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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2013 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


All Way to Bohemia By Amaranthinium, Dade City, FL
Amnesiac By MarleeGrace, Pembroke Pines, FL
Down We Drown By cadia95, Delmar, NY
Hello, you By Thatdaydreamer, Peterborough, ZZ
Hues of Blue By Memories_Of_Nobody, Camden, TN
Morning By Krian, London, OH
Reflection By MegySunshine, Kamuela, HI
Swing Low By Raindrop563, Borger, TX
The Boy Who Watches Skateboarders By CoffeeGirl17, Grand Rapids, MI
The Call of the Crow By Rachel L., Palo Alto, CA
The Reason Why By booklover62, Springboro, OH
The Silences By ellsieSeraphina, Winchester, MA
The Unspoken Words By horsecrl123, Camden, ME
Vienna By TJWilliams, Chiang Mai, ZZ
wait By misseili, Troy, MI
Wooden Platforms By ArielMiddleton, Ossian, IN
That Wild Thing By Ecrivain, Minnetonka, MN
The Witch and Me By fountainpen, Glendora, CA
Journey to Entru By Silencewillfall, Blacksburg, VA
The Devil's Wife By llama95, Phoenix, AZ
The Experienced Mourner By TropicOfVirgo, Pikeville, TN

Hot Topics

Community ServiceFifteen Orphans By Angela B., Sykesville, MD
Community ServiceRescuing Animals By KatherineAnnCav, Maitland, FL
Community ServiceSharing the Arts By Taylor M., Franklin Lakes, NJ
HealthCharcoal Eyes By Lauren A., Toronto, Canada
HealthI Defied the Odds By Anonymous, ,
HealthI Like Eating By zozoe, Jerusalem, ZZ
Letters to the EditorDoes Vegetarianism Help? By limabean2240, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorEducator of the Year By Z.Smirnova, New York, NY
Letters to the EditorFiction Section By MKT35, Hartland, WI
Letters to the EditorRoger Ebert By FernandoAtTheMovies, San Diego, CA
Letters to the EditorTeen Ink App By Nosrac925, Hartland, WI
Letters to the EditorThank You By Sparkle1pops, Colorado Springs, CO
Letters to the EditorThoughts on the Boston Bombings By Emma F., Yorktown Heights, NY
Letters to the EditorWriting Something for Teen Ink By aladine_98, Hemet, CA


Educator of the YearAngela Koch: Chemistry • Arrowhead Union High School By RonVa, Hartland, WI
Educator of the YearDoug Moffat: Math • Rippowam Middle School By Rebecca R., Stamford, CT
Educator of the YearJackie Hand: English • Union Grove High School By AJBiles, McDonough, GA
Educator of the YearMr. O'kneski: Social Sciences • Delaware Military Academy By schlankerMann, wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearPatricia Seeman: Coach, Health, Gym • John Dickinson High School By Rachel P., Wilmington, DE
InterviewsAuthor Tom McNeal By PeaceLoveCrossCountry, Bedford, NY
MemoirBullets in My Family By floragj, Brooklyn, NY
MemoirSwinging By gwens256, Southborough, MA
MemoirThe Blue House By ecurry22, Pittsburgh, PA
Personal Experience88 Keys By Anonymous, Thornwood, NY
Personal ExperienceA and B By bananapan, Issaquah, WA
Personal ExperienceAnother Competition By upinflight, Gaithersburg, MD
Personal ExperienceBallerina’s Life By KristinC, Cupertino, CA
Personal ExperienceBanana, Callus, Hickey By Stephanie T., Cerritos, CA
Personal ExperienceCaught in the Act By Connor A., Verona, WI
Personal ExperienceHappenstance By Anonymous, Chicago, IL
Personal ExperienceHearts Pound By Kittengoo, Cape Coral, FL
Personal ExperienceNew Pair of Eyes By Juhcub, Congers, NY
Personal ExperiencePractice with Persistence By bananapan, Issaquah, WA
Personal ExperienceThe Magical 60 Days of Summer By Lily S., New York, NY
Personal ExperienceThe Room By Anonymous, Fort Smith, AR
Personal ExperienceWhat is a Piano Recital? By Jahzarathali, Beaverton, OR


In The Summertime By AndresVaamonde, New York, NY
Bubbles By OneBlueFish, Verona, WI


Book ReviewsArtichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee By mstrout98, Bangor, ME
Book ReviewsCurveball by Jordan Sonnenblick By NWphotography, Cusseta, GA
Book ReviewsGirl Genius by Phil & Kaja Foglio By LiederMadchen, Aurora, OR
Book ReviewsIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote By Anonymous, Oxford, MA
Book ReviewsIt by Stephen King By Maranda G., Thornton, CO
Book ReviewsThe Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling By xenophile, Vestal, NY
Book ReviewsThe Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah By garcia97, brooklyn, NY
Book ReviewsThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins By Missy312, San Francisco, CA
Book ReviewsThe October Country by Ray Bradbury By AlysGris, Louisville, KY
Book ReviewsThe Princess Bride by William Goldman By Essiemouse, Brooklyn, NY

Art / Photo

A Happy Fairy tale By Beatles_Fanatic, Kittredge, CO
Absolution By claireoftheproblematique, Henrico, VA
Alone By SamanthaKate, Ekron, KY
Back Hand Spring on A Beach By zechielava, Washington, DC
Black and White By klegault, St. Thomas, ZZ
Buffalo's Sunset By AbstractAbsences, Arlington, MA
City of the Moon By Zuzanna, Pheonix, AZ
Cosmos By Calasaurus_Rex, Tustin, CA
Crazy Wild Kids By EvaParisCicinyte, Newmarket, ZZ
Falling For Hamlet By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Fishermans Delight By jbmcmanusjr, Northport, NY
Focused Fury By UglyMushroom, Columbus, OH
Hailey By Nadelman95, Salt Lake City, UT
Hand in Hand By MuzikLuvr7, San Diego, CA
HOGAN BROTHERS. By ViriGonzalez507, Northfield, MN
I am not Jackie Kennedy By FlannelSkin, Portland, OR
I'll Always Love You By Lizzy-Lizzy, littleton, NH
Intrepid Explorer By rushgold, Bethesda, MD
Invasion 2012 By Aksu5, Ventnor, NJ
Japanese Girl By JadeMeow, vista, CA
Joker By Kaji-Link, Shediac, ZZ
Jump! By itsmejeni, colorado springs, CO
Lithe Wanderer 2 By Memories_Of_Nobody, Camden, TN
Mady's Little Kitten By , burlington, MN
Margret By TheMechanic, roy, UT
Masterpiece By saratana95, Tulsa, OK
matsushima By Pikadventures, Durham, NC
My brother By Savannah1013, Milford, OH
My Photogenic Buddy By theshortone85, Reading, PA
Natalie in Narnia By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
New Canvas By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Ocean glasses By bostongirl718, maryville, TN
Pink interior By CapturedByCiara, Ferrum, VA
Rocky Mountain High By , Canton, GA
Seaside By eisforeleonore, Eureka, MO
Sentimental By ruhama, Richmond Hill, ZZ
Solitary By _katherine98614, mountain Lakes, NJ
Subconscious Alley By Bflatsoda, Warrington, PA
Sunset on the Sea By KingKottani, Garden Grove, CA
Symphony of Strings By AshaRose, New Milford, CT
Teacup bride By , Cookeville, TN
The Pursuit of Happiness By arredondo_karla, Miami, FL
The Sun's Setting, A Day's Ending By mariaharmony, Spring Grove, MN
Tree of Life By aeskenazi228, Indianapolis, IN
Twig the Fairy By IntelligentZombie, Gastonia, NC
Two is Better Than One By ChaseThisLight, Fayetteville, AR
unglamorous yaks By oldjoints, Singapore, ZZ
Water Portrait By smilefever, Boulder, CO
Windows to the Soul By Shaughnelene, Shawnigan Lake, ZZ
Wings By Tsgyoon, TORRANCE, CA


Summer's day By Leesa Q., Duluth, GA
Dandelions By Anonymous, Ridgefield, CT
Pemigewasset By Anonymous, Plymouth, NH
(Lips) By dianepoon, Hong Kong, ZZ
10:36pm By YoungSupremeWriter, Hanahan, SC
11.11 By cheerios., Pittsburgh, PA
3 Seats Back, and to the Left By sempiternal_obsession, Camden, TN
A Broken Fairy Tale By Bubbs, Rowlands Gill, ZZ
A Happier Place Than Here By Madfish, Mercersburg, PA
A Loss of Better Weapons By ArianaKnight, Southlake, TX
After All This Time By Tafkas, Monrovia, CA
Ageless By Dreamr, Helena, AL
better than before By BAU.emily, bothell, WA
Birds By Jhutt, St. Augustine, FL
Books By _Kimothy_, Bellevue, WA
Candlelight Vigil By JoPop13, Chapel Hill, NC
Children of the Dirt By labbet, Brookdale, CA
Clementines By frenchtoastyummy, Clarkston, MI
Come Find Me By anitasaurus, Kansas City, MO
Cowboys and Indians By Sophie M., San Antonio, TX
Dancer By bookworm13129, Stoughton, MA
Defensive By GraphicWriter, Yuba City, CA
Detached By MaraSchneiderman, Simi Valley, CA
dominique By misseili, Troy, MI
Dove's waltz By Horus-Lupercal, Bartlesville, OK
Eastbound 96 By CoffeeGirl17, Grand Rapids, MI
Faery Poem By MariellaCecilia, Boise, ID
Feverish By Vekran, Malden on Hudson, NY
Flash By By Anonymous, Mount Horeb, WI
Fourteen By LexisCarrol, Peabody, MA
Give Up on Me By WhiteHart, Gainesville, FL
Grandmother By rachboosh, Atlanta, GA
Granite and Wind By Katelyn A., Natick, MA
Heat Lightning By Anonymous, Davisburg, MI
Hollow By alessialauren, Smithtown, NY
Hurt By Beef., Gingerland, WA
I did By Anonymous, Philadelphia,
I Love You Like a Bach Sarabande By socks.and.socks, Maryville, TN
If I were a professor, I would try and teach you: By bethlillyan, Canberra, ZZ
In 1952 By pinkchanelsuit, Northfield, OH
It's Pouring Buckets Outside By filmnoir, Alpharetta, GA
Ladder to the Sky By Keeper6, Buffalo, MN
Last Night By Alandra, Salt Lake City, UT
Let me tell you By rosienine, Garland, TX
Like Mist in the Wind By TheWaywordWriter, Nashville, TN
Lilac Bones By NineMuses, Pelham, NY
Little Lucy By Issybizzy99, Mira Mar, ZZ
Lost By shiv96, gurgaon, ZZ
Memories of Winter By ChobaniLuvinPenguin, Brooklyn, NY
Mine By premierkid, Clarkston, MI
music = life By shelbncode, jackson, OH
new beginnings By ochre-lace, Singapore, SC
Out the Window By Anonymous, sequim, WA
Pink L.L. Bean Jacket By MorganCleary, Naperville, IL
Pocket Watch Heart By FauxedTea, Denver, PA
Public Speaking By isbautista, Natick, MA
Raindrops By AndresVaamonde, New York, NY
Run Out of Road By dbailey, Baltimore, OH
Scars By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Sense of Senselessness By XpurplemacaroniX, Hagerstown, MD
Sister By Anonymous, Guilford, CT
Skinny By JasmineP, Lynchburg, VA
Snail By patpenn, Broomall, PA
Sometimes I wonder... By mseiner, Pittsburgh, PA
Souls Are Not Scientific By lotaslena, Orange, TX
Speckled Pup By Anonymous, Ormond Beach, FL
Steinway By nebraska_blaise, el dorado hills, CA
Summer By StarlitSunrise, Clemmons, NC
Summer's Start and End By XxanimevickixX, New York, NY
Sunken red sofas. By GlennCocoa, Mill Spring, NC
Swings By dreamer17, Tolland, CT
Take Me Back By itsverybeautifuloverthere, Hackensack, NJ
Tea and Coffee By Prisoner24601, New Malden, ZZ
Tea Time Thoughts By Gabbers, Howard Beach, NY
Tell Me I'm Pretty By Shesavy, Lilburn, GA
The Cons Of My Childhood Summer By Ellieblah, Oak Bluffs Massachusetts, MA
The Eternal Struggle By FablehavenFan, Grand Rapids, MI
The Fly By AshleyDrake, Indian Trail, NC
The Plight of the Unfaithful By laila_265, Houston, TX
The Right Kind of Love By Batsby, Henderson, NV
This Playground Isn't for Children Anymore By Hannah R., Natick, MA
Those Days I Spend By MaggieM, Vienna, VA
Time Traveler By Cynthiacinnamon, Oakville, ZZ
To Be By LoneWriter, Glastonbury, CT
Transitions By Kristina055, Park Ridge, IL
Wallflower By twitte14, University Park, MD
What the Moon Told Me By FromAtoC, Morristown, NJ
Wheat By Lover-of-the-Sloths, Albuquqerque, NM
when I lay my body down By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
wise one By escaping-the-bell-jar, Heisdorf, ZZ
Wishes By morgan718, Hoffman Estates, IL
Wrapped Around Your Finger By rachkait, Allentown, NJ
Wrinkles By ethanrblake, West Orange, NJ
For Brian By Samantha S., Beacon Falls, CT
Sparkling Stars By mina11, Sylvania, OH

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