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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2015 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Enlightenment By Van1sher, Hebron, KY
Elephant in the Room By LeahRae<3, Maiden, NC
There Was a Boy By SarahHarmon, Lawrenceville, NJ
Boring Boy By hannahegg, Aliso Viejo, CA
Grasshopper Green By MemphisBelle, Dickinson, TX
Lights Like Windows By beccatealotte, Tucson, AZ
Not That Romantic By SemiGingersnap, Cedar City, UT
The Coffee Shop By Lilybird, Lexington, MA
The View from the Lake By im_not_lizzie, Mundelein, IL
Cyber By Kestrel135, Waterford, CT
Night Giants By Audrey M., Houston, TX

Hot Topics

Community ServiceNonprofit Entrepreneurs By D@CMC, Wheat Ridge, CO
Community ServiceThe Price of Generosity By glitzygurl, Palo Alto, CA
EnvironmentGMOs: What Do You Know? By Madeline S., Seattle, WA
EnvironmentThe Quest to Eradicate Malaria By isabellalondon, London, ZZ
HealthA Second Chance By KathrynFournier, Plainfield, CT
HealthBody Algebra By rellamell, Los Angeles, CA
Letters to the Editor1% Survival Rate By Simone D., Oak Bluffs, MA, MA
Letters to the EditorBrown By British_American_Chick, edison, NJ
Letters to the EditorHow Tall Are You By Destiny143, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorSilent Speech By sal33, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorTeenInk.com Changes By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Letters to the EditorThank You By joyaun, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorUnderstanding White Privilege By T-Dawg, Oak Bluffs, MA
Pride & PrejudiceDear Legged People By AleMarquez, Monterrey, ZZ
Pride & PrejudiceThe F-Word By NotJasmineHart, Willmar, MN


Educator of the YearEva Foxwell: Business Technology • Brandywine Springs School By nindsay33, Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearMarie Fricker: Social Studies • North Shore Middle School By Annabird14, Hartland, WI
MemoirDo You Remember? By jlynchfc, Pittsburgh, PA
MemoirMy First CD By Claire T., Sacramento, CA
MemoirOJ and Mahogany By trahman, Cambridge, MA
MemoirShaken By Catie C., Chandler, AZ
MemoirThe Kitchen: A Place of Love By TheStarsLaughAlong, College Park, MD
MemoirYour Perfect Daughter By Rachael D., East Lansing, MI
Personal ExperienceA Boy’s First Kiss By glowsticks4ever, Ripon, WI
Personal ExperienceHopeless Romantic By thebespectacledotter, Tappan, NY
Personal ExperienceI’m Not Good at Love Stories By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
Personal Experiencelampposts By Writing., Lansing, MI
Personal ExperienceLife Is Not a Movie By wildaburk3160, Grove, OK
Personal ExperienceLove Yourself First By windii, Camden, NJ
Personal ExperienceMiddle School Crush By Anonymous, Princeton Junction, NJ
Personal ExperienceNever By Gracieblue, Oak Park, IL
Personal ExperienceOde to Ritual Crying By gabbymancuso, Rivervale, NJ
Personal ExperienceOverwhelmed By StefG, Stevenson, MD
Personal ExperiencePressure to Do “It” By Anonymous, Wilton, CT
Personal ExperienceSometime in December By SabrinaMKoss, New City, NY
Personal ExperienceThe Letter By Anonymous, Meadeville, PA
Personal ExperienceTwo Weeks After By Anonymous, Franklin Lakes, NJ
SportsHurdling My Mental Block By Caitlynn F., Nova, OH
Travel & Culture32 States, 202 Countries By turn-the-paige312, Bridgeton, NJ
Travel & CultureBathrooms in Japan By tama27, Yokohama, ZZ
Travel & CultureJapanese and Me By jamiefoxx, Kennett Square, PA
Travel & CultureThe Five Pillars of Islam By somedayinthecityofbays, Greenville, SC
Travel & CultureThe Roads of Ghana By Princess-Maple, Oak Ridge, TN


Je Suis Charlie By Enora C., Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Electric Chair By lilyofthevalley, Baltimore, MD
Why I Hated “The Fault in Our Stars” By emsrg19, Havertown, PA
Space: The Future of Humanity By Narrelle, Royal Palm Beach, FL


Book ReviewsAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins By Teenage_Read, Kentville, ZZ
Book ReviewsEvery Day by David Levithan By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Book ReviewsFive Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink By Anonymous, scottsdale, AZ
Book ReviewsMe Before You by Jojo Moyes By Minji, Concord, NH
Movie ReviewsIn Time By redpanda26, Chevy Chase, MD
Movie ReviewsLegend of Kung Fu Rabbit By ErikF, Eggertsville, NY
Movie ReviewsLost and Delirious By Tipster37, Surfside, FL
Movie ReviewsMood Indigo By jibberish45, Wilmington, DE
Music ReviewsAnaïs Mitchell and Patty Griffin at Buskirk-Chumley Theater By DreamsForSale, Bedford, IN
Music ReviewsIn the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson By MitchellMobley, McDonough, GA
Music ReviewsSupermodel by Foster the People By KenyaLove41, Dallas, TX

Art / Photo

"holding on" part 2 By etheeeeeel, niagara falls, ZZ
A Face of Stories By livinganddreaming, Twp. of Washington, NJ
Ahead By , Ny, NY
Almost Like Magic By jules107, West Bend, WI
An Apple a Day By rosaapotez, San Diego, CA
Before By Carsellular, Auckland, ZZ
Best Sight By tickledpink, Taytay, Rizal, ZZ
Blossom By RavelaElla, Northridge, CA
Cheer By Esmeralda56, Bremen, IN
Cookie Cutter By GlowFlight, Taipei, ZZ
Cream or Suger? By emmalizmort, Granville, OH
Elegance and Grace By EONeal, Knightdale, NC
Eye By Jolijn, De Weere, ZZ
Facades By elaine69018, Bellevue, WA
Flower By JerryZeng, Portola Valley, CA
He loves me, he loves me not. By theoriginalmoriah, Seward, AK
His Princess By LeahC, Burke, VA
Hollow By Lirabo97, Trumansburg, NY
I Write in Black and White By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
Its all about perspective By eweaver, westernville, NY
Kiss in the Sun By , marysville, CA
Little Girls By Dreamer_, Milton On, ZZ
Little Kisses By smilefever, Boulder, CO
Locks of love By Katiebug1157, Walla Walla, WA
Lonely Londoner By AnonymousTillYouKnowMe, Bucks, ZZ
look. By NathalieParadise, olympia, WA
Looking Out By curlew77, Pleasantville, NY
love's sunset By lazania, augusta, GA
Make a Funny Face and Everything's Okay By Mybirdheart, Lowell, IN
My Family By pagesofnemo, Dallas, TX
Nature By AliGreg, Edgewater Park, NJ
Neighbors By MichelleTaco, brooklyn, NY
Paint the City Red By tonypony, Torrance, CA
Pure Love By fajralam, Gujranwala, ZZ
Schoolboy's Music By BaconMaster, Springfield, MA
Shades of Me By joycesong99, Edwards, IL
Shattered By Kisila, Oklahoma City, OK
Sillhouette By Daria, Owen, WI
Space By Hoot18, Hoosick Falls, NY
Still.. By pjysantos, Pampanga, ZZ
Sucess By SarahXC, Austin, TX
Summer Nights By Qtyler, Rochester, NY
Sunny Car Rides By Aallison, Boise, ID
Sunset Boy By Lilia, El cajon, CA
That Look By CloeyR, Oxford, AL
The Blues By Special_k424, Portland, ME
The Butterfly Garden By demuthe, Charleston, SC
Untitled By countrygirl28, Colleyville, TX
We Own the Night By JoshCphotos, Summit, NJ
Widowed By carissaneko, San Jose, CA


Love Comes, Love Leaves By hannahamara, Mequon, WI
… Yourself By Punk.Snowflake, New Castle, IN
Autumn of the Mind By EmmaLT, Richmondville, NY
This blood is not your home By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
(uni)versal By SophieLoffie, Wilmington, MA
-ish. By Maya N., arvada, CO
A Not-Trinity for a Not-Couple By Afanen, Santa Rosa, CA
Alabaster By paerpoet, Farmington Hills, MI
Angel By Meopeo, Sturgis, SD
Apples and Heartbreak By malavika99, Princeton, NJ
Beauty By MonicaJanvier, Brooklyn, NY
blood brothers By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
Call Me Crazy (I’m Calling) By SabrinaMKoss, New City, NY
Chris By Chamcham, Telluride, CO
Con Flict By candlewax_etc, Las Cruces, NM
Confessions of a Hoarder By Roseate, San Ramon, CA
could you By relentlessrios, Lewisville, TX
Diamond Necklace By Anonymous, Flower Mound, TX
Don't Go To Sleep (The Long Distance Relationship Poem) By J.Dillinger, South Plainfield, NJ
Dyspnea By Anonymous, Ormond Beach, FL
Expanding By Pdvarona, Miami, FL
Fire and Ice By destinie_okay, rochester, NY
Freckled By MissMizzyMiz, King Of Prussia, PA
Hang Fire By Anonymous, Littleton, CO
Insomnia, Coffee, and Butterflies By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
Letting Go By asofnow, Troy, MI
Longing By Maylissa, Stalowa Wola, ZZ
Morning By the-earth-between-our-toes, Wales, ZZ
My Knees Hurt From Praying to You By twelvedosesof, Buda, TX
Never Understood By MissMia, Williamsburg, VA
Ophelia By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
Physical or Chemical Change? By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Redistancing By Ukebae, Brooklyn, NY
Remembrance By Daniel P., Ridgewood, NJ
Replies By AddyAddie, Seattle, WA
restless lenses By MallikaS22, Santa Fe, NM
reversal/survival/bones By MyApocalyptic, Kasilof, AK
similarities repulse By Mercy0414, Miramar, FL
Snow Globe By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Spinning By too-normal-to-function, Natick, MA
Strangers By thecrookedneighbor, belleville, NJ
Supernova By CarolineBK, Washington DC, DC
Tangled By Ms.Grossi, Malden, MA
The Jealous, the Empty, and the Frustrated By Cameandgonesmarty, North Vancouver, ZZ
The Smart One By hannaenchiladas, Hudsonville, MI
Thursday Night (Although You Were Exclusive) By drcf98, Charleston, SC
to the unaware By clericus, Byron Center, MI
To Weep By Mason.G.Meyer, Snohomish, WA
Tomatoes By Carmen S., Benton Harbor, MI
Velvet Dreams By kyranaomi, Littleton, CO
WHAT IS LOVE? By Apollemoog, Yonkers, NY
Whence We Came By stillheartless, Eugene, OR
Wooden Eyes By 12gage, Genesee, ID
You Are Not A Tree By CassieEJ, Robbins, NC
You are not the (only) reason I wanted to be published By Jack.C, Elburn, IL
Your Garden By Stephanie H., Lakewood, WA
Never To,get,her By CynnthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
3 a.m. By anna.marie, Upper Saddle River, NJ
A Revolver … By kellz1602, Buenos Aires, ZZ

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