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Teen Ink Magazine, November 2014 Edition

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College Guide

College ArticlesFrom Hobby to Acceptance Letter By btreader, Houston, TX
College ArticlesMoney Isn’t Everything By nikiiiZ, Chicago, IL
College ArticlesMy Dream by the Hudson River By West_Point_2018, Meadeville, PA
College ArticlesThe Perks of Applying Early By AngelaMB, New York, NY
College EssaysAbu’s Legacy By shristee, Boston, MA
College EssaysFate’s Script By MirandaW, Torrington, CT
College EssaysHappiest in the Clouds By KateDylan, Roslyn, NY
College EssaysLife from Above By Chandani.s, Jersey City, NJ
College EssaysPlan A By EmLikesWords, Norwood Young America, MN
College EssaysThe Choir Room By lexner, Denver, CO
College EssaysThe Cube By DanielleN, Norwell, MA
College EssaysThe Tale of the Peculiar Girl By megustavmahler, Chicago, IL
College EssaysThe Tradition of Writing By Einstein, Monmouth, NJ
College EssaysThirty Seconds of Silence By madisondeming, New City, NY
College EssaysTo Fall and Rise Again By Phoenix1492, Berkeley, CA


Burdened By t-luminareth, Hershey, PA
May 1944 By J-punzle27, Scottsburg, IN
Cardboard Spaceships By ChloeMarina, Pullman, WA
Eleanor, a Girl By Zoe.Stoller, New York, NY
Naale (Tomorrow) By NimiiV, Missouri City, TX
Sylotion By Zozobee, Westport, CT
Butchered Wings By Fjord, Redmond, WA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceLiving History By JoeNuernberg, Tempe, AZ
Community ServiceScouting for Food By bJorn, Cannon Falls, MN
Community ServiceTennis, Anyone? By Mademoisellnyssa, Ledang, ZZ
EnvironmentBorn to Survive By Awqin, Ventura, CA
EnvironmentChildhood By BicycleThief, Red Bank, NJ
EnvironmentMornings on the Beach By Pdvarona, Miami, FL
Health1% Survival Rate By BMTs2, APO, AE, ZZ
HealthLasting Scars By Anonymous, hartland, WI
Healthlove letter to my body By Anonymous, -
Healthsmoke By Anonymous, newberg, OR
Health“It’s Not Your Illness” By Anonymous, Horsham, ZZ
Letters to the EditorHow To Get Lucky (Professionally) By JustTheGirlnextDoor, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorLost in Translation By SaraP, Thornton, CO
Letters to the EditorMy Mother’s Kitchen By J.ramirez, brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorOur New York Times By Hilton, Louisville, KY
Letters to the EditorStop Romanticizing Mental Illness By Elsy_123, Thornton, CO
Pride & PrejudiceColorblind Love By Sarajacqueline, Middleton, MA
Pride & PrejudiceSilence is Golden By DanielleK, Palm Bay, FL
Pride & PrejudiceWhen I Hated My Body By Call_Me_Aria, Vancouver, ZZ


MemoirA Thanksgiving Tradition By David P., Jericho, NY
MemoirBlue Awakening By WinterRose1976, Ok., FL
MemoirHomecoming By ellisml, Colmesneil, TX
MemoirMy Sporty Family By Judith H., New York, NY
MemoirPedal After Pedal By Bookemist, Cherry Hill, NJ
MemoirSolitary Confinement By viven, Brookline, MA
MemoirThe Components of a Reverse Dragon By Van1sher, Hebron, KY
SportsAn Uphill Battle By Equestrainlife, Killen, AL
SportsDancing in the Air By nonvoxsedvotum, Harrisburg, PA
Travel & CultureA Fierce and Beautiful Hope By listeningtostars, Kirkland, WA
Travel & CultureSaturday at the Patels’ By Anonymous, State College, PA
Travel & CultureThe Trip to Reality By lee_1025, Chiang Mai, ZZ


My Boys By poeticstarlet94, Irving, TX
#hashtag By Adam L., San Rafael, CA
Disposable Arts By Brandon M., Pelham, NH
A Black Eye and a Purple Heart By Jia28, Belmont, MA


Book ReviewsReady Player One by Ernest Cline By Lanimal, Thornton, CO
Book ReviewsSunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers By Anonymous, Scottsdale, AZ
Book ReviewsThe Maze Runner by James Dashner By Michaela95, Cape Town, ZZ
Movie ReviewsGuardians of the Galaxy By ThtGirlRachel, Teaneck, NJ
Movie ReviewsSaving Private Ryan By michaelaz, Scottsdale, AZ
Music ReviewsMy Everything by Ariana Grande By vamika_s, Gaborone, ZZ
Music ReviewsThe Blue Album by Weezer By DayBreak, Wilmington, DE
Music ReviewsTranspose by Bad Suns By super8, Manhattan, KS
TV show reviewsAlcatraz By BecksJ, Hackensack, NJ

Art / Photo

"but I'm a writer" By Kailey_H424, Portland, ME
8 Months Later By KatTheCreationist, Haslet, TX
A Feather in My Mind By RavelaElla, Northridge, CA
And the Tracks Divulge By FrenchHornGirl, Shreveport, LA
black in black By etheeeeeel, niagara falls, ZZ
Chasing the Sun By ObviousBicycle, Westfield, NJ
College Bound By j12332, Newtonville, MA
Crumbling Down By Jexxi13, houston, TX
Defying Gravity By thatblondebeech, Davie, FL
Docking By dubld123, Moreland Hills, OH
Don't make a sound By swimm, Kent, OH
dreamer By , jacksonville, FL
Dubai By Philia, Dubai, ZZ
dusk to dawn By Rarah4, Bonners Ferry, ID
Explorer By Rosehawk, Fife Lake, MI
F-22 Speedpainting By Sadako-xD, Dittmannsdorf, ZZ
Flower Child By steffles, Glendale, NY
Grounded By eisforeleonore, Eureka, MO
Guitar Drawing By Anastasia13, Orange, CA
Hidden By K-Fighter, Hemet, CA
I Have a List in My Head... By HumanKaleidoscope, Calgary, ZZ
Icarus By Kettle121, Tokyo, ZZ
If Emily was Alive Today By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
It's a Small World By Bibliomaniac, Larwill, IN
jump for joy By , Hershey, PA
Kingdom of Glass By FromTheHeart14, Roswell, GA
Lady Daydream III By Nadelman95, Salt Lake City, UT
Lake Landscape By MichelleTaco, brooklyn, NY
new york By keeez, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Peaking By sameenmaali, San Diego, CA
Proud to be an American By ChickyChick, Delta, PA
Rose Garden By SquirrelGirl, Rockville, MD
Skeleton Smoker (Revamp) By MaiaKoryn, Playa Del Carmen, ZZ
Snowday By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY
Solve the Cube By mepayne97, Jefferson, SD
Still and Brave By lessthanthrees2, Amelia, VA
Swiss Alps By cumbayagus, Tirana, ZZ
The American Dream By Gabrielleamar, New York, NY
The Companion By elementnumber119, Chatham, NJ
The Girl in the Shadows By , Cincinnati, OH
The Purple Fog By Abhik, Howrah, ZZ
The Vatican By , Franklin Lakes, NJ
Traveling the World By itskatomall, Orlando, FL
Under the City Lights By sameenmaali, San Diego, CA
Weirds By , Ny, NY
Yearning By Linguinaut, Orange, CA


A bay and not oceans By TheVoiceOfInk, Calgary, ZZ
Answer Honestly By wynquaero, Rowlett, TX
Autocorrect By Author5, New City, NY
Baggage By GraceTheFriendlyGhost, Midland, MI
Boyfriend By TaylorWintry, Carrollton, TX
Chrysanthemum Summer By Audrey D., Lake Oswego, OR
Dear Spriggs, By StewCAt22, Boulder Creek, CA
Disaster, Disaster By Eshshah, Galloway, NJ
Drown Me By LucyK, Greenwich, CT
Drowning By Julia N., Staten Island, NY
Dying Young By BlackOutTheStars, Albrightsville, PA
Frail Hope By Icantwrite, New Castle, IN
Freckles By gvachon, Watertown, CT
Homeless By brandonlecruz, East Hartford, CT
I don’t need a name By Will S., Shrewsbury, MA
I Mistook Self-Injury For Salvation By twentysixscribbles, Tilton, NH
I Was Born By AleMarquez, Monterrey, ZZ
i wish i could write you a proper villanelle By zofiap, Brookline, MA
i.know. By SpidersAcrossStars, Hayward, CA
index By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
inhibition By veganteen, Fair Lawn, NJ
I’ll Travel to You By Katya, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Jezebel By HannaHarris, Houston, TX
Kitty and the Wolf By Annalee13, Kennesaw, GA
live wire By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
Livingroom By callikirra, Burbank, CA
Look out the window By Merveille, Fulham, ZZ
Monochrome By C-Ann, Leawood, KS
My Fighting Words By KylieK, Mt. Washington, KY
nelipot By Anonymous, Brooklyn, NY
Never Have I Ever By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
Not Crazy Enough By rhockema, Homer, AK
on seventeen By ------------, Portage, MI
Opus All My Own By EPluribusUnum, Woodbine, MD
Our Trail By RehanZafar, Norman, OK
Passenger By mbraneck, Verona, NJ
Raspberry Lemonade or Cherry Soda By Amanda T., Monrovia, MD
Reflections By torij7, Upper Brookville, NY
Rose Dead By aprilcalypse, Saginaw, MI
Sensory Exercise By Kittengoo, Cape Coral, FL
She Is By Hermy448, Albertson, NY
shopping carts & commitment By graceannnnnn, Orlando, FL
Smartass Mountain By CarolineBK, Washington DC, DC
the four people you’ll meet By justrachel, Seekonk, MA
The God Thief By Silhouettes, Waltham, MA
the man in seat 20K By OzymandiasAengus, Bronx, NY
To Be By Anonymous, SugarLand, TX
To the Nile, With (Unrequited) Love By OutOfTheNight, Duxbury, MA
To the woman at the sidewalk: By pagesofnemo, Dallas, TX
Too Beautiful By flowersintheattic, state college, PA
Valerian By clericus, Byron Center, MI
when he tells you he’d like you better with longer hair By MiscellanyCrop, Middlefield, OH
When I Am in the December of My Life By hopeisnotcrazy, none, VA
wings By Anonymous, San Jose, CA
Witch By MarieEsther, Miami, FL
Zumba By ObviousBicycle, Westfield, NJ
“Have you thought about colleges yet?” By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Bubbles By CynnthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
Ebb Without Flow By angstyteen, Midland, TX
The Contortionist By TheDolphin, Iloilo, ZZ
The Shatter By Anonymous, El Cajon, CA

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