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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2014 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


summer ­autumn winter spring By AngelaC., Edison, NJ
Extraordinary Measures By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
Hands By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Let's Go, Superman By ClaireBearM, Deep River, CT
My Mind By wskksw, Stanley, NC
The Cliffs of Insanity By Hannah C., sacramento, CA
The Last Chorizo By jazzyjess, Livingston, NJ

Hot Topics

EnvironmentPenguin Drift By emmsy, Pittsburgh, PA
EnvironmentSaving Pandas – One Last Chance By Ana M., Pelham, AL
EnvironmentWasteful Water By FarmerJoey, Cannon Falls, MN
HealthThe Skin By Kelcillo, Flemington, NJ
Pride & PrejudiceClash By DanceFckerDance, West Des Moines, IA
Pride & PrejudiceEmmalee By Averi-B, DeKalb, MO
What MattersA Total Stud By Shunterinvt, Manchester Center, VT


Educator of the YearKevin Stotts: English • Upper Arlington High School By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Educator of the YearOrla NiRiordain: istory • Marymount International School of Rome By Rachel Y., Roma, Italy
MemoirLearning to Love By callieeebeth, Fort Worth, TX
Personal Experience$2.83 Is Not Enough By ToryDawn, Garnet Valley, PA
Personal ExperienceA Change of Heart By Anonymous, Pasco, WA
Personal ExperienceAfter the Divorce By Anonymous, Stratham, NH
Personal ExperienceCarnival By Mia K., Harrisonburg, VA
Personal ExperienceConfessions of a Working Woman By HelenD, Staten Island, NY
Personal ExperienceLittle Black Bugs By Kimberly M., Plano, TX
Personal ExperienceMy Gaming Addiction By Anonymous, Hopkinton, MA
Personal ExperienceOn the Job By TarynR, Florence, MT
Personal ExperienceRegister Veterans By ZebraWithoutStripes, Blue Springs, MO
Personal ExperienceSenior for Hire By alliswann, Tempe, AZ
Personal ExperienceTake Believe By hollypocket, Virginia Beach, VA
Personal ExperienceThe Infinitesimal Machine By misseloquent, West Windsor, NJ
Personal ExperienceThe Perks of Being a Barista By ReneetheGreat, Castle Rock, CO
Personal ExperienceThe Power of No By Anonymous, West Orange, NJ
Personal ExperienceWorst Job Ever By Molly M., Goffstown, NH
SportsOn Ice By LifeInTechnicolour, Kemptville, ZZ
SportsRunner’s Manifesto By Andrew M., Basking Ridge, NJ
Travel & CultureA Night Under the Stars By Shannon G., Sydney, Australia
Travel & CultureAfrican Genocide By Toluwanimi O., Boulder, CO
Travel & CultureI Don't Churn Butter By Hannah S., Ferndale, MN


Book ReviewsAnimal Farm by George Orwell By werdnarules, Scotch Plains, NJ
Book ReviewsLong Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela By Dfidenes, Reno, NV
Book ReviewsMaximum Ride by James Patterson By TaylorSmith7598, Fort Loudan, PA
Book ReviewsSarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay By marissalovessprinkles, Castro Valley, CA
Book ReviewsThey Called Themselves the K.K.K. by Susan Campbell Bartoletti By Laurenb227, Brooklyn, NY
Movie ReviewsCasablanca By RyogoS, Kuala Lumpur, ZZ
Movie ReviewsEuropa Report By alanclarke714, Kuna, ID
Movie ReviewsGrave of the Fireflies By Silogram, Radnor, PA
Movie ReviewsMemento By CatCave, Duluth, GA
Music Reviews"Pure Heroine" by Lorde By karenc, Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsThe Fosters By DomzM, Thornton, CO

Art / Photo

A Whale of a Tail By ForeverandaDay, Houston, TX
Abandoned Tea Party By Richard_Mead, Dorothy, NJ
Above the ground By Clarebear101, Bellbrook, OH
Autumn Leaves By Belley, Maineville, OH
Beauty Unknown By jessitaylor9671, East Bernard, TX
Bodhisattva By MichelleTaco, brooklyn, NY
california By i.heart.art, Rockport, TX
Call Me Superman By HELLO_PPL, Glendale, CA
Carmen By SquirrelGirl, Rockville, MD
Coincidence By peacewisher222, Tappan, NY
Cry Baby By andiew, Whippany, NJ
Dandelion By AnonymousTillYouKnowMe, Bucks, ZZ
Drifting in the wind. By BrianaJane, Plymouth, IA
Entering, coma By chanaii, Mill Creek, WA
Everything the Light Touches By Funfetti613, Phoenix, AZ
Flower fun!! By JoyetaGhosh, kolkata, ZZ
Fuji Mountain By VivianeYu, Plainview, NY
Goo Hara By , Philadelphia, PA
Graffiti By , staten island, NY
Hiding By Moldova, Whiting, NJ
Image By kipper, Westwood, MA
Individuality By norabrad, Lexington, MA
Into The Unknown By GraceEJones, Apple Creek, OH
Just a Girl By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Meet My Match By NightmareEuphoria, Scottsboro, AL
Melting Feet By salomeco, Quito, ZZ
Memories Only Haunt Us By JakeBoyk5683, Bowling Green, OH
Midnight Masquerade By MadisonRosemary, Aiken, SC
Minneapolis. By BrianaJane, Plymouth, IA
My (sort of) Hand By bubbles02494, Needham, MA
My little pony By youngmoons, Panevezys, ZZ
PANDA By yuzus, Durham, NC
Pressures of society By , cincinnati, OH
Rainy Day By liarayne, Milford, OH
Reaching for love By Letrishy, Bryanston, ZZ
Reminds Me of Winter By Caragal, Palatine, IL
Sipping Starbucks By rachellian, Camarillo, CA
Sisters By curlew77, Pleasantville, NY
South Dakota Sunset By BE3065, Union Center, SD
stressed girl By Icarus, Corpus Christi, TX
Surreal Face By InTheGardenAtSunrise, Orlando, FL
The Crow By AllisonClevengerArt, Boaz, AL
The Fair By sarah_XC, Indianapolis, IN
UnNamed By AhlamG, Chandler, AZ
Untitled By amandasheff, oldsmar, FL
We Can Make the Sky Catch on Fire By HumanKaleidoscope, Calgary, ZZ
With A Lily In Your Hand By Dreamer21, Hockessin, DE
Write Away, My Love By sierramonroe, Ashburn, VA
You're my best friend By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC


A Florida Grave By Anonymous, Oceanside, CA
Soundless Screams By AloneInImperfection, Bangalore, ZZ
The Ones Who Gave up Eternity for Love By IsaacR, San Diego, CA
Adorn By Lexics26, Newfields, NH
All The Fish Were Dead By mollieeeyo, Mount Clare, WV
allusion By sameep, kathmandu, ZZ
amalgamation By Sarah_Oso, Peachtree City, GA
Dandelions By Louise13, Natick, MA
Diner By Marissa H., Miami, FL
Enlistment By sharpquill, Brookfield, WI
Flowers Aren't the Only Things That Wilt By paigeswifka, Goose Creek, SC
G.A.W. By liveandletwrite, Baltimore, MD
Gloaming Girls By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Gravity By anitasaurus, Kansas City, MO
Her Name is MJ By Anonymous, Rockville, MD
him By lenabloop, Denver, CO
Hope... By hannah_devries, Lemont, IL
How We Go On By JulieKate, Niceville, FL
Hurricane Eyes By timshel-street, Clarkston, MI
I Don't Recall By jfsdifdisofnsdklvn, Hanahan, SC
I grew up believing in love By HayleyRaine, Hemet, CA
if i die young By sharkie, Singapore, ZZ
In the Morning By Julia.7496, maurice, LA
Jacqueline By QuietChaos, Newport, NH
Manayunk By Mikki, Philadelphia, PA
Masque By Seth.B.Chillin, Wilmington, DE
Mom and I By jazzyjess, Livingston, NJ
Mommy, Are You Proud of Me? By LindsayB, Aston, PA
Nine months and all the seconds By SofiaM, Monterrey, ZZ
Peer Pressure By micshea99, Matthews, NC
Polish Tea-set By acia1129, Newton, MA
puppet on a string By BleedingDarkness, Birmingham, AL
Rebound By jessi5321, Bowdon, GA
Reflection of a Streetlight on Water By matthewclough, Wichita, KS
Runner By WhatAboutNikki, Uncasville, CT
Searching By VisionsOfDylan, Springfield, MO
serena By alanas, Leonia, NJ
Sparkling In Utero By Brueddwyd, plymouth, MA
Submersion By SaltAndPepper, Highlands Ranch, CO
Sunset 06-12-13 By nescaping, Corning, NY
Supernova By sapphire_sora, Evanston, IL, IL
Tattoos By Emotsye, Syracuse, NY
Thank God It's Friday By Anonymous, King Of Prussia, PA
Thanks, but By ZenMateo, Oceanside, CA
The Lake House By gracie123, Westfield, NJ
The Sweet Peas By Maddie M., Omaha, NE
The War Fear Built By Dash Y., Rockville, MD
The Year I Stop Loving You By jomerain, New York, NY
Us Cats By Labradorian, Chicago, IL
used to By ekarnes, Ithaca, NY
We Are By Lynlikesthings, Highland Heights, OH
Who Says? By riplms2005, Oglesby, IL
With Love By swallowedbystreetlights, Arlington, VA
Aliases Aplenty By Krasota-Butterflies-and-Angels, Wesley Chapel, FL
Drought By sunnyhunny, Litchfield, NH
Message By Padfoot507, Omaha, NE
Our Souls By Anonymous, Spooner, WI
Wedding Ring By acia1129, Newton, MA
My Life, My Words By LadyWisdom98, New York City, NY
Take the Reins By Anonymous, IKEA, MN
Unmarked By Claire_Eliza26, Traverse City, MI
Stuck By IceCole, San Diego, CA

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