Morgan_or_Mo, Greensboro, NC
My Plane By AddyBrow, Rolla, MO
My Taller Shadow By MaybeImCrazyButIThinkILovedYou, Mt. Washington, KY
Ode to Algebra By hgw66, Madisonville, TN
Paper Cranes For Japan By Yolo14, San Jose, CA
Please don't go By Alison_Bachorik, durham, NY
Popsicle By edubois4, Port Neches, TX
Prismatic By slidji, Dallas, TX
Prison Life By TraceBatWingsAndBrokenStrings, Oshkosh, WI
Redeeming Qualities By SpontaneousDarling, Chesterfield, MO
Rose Tint By windsong, Holden, ME
Running to Oblivion By Chewbacca16, North Wales, PA
Said and Done By TaylerNoelle, Fort Worth, TX
Samhain Night By JinxedLover, Claypool, IN
Simple Drawings By Looking_Glass_Angel, Fort Collins, CO
Smelling Crayolas By Anonymous, Cambridge, MA
something peaceful By Anonymous, Lancaster, SC
spider ink By HisPurePrincess, Flemington, NJ
Stranger in the Streets By Anonymous, Duluth, MN
Strong By Tasalyn, Grand Junction, CO
Telephone Poles By SuperGal, Bartlett, IL
The Door By jackielamoureaux, Southwick, MA
The Eyes That Could Only Belong To You By Special-Ice-Apples, Pinedale, AZ
The Girl in the Rain By darkpoetryXD, Monticello, GA
The Hearse By Amanda R., San Antonio, TX
The Silence of your Suburbia By Cello_girllll, Medford, MA
The Siren’s Song By 3dancer, Windsor, CO
The Stages of Life By AquaRev, Bonner Springs, KS
The Typist By irishsista14, Northborough, MA
three thoughts in may By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
Too True to Be Good By socks.and.socks, Maryville, TN
Two Winters Ago By Holocene, Sugar Land, TX
Uncertainty of Change By Lauralee, Kalamazoo, MI
Us Alone By ItzayanaGarcia, Laveen, AZ
Walking with the Wind By Love4Reading.99, Justice, IL
Was that me? Before life changed? By Anonymous, Somerset, KY
When Pigs Fly By AriShine, Norcross, GA
Who Is This Woman By Sophie S., Windham, NH
Winds of Cold By drewnowater, Danville, KY
workmen By Elena M., New York, NY
Wrinkled Memories By ten_cent_lemonheads, Marshfield, VT
you know By thenaturalmystic, Tomah, WI
Earth By PullGB, Tega Cay, SC
Parabola By lady_of_permutations, Conneaut, OH
Wax By RainOnMyWindowpane, Sacramento, CA
clock By Marlea_1997, Nebraska City, NE
Autumn’s Time By EMarie, Joplin, MO
Pokers, The Fruit Vampyre By The_Reelist, Early, IA
She Was Also the View By candicewritesalot, West, TX
Such an Angel By Sportygirl4248, Cowiche, WA
Broken By AbbyJJ, St. Louis, MO
Shadow Love By Chase F., St. Clair Shores, MI

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