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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2014 Edition

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College Guide

College ReviewsVillanova University By Rafael V., Wilmington, DE
College ReviewsWashington University in St. Louis By Liv.Harris, Dardenne Prairie, MO
College ReviewsYale University By ilovethecity, Westbury, NY


Sky Blue By Iamawriter, Martinsville, NJ
From the Other Side By theMkay, Bronx, NY
The Finding Machine By RelativetoWriting, Brecksville, OH
The Skinwalker By Caesar123, Union Grove, WI
The Wolf By Madi_Alexander, Augusta, MI
Trade By CodyAaron, North Wales, PA
Trance By LeenaB, Hoover, AL
Aunt Hilda’s Wig By Ann H., Kelowna, Canada
Don’t Blink By TaylorWintry, Carrollton, TX
On the Run By Laugh-it-Out, Brooklyn, New York, NY

Hot Topics

Community ServiceOne Pet at a Time By PanicOnElmStreet, Conover, NC
Community ServicePine Street Inn By Tess R., Arlington, MA
HealthMy Unexpected Heroes By Anonymous, Ann Arbor, MI
HealthOn Stage and Afraid By Anonymous, Palm Coast, FL
Letters to the EditorHow Do I Get Published? By _firaffe_, Cincinnati, OH
Letters to the EditorPoetry as Dessert By Mad_Is_On, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorThe Pink War By Katherine F., Brooklyn, NY
Pride & PrejudiceCounting By temporary-fuse, Wexford, PA
Pride & PrejudicePity Party By BorderlineWeirdo, Longmont, CO
Pride & PrejudiceThe Selection By readerwriter13, Metamora, MI


HeroesJohn Morse: Small Price to Pay By Ben W., Pacific Palisades, CA
MemoirA Transcendent Failure By Adam L., San Rafael, CA
MemoirBack Doors By AleMarquez, Monterrey, ZZ
MemoirFlight By Madeline H., Shaker Heights, OH
MemoirMy Great Hunting Adventure By Alex B., Central Point, OR
MemoirSecondhand Insecurity By Atropos, Kingsville, ZZ
MemoirZombies Are People Too By TaiyaH, Bracebridge, ZZ
Personal ExperienceBroccoli By Colin M., Exeter, NH
Personal ExperienceDo Not Eat By ansley_ayers, Auburn, AL
Personal ExperienceFor the Love of Chocolate By Einstein, Monmouth, NJ
Personal ExperienceHappy Nut By IBroger, Austin, TX
Personal ExperienceHunting the Elusive Donut Burger By Manush M., San Jose, CA
Personal ExperienceMaking Strawberry Jam By LeahAnnaG, Doylestown, PA
Personal ExperienceMaple Doughnuts By Jenevra W., Middlebury, VT
Personal ExperienceMy Bakery By cupcakequeen59, Williamsport, PA
Personal ExperiencePickle By micaelalacey, easton, CT
Personal ExperienceTable for One By lifesmysticlover, Schaumburg, IL
Personal ExperienceThe Lonely Life of a Curly Fry By KiwaLou96, Centerville, IA
Personal ExperienceThe Peel By Elizabeth_Day, Battle Ground, WA
Personal ExperienceThe Wonders of Bacon By Petra13, Naples, FL
Personal ExperienceYogurt By Arrow.Kay, Woodstock, VA
SportsGood Hurt By Will F., Weston, MA
SportsPowerlifting By Robert T., Hartland, WI
SportsThe Girl Wearing Blue By Paradox23, East Hampton, CT
Travel & CultureBananas and Maple Syrup By Atropos, Kingsville, ZZ
Travel & CultureConnections Through Comida By floresr16, Chadds Ford, PA
Travel & CultureMy Mother’s Kitchen By thelittlegingerthatcould, Lancaster, PA
Travel & CultureTea and a Slice of Home By callielizabeth, Deerfield, MA
Travel & CultureWhat’s That Smell? By DearHeart, Olathe, KS


Cultural Theft By clownfish, Brooklyn, NY
Vampires: Scary or Sexy? By MeriElena, Kernersville, NC
Poverty and Obesity in America By ReginaO, Reno, NV


Book ReviewsAngels and Demons by Dan Brown By CadeAguda, Brooklyn, NY
Book ReviewsReservation Blues by Sherman Alexie By amr426, Spokane, WA
Book ReviewsThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher By Teenage_Read, Kentville, ZZ
Book ReviewsWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan By DomusVocis, Green Bay, WI
Movie ReviewsInsidious: Chapter 2 By matthew.fine8, Staten Island, NY
Movie ReviewsSnowpiercer By jibberish45, Wilmington, DE
Movie ReviewsWarm Bodies By KatyaA, Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsBecause the Internet by Childish Gambino By Megan R., Parkland, FL
Music ReviewsGhost Stories by Coldplay By Matthew O., Wyckoff, NJ
Music ReviewsTurn Blue by The Black Keys By RowdyPhilosopher, North Attleboro, MA
TV show reviewsBob’s Burgers By shrekislife, Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsAmong the Sleep By CrackerSoup22, Balderson, ZZ
Video game reviewsKiller is Dead By ninjahunter950, Orchard Park, NY
Video game reviewsStarbound By Noom C., Mountain Center, CA

Art / Photo

A Lovely View of Bruges By Roseatta, Merritt Island, FL
Autumn Aspens By Alpha19, Kansas City, MO
Beautiful Death By joycesong99, Edwards, IL
Benches By Kisila, Oklahoma City, OK
Beyoutiful By mynameisgrace, Malden, MA
Breaking Surfaces By sameenmaali, San Diego, CA
Crazy Little Talks By Sparkle1pops, Colorado Springs, CO
Cupcakes By SamsQ, Naperville, IL
discontent By , Ny, NY
Dream Catcher By thefabart, Phoenix, AZ
Drippin By Ilovesushi, Longreach, ZZ
Egyptian Marketplace Spices By JacquelineM.Grange, Yucaipa, CA
Eutopia By SoccerGirl11, Leavenworth, KS
Fire & Ice By SharonC, Markham, ZZ
Flight From Death By Jujija, Brookline, MA
Hey Cat By , Topanga, CA
Holi Shots By carissaneko, San Jose, CA
I Donut See You By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
I Spy By JElizabeth4, Bartlett, TN
Inner Demons By Mcneznarf, Alexandria, KY
Life in the water By Arindam, Routhgram, ZZ
lost amidst the pages By allipixie, Cincinnati, OH
Mechanical OutBreak By IcePhoenix202, De Forest, WI
My Life...Photography By NWphotography, Cusseta, GA
New York City Kiss By , San Diego, CA
Nicole C By etheeeeeel, niagara falls, ZZ
Number One By PinchOfPixelDust, Glendale, CA
Pelican on the Pier By mroller, Barneveld, NY
Possessed Snow By Amberjane, St Peter Port, ZZ
S W E E T S T R A W B E R R Y . By ViriGonzalez507, Northfield, MN
Sandwich Spreads By Fizzybiz, Plano, TX
Self Image By , Westwood, NJ
Sinking By smilefever, Boulder, CO
Slackjaw Superstar By MaiaKoryn, Playa Del Carmen, ZZ
Sparks fly By fajralam, Gujranwala, ZZ
Steam By jules107, West Bend, WI
Stove By MichelleTaco, brooklyn, NY
Sunny Skies By jaimeexo, Scituate, RI
The lost dancer By theteenland, Rabat, ZZ
Traveler By llarry, San Ramon, CA
umbrella By shychick101, tooele, UT
Unknown By skybean, Elmont, NY
Vamped Up By rissa_roo, West, TX
Walking Down a Street By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
Winter Afternoon By JasmineRose, Bay Port, MI
Yale Gates By Angie642, Philadelphia, PA


1909 Pennies By AngelaC., Edison, NJ
A man, now By Elysium, Pleasanton, CA
and all i can do is miss you By emdropkick, Wilderness, ZZ
Anorexia By Anonymous, Burien, WA
Beautiful Goosebumps By officialjashael, Manila, ZZ
body thoughts: before By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
Broken Surface By Taylor_S, Newbury Park, CA
Carry my heart? By Lets_call_me_Lily, Auckland, ZZ
Cigarettes By Pdvarona, Miami, FL
Constellations By sullivano17, Boston, MA
Contrition By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
Destruction By exhaust, Riverside, CA
D’you like … By Bowiespants, Phoenix, AZ
Early By Shelli G., Brooklyn, NY
Falling By CourtneyLudwick, Yorktown, TX
Fifteen steps By ems1dream, Kalama, WA
Finding It in the City By czheng3, Aurora, CO
Fire Poem By shalom378, woodburn, OR
Fish of thought By unicornpower, Tucson, AZ
Flower Girl By Makenzie D., Atascadero, CA
for Girls who love By ssophiaa, Falls Church, VA
For when rock bottom hits back By spiritwriter, Long Island, NY
Gaslights By fatimaaa, Murrysville, PA
Ha Ha Ha By HeyAmanda, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Hammer Time By JustAnotherMe, Mount Horeb, WI
Horizon By Anonymous, 1, PA
House of Anger By MixedSunlight, Grassy Creek, NC
How To Get Lucky (Professionally) By GraceTheFriendlyGhost, Midland, MI
I Hate Hospitals By ash57999, Pewaukee, WI
i have a red balloon(clasped between each finger) By Cody C., Wheaton, IL
In This Night By paerpoet, Farmington Hills, MI
Inadequate By AGDDavy, Tamarac, FL
It’s Gone By jwillyy45, Smithtown, NY
Liquid Blue Fingers By haley101, Windsor, CT
Music has made me antisocial By transparantspirit434, Farmington, NM
My Demands By CatJacket, Palo Alto, CA
My Husband's Waltz By Anonymous, Monrovia, MD
Ocean By BriannaRifkin, Columbia, MD
Ouija Board By Eliza P., New York, NY
Our Body By CharlieSmoke, Lowell, MA
Phantoms By YarnCat, Mequon, WI
Polaroid Camera By AugustSummerFling, Mylapore, Chennai, ZZ
Prayer Like Breathing By CourtCourt, West Valley, NY
Residue By Godinspiresher43, Green Bay, WI
Saturday Nights By Celine1901, Jacksonville, FL
Self-Portrait with My Mother By AleMarquez, Monterrey, ZZ
Separation Anxiety By elsiechaan, Vancouver, ZZ
Slipping Away By XOBookishXO, Boca Raton, FL
sometimes By maeve1999, New Brunswick, NJ
Stringing the Stars Together By Paladin14, Haledon, NJ
Stuck in Neutral By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Suddenly, my body By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
Technology By Ashers101, Lebanon, PA
Ten Ways of Looking at a Guitar By Knightsky125, Edgecomb, ME
That Moment By falling_UP, Grand Marais, MI
The Descent By Gabrielleamar, New York, NY
the ocean parallel By HayleyRaine, Hemet, CA
The Orchid Garden By brown-eyed-boy, Mequon, WI
the problem with being earnest By clericus, Byron Center, MI
The Teenage Days By tlee98688, Ridgefield, CT
the truth By Anonymous, Tucson, AZ
The Widow Who Cries on the Moon By Charles C., Lusaka, Zambia
The Witness By extracredit1, AUSTIN, TX
Theiyr’re By johnmardari, Towson, MD
Three a.m. Phone Calls By ObviousBicycle, Westfield, NJ
Traveler By DeanMoriarty, Newark, DE
Wanderlust Tragedy By Christophermus, Chatsworth, CA
We’re Just Friends By ashleyawkward, Hesperia, CA
Without You By Valor, Hawthorne, CA
Woman in Qatar By malavika99, Princeton, NJ
words By AngelaC., Edison, NJ
Last Look By Anonymous, El Cajon, CA
Sun vs. Moon By Eleanor4, Christchurch, ZZ
Taste of Deceit By ChrisJ, Rochester, NY
Thanks a lot, Hansel and Gretel By jollygreengiant47, Fresno, CA
Where did this poem come from? By aoife, Falls Church, VA
Writing By CynthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX

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