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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2014 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Mother Sun By Leah R., Gray, ME
Cornflower Blue By justlovelyjamie, ringoes, NJ
Drugstore Sob Story By AliPearl, Philadelphia, PA
Gray Eyes By haley101, Windsor, CT
Moe's Cafe By burningembers, Union City, OH
Pedaling in Sneakers By dakotajune, Beverly, MA
The Apathetic Galaxy By voltairah96, Conyers, GA
The Magic Direction Box By hannahc., sacramento, CA
The Runaway By The_WonderFile, Brookings, OR
Transformation By KimKasnic, Wilmington, DE
Lady Liberty By graceg88, Naperville, IL

Hot Topics

Letters to the EditorGeniuses Are Rarely Tidy By ShannonS., Howard Beach, NY
Letters to the EditorHappy Family By lianarosalie, central Islip, NY
Letters to the EditorMany Thanks By FlyAway260, holland, PA
Letters to the EditorMy Privacy Is Alive & Well By karenc, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorSubmission Questions By walterwhite, Englishtown, NJ
Letters to the EditorThe First Time By Amanda F., New York, NY


Educator of the YearBill Hevel: AP Chemistry, Science Olympiad Coach • Troy High School By asofnow, Troy, MI
Educator of the YearCory Blake: Geography • Klein Oak High School By Bryn.B, Spring, TX
Educator of the YearDenise Gross: English • Charleroi Area High School By elackbmily, North Charleroi, PA
Educator of the YearDmitry Grudsky: Art • Jan’s Art Studios, Freemont, CA By piyage123, San Jose, CA
Educator of the YearJennifer Skowron: English • Lancaster Middle School By KaylaMc711, Buffalo, NY
Educator of the YearMichael Feuerstahler: English • Arrowhead High School By Joshua,D.Dieball, hartland, WI
Educator of the YearRichard Mistretta: Algebra • K12 Intl. Academy By MeineFraulein, Dubai, ZZ
MemoirAsante Sana By jrwdfw, Beverly Hills, CA
MemoirAwkwardness, Arthritis, and the Iditarod By jackolantern, Plattsburgh, NY
MemoirBuggin' Out By rachel.domagalski, Clarkston, MI
MemoirHalfway to Arkansas By Kaiya F., Jacksonville, AR
MemoirHow to Paint Your Room By ericas2113, Congers, NY
MemoirNight Life By viven, Brookline, MA
MemoirRain By AshleeH, Enterprise, UT
MemoirSummer Rain By NickMalizia, Red Bank, NJ
MemoirThe Caddie's Tool By TheMotherMal, Lambertville, MI
MemoirThe Darkness By x.l.bart1, Bath, ME
MemoirThe Distance Between Us By victoriarose612, Babylon, NY
MemoirThe King By Jacob B., Hartland, WI
MemoirThe Monster of Fay Lake By BrandonH.84, Long Lake, WI
MemoirThe Thing About Jenny Mercier By GabyG, Santo Domingo, ZZ
MemoirThe Things We Stay Alive For By sammy_girl11, Black Earth, WI


Book Reviews1984 by George Orwell By PeaceLoveCrossCountry, Bedford, NY
Book ReviewsAngry Management by Chris Crutcher By Calvin T., Castro Valley, CA
Book ReviewsDaughter of Smoke & Boneby Laini Taylor By LiederMadchen, Aurora, OR
Book ReviewsHopeless by Colleen Hoover By EmAngster00, Calavi, ZZ
Book ReviewsNot a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis By Sophiec, Chapel Hill, NC
Book ReviewsThe Kid Who Climbed Everest by Bear Grylls By Bikerjo, Alpine, UT
Book ReviewsThe Room on the Roof by Ruskin Bond By SiddharthG., Ajmer, ZZ
Book ReviewsThe Shining by Stephen King By The_unseen666, Denver, CO
Book ReviewsThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares By Teenage_Read, Kentville, ZZ
Book ReviewsWreck this Journal by Keri Smith By Claireluvsgir, Fayetteville, NC
Movie ReviewsParanormal Activity By TraceYesIAmAGuy, Oshkosh, WI
Movie ReviewsShanghai Calling By Jumper008, Exton, PA
Movie ReviewsThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey By alanclarke714, Kuna, ID
Music Reviews"Collide With The Sky" by Pierce The Veil By BringMeThePiercedSiren, Cedar City, UT
Music Reviews"Crazy for You" by Best Coast By ProjectDownNOut, Bamberg, SC
Music Reviews"Definitely Maybe" by Oasis By super8, Manhattan, KS
Music ReviewsDrifters/Love is the Devil by Dirty Beaches By Rustune, Bedford, NY
TV show reviewsTwisted By myselfandi614, Brooklyn, NY

Art / Photo

"The Blonde One" inspired by Alphonse Mucha By AmaSepiaChan, concord, NH
Air-Line By Kiwi., Rawdon, ZZ
Between the Burnt Grass and the Rock Garden-She's Off to Find Adventure By Lecksi_e, Fruitport, MI
Black ross By TirzahG, austin, TX
Canal in Vience By llarry, San Ramon, CA
Contemporary Classics Gatsby By SKophelia, Hamburg, PA
Dream Big By shychick101, tooele, UT
Dynamic Perspective By , Satellite Beach, FL
Easter Sunday By JessyBarr, Portland, OR
Emerge By JustChristy94, Lewisville, NC
Endless Apples By kyramcn, Needham, MA
Family By ProphecyMist, Fort Collins, CO
Fire Sky By laughy_kathy, Avon, OH
Foggy Morning By Elizabeth7, Mundelein, IL
Foolish Game By BlownAway8, Sherwood Park, ZZ
Footprints in the Sand By swimm, Kent, OH
Freedom By SamanthaaNicole, Toronto, ZZ
Haiti 2014: Charity By mjwalker, Novi, MI
Hiding By m.obriant, Mercer Island, WA
Ice Scream By janglee, Flower Mound, TX
In Sinc By Photography4lyfe3, Prospect, NY
In the Rain By SillyTofu, Oklahoma City, OK
Jeggings Girls By curlew77, Pleasantville, NY
Just The Start By TGWhipp, Des Moines, IA
kind 010 By llanalu, MIDDLETON, WI
Komorebi By Angelfishing, Madison, SD
Late Nights By aleguz21, Montgomery, IL
Limitless By DivyaSri, hyderabad, ZZ
Listen to the Sky By The_Taleteller, Green Lane, PA
Madi and the Dragonfly By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
More Messages After These Messages By thesplatterink, westfield, NJ
Natural thoughts By Dametrien, Lewisville, TX
Nature By eweaver, westernville, NY
Nevada By Trinabird, Manchester, NH
Oh Glory By EllenaPfeffer, North Oaks, MN
Owl City By amandasheff, oldsmar, FL
Rain In Tokyo By andiew, Whippany, NJ
Rock-On! By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
Ruth Eliza By , Bolton, ZZ
Science! By CloeyR, Oxford, AL
Selfie By MickieLynn, Spokane, WA
serene By mallzell, elsmere, KY
Silly things #3 By Sasha.Gunter, Bowdon, GA
Slowly Fading By EmilyVish, Langhorne, PA
Some Rainy Day Ago By ThingsAndStuff, Newark, CA
Sunset Kayaking By MiaErdos, Brooklyn, NY
T-minus Zero By papermargins, Bridgewater, NJ
The Ash Upon My Face By , bridgewater, NJ
The Colours of Magic By Sadako-xD, Dittmannsdorf, ZZ
The Crane By MaddiePierce, Louisville, KY
Top of Paradise By Jessjess, Hampton Falls, NH
Turtle Heaven By PapasGirl, Honululu, HI
violet en pointe By tsukun, Naperville, IL
Walking the streets By hazeleyes121, Norwell, MA
When Sparks Fly By , PARADISE, CA
Wolf Mountain By Lizzy-Lizzy, littleton, NH


angel in disguise-mother By abby33, Mumbai, ZZ
Dear, By livied44, Smithtown, NY
Distant By WhoLike, Brentwood, CA
Healing Old Wounds By emily.rose4, Louisville, KY
Storms in Late Summer By sleavs, DeWitt, NY
I Think My Brother's A Werewolf By jacobelicramer, Pepper Pike, OH
3 in the morning By haley101, Windsor, CT
A Ferry Ride On Cape Cod By AngelaMB, Sequim, WA
a second chance By Shelli G., Brooklyn, NY
a.n. eaglet di aerie By angn1024, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Aloutte By SabrinaMKoss, New City, NY
Another Half By Emilee L., Gilford, NH
Aspiring By TheMoonStillFollowsMe, Hayward, CA
Bones By JRsingersongwriter, HB, CA
boys like girls By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
Cherry Dumplings By mreatts, is in, NY
Communication Breakdown By NicoleJolene, Napa, CA
Corners By Tallerthantrees, OAKVILLE, CT
Dawn. By AshleyEWong, Brooklyn, NY
Dear Me, From Me By slittle019, Flemington, NJ
Emergency Room By rachelw16, London, ZZ
Ephphatha Uktena By TheanRivers, Schenectady, NY
Equinox By tribehybridhornets, Waban, MA
Euphoria on the Brain By Anonymous, chester springs, PA
Fiction By julianaram, Burr Ridge, IL
For My Ondine By NebulousEyes, Los Angeles, CA
For What Lies Ahead By CityScape, Manhattan, KS
Forgiven By Godinspiresher43, Green Bay, WI
Formula By transparantspirit434, Farmington, NM
Found You By marianparkide, San Jose, CA
fragility By thinkblot, Brookfield, WI
Games By alphanerd97, Richmond Heights, MO
Grasping By Sarah A., Eagleville, PA
Gutterball By stillheartless, Eugene, OR
Hoodwink By Danielle J., Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Houses By Anonymous, Toms Brook, VA
i am your fragment/you are my run-on By Mckay, Somewhere, VA
I Broke the Sky By ZoeBro17, Carlsbad, CA
I Wish I Were a Fish By brown-eyed-boy, Mequon, WI
Ineffable By Denim, Sault Ste Marie, ZZ
Internal Winter By danielleaturtle, Byron Center, MI
June...... By TamzieW., Pitakotte, ZZ
Lemon By NaomiHallS, Ventura, CA
Li(3) By shaojian, Malolos City, ZZ
Lightyear By eawunder, Arlington, VA
Midnight Muse By DeanMoriarty, Newark, DE
N.M.W. By BehindTheseScars, Mooresville, NC
Nature By miss_salazar, Middleton, ID
Night By Anonymous, Ventura, CA
Nothin' By ThisGirl2716, McDonough, GA
Ode to the Spine By clericus, Byron Center, MI
on a thunderstorm By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
Open Window, Closed Door By Lets_call_me_Lily, Auckland, ZZ
out from inside me By KarenLai, Lake Zurich, IL
Paredolia By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Persist By swallowedbystreetlights, Arlington, VA
Prey By JazzyJasmine97, Pittsburgh, PA
Red (An End and a Beginning) By Paradox23, East Hampton, CT
Red Ideas By heavyfeet, Austin, TX
Red In October By DomA., Royal Palm Beach, FL
rolling blackouts By BerryliciousCheerio, Kailua, HI
Sanctuary By Ben27, destrehan, LA
Sand and Dust By cmaloney96, Middletown, NY
Sepia By dreamshaker, Clarkston, MI
Silence By starry_night, Longmont, CO
Society By OliviaSpring, Long Island City, NY
Solstice By Mary B., Thompson's Station, TN
Spilt Tea By Veronica C., Casselberry, FL
Subscription Cancelled By madelinewohl, Randolph, NJ
Surgeon By Anonymous, Sitka, AK
Temperate By DoctorJames, Westminster, CO
the closest I will come to praying By MiscellanyCrop, Middlefield, OH
The Leper By mantherson14, Carmel, IN
The Princess and the Frog By gls_4, Medfield, MA
The Shadows By Johnaochoa, Oakley, CA
The Thought Prostitute By Anonymous, Ottawa, ZZ
The Traveler By falling_UP, Grand Marais, MI
the wounded prince speaks By t.lee., Ridgefield, CT
To Qinghe By Anonymous, San Jose, CA
To The People I Fell In Love With By MaiaKoryn, Playa Del Carmen, ZZ
unwinding By thinkblot, Brookfield, WI
voicebox By AngelaC., Edison, NJ
Wires By deathandlilacs, Highlands Ranch, CO
Wishes By Sarah A., Eagleville, PA
Yet I Thirst By peripateticienne, Riverside, CA
Yet Nothing's Real By CassidieMatti, Rochester Hills, MI
You had muesli teeth By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
Your Skin is a Desert By sleavs, DeWitt, NY
Balloon Highway By ChrisJ, Rochester, NY
Bounce By Paradisaically, Charlottesville, VA
Fell from Heaven By HermioneHainsworth, Leeds, ZZ
Hands to Heaven By TheDolphin, Iloilo, ZZ
Long Distance Relationship By AugustSummerFling, Mylapore, Chennai, ZZ
Star (Siren of the Night) By KarmaBites, Lancaster, CA
Tea Time By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
The Mime By JRaye, Dorr, MI
Untitled By 5meissner, Hartland, WI
Been Through It All By EddyE, Eightmile, AL

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