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Teen Ink Magazine, March 2013 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College EssaysBecoming a Comedian By jled21, Dix Hills, NY
College EssaysThe Oath By JingzeWu, Newton, MA
College ReviewsBoston University By Stephanie M., Wilmington, DE
College ReviewsDelaware Valley College By Lauren Z., Wilmington, DE
College ReviewsScripps College By JulianaLee, Poway, CA


Accidents By daniblum, Ridgefield, CT
Hansel By noabboa, Cary, NC
The Lost Things By Ayla23, Barnet, VT
Abraham Lincoln at the Used Bookstore By Ecrivain, Minnetonka, MN
Sunset, Sunrise By Amelia_R-F, San Francisco, CA
The Dress By MoandBrowniegirl, Toronto, ZZ
Walking After Midnight By Zyth302, Kuala Lumpur, ZZ
The Serpent By AJBiles, McDonough, GA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceA Germaphobe’s Quest By Sushmita M., Seminole, FL
Community ServiceLift Me Up By emelephant, McLean, VA
Community ServiceWags 4 Hope By Annie B., Fairfield, CT
EnvironmentGreyhound Rescue By Amyelisee, Lake Bluff, IL
EnvironmentThe Beef Debate By goaty, Cannon Falls, MN
HealthA Not-So-Healthy Glow By Phillipa B., Franklin Lakes, NJ
HealthTeam Dairy Free By rockets0424, Louisville, KY
Letters to the EditorAppetite for destruction By rocha26, phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorAunty Ice Bean By poiuytrewq12345, Brooklyn, New York City, NY
Letters to the EditorGood Things about TeenInk By OneDirection12, Lincolnshire, ZZ
Letters to the EditorLess Poetry? By Anonymous, Westfield, NJ
Letters to the EditorNew York City By Giselle G., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorSneek Peek By bookwormishgirl, Merion, PA
Letters to the EditorThe Pageant By BookLover128, Rye, NH
Pride & PrejudiceIt's Not Funny By Anonymous, San Francisco, CA
Pride & PrejudiceWalking Blind By Victoria W., Scottsdale, AZ
What MattersRemembering Newtown By MirandaW, Torrington, CT


A Miracle By Sanya123, karachi, ZZ
Cracking the Shell of Chick-Lit By BrattieBroonet41, Natick, MA
Educator of the YearJason Creel, English Teacher, Lincoln Middle School By 8tephanie, Pleasant Prairie, WI
Educator of the YearLe Ann Downs, English Teacher, Mansfield High School By Kezia D., Mansfield, TX
Educator of the YearRichard Dickinson, Band Director, Kellogg High School By pmd123, Pinehurst, ID
InterviewsCancer Survivor and Filmmaker Joy Clausen By JenRubino, Park Ridge, IL
MemoirMy Last Visit By ironsidegirl, Mesa, AZ
Personal ExperienceI Started a Rock Band By KevinZ, Defiance, OH
Personal ExperienceThe Mohawk By scrugez, South Setauket, NY
Personal ExperienceThe Wake Up Call By Anonymous, Oshkosh, WI
Personal ExperienceYou Are a Writer If ... By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY
SportsBaseball Banter By AcademicWarHawk, West Chester, PA
SportsSpread My Wings By Donnell D., Bowie, MD
Travel & CultureArriving in Heaven By Joua X., Oshkosh, WI
Travel & CultureBazaar in Uzbekistan By lilqingting, San Jose, CA
Travel & Cultureel Daihatsu By Sarah.Quinn, Aldie, VA
Travel & CultureProud to be Country By Victoria E., Wilmington, DE
Travel & CultureThe Berkeley Stigma By RowRowRow, Berkeley, CA



Book ReviewsI Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert By Samuel B., Auburn, NY
Book ReviewsInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer By Anonymous, Nipomo, CA
Book ReviewsThe Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch By Sherey T., New York, NY
Book ReviewsThe Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck By Mckay, Dale city, VA
Movie ReviewsLes Miserablés By Kyrae, Idyllwild, CA
Movie ReviewsSilver Linings Playbook By BeeFish, Dulles, VA
Movie ReviewsThe Hobbit By Lavinia, Poughkeepsie, NY
Movie ReviewsThe Life of Pi By WaffleOcean2934, Rogers, MN
Music ReviewsJustin Bieber “Believe” Tour By Anonymous, New Albany, IN
Music ReviewsMylo Xyloto by Coldplay By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY
Music ReviewsParanoid by Black Sabbath By JCSevart, King George, VA
Music ReviewsThe Script #3 By AnnieKW, London, ZZ
Video game reviewsAmnesia: The Dark Descent By Super_Mario_Prose, Landenberg, PA
Video game reviewsBatman: Arkham City By Jalen B., Copiague, NY
Video game reviewsPlants vs. Zombies By Nicholas A., Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsSlender: The Eight Pages By CW239, New York, NY

Art / Photo

Abandonment By bb.mcclain, sewickley, PA
An endless selection of alternate worlds. By dfrank2003, Staten Island, NY
Be True, Be You By keebsxox, Mansfield, MA
Bluebird By Bflatsoda, Warrington, PA
Caged In By mearaa95, Slidell, LA
class room 1 By Tsunaminous, Memphis, TN
Cows in a Field By rcolonomos, weston, FL
Curious Bird By XcHocolateXluver, miami springs, FL
Dandelion with a crystal on top By Isalam, King of prussia, PA
Dappled Scribbles By EPluribusUnum, Woodbine, MD
Descending Sun at The Fair By twitte14, University Park, MD
Dreamer By Kimmy_Krak, Macomb, MI
Ernest Cracks Up By PeterAaron, Locust Valley, NY
Fix You By CountryMusic, Dolores, CO
For You...Or You By sweetsninja, Uniontown, OH
Free Hugs By EliPhoenix, Astoria, NY
Gift To A Friend By Deaths-Antivenom, adelaide, ZZ
Hold On By mjrrent, castorland, NY
Horse By ColtonMorano, Las Vegas, NV
Kenyan Girl By aijamayrock, Santa Barbara, CA
Look Behind the Lock By InnocentBrooke, St. Joseph, MO
Look in the eye of pixie's By NessieC., Talking Rock, GA
Marionettes By Swetlana, Donetsk, ZZ
Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
Modern Wood Elf By AliciaMarie, Sierra Vista, AZ
More Bats By VolleyballPlaya, Cross Plains, WI
November By purplefrog, Walnut Creek, CA
only lonely in the mind By CarlyWalden21, Old Saybrook, CT
Pain is Temporary. Pride is Forever. By MindOfEllie, Huntington Park, CA
peace, love, summer By JulieJ, South Hempstead, NY
Picturesque By bookworm1, Ticonderoga, NY
Rain, Rain! By sam16, Bhopal, ZZ
Red Reverie By Kimberlywrites, Waikoloa, HI
Robin Goodfellow By fffnoof, East Brunswick, NJ
Ruki Gazette By En_Tze, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, ZZ
Scream By CoughingColours, athens, AL
Slow it Down. By MissTwo, Beijing, ZZ
the mountains reveal you By oldjoints, Singapore, ZZ
The Statue By Fashionista, Devon, PA
This ocean By Shhhannen, Barrigada, ZZ
Timeless Afflictions By Vipymuss, Perryton, TX
Watercurrent By a_bunch_of_nuns, Waterloo, WI
When We Were Little By 8xJustMe8x, New Bedford, MA
Wind-Fire By smilefever, Boulder, CO


A Fall Festival By Audrey L., Bronxville, NY
Seaward On By seanturlan, Chicago, IL
This true love By luckyzip, Lafayette, AL
(6pm) By dianepoon, Hong Kong, ZZ
a book By NamrehsNeb, Ardsley, NY
A Story To Tell By RadioGuru, Gilford, NH
a/b collision By Grace B., West Hartford, CT
Above It All By carpar22, Westlake, OH
alone By misseili, Troy, MI
Anorexia By Anonymous, Whitestone, NY
Another World By amandatheshadowgirl, Alden, NY
Baby Teeth By Vannibal, Oviedo, FL
Backyard Woods By isbautista, Natick, MA
Becoming Strong By FallenAngel2012, decherd, TN
Bloody Omaha By lgrove3728, Houston, TX
Bucket List By I8Grass, Gingerland, WA
Carpe Diem By SarahGill, Gilford, NH
Certainly Impure By PossibleNobody, New York, NY
Change By ThatOneInsomniac, Naples, FL
Cold Tea By thats-not-art, San Francisco, CA
Crayons and Catastrophe By justkeepwriting, Los Angeles, CA
Dandelion Dreams By ElaBeck, Catonsville, MD
Dark Sides By catchingfireflies, Prairie Village, KS
Decision By queensiobhan, Leonardtown, MD
Don't Be Scared By EStefaniaL, Purley, ZZ
End Everything By Shreya T., San Antonio, TX
Fairy Tales By CourtR, Vancouver, ZZ
Friday By ashleydarling, Lafayette, CA
Funeral By theBride, Philadelphia, PA
Global Strike against the Restriction of Soles By Rolledthestone, Oakville, ZZ
God Says Yes To Me By Janice F., Mumbai, India
Golden By seeingstars, San Antonio, TX
Headlines of a Ten-Year-Old Gone Missing By Kathrn, Gilford, NH
Help By TheLovelyRose, Chesaning, MI
how the gears turn By RoseLalonde, Cedar Point, NC
Hungry Eyes By Katherine H., Gilford, NH
I, Snow By ArianaKnight, Southlake, TX
Is Life A Joke By Rachel B., Fargo, ND
Lavender By Anonymous, Vancouver, ZZ
Let Me In By raggedyanarchy, Jackson, MS
Losses By seas.collide, Lawrenceville, GA
Louisiana By Anonymous, Midland, TX
Love and Math By Atticus1, Sandy, UT
Making Beauty By simplicityonpaper, Ashburn, VA
Me. The One Who is Not There. By writerforeva, Meredith, NH
Memory Lane By CarrieN, Omro, WI
mindlessness By ArcticMonkeys, Montrose, MN
mock the world By troubled-times, Richmond, VA
My Escape By swgoalie11, Rolla, MO
My Worst Nightmare By Beautiful, Houston, TX
No Breath By LunaSlate, rogers, MN
Nobody Said It Was Easy By Tropicgirl98, Colorado Springs, CO
O, Father Time By the_sparrow, Chicago, IL
of god and guns By BerryliciousCheerio, Kailua, HI
Oh, Sylvia By inkywings, Toronto, ZZ
On Bones By mseiner, Pittsburgh, PA
On My Return By L7SquariaN, Madison Heights, VA
On the run By madinicole, Battle Ground, WA
Perfect By ChobaniLuvinPenguin, Brooklyn, NY
Pills By Anonymous, Waterford, MI
Pocket Full of Change By Nick J., Bar Mills, ME
Razor Blade Hammocks By Anonymous, New York, NY
Red By Anna141, Yamouth, ME
Seasons of Dreams By Maria P., Rolla, MO
Sky Dancer By alice206, Seattle, WA
Small Words By Will T., Bronxville, NY
Smock By Cielo, Buffalo, NY
Sometime in the Summer By astereris, Ross, CA
Storm By aquinasgentrified, Clearwater, FL
Swingin’ from the Poplar Tree By Lauren M., Cary, NC
The Day After By EliHiebert, Surrey, ZZ
The Life of a Writer By DoubleHeart, Neosho, MO
The Northern People By EdenArielle, Armonk, NY
The Ocean By Trisha M., San Antonio, TX
The Pipe and the Dreams By Zarat Q., Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Price of Age By Octoberschuyler, San Antonio, TX
The silence of a tree By KatsK, Saint Paul, MN
The Space In-between By Anonymous, Toronto, ZZ
The Stairway By TayStan, Topeka, KS
The Twenty-Six By Anonymous, Oviedo, FL
The Wind By NoahJ., Huntsville, AL
The wind takes the words By -CheyenneLostInWonderland-, Lawton, OK
Those Days Are Over By TaylerNoelle, Fort Worth, TX
thoughts By i.heart.art, Rockport, TX
Through Another's Eyes By younghabitat, Fairfield, CT
tides are risen from tears of love By freedomman454, Trenton, NJ
To Share in Greatness By Frodoforever, Portland, OR
Tomato By AnnaRead, Park City, UT
Trying to grasp Ginsberg and Bukowski By Chandani.s, New York, NY
Under the Canvas By NewIdentity, Arden, NC
We Could Change By MaybeImCrazyButIThinkILovedYou, Mt. Washington, KY
We, the world. By kristinarose, Boynton Beach, FL
Wrinkles By Anonymous, New City, NY
Writing Without Writing By Charlotte L., New York City, NY
Written the Week Following a Funeral By PaigeStreet, Juneau, AK
My Own Little Secret By Samantha S., Beacon Falls, CT
nomenclature; By misseili, Troy, MI
When I Am Old By lady_of_permutations, Conneaut, OH

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