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Teen Ink Magazine, May 2014 Edition

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College Guide

College ReviewsColorado State University By sv_prav_heb, Parowan, UT
College ReviewsNew York University Abu Dhabi By khuloodf, Abu Dhabi, ZZ
College ReviewsUniversity of New Hampshire By Patrick O., Newmarket, NH


Anaconda By WritingRabbit, San Jose, CA
Blessed Darkness By LiederMadchen, Aurora, OR
Eight By jeannacarlsson, Coppell, TX
I Don't Want A New Daddy By AlexSwim, Hinsdale, IL
Refugee Boy By khuloodf, Abu Dhabi, ZZ
Shopping By Anonymous, Ormond Beach, FL
Written Today By Anonymous, Cleburne, TX
The Adventures of Reagan Laidir By RobinMichaels, Port Mathilde, PA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceJambo, Bwana By Alyssa H., Florham Park, NJ
HealthWater By JessicaMona, Marietta, GA
Letters to the EditorFeedback - "Fast-Food Nation" By matthew.fine8, Staten Island, NY
Letters to the EditorI Like/ I Hate By LinhT, PHOENIX, AZ
Letters to the EditorLike OMG hi By Yesenia25, phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorMotivated By Krazyhairs, Chicago, IL
Letters to the EditorSo What If We Can't Vote? By Vincent J., Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorThank You, Teen Ink By ycd981110, Noblesville, IN
Pride & PrejudiceDeprogrammed By shania96, edison, NJ
Pride & PrejudiceMy Awakening By Rujan A., Atlantic City, NJ
Pride & PrejudiceThe Girl Is... By K-Siprelle, Maryville, TN


Educator of the YearAP Language and Composition • Olentangy High School: Sarah Zettler By Anonymous, Lewis Center, OH
Educator of the YearHistory • West Nottingham Academy: Rusty Eder By Benjamin24, Chevy Chase, MD
Educator of the YearLatin • Temecula Preparatory School: Bryanna Vaughn By Map716, Murrieta, CA
Heroes"Slow Down, Pete" By The_Blackest_Rose, Joliet, MT
HeroesThanks, Hermione By MayaM, Cupertino, CA
MemoirDancing in the Rain By starlightstarbright, Hoffman Estates, IL
MemoirDiscovering Dad By nhdmaniac, Laie, HI
MemoirGeniuses Are Rarely Tidy By Tess R., Arlington, MA
MemoirGood Books and a Green Purse By betsy_roy, Pasadena, CA
MemoirLife of Dad By MerelyDreamingOutLoud, Mississauga, ZZ
MemoirPrincipe de Vergara By Romana, Bethel, CT
MemoirRemembering Barbara Park By MonicaJanvier, Brooklyn, NY
MemoirThe Strand Bench By exotus, Aspen, CO
MemoirUnderwater By Cassidy_25, Springboro, PA
Personal ExperienceBedtime Kiss By anabeljenk56, Natick, MA
Personal ExperienceCommon Language By PrinceZags, Washington, DC
Personal ExperienceFragility By Kiyoko, Knoxville, TN
Personal ExperienceHiding By Anonymous, crestone, CO
Personal ExperienceKenya, My Land By Anonymous, Chiang Mai, ZZ
Personal ExperienceMoving On, Moving Out By davidnolan, Manchester, VT
Personal ExperienceSmall Doses of Orange By ShannonLinder, West Orange, NJ
Personal ExperienceStuck By dkwiatkowski15, Essex Fells, NJ
Personal ExperienceThe First Time By Anonymous, Seattle, WA
Personal ExperienceThe Great Debaters By FutureWorldRuler, Park City, UT
Personal ExperienceThe Iron Fence By franciscoseambelar, Buenos Aires, ZZ
Personal ExperienceThe Opposite of Untitled By Brenguig, Newtown, PA
Personal ExperienceThe Pink War By TheDragonflyTamer, Charlottesville, VA
Personal ExperienceYou and Me and the Silver Screen By rots28, East Hampton, CT
Travel & CultureElephant Mountain By Frances E., Riverside, IL


Grandfather Knows Best By Lover_that_Hates, Reynolds, GA
My Privacy is Alive and Well By Delphine D., Brooklyn, NY
Educate, Don't Incarcerate By SupahdupahCoopah, Cambridge, MA
Feminism Today By claireaffair, McDonough, GA


Book ReviewsTides by Betsy Cornwell By Audrey N., West Hollywood, CA
Book ReviewsPaper Towns by John Green By RastaCharmander, Castro Valley, CA
Hot New ReleasesLiv, Forever by Amy Talkington By Sophiec, Chapel Hill, NC
Hot New ReleasesMore Than This by Patrick Ness By WriterWannaBe, Somers Point, NJ
Hot New ReleasesPanic by Lauren Oliver By ADancingShadow, Hamburg, NJ
Movie Reviews12 Years a Slave By arianadv, danville, CA
Movie ReviewsKeith Lemon: The Film By itburnsforyou, Devon, ZZ
Movie ReviewsThe Italian Job (2003) By Quartermaster, Los Angeles, CA
Movie ReviewsThe Perks of Being A Wallflower By MonicaJanvier, Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsBenji by Sun Kil Moon By RowdyPhilosopher, North Attleboro, MA
Music ReviewsDay of the Dog by Ezra Furman By Anonymous, 1, PA
Music ReviewsKiss Land by The Weeknd By MitchellMobley, McDonough, GA
Music ReviewsShrines by Purity Ring By phalishi, Milwaukee, WI
Video game reviewsAssassin's Creed 3 on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC By Matt M., Berwyn, PA
Video game reviewsBloons Tower Defense 5 By Matthew W., Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsJet Grind Radio By Stephan K., Wilmington, DE
Video game reviewsThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim By Amanda F., New York, NY

Art / Photo

"Mira, mama" By addisonmc521, Oak Harbor, OH
Bathtub Bliss By MathyArtist, Pacific, MO
Beach By , Las Vegas, NV
Beautiful sunset By cumbayagus, Tirana, ZZ
Better Days By Jexxi13, houston, TX
Blue Blood By loki_laufeyson, Twinsburg, OH
Books! By Tatiel, Washington, VT
Daddy & Daughter Love By BreatheKatieBreathe95, Beckville, TX
Do Not Forget Me By j.Dieppa, Northridge, CA
Don't Speak By icee-bleu, Cooksville, MD
Dragon castle By alyssa14, yelm, WA
Dusty Bookshelf By nat.a.lat, Manhattan, KS
End of Summer By , Shaker Heights, OH
hakuna matata By _katherine98614, mountain Lakes, NJ
Hazey Thoughts By Calaire, Richlands, NC
Hello Friends! By kenyagirl13, Providence, RI
JFK 2012 Grad By M.Villena, Dededo, ZZ
Lauren Brame & Family - Fall 2012 - 2 By KaylaKewlKat93, Burlington, NC
Makai & Mauka By TouchtheStove, honolulu, HI
Math Class Experiment By Cirrus, Redlands, CA
Math Class with Friends By Cirrus, Redlands, CA
Media I By , Rome, NY
Melody By CelKings, Passaic, NJ
Minto Park - Kolkata By Arindam, Routhgram, ZZ
Moistened Barbed Wire By VictorianSforzando, Franklin, KY
New Message By Kitty_Pride, Rosebush, MI
Oiramification By TirzahG, austin, TX
POP STAR By JadeMeow, vista, CA
Puzzle By a7hopeful7nobody, Colorado Springs, CO
Rainbow Beads By juliajuliajulia, Andover, MA
Reflection of Time By Lovely346, TUCSON, AZ
Sans Domicile By AbigailAlice, Rochester, IL
Serenity By F.Alicia.Lin, Beijing, ZZ
Sleep Tight By gigglesen, Depok, ZZ
Splash Pad Waters By Becky97, LaSalle, ZZ
Stairway By Photosbykl, Red Hook, NY
Taking By KatieRenee_, Bryan, OH
Tetons By katycricket, Belle Mead, NJ
The little Mermaid By dancer53785, Grants Pass, OR
The Woods By UglyMushroom, Columbus, OH
Underwater By emmacloe26, Longmont, CO
Velveteen By Eshshah, Sitka, AK
Virgin. By marisafreedman, Sharon, MA


Diseased Touch By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Frequencies By Devalara, Landenberg, PA
Ice in the Water By Sonicblue, La Mesa, CA
Ode to the Library By past-insanity, Oklahoma City, OK
Performance By FueledbyFire, Novato, CA
Relapse By taylorrosem, cutler bay, FL
The Ever Blowing Breeze By KaavyaM, Hyderabad, ZZ
2 am dreamers By Anonymous, Ottawa, ZZ
A Running Rumor By janai.robinson, MAPLEWOOD, MO
About the Corinthians Verse By haley101, Windsor, CT
And She Sang as the Chicken Crisped Up By 15coelda, Westfield, NJ
Beauty Product Genocide By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Bird-Shaped, Girl-Shaped Hole in the Universe By Mzday73, Princeton Junction, NJ
Brittle By SabrinaMKoss, New City, NY
Caught Up By 14gallagherk, Gilford, NH
Charcoal Boat By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Dec 2nd By radomanis, Beavercreek, OH
Desired Me By KenyaLove41, Dallas, TX
Drifting in the Snow By dizzywrite, Vienna, VA
Emotions By WordApprentice, Glenmoore, PA
Escape By MoDeutsch, Louisville, KY
Faces By RosesandCoffee, Chevy Chase, MD
Final Fight By Ziggy Z., Mount Prospect, IL
Flower Child By sunnyandsugar, West Suffield, CT
Going To Ottawa By BenHorrobin, Courtice, ZZ
Gravity By RosePal, phoenix, AZ
Green By somnia_lunae, mcdonough, GA
Hidden By JimmyGrey, Rochester, MI
Hiroshima By abhasin12, Cambridge, MA
I am a Young Lady By kyli3kat, moorhead, MN
I Am Not Wild By KaitlynJK16, Rome, ME
I Hope You're Happy By Hannah C., Cape Carteret, NC
Inked By bluebird943, Portland, OR
Judgement Day By brynrdskynrd, Wentzville, MO
Just Give Me A Day By skenney97, Naperville, IL
L'appel Du Vide By laceandcoffee, Rio Rancho, NM
Longing to Join the Mermaids By Mikkaroo, Boulder Creek, CA
Love Note By KatKenway, Kodiak, AK
Lucid By dianepoon, Hong Kong, ZZ
Metaphors By Maeve E., La Mesa, CA
Monday By KimiChick, Langhorne, PA
Mother By MeaganPamela, Clarkston, MI
My Bedside Reservations By MatthewRice, Buffalo Grove, IL
My Dad By samuel D., Oak Park, MI
My Daddy's Hands By Htriesta24, Ormond Beach, FL
My Mother By Lizbeth A., Fontana, CA
My Mother By angelalucia, Milford, MA
My Parents By marianparkide, San Jose, CA
Nightmare By Anonymous, irvine, CA
Not Chanel No.5 By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
On The Rocks By jl123, plantation, FL
Ovals and Other Besmirched Things By jtsparkly, Cary, NC
Part-time Job By Maddie777, Fairfax, VA
places of residence By lavinavasquez, Safat, ZZ
please stay By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
Poem For You By Anonymous, Mt. Prospect, IL
Poem to My (Future) Daughter By Haley G., San Francisco, CA
Point Limas By thats-not-art, San Francisco, CA
Pomelo By isabelling, Sunnyvale, CA
Retrograde By LouderthanBombs, Hendersonville, NC
Rose Bushes By BrandiBooth, Waco, TX
Seagulls By Anonymous, Arlington Heights, IL
Signature Recipe By imwriteyourewrong, Signal Mountain, TN
Smudge By savannasmilesssss, Cisco, IL
Spring has came. By QueenNys, Port Huron, MI
Stagnant By Worrier, Spring Valley, WI
stream By veganteen, Fair Lawn, NJ
Sweet Home Belleville By graceg88, Naperville, IL
The Approach By Sydney F., Cornwall On Hudson, NY
The Ballad of No One in Particular By HannaHarris, Houston, TX
the city By Brisa, Wasilla, AK
The Main Grove By cookietime, Greenwich, CT
the plunge By Anonymous, Seoul, ZZ
The Trees Are Me By kevinmci, Freehold, NJ
The Trooper By Charzan, Princeton, NJ
The Way I By J-punzle27, Scottsburg, IN
Too Many Times By Zuzanna W., Konstancin Jeziorna, Poland
translucent By thinkblot, Brookfield, WI
True You By GabbyNaquin, Destrehan, LA
Watercolors By Nicolette4455, Tappan, NY
What is Perfect By _angiem823, Island Park, NY
when you asked why By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
Whispers By lperkins, Arlington Heights, IL
Wilderness of Light By jackp, Viroqua, WI
Wolf Boys By MarieEsther, Miami, FL
You you By mynameisobel, Collingswood, NJ
Your Future By mitch710, Wheeling, IL
Hushed By dreamshaker, Clarkston, MI
It's Me! Mariooo By 5Frankowski, Pewaukee, WI
knife in the water By mytherna, Melbourne, FL
Lips Like By ALM007, Kokomo, ZZ
Who or whom? By Maryam, Sydney, ZZ
Lost Girl on Sunday By Masterpiece21, Longmont, CO
The World for the First Time By Akira_Renamae, Cape Coral, FL

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