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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2015 Edition

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College Guide

College ArticlesMoving to the Desert By abramant, Bloomington, MN
College ArticlesSisyphus By jklmnop, Boulder, CO
College ArticlesTeach, Don’t Test By Gavin22, Bryn Mawr, PA
College ArticlesThe Wait Is Over. Now What? By Porcellina, Oxford, OH
College ArticlesWhen I Grow Up … By emsun224, San Diego, CA
College EssaysA Need to Create By CaseyChickenWang, McDonough, GA
College EssaysMonster of a Headache By fionaflora, Freeport, ME
College EssaysMy Literary Paradise By ilovethecity, Westbury, NY
College EssaysOur House By Alya D., Hudson, NY
College EssaysProfile of a Terrorist By Amy M., Hoffman Estates, IL
College EssaysWhat Are You? By denifelice, Flourtown, PA


Ella’s Fairytale By PoeticAnthem, Middleburg, FL
Blind Truth By rosevomit, Cornish, UT
Funerals for the Rain By zineth, lewisville, TX
Klepto By Magicgal98, Lynchburg, VA
The (Laser) Quest for Love By Keilani S., Corona Del Mar, CA
Don’t Underestimate the Fly By Fluffylaw, Novi, MI
Stuck in the Past By Icithra, Arlington, MA
The Golden Glow By Nicole8808, Newburyport, MA
Going South By DarkTower, Littleton, CO

Hot Topics

Community ServiceThe Miracle League By TChev, Stratford, ZZ
Community ServiceWhen Worlds Collide By p_brigham, Augusta, GA
EnvironmentAn Answer By Lilia, El cajon, CA
EnvironmentThe Valley of Kings By nohili, Kamuela, HI
EnvironmentTrees By JSMac, Felton, CA
Letters to the Editor16 and Definitely Not Pregnant By JustTheGirlnextDoor, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorFeedback on "A Mountain of Lies" By sophiea1025, New York City, NY
Letters to the EditorIs Teen Ink Healthy? By dgeileen, Livingston, NJ
Letters to the EditorLife Is Not a Movie By mengel21, Holgate, OH
Letters to the EditorThe Mistakes of My Father By MundaneSoul, New York City, NY
Letters to the EditorWhy I Hated “The Fault in Our Stars” By Shauna S., Defiance, OH
Pride & PrejudiceBreaking the Glass Box By ordinarilymeg, San Jose, CA
Pride & PrejudiceJust Like You By LorenaHoggard, Paragould, AR


Educator of the YearJohn Melidosian: Guidance Counselor • John Dickinson High School By AmazinGracey, Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearKatie Enright: English and Art • Cache High School By rosevomit, Cornish, UT
MemoirI Am Camden By JMorales, Camden, NJ
MemoirI Overcame By Anonymous, Moro, IL
MemoirIn Pursuit of Old Men in Wigs By Howard W., Long Grove, IL
MemoirJust One By fancyfox, santa rosa, CA
MemoirLost Teeth By bsolich14, Greenwood Village, CO
Memoirlove lessons By KaileeM, Magnolia, NJ
MemoirMattress By SophieLoffie, Wilmington, MA
MemoirMy Littles By clemon, Clinton, CT
MemoirProtestors By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
MemoirRape Culture By Anonymous, Roanoke Rapids, NC
MemoirTeddy Roosevelt’s Mustache By JHigh, Lafayette, CO
MemoirWhere I Am Content By Rebecca F., New City, NY
Memoir“No” Should Matter By Anonymous, Montrose, CA
Travel & CultureNoonchi By mlee0330, Albertson, NY
Travel & CultureParis: A Traveler’s Reflection By annie1214, Camas, WA
Travel & CultureRules of Flight By aureliana, Birmingham, AL
Travel & CultureUnder the Montana Sky By Shunterinvt, Manchester Center, VT


dead boys’ mothers By veganteen, Fair Lawn, NJ
The Rise of the Dragon By callielizabeth, Deerfield, MA
#Savingtheworld? By Zoe D., Chicago, IL
Spoiled Riches By listeningtostars, Kirkland, WA
Table for One By MadeleineB, Tempe, AZ


Book ReviewsA Sense of Honor by James Webb By bobbybendik, State College, PA
Book ReviewsI’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil By ADancingShadow, Hamburg, NJ
Book ReviewsPet Sematary by Stephen King By TMoneyWalk, Alum Creek, WV
Book ReviewsThe Scorch Trials by James Dashner By rairai123ify, Brooklyn, NY
Movie ReviewsBig Hero 6 By AnubhutiKumar, New York, NY
Movie ReviewsHeathers By katemccarthy, San Francisco, CA
Movie ReviewsSpellbound By AliciaMarzolf, Cupertino, CA
Music ReviewsCheek to Cheek by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett By a_marlys, New York, NY
Music ReviewsFOUR by One Direction By kelseymj, Oxford, NJ
Music ReviewsVinyl by PEAR By codyjendro, Temecula, CA
TV show reviewsEureka By alanclarke714, Kuna, ID

Art / Photo

Abandoned Hope By sameenmaali, San Diego, CA
Ants Point of Veiw By dEvan-ashLey, White Plains, NY
At Night By WaffleOcean2934, Rogers, MN
Bear Mask By rachebach, West Salem, OH
Between the Earth and the Echo By SpeakerOfTheDead, Lemont, IL
Canvas By egavin, Belmont, MA
Capturing Ones Personality By , Oshkosh, WI
Control By , Mechanicsburg, PA
Curly By Lovely346, TUCSON, AZ
Down the Rabbit Hole By sameenmaali, San Diego, CA
Dream Land By fajralam, Gujranwala, ZZ
ensemble By tsukun, Naperville, IL
Ethereality By annekrisPH, Anaheim, CA
For Grammy By kaylashae97, El Dorado, KS
Free-spirit By rachelanne, Benicia, CA
Friendship By staceylyn, Fountain Valley, CA
Full of Emotions By mbrawner413, Ledyard, CT
Golden trumpet girl By Rosie1998, Johannesburg, ZZ
greed By , jacksonville, FL
Hello Frankfurt! By Saphirra, Auburn, PA
Let's Play Ball! By WellingPhotography, Nova, OH
Little Peace of Heaven By Fob247, Harrison Twp, MI
Oni-Hime By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
Paris By gisellealley, Hong Kong, ZZ
Perfect Point By stephmockingjay, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Purple By TrulyMadlyDeeply, Denver, CO
Red Rock By GirlCantDance, Springboro, OH
Rue D'awakening By Qtyler, Rochester, NY
Running Through It By getlostMT, polson, MT
Slave By artparisone, Noida, ZZ
Stars and Clouds By AstridXXC, Tampa, FL
Stars in San Francisco By Ktsmilez1, Citrus Heights, CA
Summertime Man By mariaharmony, Spring Grove, MN
The Colors in the Lion By tayloe, Nacogdoches, TX
The Girl from Paris By Itzashbash, Argyle, TX
Time and Again By Katkin, Three Hills, ZZ
Where the Wind Goes (Detail) By GlowFlight, Taipei, ZZ
You Can't Catch Me By rosaapotez, San Diego, CA


A Meal of Love By Katelyn B., Perrysburg, OH
a slowly dying star By hlmnewcomer, Austin, TX
Advice for Humanity By kpix99, Clive, IA
Athena By c8lin, Closter, NJ
Auto-Odium By Anonymous, No Where, FL
Bring Me Flowers By ToraToriTora, Gilbert, AZ
Brown Leather By vu.drugullu, Pittsburgh, PA
Cease By PoppyClub, glendale heights, IL
Childhood Memory By Livietbh, Pittsburgh, PA
Cloudless Skies By ClaireBoes, Council Bluffs, IA
cosmopoloved By fadwaahmed, Safat, ZZ
Coursed Veins By sullivano17, Boston, MA
dear damsel in distress By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
Deep Breathing By natalie.schlosberg, Albany, NY, NY
Distance By JustifiedReality, Turner Station, KY
Dorie By IsabellaM, Arlington Heights, IL
Echoes (Echoes) By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
English Teachers By kenzieab, Lafayette, CA
Enough. By Hannah B., Louisville, KY
Escape By Coopter_03, Missoula, MT
ethylene By asofnow, Troy, MI
Flowing Free By WinterInMe, Cupertino, CA
Google Docs By writer49er, Wantage, ZZ
Hot Coffee By emily.rose4, Louisville, KY
I Didn’t Hear You By Samanthalijun, Farmington, NM
Icarus By NightGoddess17, New City, NY
Incandescence By Lets_call_me_Lily, Auckland, ZZ
Inside the Ocean By aredrosie, Mandeville, LA
Junior Year By BreeZephyr, Broken Arrow, OK
Just Before Dusk By CurrentBell, Brookline, MA
ladycritter By spxrky, Cedar City, UT
Left Incomplete By EleniAneziris, East Setuaket, NY
Life in an Aquarium By RachelT, Lake Forest Park, WA
Lottery Ticket By kafuller, Natick, MA
lovely lady By Anonymous, Southold, NY
Mark the Spot By Anonymous, Hagerstown, MD
Midday By Anonymous, Pearland, TX
Moment By Anonymous10119, minneapolis, MN
Mommy By Katherine D., Darien, CT
Monsters Aren’t in the Closet By AliiS, Las Vegas, NV
My First Doll By GabrielleH, New York, NY
Nautical By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Nine Red Water Lilies By Ramya, Wellesley, MA
Nothing Less Than Truth By KFT22, Darien, CT
Over You By ebonysundance, Denver, CO
Paper Pure By AbbeyW, Browns Summit, NC
Persephone By Aberdeen, Spring, TX
Persimmons By t3t0bean, Oak Park, CA
poet By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
Poetry By SolisCantio, Saint Ansgar, IA
Poison By HaileyEliza, Middleburgh, NY
Rangeley By MargaretEllis, Portland, ME
Recovery By 15DavisE, San Antonio, TX
red rock By spencerkopp, Rochester, MI
Remnants of You By PoetAndYouKnowIt, Westfield, NJ
Seashell By CountryRose, goshen, IN
Seeds of Pomegranate By isabelw, Atlanta, GA
Seventy-Five Names By Liv.Harris, Dardenne Prairie, MO
Shake By emmmmmma, Arlington Heights, IL
Silent Songs By Moon_Fall, Cadiz, KY
Slice By Cassidy_Suzanne, Sewickley, PA
Small Step in Heels By CynnthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
Standing By Gianna T., Lemont, IL
Static By GennaElissa, Cherry Hill, NJ
Tea Stains By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
The Definition of Losing Yourself By ShelbyGrey, Ashland, KY
The Junkyard By ChristopherChamberlain, Apache Junction, AZ
The Lonely Lion Who Was Surrounded by Tigers By Van1sher, Hebron, KY
The Next Day By Rlopes, Arlington Heights, IL
The sun will rise soon. By Anonymous, Fredericksburg, VA
There Is a Silly in This Logic By ZoeZoe, auckland, ZZ
this is something that happens By tessfelter, Piermont, NY
to be read with the hand over the eyes By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Two Broken Parts By ellie_mac98, Christiansburg, VA
WAR NO MORE By Tifara, Athens, GA
Wastelander By Old-World-Blues, New Freedom, PA
What do you dream of? By amconnor, Bettendorf, IA
Writer’s Block By Meghin, Bridgeton, NJ
You Like Jesus, Right? By Idillio, San Francisco, CA
Youth By Meopeo, Sturgis, SD
Asymmetric By kennedyshine, San Francisco, CA
Emotional Elephant By Grainey, winter springs, FL
juices of July By DancingShadows, Pasadena, CA
Neighborhood Squirrels By Niyaroo, Colonial Beach, VA
Sand By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
“Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” By nelehjr, Jay Em, WY

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