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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2014 Edition

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College Guide

College ReviewsBrigham Young University – Hawaii By nhdmaniac, Laie, HI
College ReviewsColby-Sawyer College By Kimberly F., Raymond, NH
College ReviewsNew York University By VinnyGangemi, Staten Island, NY


California King Bed By stelladamore1718, Longmeadow, MA
Eyes of the Beholder By Anonymous, Payson, UT
Lola Alone By elmo_syko, Wellington, ZZ
Planes By PeriwinkleFallsSoftly, Princeton, NJ
Punchline By lizerina776, Concord, MA
Rain By sophizzle, Topsfield, MA
Sound By Cifcap, Englewood, OH
Stop By snowflakesofme, Bellevue, WA
See the Words By Linsanity, Thornton, CO

Hot Topics

BullyingDear Bully By iindigo, Rogers, AR
BullyingFor Abigail By Benjals, Glendale, AZ
Community ServiceHappy Maggie By Jennaavery1208, East Haven, CT
Community ServiceMusical Missionaries By Katy D., Liberty Lake, WA
HealthA Letter to Alcohol By Anonymous, San Francisco, CA
HealthGet Over It By Anonymous, Denver, CO
HealthWhat Therapy Is Really Like By Anonymous, Somerset, NJ
Letters to the EditorCetaphobia: Fear of Whales By Carol_L, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorDear Teen Ink Editors By chocolatina, Northbrook, IL
Letters to the EditorDiversify Images By Hilton, Louisville, KY
Letters to the EditorVandalism vs. Activism By Amos L., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorWhat It Will Take to Stop Terrorism By Gvidrio, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorWhere’s the Humor? By Anonymous, Lonepine, MT
Letters to the EditorWorst Job Ever By HannahTelt, Brooklyn, NY


Educator of the YearRebecca Sims: English and Literature • Highland Home School By JessicaSexton, Lapine, AL
Educator of the YearSam Routhier: AP World History • KIPP NYC College Prep By Natasha H., Oviedo, FL
MemoirA Tiger Mother’s Slumber By Chaness1000, Tenafly, NJ
MemoirLove and Meth By alexsis.rae, Tustin, MI
MemoirLover Boy By BromanticBacon, Milton, MA
MemoirSparrows By AudreyCB94, Manlius, NY
MemoirWithout Warning By Cassie D., richland center, WI
Personal Experience225,000,000 Years By rushgold, Bethesda, MD
Personal Experience9 p.m. sadness By emdropkick, Wilderness, ZZ
Personal ExperienceDear Lover By emdropkick, Wilderness, ZZ
Personal ExperienceDéjà Vu By Biancaloves2Write, Idk, ZZ
Personal ExperienceMagic By IndiaLove, Bloomington, IN
Personal ExperienceOne Year Later By Sayruh, Los Altos, CA
Personal ExperiencePickle By Elizabeth_Day, Battle Ground, WA
Personal ExperienceReunited By erikasore, ormond beach, FL
Personal ExperienceRiver of Woe By Nicola L., Pittsburgh, PA
Personal ExperienceSeashells By Allykat12297, Isabela, ZZ
Personal ExperienceThe Aftermath By have_a_heart, Jackson, NJ
Personal ExperienceUp for Debate By Vanaheim, Kingsville, ZZ
Personal ExperienceValentine's Day for One By Madison E., Findlay, OH
Travel & CultureCooking Up Happiness By Jasmine110510, Torrance, CA
Travel & CultureHow Did You Feel? By Ayodele M., Wilmington, DE
Travel & CultureNelson Mandela By adinar, Old Saybrook, CT


I’m Only Me When I’m With You By samanthaleeciotti, Wellington, FL
Keep It Casual By LaurenColes, Phoenix, AZ
Double Standards By madtolive, Belfast, ZZ


Book ReviewsInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri By archen07, Saratoga, CA
Book ReviewsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green By nerdfighter7, Ashburn, VA
Book ReviewsThe Last Song by Nicholas Sparks By S.Altman, Setauket, NY
Hot New ReleasesFar Far Away by Tom McNeal By mb777, Thornwood, NY
Hot New ReleasesFitzwilliam Darcy; An Honourable Man by Brenda J. Webb By LiederMadchen, Aurora, OR
Movie ReviewsAnna Karenina By denniscourtney, Mineral Springs, NC
Movie ReviewsInside Job By Abhinav S., plainsboro, NJ
Movie ReviewsMidnight in Paris By Mckay, Somewhere, VA
Music Reviews"Bring You Back" by Brett Eldredge By codyjendro, Temecula, CA
Music Reviews"Modern Vampires of the City" by Vampire Weekend By neilhancock, McDonough, GA
Music Reviews"XOXO" by EXO By Kathleen K., Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsRed Concert Tour by Taylor Swift By Helena.of.Karatha, Saint Paul, MN
TV show reviewsWhodunnit? By Benjamin C., Brooklyn, NY

Art / Photo

A Lotus Like No Other By DLa.Tthorn94, Cleveland, OH
A tune from a new view. By franc, Dexter City, OH
Anime! or Anima!? By Ainoyuu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
Another World By Lovely346, TUCSON, AZ
As Deep By emilyjoe, Algonquin, IL
Baby It's Cold Outside By ironsidegirl, Mesa, AZ
blushing pink. By mojo_18, Williamsburg, IA
Caitlin By Naceal, Portland, OR
creatvity soars. By Amber-liz, wappingers falls, NY
Footsteps By Ravenstars, Union City, CA
Forever By FrenchHornGirl, Shreveport, LA
Frozen Field By AllieInWonderland, Brownwood, TX
Goofy Girl By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Greed By a_bunch_of_nuns, Waterloo, WI
Green Sunhat By katieheiserman, New York, NY
Halfhearted Hope By Carrie., Annandale, VA
Hello? By FindTheBeautyIn_Everything, Grass Lake, MI
Hidden Love By SilverBullets, Calgary, ZZ
Hilariously blunt By Deep_Abyss..., Boling, TX
Hold My Heart By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
Homecoming By almost.allyson, McDonough, GA
I love the Rain, but it Follows Me Home By kimAV, GILBERT, AZ
Imagination By Chris_Alan, Elk grove, CA
Irises By , Conesville, NY
Jenni and Chris By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Life's Journey By , Detroit, MI
Martin Luther King Jr. By Rosieroo, Wiltshire, ZZ
Mirror Mirror By Trio123, Sunnyvale, CA
Montana #2 By PeterAaron, Locust Valley, NY
Music notes By saraheden, taf, TN
Nose Ring By Monel, Brooklyn, NY
Parrot at Kansas City Zoo By , Kansas City, MO
Point the way By mandaloreP, forked river, NJ
Portrait of a Painter By Bonny, Ann Arbor, MI
Portrait of a Woman By j.Dieppa, Northridge, CA
Rainstorm By Angelfishing, Madison, SD
Raquel 3 By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Red as Fire By blakehorton, McBee, SC
Riding The Kentucky Way By SamanthaKate, Ekron, KY
Smiles By WritingUnicorn02, Marshfield, VT
stand in the rain By cheybutterfly, Naples, FL
Sunrise Silhouette By mariavera, Beachwood, OH
The Language of Love By GlowFlight, Taipei, ZZ
Thinking By shychick101, tooele, UT
Unrefined By , Glasford, IL
Up and Up By FoxTaco, Marietta, GA
Waiting For You To Call By wannabeaphotogirl, forest, VA
Walking downtown By fentyovo, Potton, ZZ
When With Friends..... By nolanje80, kalispell, MT
wild horse By cuteypie, Chennai, ZZ
Young love By Estraa, Hamilton, ZZ


An Autumn Journey By MikaelaH, New City, NY
Cracked Mirrors By AliceinWonderland13, Dallas, TX
Dreaming of You By amandasnary, Cambridge, ZZ
Hiding Light By EasilyRed, Gray Court, SC
To my childhood. By Inked-Memory, Provincetown, MA
"Poetic" By stillheartless, Eugene, OR
A Crush in (IV) Parts By Anonymous, Woodstock, VA
A Love Affair with Orange Juice By FinnWinterfall, Rochester, MA
Adolescent Adolescence By readerwriterpoet, Springfield, TN
and he wanted to say “bye-bye” By east_of_ada, Tomball, TX
Asthma By SamuelSudlow, Baltimore, MD
Blooming By LucyK, Greenwich, CT
blue base By Brisa, Wasilla, AK
Bones By lizerina776, Concord, MA
Break Away By Shanoms, Louisville, KY
brown By meghaagarwal, Los Altos, CA
Burning Beauty By Grimmkatsuki777, Honolulu, HI
Bus B43 By SeraphineThePoet, South Hadley, MA
Call us first-timers By Rhen.23, Portland, OR
ChapStick By thisisascreenname, Sugarloaf, CA
Clockwork By LostNfound, littleton, CO
Destiny By WhiteHart, Gainesville, FL
Dirty Mind By emilyschmemily, Medford, NJ
Dish Rags By Julia N., Staten Island, NY
doors By danielleaturtle, Byron Center, MI
Drugs Don't Make You Happy By kyli3kat, moorhead, MN
Duo of Destiny By LemusTheTeddy, Saugerties, NY
Ecchymosis By fadingintogray, Rockville, MD
Eleazar By sharpquill, Brookfield, WI
expired tuna in a bloated can By Mckay, Somewhere, VA
First Kiss By nanners98, Brentwood, CA
food and wine By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
Forest Dreams By Anonymous, Oceanside, CA
Furrow By Sabrina O., Flagstaff, AZ
Google Maps By Marisa M., Lancaster, NY
he says By snowflakesofme, Bellevue, WA
High Tide, Low Tide By gracie123, Westfield, NJ
hoarding By lavinavasquez, Safat, ZZ
I understand if you don't want to stick around. By sunnyhunny, Litchfield, NH
In the Land of the Living By Chrissy95, Fort Wayne, IN
Irresistible By Vivi-Su, Oshkosh, WI
Life in Lungs and Clenched Fists By StarlitSunrise, Clemmons, NC
Like Drift Wood (You) By AmandaMcMahon, Easley, SC
Lingering By Seth.B.Chillin, Wilmington, DE
Love me, not By Smile-Louder, Calgary, ZZ
m o v e m e n t By thinkblot, Brookfield, WI
Mistaken By Marissa H., Miami, FL
mustard love By Phantasmagorical, Lawrence, KS
number 23 By carrieelizabethh, Hanahan, SC
Ode to Teddy By HannahCarty, Happy Valley, OR
One O'clock Coffee By Kelsey J., Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Perfection By TheBlackCat, Oshkosh, WI
Prawn Head By Michael X., Gilford, NH
Pushpin Holes By sydneycartons, Newtown, PA
Record Player By mills, Hazleton, PA
reunion via list By ycarpenternew, Beloit, WI
Second Star to the Right By TheMoonStillFollowsMe, Hayward, CA
Shadows of the Past By NeenaY, Philipsburg, PA
Shine On By AmandaMcMahon, Easley, SC
Simply Rain By mytherna, Melbourne, FL
Smile (Even If Your Lips Are Salty) By Skyset, Goddard, KS
Sold and For Sale By ChrisJ, Rochester, NY
Stand out? By highly--inspired, Norman, OK
Steps By liveincolor, Gainesville, FL
Sylvia By strawberrygashesallover, brooklyn, NY
Tell Me By BrandiBooth, Waco, TX
Thanks By SpontaneousDarling, Chesterfield, MO
The Conclusion By RosaDarling, Lydney, ZZ
The Lake House By gls_4, Medfield, MA
The Language of Music By BrandeeB, Oshkosh, WI
The Queen of Cauterization By josephineslawnchair, Milford, MI
The Tip of September By ClaireBearM, Deep River, CT
The VCR By ncasiano1022, wallkill, NY
The Wanting By Romana, Bethel, CT
Those Nights In The City By JenniferAlexis, Newtown Square, PA
Torrential By savannasmilesssss, Cisco, IL
viewfinder By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Who should the horror movies be about? By Ravybabee, Wilmington, DE
Why Not Me? By borderline-withdrawn, Beijing, ZZ
X and Y By Cassie1435, Skokie, IL
You're Metaphoric By WhatAboutNikki, Uncasville, CT
cartographer By HemingwaysDaughter, Somewhere, ZZ
moths By DancingShadows, Anonymous, ZZ
Parking Lot By Anonymous, chardon, OH
real love By A.Cobb, Lukin, TX
Gold Rush By sweetly_broken, Garner, NC

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