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Teen Ink Magazine, May 2013 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


The Thread By coffeemilk96, Dubai, ZZ
Book of Fear By OvercomingDyslexic, Northridge, CA
Given the Time By junebug18, Otley, IA
Racing The Wind By J-punzle27, Scottsburg, IN
Reflection By MegySunshine, Kamuela, HI
Walking in Her Shoes By kmcatania13, Clarkston, MI
Quiet Obsessions By authorgirl_4_19, Cranberry Township, PA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceRaspberries By lucybran, hartland, WI
Community ServiceThe Osa Wildlife Sanctuary By the_green_flash, Ventura, CA
EnvironmentA Dream? By laila_265, Houston, TX
EnvironmentBelieving in Belugas By Believebeluga, Johns Creek, GA
HealthHow I was Born By floragj, Brooklyn, NY
HealthThe First Step By Anonymous, Philadelphia, PA
HealthThe Flu By Marina P., Montclair, NJ
Letters to the EditorA Miracle By fcasillas96, Avondale, AZ
Letters to the EditorArt in the magazine By Marguerite, In your closet, WI
Letters to the EditorCancer Survivor By Beautiful, Houston, TX
Letters to the EditorHumor Section By thankyoumrsloopner, Gastonia, NC
Letters to the EditorPoetry By Giselle G., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorTeen Ink Website By WriterHead, Morrow, GA
Letters to the EditorThe Beef Debate By Evan77, Brooklyn, NY
Pride & PrejudiceBeing Muslim By writingrocks, Brooklyn, NY
What MattersTrue Beauty By Matraca, Enterprise, KS


Six Ways By Anonymous, glendale, AZ
Educator of the YearJim Duff: Life Sciences • Holmes Junior High School By bluebird9079, Johns Creek, GA
Educator of the YearShelley Freeman: Geography • Harmony High School By KPetty13, Saint Cloud, FL
Educator of the YearVirgil Ross Green: English • Cleburne High School By Alex D., Cleburne, TX
Memoir20% Hope, 80% Despair By writesomethingalways, Pueblo West, CO
MemoirCloset Whispers By Rdelaney, Fort Worth, TX
MemoirHer Hands By Danielle101, Ocala, FL
MemoirIf I Hadn’t Looked Back By MadeleineR, Fort Wayne, IN
MemoirMy Mommy-kins By Chloe_Sohr, Oshkosh, WI
MemoirOde to Expressive Eyes By danicosta, Al-Khobar, ZZ
MemoirToday Is Different By Anonymous, Princeton, NJ
MemoirWhen Are You Coming Back? By badwriterbetterreader101, St. Louis, MO
Personal ExperienceA Daughter’s Closure By 14DreamCatcher14, Enterprise, KS
Personal ExperienceDear Ma and Papa By Anonymous, Delhi, ZZ
Personal ExperienceDifferent Dad By JasmineM77, Clinton, CT
Personal ExperienceHer Family By jasmine B., McDonough, GA
Personal ExperienceMy Mother's Daughter By mvs429, Niskayuna, NY
Personal ExperienceMy World By Dorothie, San Diego, CA
Personal ExperienceOpen Up By HaileySanden, Folsom, CA
Personal ExperiencePlaying With Toy Soldiers By JacqueleenDubois, levittown, PA
Personal ExperienceSurely You Jest By callmeishmael, Pewuakee, WI
Personal ExperienceThe Fly By Snow_White, Fairfield, CT
SportsBaseball and Dad By SamNSox13, Boston, MA
SportsIt IS about Winning By MADavis, Kentland, IN
SportsThrough a Golfer’s Eyes By Elisabeth B., Anaheim Hills, CA
SportsTrack and Field By JericaMahaney, Columbia, MO
Travel & CultureAmma By Helena.of.Karatha, Saint Paul, MN
Travel & CultureMy China By WhatACuriosity, Arcadia, CA
Travel & CulturePalestine By Adam B., Jenkintown, PA


Aren’t Guns a Right? By datsbergs, Bernard, IA
Stricter Gun Control By uhnny1999, Ann Arbor, MI
Prodigy: Nature vs. Nurture? By MaybeImCrazyButIThinkILovedYou, Mt. Washington, KY
Slipping Through My Fingers By ivyleaguegirl1, Ponte Vedra, FL
Pistol By Killian M., Colgate, WI


Book ReviewsA Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly By Morgan T., Seneca, SC
Book ReviewsMoneyball by Michael Lewis By juliaSeven, New York, NY
Book ReviewsMy Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult By pbrown12, Bangor, ME
Book ReviewsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee By Mckay, Dale city, VA
Hot New ReleasesBeing Henry David by Cal Armistead By SoccerGirl11, Leavenworth, KS
Movie ReviewsAdmission By Ender2, Hemet, CA
Movie ReviewsLockout By FollowtheMochaRabbit, Miami, FL
Movie ReviewsSafe Haven By WaffleOcean2934, Rogers, MN
Movie ReviewsWarm Bodies By HelloHitler..ItsAmerica, Ventnor City, NJ
Movie ReviewsWe Need to Talk About Kevin By jibberish45, Wilmington, DE
Music ReviewsBorn to Die by Lana Del Rey By britneyf, Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsHanging By A Thread by Suburban Scum By Jayfatha, Romeoville, IL
Music ReviewsMarquee Moon by Television By stairs-to-heaven, Kelowna, ZZ
Music ReviewsPink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj By aschxo, Roslyn Heights, NY
Music ReviewsStepped Up and Scratched by Asking Alexandria By Travis M., Wilmington, DE

Art / Photo

A Hilltop's Sanctuary By RainingStars, Las Vegas, NV
Alone By Carsellular, Christchurch, ZZ
Amsterdam Canal By dundee, Kailua, HI
Appalachian Life 1 By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
blown away By shychick101, tooele, UT
California Dream By LeviereC, San Antonio, TX
Dragonfly By chasingfreedom, Harrison, NY
dreaming of freedom By Lavinia, Poughkeepsie, NY
Etching By Brett.Reschke, Monte Vista, CO
Eternal By FrenchHornGirl, Shreveport, LA
Family is the Simplicity of True Happiness By klegault, St. Thomas, ZZ
Family Sunset By wolfwriter, Wallingford, CT
Father and Child By NatSigz, Manalapan, NJ
flowers in her hair By , orlando, FL
Found By noblenic, Interlochen, MI
Found By AshtonR26, Vincennes, IN
Fresh Crystal Lite By rushgold, Bethesda, MD
Gossip By , staten island, NY
Grieving Mother Earth By , Conesville, NY
Halloween Photos2 By TirzahG, austin, TX
Heads Up! By msunners, COOPERSBURG, PA
Holi Festival of Colour By BrendanJ, Boonton, NJ
Leap of Faith By , San Antonio, TX
Me and my Brother By Savannah1013, Milford, OH
Monkey Einstein By Vintage15, Surprise, AZ
Opportunity By Shaughnelene, Shawnigan Lake, ZZ
Paradise By marissaposner, bethesda, MD
Rock Show By AlisonWonderland, Ottawa, ZZ
Ryan By PeterAaron, Locust Valley, NY
Safe Harbor By Kaysi, Liberty, UT
searching for the lost By alidanielle, double oak, TX
Stroll in the Stream By Scarlet-l, 2011-1993, ZZ
Sunset Reality By Dante1o1, Huntington Beach, CA
Taste the Rainbow, Embrace the Rainbow By Katie.H.D., Ligonier, IN
The Color Red By Beatles_Fanatic, Kittredge, CO
The Only Road By ruhama, Richmond Hill, ZZ
Tree of Life By LeannaRose, Moreno Valley, CA
Unconditional By monicam.li, San Antonio, TX
Untitled By tibsar, Ringwood, NJ
Waiting 4 the 1 By amartineau, North Branch, MN
Walking on Air Illustration By Inquisitoria, Olivehurst, CA
Water Bending By CountryMusic, Dolores, CO
Weather the Storm By sweetsninja, Uniontown, OH
What a Day at the Mets Game By merdos96, Brooklyn, NY
Wild and Free By Kimmy_Krak, Macomb, MI


Daddy By Alyssameryn99, Aurora, IL
Delicious Days By Sam_Dawn_Richi, Augusta, GA
How Do I Write? By KatherineAnnCav, Maitland, FL
Memories By Tahlula M., Laybourne, Kent, United Kingdom
Pigeons By Katie H., Mason, OH
Tell Me When, Then Tell It Again By MySweetJuliette, Ogden, UT
The Art of Losing By seas.collide, Lawrenceville, GA
The Space Between By Eve E., New York City, NY
The Symphony of the Storm By Cristen A., Hilssborough, CA
Unwanted Memories By Irenie, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
5.18.11 By Anonymous, Fort Wayne, IN
A Band With a Crazy Name By esn0622, Fair Lawn, NJ
A Murder of Crows By TheEleventhHour, Cincinnati, OH
A Sight in a Still World By Crazykat2, San Diego, CA
always waiting By MandaLark, Melba, ID
Anger By Anonymous, Mystic, IA
autumn haze By benorozco, Mount Horeb, WI
Because I Love You By amillionsmiles, San Antonio, TX
Belong to the Waters By freedomman454, Trenton, NJ
blue on my skin By aladine_98, Hemet, CA
bring me from what I know By AquaRev, Bonner Springs, KS
Bubbles By Anonymous, Ridgefield, CT
Cobweb in the Corner By Anansesem, Cave Spring, GA
Confession: I am a recovering perfectionist By justkeepwriting, Los Angeles, CA
Coughing Up Stars By AnotherPerson, Mississauga, ZZ
Daddy's favorite Carhartt By I8Grass, Gingerland, WA
Daddy's Sweater By Anonymous, Tifton, GA
Dearest Dad By RachaelEM, Oshkosh, WI
Dish Towels By TheArchitect, Madison, WI
Dreams Collide By Emocookie, Thornton, CO
Finding Home By hmkufan5, South Los Angeles, CA
First Grade Recess By Ian M., Hamilton, OH
Freckled-Faced Girl By BrokenNeonLights, Gaffney, SC
Frozen in Time By wanderlustful, Chatham, VA
Frozen Tears By HannahAngela, Amenia, NY
Funeral Page By inkywings, Toronto, ZZ
generation gap By UtopianSociety, Brooklyn, NY
Good Morning By Anonymous, brampton, ZZ
Growing Old By gmdeconti, Boxford, MA
Heirloom By ololiviv, Greenwich, CT
How Alike We Really Are By TheNerdGirl, Glen Ellyn, IL
I Am From By Peanut2013, Sturgis, SD
I still breathe By RaindropsCatcher, Sofia, ZZ
I want my ticket refunded By twentysixscribbles, Tilton, NH
I'm Sorry, Daddy By Anonymous, Pittsfield, PA
In Retrospect By IsabellaBlakeman, Fayetteville, AR
in the grand scheme of things By misseili, Troy, MI
Lapidarity By Sarah M., Ripton, VT
Let's Try Confidence By pcullen79, Ipswich, MA
Letters to New England By Ichigo, Minneapolis, MN
Love Letter to H2O By cayaTW, yuma, AZ
My Worst Poem By Ashley4476, Calabasas, CA
Nervous System By JimmyJohn, Ormond Beach, FL
no heart is as dark as a juiced strawberry By jokerblues, Columbia, SC
Our Stars By Thebookishone2, Sturgis, MI
pearl shadowed blue By thesparrowfox, Gustavus, AK
Protect Me from What I Want By Kneubeiser4, Chapin, SC
Russian Ballet By AbdiikassaSpudMufasa, Secaucus, NJ
Saturday Mornings By JaneCapelle, Danbury, CT
Sentimentals By filmnoir, Alpharetta, GA
Seven Twister By Wallace, Woolwich, ME
She Thought... By prolifepacifist, Cheverie, ZZ
Sunset in Paradise By RyanneG, Louisville, KY
Take That, Mayans By quantum.strings53, Maryville, TN
The Coming Storm By Anonymous, Topeka, KS
The Old House By tay_alexandria, Tucker, GA
The Only Family Picture By Jocie, Chicago, IL
The Stream Moves On By BandGeekAndProud, Burlington, MA
Ursus Americanus By Jared D., Natick, MA
Wallflower By Ryan S., Marcola, OR
Weeds By LenaMarie, auburn, WA
Weeping Willow By sfcrtlttjp4ever, Monroe, IN
Write What You Know By mseiner, Pittsburgh, PA
yellow raincoats By I8Grass, Gingerland, WA
Branches By Michelle R., Passaic, NJ
Can you feel this? By thisisascreenname, Sugarloaf, CA
Hard Candy By rose98, Ada, OK
Here I Am By FromAtoC, Morristown, NJ
Little Courage By Ellieblah, Oak Bluffs Massachusetts, MA
Post-Breakup By Samantha S., Beacon Falls, CT
Rain By KristaLove, Tamuning, ZZ
Three sense By iChristie, philadelphia, PA
You and Your Life By IfLifeGivesYouLemons, Sacramento, CA
You glorious thief By helloimustbegoing, silver spring, MD
Ophelia By Anonymous, Celebration, KS
The Truth About Chaos By Tropicgirl98, Colorado Springs, CO

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