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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2013 Edition

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College Guide

College ReviewsStanford University By lilylikesdinosaurs, Huntington Beach, CA
College ReviewsUniversity of Mississippi By Emily A., Oxford, MS
College ReviewsWashington College By CuriousShadow, Wilmington, DE


Narced By Michaela95, Cape Town, ZZ
The Pounding By ReplehSnatas, Oakville, CT
The Trouble with Cake By FromAtoC, Morristown, NJ
Foundling By ROYCEPHUS, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Just In Case By LadyFreeWill, Okemos, MI
The Mysterious Tale of Bryn Martin By SwanSong, Millville, NJ
Them Dogs By PiraticalNonsense, Mifflintown, PA
Vicious Hunger By wordhooligan, Bodega Bay, CA

Hot Topics

BullyingI’m Sorry, Eric By Eagles, Bryn Mawr, PA
BullyingMy Guilty Addiction By Brittany B., San Diego, CA
BullyingNever Again By pinkowl, Tyrone, PA
BullyingThe Solitary By Imaginedangerous, Riverton, UT
BullyingVultures By NicoleJolene, Napa, CA
EnvironmentThai Elephants By AmericanExpat, Bangkok, MD
EnvironmentThe Majestic Ocean Blue By jden1, Coronado, CA
HealthStrength To Be Kind By Anonymous, Boston, MA
HealthYoga for Beginners By AnnieKW, London, ZZ
Letters to the EditorAlphabetical Disorder By PrivateZ, Hartland, WI
Letters to the EditorChanging Lives By Iloveme, Gurgaon, ZZ
Letters to the EditorDevin Scott’s Story By Carol L., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorMusic Issue of Teen Ink? By Nataliefrezledersonhoeffer16, Delafield, WI
Letters to the EditorPlaying With Toy Soldiers By Klammyt, San Diego, CA
Letters to the EditorSexist Ads By EPluribusUnum, Woodbine, MD
Letters to the EditorTeen Ink Fan Girl By Shadowpomgurl, richville, NY
Pride & PrejudiceCultural Caretaker By Marissa Z., Poughkeepsie, NY
Pride & PrejudicePrincess Charming By ggmc428, New York CIty, NY


MemoirMarshall and Lily By maddymcc17, Westport, CT
MemoirMarshalls By preppygirl26, Portsmouth, RI
Personal ExperienceClose By Sharon.Sturnfield, Hoffman Estates, IL
Personal ExperienceConfessions of the Other Girl By Anonymous, Paris, IL
Personal ExperienceDon't Go By Anonymous, Quakertown, PA
Personal ExperienceFive Ways of Looking at Awkward By Sarah_Oso, Peachtree City, GA
Personal ExperienceHello, I'm a Broken Human Magnet By Anonymous, Lehi, UT
Personal ExperienceMy Point of View By CcSunSh1n3, Toronto, ZZ
Personal ExperienceShooting a Deer By frmby25, Walnut, IL
Personal ExperienceSwinger Singer By mega_oid, Chicago, IL
Personal ExperienceWhen I Run By hatrack, Silver Spring, MD
SportsColor Guard By colorguardgrl, derry, NH
SportsHow to Play Softball By Hazel M., Barrington, RI
SportsIn Defense of Role Models By INKorporated, Auckland, ZZ
SportsPushed to the Limits By Alex F., Gaithersburg, MD
SportsSuperfan By megswimmer18, Ormond Beach, FL
SportsThe Field By Salvador_Dollee, detroit, MI
SportsThe Grudge Match By Anonymous, Selinsgrove, PA
SportsTriathlete Chrissie Wellington By James D., New Hope, PA
Travel & CultureClean By LiliaVC, Nokomis, FL
Travel & CultureMaps By zoekibbelaar, Curacao, ZZ
Travel & CultureMehndi and the Matrix of Marriage By MWaris, Phoenix, AZ
Travel & CultureMy Village in the Valley By evelynstwordy, Boncourt, ZZ


India’s Battle of the Sexes By Shagun, Jaipur, ZZ
Why We Love Horror By Silent_Muse, Belle Mead, NJ
Today’s Lethal Language By SusanSajadi, Scottsdale, AZ
Undocumented By NineMuses, Pelham, NY


Book ReviewsAnd the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini By JaliyaBelle, New York City, NY
Book ReviewsBorn to Run by Christopher McDougall By redpanda26, Chevy Chase, MD
Book ReviewsFriday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger By Mo W., Scottsdale, AZ
Book ReviewsHalloween Eve by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder By Confused_scheherazade, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Book ReviewsImpulse by Ellen Hopkins By FaeNotMyName, Port St. Lucie, FL
Movie ReviewsThe Call By WriterHead, Morrow, GA
Movie ReviewsWarm Bodies By Cyber-Skull, norfolk, VA
Movie ReviewsWorld War Z By Quartermaster, Los Angeles, CA
Music ReviewsFlowers For My Father by Sadistik By Jayfatha, Romeoville, IL
Music ReviewsGossamer by Passion Pit By markouz, Amery, WI
Music ReviewsJake Bugg by Jake Bugg By super8, Manhattan, KS
Music Reviews¡Uno! by Green Day By DearMouse, Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsDexter By TraceYesIAmAGuy, Oshkosh, WI

Art / Photo

"SUBWAY" By , Thornhill, ZZ
3D hand By Lubnasarker, mississauga, ZZ
A Frog in Front of a House By Clarice104, Berlin, NY
Anywhere But Here By JessDeibert, Klingerstown, PA
Arms length away By TirzahG, austin, TX
Balance By AllanaRain, Atlanta, GA
Bleeding Dark Heart By Kayla_Guthrie, Philpot, KY
Blinded By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Bright Day By FindTheBeautyIn_Everything, Grass Lake, MI
Buffalo By SHER_locked, Alta Loma, CA
Captivating By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
Chaos By RachelAnn624, Mobile, AL
Dante By PhludArt, Shannon, ZZ
Doe sticking her tongue out By WhiteWolf35, Austin, TX
Elephants in color By toothpasteanddanceshoes, Tucson, AZ
Falling Leaves By SamanthaKate, Ekron, KY
Flora By ruhama, Richmond Hill, ZZ
Football! By LeahC, Burke, VA
Framed By , staten island, NY
Free Beauty By brandy13m, Orangeburg, SC
Henna Designs By SamsQ, Naperville, IL
How to smile By Marianna, Andover, MA
Imaginings By AliceinWonderland13, Dallas, TX
Isabella By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Kaduk By valkyrjan, Springville, NY
King of the World By supriyalal19, Greenwood, SC
Lights By , Pittsburgh, PA
Loneliness By Lavinia, Poughkeepsie, NY
Lonelyness By PurpleDawn, Novi Sad, ZZ
Man's Best Friend By Samarandom, Centennial, CO
Masked Fear By Steph0804, Seoul, ZZ
Moonlit Scene By fiammagrace, Milpitas, CA
Mother nature. By fentyovo, Potton, ZZ
My Only Love By Lizzy-Lizzy, littleton, NH
My Summer's Sunset By RuthLawliet, palmyra, VA
Natalie By UglyMushroom, Columbus, OH
number five By swimm, Kent, OH
Oreos By KeldonRay, raleigh, NC
Phobia By ChickyChick, Delta, PA
Push For It By addieatrophy, Cullman, AL
Raging By juliawongmh, Sevenoaks, ZZ
Reach For the Sky By Little_Firefly, La Mesa, CA
Screaming Nun (Part I) By ElizabethH, Philadelphia, PA
Self-Portrait By Carsellular, Christchurch, ZZ
Set it Free. By Fire., Seattle, WA
Shadows By MayaEileen, Santa Cruz, CA
Sinking By Sparkle1pops, Colorado Springs, CO
So Close, but yet So Far By Savannalore, North Branch, MN
Softball By LeahC, Burke, VA
Super Kid By SydneyEllen96, Martinsville, IN
Surfer Boy By Letrishy, Craigavon, ZZ
The Cowboy By KelseyS94, N/A, WI
The Source By Prashi, New Delhi, ZZ
The Wild One By Beatles_Fanatic, Kittredge, CO
Together We Made It By MindOfEllie, Huntington Park, CA
Unnamed By kalicanyounot, Mount Juliet, TN
Vassar Thompson Library By KristinTopich, Little Rock, AR
Wrinkles By Summer_Girl, Roxbury, NJ


11.25.12 By sky-thelostboy, Lawrence, KS
12 years old By RosePal, phoenix, AZ
A Letter to the Past, Present, and Future Selves By insideTHEoutside, Carrollton, VA
a list of things to put off By escaping-the-bell-jar, Heisdorf, ZZ
A Part of Me By FemmeGeek, Tenafly, NJ
Aloe Vera - The Lily of the Desert By bellanov, Kannur, ZZ
Alone By Hillary T., Walnut, CA
Arrows or Oversized Organs By Vannibal, Oviedo, FL
asking the Moon By DancingShadows, Anonymous, ZZ
Battleground By Lexus K., Danville, VA
Beautiful Scars By Anonymous, Lexington, MA
becoming my own big sister By Stephanie W., Pawtucket, RI
Bildungsroman-Making Events By SpontaneousDarling, Chesterfield, MO
birthday noodles By tiredtoedlullabies, Livingston, NJ
Blood Bath By Anonymous, Somewhere, VA
Bumped Bones By amandap, Midlothian, VA
Butterflies By MaybeImCrazyButIThinkILovedYou, Mt. Washington, KY
Changing Seasons By Tessa S., Lilburn, GA
consolido (to bind) By BerryliciousCheerio, Kailua, HI
Earring By AmyBear, Sammamish, WA
faucet By Noah G., Watertown, MA
Front Row Seat By Kenzico, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, ZZ
houdini's girl By mariahisabellevin, Santa Ana, CA
I Am a Woman, And I Speak By Gina V., Red Hook, NY
I Can Feel Your Pain in my Bones By slow-life, Atascadero, CA
I'll Never Know By alihadley14, glasford, IL
I'm mad at you By LenaMarie, auburn, WA
If I were your grandmother By Anonymous, Juneau, AK
If you wanted. By soundslikebeautiful, Tolland, CT
impatient By thinkblot, Brookfield, WI
It was an accident By -Athena-, olathe, KS
it would really be nice By lovely-dove, Richmond, VA
It's Your Subconscious Talking By flowersintheattic, state college, PA
Jeopardy By YoAdriane, Adamsville, AL
Just so By sophistryxo, St. Louis, MO
Legacy By chris341, Springville, UT
Maps you Drew By gingerbreadsomebody, Greenwich, CT
Morningside Heights By gingerbreadsomebody, Greenwich, CT
murals By retrouvaille, Columbus, GA
Name Tag By Thestral, Fort Collins, CO
Number Forty By Annalee13, Kennesaw, GA
padlock By Grace B., Bloomfield, CT
Paranoia By MSohr, Oshkosh, WI
Picnicking By lanflan, santa ana, CA
preposterous poetical proverbs for practical people number one By ramfthomas4, South Bend, IN
Reading at the Lake By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Realization By Holocene, Sugar Land, TX
Repositioning My Eyes to Face Inward By zeroism, West Hartford, CT
Rincón de la Vieja By Silogram, Radnor, PA
Russet By tlee98688, Ridgefield, CT
Sacred Ritual By Kaeme, Brooklyn, NY
Sausage, Biscuits, and Gravy By HalfEmpty, Lima, OH
Sea glass By jackolantern, West Lafayette, IN
Sea Siren By violetxanthe, Fletching Highstreet, ZZ
Seasons By Madisonalece, Baton Rouge, LA
She is not me, nor I her By kashekas, Mashpee, MA
She's Making Constellations By LetsLiveSuddenly, Banks, OR
silhouette By ubiety, Byron Center, MI
Sky Blue By purplezebra712, McCalla, AL
Sky fishing By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Stars By HPRGSuperFan, Indian Creek, IL
steeplechase rd. By Corde, Edmond, OK
Steps By DoubleD78678, Yorktown, VA
Sunblock By sammiegee, Pontiac, MI
Sundays By Alex_Durham, Vineland, NJ
Swallowed By MeaganPamela, Clarkston, MI
Tazua By Kevzord, Felton, CA
Teacher By sashab, New York, NY
The Aviary By Batsby, Henderson, NV
The Builders By Padfoot507, Omaha, NE
The Comfort of Cold By paigeswifka, Goose Creek, SC
The Father We Share By Mrubio18, Portland, OR
the great god pen By east_of_ada, Tomball, TX
The Lawn Mower By Kerndog97, Rexford, NY
Their Anthem By laurengerhard, South Windsor, CT
They Say You Are Gone By HayleySmith, Yorktown, VA
they told me By okaysleekie, Bethlehem, PA
This isn't worth reading By Beef., Gingerland, WA
thoughts? By Anonymous, East Marion, NY
Trains of Thought By flanny, Madison, NJ
Vnuchka By Weatherby76, Newtown, PA
We're Not Swans By Proloquor, Senoia, GA
What if Atlas Dropped the World? By sara27, Baltimore, MD
when i mistook the machinery for livestock By lavinavasquez, Safat, ZZ
Year of the Dragon By MiriamHi, Mequon, WI
Buds Unblossomed By Confused_scheherazade, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Cleanliness By laxgirl06, Cheshire, CT
Fire By thunderbuns28, Pittsburgh, PA
Growing Up By ThePoetess, West Hempstead, NY
Insecure By itburnsforyou, Devon, ZZ
M.R.I. By HemingwaysDaughter, Somewhere, ZZ
Restless By exhaleink, Burnaby, ZZ
When The Leaves Fall By Okaythen, Reno, NV
Words and Water, Wine By StarlitSunrise, Clemmons, NC
Celestial By AliceinWonderland13, Dallas, TX
The Melancholy of Sunny Skies By JonahEadie, Palm Desert, CA

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