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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2014 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College EssaysA Nobody By Naomie95, Brooklyn, NY
College EssaysA Panama Adventure By AngelaMB, Sequim, WA
College EssaysFour Hundred Words By The_WonderFile, Brookings, OR
College EssaysMy American Dream By belhachk, NYC, NY
College EssaysNeeding Success Like Air By C.Ogles, Longwood, FL
College EssaysReal Tears By Grace D., New York, NY
College EssaysReturning to the Sea By Headlikeavolcano, Milwaukee, WI
College EssaysStopping Time By West_Point_2018, Queensbury, NY
College EssaysThe Power of Postage By LoveMyLife, Loomis, CA
College EssaysTo Go or Not to Go? By rattychipmunk, Penrith, ZZ
College EssaysUnnoticed Passion By Stasia96, Hartland, WI
College EssaysUnwrapping a Present By Aurora P., Brattleboro, VT


College Bound By Aliza B., Bryn Mawr, PA
Five Months By AubJuel, St. Paul Park, MN
Ned's Head By NotAMoron, St George, UT
This Is No Place for Peace By corallee, Newport Coast, CA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceMaking Peace With Good-Bye By JT__17, Clearwater, FL
Community ServiceSpeech Pathology and Me By pinkietoeshoes, Glen Rock, NJ
EnvironmentBlood Oil By polerpress, Merritt Island, FL
EnvironmentRecycling Is the Way By Skynik, Whitefish, MT
EnvironmentThe Future of GM Foods By Anastaciaa, Port Angeles, WA
HealthMiracle Grow By Brenguig, Newtown, PA
HealthSuper-Green Slimming Machine By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
Letters to the Editor225,000,000 Years By AndyS., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorFeedback - "Where Do Babies Come From?" By matthew.fine8, Staten Island, NY
Letters to the EditorHolocaust Survivor Jan Menchel By Lindsay K., New York, NY
Letters to the EditorOutgrowing Teen Ink By AshleyEWong, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorReading with My Sister By Groocho, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorReal Emotion By LukeGundrum, Hartland, WI
Pride & PrejudiceBeauty Within By exotus, Aspen, CO
Pride & PrejudiceStruggling for Acceptance By Anonymous, Dallas, TX


Educator of the YearJulian Farrell • Social Studies • Valley Stream South High School By Siddhant G., Valley Stream, NY
Educator of the YearMarty Nelson • Music • Arbor Creek Middle School By TaylorWintry, Carrollton, TX
Educator of the YearSandra Seals • Chemistry • Chowchilla Union High School By onegirlandapen, Madera, CA
InterviewsActor Katie Chang By Sydney G., Winnetka, IL
MemoirThe Dark Knight By Alec J., Clarkston, MI
Personal ExperienceGreen Beans By Anonymous, Baltimore, MD
Personal ExperienceI Fear the Walrus By preppygirl26, Portsmouth, RI
Personal ExperienceI Like/I Hate By BringMeThePiercedSiren, Cedar City, UT
Personal ExperienceNot Just a Headache By dkwiatkowski15, Essex Fells, NJ
Personal ExperienceSomeone Else’s Problem By Anonymous, guilford, VT
Personal ExperienceThe Motley Group By Anonymous, Cupertino, CA
Personal ExperienceUntouchable By KKStanley-Paul, Toronto, ZZ
Travel & CultureThe Power of St. Paul By Oliviya, Milwaukie, OR
Travel & CultureThe Process of Painting By Laurenjackson13, Little Rock, AR
Travel & CultureThe Raging River By keccl321, Lititz, PA


Fast-Food Nation By Alexander N., Gilbert, AZ
Rights By JPaduganan, Glendale, AZ
So What If We Can’t Vote? By Anonymous, Spokane, WA
Foamy Vehicles for a Safer Tomorrow By Brooks B., Phoenix, AZ
The YOLO Epidemic By NasiaThePerson, Mill Valley, CA


Book ReviewsChildren of the Sea by Daisuke Igarashi By pageturner, Brooklyn, NY
Book ReviewsFlight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver By AngelaMB, Sequim, WA
Book ReviewsI Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb By PinkPanther123, West Windsor, NJ
Book ReviewsInferno by Dan Brown By rhenn12, Langhorne, PA
Hot New ReleasesEleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell By kyranaomi, Littleton, CO
Movie ReviewsA Birder’s Guide to Everything By Sydney G., Winnetka, IL
Movie ReviewsBack to the Future By Minionette, Brooklyn, NY
Movie ReviewsThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire By FernandoAtTheMovies, San Diego, CA
Music Reviews"Channel Orange" by Frank Ocean By QuinnGarvey, Wilbraham, MA
Music Reviews"Electra Heart" by Marina and the Diamonds By Hanna.A, Brooklyn, NY
Music Reviews"Playing Her Guitar Suite" by Rip 'N Time By helm3, Double Oak, TX
Music Reviews"Right Place, Right Time" by Olly Murs By BrittyMS, Fort Wayne, IN
TV show reviewsSherlock By LilWayne, Brooklyn, NY

Art / Photo

"Sealed with a Kiss" By ATran, Texarkana, TX
Around the bend By nescaping, Corning, NY
Artist By elandsiedel, Peachtree City, GA
Busy Bee By GalaxyMech, Dalton, GA
Canola Field Sunrise By Dreamer_, Milton, ZZ
Catch By SHoff, Shoreline, WA
Cerebral Dysfunction ii By Calasaurus_Rex, Tustin, CA
Cherry Blossoms By Lovely346, TUCSON, AZ
Contemporary Classics Oliver Twist By SKophelia, Hamburg, PA
Converse By CatieR, dumont, NJ
Depression By Sadako-xD, Dittmannsdorf, ZZ
Derrick and the tides By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Desecrated Liberty By , Quito, ZZ
Double Western Burger at Jim's By Jonathanmalachi, Los Angeles, CA
Dynasty By MichelleTaco, brooklyn, NY
Elise 3 By bellasings, Richmond, VA
First Jumper By SpilledInklings, Easton, MD
Florida Soarin' By MelodyCarla, Bruce Mines, Ontario, ZZ
Fly Me Away By kimAV, GILBERT, AZ
Friendship By Shaaaark, Voorhees, NJ
Grace By Angelfishing, Madison, SD
Hibernation By chloestrang, Skaneateles, NY
Hummingbird flares By TirzahG, austin, TX
In The Year Of Our Lord By another_sky, Dallas, TX
It's the thrill of the competition By Aishiah, Central Point, OR
Jumping for Joy!! By kidwiththecamerathings, Florence, SC
Momenta (Details) By GlowFlight, Taipei, ZZ
Onlooker By EthanImre, Niagara Falls, ZZ
Panes By DalmationDots1, Portland, ME
Rapids By Jimmy_P, Lansdale, PA
Red Riding Hood. By CarlyWalden21, Old Saybrook, CT
Saint Louis Joseph By JoeyGonnella, Boston, MA
Salk Institute Reflections By nazevedo, La Jolla, CA
Snowflakes By MathyArtist, Pacific, MO
Standing Light By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Starry Eyed By Sharon96, Weston, FL
Strawberry Passion By Ian_G, Ventnor, NJ
The Girl in White By FoxTaco, Marietta, GA
The Gloomy Figure in the Rain By TimeTraveller, New Delhi, ZZ
The Great and Mighty View By WellingPhotography, Nova, OH
Tu es Belle By football_NYG_17, fairfax, VT
Two Halves By Jexxi13, houston, TX
Washout By Tatiel, Washington, VT
Worn out By smilefever, Boulder, CO
Wrinkles and Veins By talonwaldron, Cicero, NY


Desolate Dreams & High Hopes By Itsallaboutangles, Marble Falls, TX
galaxy By blvckcleopatra, san jose, CA
Ode to an Ink Pen By GWtexasbutterfly, Denton, TX
[there is no such thing as] By Sarah B., Rochester, NY
The City By Mitbraun, West melbourne, FL
A Little Bit By LadyKraken, Montpelier, OH
A longer than high school sweetheart By nicholegould, Clarkston, MI
A Spring Morning By Lizzy18, Sewickley, PA
Absence By Anonymous, Kotte, ZZ
Andromeda By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
August Storms By ShineOn, Plainview, NY
Back Door Ballads By BenHorrobin, Courtice, ZZ
Body & Song By ncasiano1022, wallkill, NY
Body Knowledge By Toluwanimi O., Boulder, CO
body shop love letters By AnonymousSecrets, lexington, NC
born to die By east_of_ada, Tomball, TX
Bullets and Battlefields By SavannaCumbee, Hanahan, SC
Cathedral Bones By iz_teehee, Boxford, MA
City lights By LostNfound, littleton, CO
Constellations. By TalyaGelfand, Bronx, NY
Cordis Occulta By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY
Crimson Heavyweight By lonelywriting, Kenilworth, NJ
Crooked Teeth By sparenw, Westfield, NJ
Crucified Mantis By JimmyGrey, Rochester, MI
Depression By KassandraThough, Bridgeport, TX
dialogue By Anonymous, Fair Lawn, NJ
Dissection By KristinC, Cupertino, CA
Don't Fall In Love By Claire_Eliza26, Traverse City, MI
Driving Through a Bridge By t.lee., Ridgefield, CT
fame monster By Mckay, Somewhere, VA
For the Boy I Love on Sleepless Nights By Maya N., arvada, CO
Fruit Basket By UnicornUnice, Montevideo, ZZ
Google, Can’t You Mend My Broken Heart? By Fallen_Angel132, Plaquemine, LA
Green Seas and Bridges By EJayne, Muskegon, MI
Growing Old By carrieelizabethh, Hanahan, SC
Hot Air Balloons By WordApprentice, Glenmoore, PA
I don't believe in mysticism By jazzyjess, Livingston, NJ
If it were up to me By transparantspirit434, Farmington, NM
if the world was inked (9:52 pm) By meowitselizabeth, Fletcher, NC
Illness By swallowedbystreetlights, Arlington, VA
It is the Fish Who Speaks Loudest By 15coelda, Westfield, NJ
Jewish By RachelFischer, Aurora, IN
Like OMG Hi By Ecorning17, Prospect Heights, IL
Lines By asevo15, Cherry Hills Village, CO
Love Is Imperfect By brussell97, Emerald Isle, NC
Monika the Hot Air Balloon Pilot By bethlillyan, Canberra, ZZ
My Life is Made Up Of Seconds By KSnay, West Valley, NY
My Old House, My Home By clericus, Byron Center, MI
My Scraped Hands By veganteen, Fair Lawn, NJ
Only Good Things By Klorenzini, Mount Prospect, IL
Packing List for Everest By PresidentLeahy, St. Peters, MO
petals on the countertop By josephineslawnchair, Milford, MI
Philadelphia Sidewalks By Randie, Boulder Creek, CA
Poem 34: Whirlpool By Romana, Bethel, CT
Post Crash By Caroline222, Andover, MA
Quickly By Anonymous, Oak Park, IL
Saltwater Hope By Rachel R., Algonquin, IL
shards of glass By wanderlustful, Chatham, VA
sharp By lovelymoon, Brooklyn, NY
slowly dying By cindictive, Midland, MI
Soldier By ThousandStars, Ann Arbor, MI
Solitude+Reflection By Brisa, Wasilla, AK
Suburban Girl By JenniferAlexis, Newtown Square, PA
Suburbia By papermargins, Bridgewater, NJ
Sugar Maple By TansyMonster, Rockford, IL
Surreality By ISayNow, Manassas, VA
Sweater Weather By stillheartless, Eugene, OR
syllu nos By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
Teeth By MasonBee, OLYMPIA, WA
The Circus By windy_, Shadow Hills, CA
The Lovers By reesefischer, Charleston, SC
The New Tree By Daviekopke@lavilla, Jacksonville, FL
This Is Not A Love Poem By thefaceinouterspace, Indianapolis, IN
Tonight I Miss You By echen13, San Jose, CA
Water is Frozen By Herewego, Molino, FL
what i'm worth By jessicamolz1, Moorestown, NJ
What's on My Mind By Anonymous, Edgecomb, ME
Whisper By marianparkide, San Jose, CA
Wrists By haley101, Windsor, CT
Wronged, but Right By Kerry55, Farmington, CT
Yes, yes I do By Rose_13, Farmington, NM
Yesterday By SSerranilla, Mount Prospect, IL
A Tree By country_chick, Pacific, MO
Buried By ChrisJ, Rochester, NY
Description By ALM007, Kokomo, ZZ
i can see laughter By skaul, Hillsborough, NJ
My relationship with words By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
Symphony By dreamshaker, Clarkston, MI
Techie Haiku By 4richart, Delafield, WI
Are You Experienced? By liveloud70x7, private, CA

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