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Teen Ink Magazine, November 2013 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

Something to be Said By StarlitSunrise, Clemmons, NC
College ArticlesBecoming an Only Child By Madison W., Kenner, LA
College ArticlesLosing the Race Race By elisesudlow, San Jose, CA
College ArticlesThe College Game By Madison_F, Sunnyvale, CA
College ArticlesThe Move By Anonymous, Tempe, AZ
College ArticlesUncommon Applications By dwoobs, Overland Park, KS
College EssaysA Test of Faith By Sakuya, Farmville, VA
College EssaysStrength My Mother Gave Me By Anonymous, strongsville, OH
College EssaysThe Lung By Madeline B., Denver, CO
College EssaysWriting Like Kerouac By funnythewayitis, redmond, WA


I Came Back By Brittany K., Kingston, RI
For the Love of Turkey By joey.hager, Clearwater, FL
Kiss Me By AislinnBluejay, Sag Harbor, NY
Starfish By Aami_M, Scottsdale, AZ
The Full Moon By Lucas W., Camarillo, CA
The Starbucks Ghandi By HPRGSuperFan, Indian Creek, IL
Forgot to Laugh Book By Vanaheim, Kingsville, ZZ

Hot Topics

Community ServiceShe's Only Five By Alicia G., Phoenix, AZ
Community ServiceThe Reading Room By Sarah W., South Windsor, CT
EnvironmentWaste Not Want Not By Derpy_derp, Cambridge, MA
EnvironmentWho Cares About Bats Anyways? By Melissa G., Miami, FL
HealthChecking Off #48 By Madison E., Findlay, OH
HealthDepression By twentysixscribbles, Tilton, NH
Letters to the EditorA Love Note By Shade3043, IKEA, MN
Letters to the EditorAnyone But Me By WhatDoesTheFoxSay, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorFour Chairs Down By Calandria M., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorOf My Generation By Vincent J., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorPride and Prejudice By matthew.fine8, Staten Island, NY


Semicolon By Interminable_Dreamer, Palmyra, MO
HeroesBus Driver Roy O'Dell By Dakota16, Nettie, WV
HeroesEveryday Angels By tinkerbell0221, Newark, DE
Stitches By timshel-street, Clarkston, MI
Personal ExperienceA Family Enlisted By Anonymous, Milledgeville, GA
Personal ExperienceGrateful By Little_Blue_Lights, Cleveland, ZZ
Personal ExperienceHow to Say Good-Bye By briannafsu, Barrington, RI
Personal ExperienceI Am Homeless By tinkerbell0221, Newark, DE
Personal ExperienceMi Papá By annabell20, Hartland, WI
Personal ExperienceThank You, America By jilliannicole, Middleton, WI
Personal ExperienceThe Homecoming By Matraca, Lawrence, KS
Personal ExperienceTurkey Tradition By Frodo33, Danville, CA
Personal ExperienceWords and Numbers By AliPearl, Philadelphia, PA
Travel & CultureChoosing to Be an American By Terri T., Tempe, AZ 85281, AZ
Travel & CultureGraffiti Protest By Caroline.m.v95, Indianapolis, IN
Travel & CultureLittle Red Bird By Brianna R., Sanford, ME
Travel & CultureSomewhere Between By Alia B., North Oaks, MN
Travel & CultureSyrian Values By Danah A., BURR RIDGE, IL


Time to Unplug By KristinC, Cupertino, CA
Fixing the Educational Gap By katie717, Phoenix, AZ
The New Techstament By glitter_queen, Yardley, PA
Youth Lack Life Skills By bb-rocks, Uniontown, OH


Book ReviewsAmerican Sniper by Chris Kyle By BaltimoreBirds, East Setauket, NY
Book ReviewsMAUS: a surviviors tale by Art Spiegelman By Robert H., Cambridge, MA
Book ReviewsMaus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman By Confused_scheherazade, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Book ReviewsSlaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut By alwayssunshine, Charlotte, NC
Book ReviewsStories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe By Sketched97, Silver Spring, MD
Book ReviewsTuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom By BandGeekAndProud, Burlington, MA
Movie ReviewsNow You See Me By itburnsforyou, Devon, ZZ
Movie ReviewsRoman Holiday By Sabrina C., Shanghai, China
Movie ReviewsRun Lola Run By wordlover27, Vancouver, ZZ
Music ReviewsAngles by The Strokes By super8, Manhattan, KS
Music ReviewsGolden by Lady Antebellum By codyj100, Temecula, CA
Music ReviewsPretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails By LokiLaufeyson83, Kokomo, IN
Music ReviewsThe Idler Wheel by Fiona Apple By raktamac, Knoxville, TN
Music ReviewsYours Truly by Ariana Grande By KenzieeBurns, Naperville, IL
TV show reviewsArrow By SHER_locked, Alta Loma, CA

Art / Photo

A Boring Phone By Chrysanthemum, Redmond, WA
A Grin By DalmationDots1, Portland, ME
Aaron By thatglassjar, Kenmore, WA
American Dream By PREMIUMCO, Cathedral City, CA
American Freedom By dancer53785, Grants Pass, OR
An endless selection of alternate worlds. By dfrank2003, Staten Island, NY
Another Day By torilynn2013, Franklinton, LA
Atop the Lonesome World By irena23, oak park, CA
Attention at the Horizon By , Panama City, FL
Autumn in Your Eyes By ruhama, Richmond Hill, ZZ
Be Quiet By Annibonny, Evanston, IL
Birds of a Feather By nebraska_blaise, el dorado hills, CA
Bringing It By Nehan, Fort Worth, TX
Bug on Leaf By bookmouse, Chapel Hill, NC
Danish Girls By PeterAaron, Locust Valley, NY
Death in the Canyon By MorganJ., Eagan, MN
Early Morning French Breakfasts By JessicaMarley, washington, DC
faded super heros By Hannah.k, Austin, TX
Family By Loretta, Bartlesville, OK
Feel. By kate.ali, St. Paul, MN
Floating By StormMarieWhite, Centerburg, OH
Happy Accident By , Warrington, PA
Hating going to school even when the sky is that blue! By EllieP, Kent, ZZ
Internets By Kitty_Pride, Hamilton, MI
Julia Pfieffer Waterfall By K.Marke, Nipomo, CA
Knowledge is Power By linzking465, Royal Oak, MI
Lady Daydream By Nadelman95, Salt Lake City, UT
leila By yuzus, Durham, NC
Look Back and Laugh By FindTheBeautyIn_Everything, Grass Lake, MI
Looking at the Damage By Claudia, Chicago, IL
love unseen By Dametrien, Lewisville, TX
Motion By , Portsmouth, RI
Music to Me By ReginaLaO, Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan, ZZ
No sign By PhotoLens19, Kirkland, WA
Numers, and Fractions, and Decimals, Oh My! By SierraEley, Myrtle Beach, SC
One Day We Will Rule The World By JTompa, Belle Mead, NJ
Percussion Gun By carly.c, Mequon, WI
Plunge By The_WonderFile, Brookings, OR
Pulse of the Crowd By amandasheff, oldsmar, FL
Purple Swirls By _Anomaly_, Waterloo, ZZ
Rainbow Parrot By SydneyEllen96, Martinsville, IN
She Can See Hope By ROYCEPHUS, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Starbucks By Ninadelucaaaa, Ventnor, NJ
Storm Brewing By Angelfishing, Madison, SD
Sunrise over Port Miami By rhizobium, Weston, FL
The Hardest One By ashleyk., Congers, NY
The Lost Wife By JessDeibert, Klingerstown, PA
This is Celebration By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Unconditional Love By klegault, St. Thomas, ZZ
What Get's Our Attention By Kitty_Pride, Hamilton, MI
Window Shadows By roryf, Flemington, NJ


Alive By dianepoon, Hong Kong, ZZ
Autumn Awakenings and Winter Revelations By TheChicagoCourier, Chicago, IL
Telephone Wires By SwannS, Clifford Township, PA
Time goes, then stops By Jozeebee, mound, MN
4:44 a.m. By paigeswifka, Goose Creek, SC
A Childhood of Thinking By LiaBe, Bellevue, WA
A Cup of Forgiveness By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
a different girl By BleedingDarkness, Birmingham, AL
A Rash-Tempered Daydream By Haebinee, Seoul, Korea, ZZ
A Remarkable Stranger By bellememoire, Yonkers, NY
Actions Speak Louder than Words By A.M.King, Chula Vista, CA
Always By ca15043, Pasadena, CA
any sign By swimthelife, New York, NY
Autumn By Julie W., Panama City, FL
C major By DancingShadows, Anonymous, ZZ
C R A Z Y By Romana, Bethel, CT
Captivity By gracie123, Westfield, NJ
Card Game By AbdiikassaSpudMufasa, Secaucus, NJ
Cautious Living By Alani, Sydney, ZZ
collision By rosienine, Garland, TX
Comets and screams By jackolantern, Plattsburgh, NY
Corpus Christi By Sabrina O., Flagstaff, AZ
could you tell me the truth By jfsdifdisofnsdklvn, Hanahan, SC
Crisp By bizzyzutrau, Chestnut Hill, MA
Cyanide Babe By PrinceofCaine, Fort Collins, CO
Don’t You Wish You Could Cut Yourself Out of Your Skin? By laceandcoffee, Parker, CO
Dust Bowl By 3elephants, new market, VA
Elementary By clericus, Byron Center, MI
false advertising By Grace B., Bloomfield, CT
Feathers By ironsidegirl, Mesa, AZ
Forgetting Once By Ariel E., Belle Mead, NJ
Forsaken By RebeccaMichele, Sandy Hook, CT
Grandfather Clock By Lydia_the_dwarf, Jamison, PA
Heart's Drum By Sundance, Syracuse, NY
Homesick By elaine69018, Bellevue, WA
hydrocarbon By thinkblot, Brookfield, WI
I Am The Mountain By slow-life, Atascadero, CA
I Found a Free Verse in the Supermarket Today By mbraneck, Verona, NJ
I Leave The Door Unlocked By BeanieRebel, Vernon, CT
I'm sorry By Yas315, Edison, NJ
I, a Crow By amandap, Midlothian, VA
Indefinite Insomnia By chamomile, Shrewsbury, MA
Inside By Mia K., Harrisonburg, VA
Inside Out By TheQuiet, TACOMA, WA
Lady Tantalus By Marissabd242, Nashville, TN
Learning to Love By EthicalDilemma, San Luis Obispo, CA
Leaving By TamzieW., Pitakotte, ZZ
Leftovers By emilyjoe, Algonquin, IL
Listen By ChelseaS., Lexington, KY
Making It Work By Icy96, Romeoville, IL
Moods By inkyme, Los Angeles, CA
My Roots Were Shaken By Skyset, Wichita, KS
Nothing By VisionsOfDylan, Springfield, MO
Para Voce II By rachelmuschett, Goose Creek, SC
Planted by Your Side By sunnyhunny, Litchfield, NH
Playing Games By WhatAboutNikki, Uncasville, CT
Poem for the World By Mckay, Somewhere, VA
poppy trance By Taylor D., Conway, PA
Reality Tastes Bitter By Adamruss, rancho santa fe, CA
Remembered By mbrpoetry, New Albany, IN
Roots By EPluribusUnum, Woodbine, MD
Rose Tea By PeanutButterJelly, Hanahan, SC
Sea Legs By arollercoasterthatonlygoesup, Hot Springs, AR
Self harm By Bexapottamus, Houston, TX
She Makes a Million Pointless Overtures By Maddyo, New york, NY
Shooting Stars By KylieV, Goose Creek, SC
Sinners Just the Same By SwanSong, Millville, NJ
Sleep By sparenw6, Westfield, NJ
Smile By Apollo77, Brunswick, OH
Stick Figures By GraphicWriter, Yuba City, CA
The Circuitous Route of Love and Nature By CasimirPulaski, Columbia, CT
the fade By Brisa, Wasilla, AK
The House on the Long Gravel Lane By Boj95, Pittsburgh, PA
The Islands and the Bell By StarlitSunrise, Clemmons, NC
The Lucky Ones By Batsby, Henderson, NV
The Poet By kianswaggie, Shelton, WA
The Sea of Dreams By BilliePeaceLOVE, Longmont, CO
Three Petals (and a bee) By DaniellaKensington, Bhopal, ZZ
Thursday Stroll By fortetennis, Santa Barbara, CA
too late By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
toothless thunder By Krasota-Butterflies-and-Angels, Wesley Chapel, FL
True Love By maslinica, Clayton, MO
Watercolor Stains By Alon93, Melbourne, ZZ
We Need to Talk By TurabianKnight, Bronx, NY
What Is In A Mouth By insideTHEoutside, Carrollton, VA
When We Reach the Sea By brynrdskynrd, Wentzville, MO
Womanhood By IrisAinsley96, Bellaire, TX
You Were Wrong By stillheartless, Eugene, OR
All-nighter By Mamonde, Seoul, ZZ
Bean By Okaythen, Reno, NV
Chills By ChrisJ, Rochester, NY
Digging Deep By Julia_Rebecca, Clayton, MO
English Writing Class By Samuel Z., Philadelphia, PA
For Beauty and Freedom By Quartermaster, Los Angeles, CA
Hope... By EatWriteSleep, Orlando, FL, FL
Hotel Insomnia By Krasota-Butterflies-and-Angels, Wesley Chapel, FL
Mother Sun By 411Ellie, Fridley, MN
Salt & Vinegar By Angela_Bobe, Hallandale, FL
Sinking to the Lowest Point By GleekGamer, Somerset, NJ
Stagnation By matthewclough, Wichita, KS
Broken Knives and Tears of Woe By Shade3043, IKEA, MN
Thoughts By Anonymous, Irvington, NJ
Adapted Personality By Anonymous, Toms River, NJ

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