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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2015 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College ReviewsEndicott College By mrsperegrine, Stratham, NH
College ReviewsPrinceton University By ilovethecity, Westbury, NY


Babushka By jazzyjess, Livingston, NJ
Carrot Soup By Anna Z., West Branch, IA
Just a Little Broken Wing By ThePosh, Goldston, NC
Not Yours By nbrownrigg14, ormond beach, FL
ABC Story By ferngirl16, Lexington, MA
Sentinel Origins: Simon By brettb33, Marcellus, MI
The Final Sunset By WhyAlanis, Barnegat, NJ
The Client By mizzy430, Wellesley, MA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceI Have You By fireandrain, Wayland, MA
Community ServiceThe Children’s Center By Meital.S, Netanya, ZZ
HealthDisaster on Ice By HockeyMike, Lake St Louis, MO
HealthScarred But Not Broken By itskatomall, Orlando, FL
Letters to the EditorA Letter to Icy By nzlato, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorBeaches and Brothers By JustTheGirlnextDoor, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorMy Boys By Anonymous, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorRules for NYC Tourists By dgeileen, Livingston, NJ
Letters to the EditorSilence is Golden By Dreya1118, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorTeen Ink, My Buffet By AliciaMarzolf, Cupertino, CA
Letters to the EditorWhat If … By HafsaAhmed, Karachi, ZZ
Pride & PrejudiceIt’s Possible By Anonymous, Vallejo, CA
Pride & PrejudiceJatheism By Anonymous, Dallas, TX
Pride & PrejudiceMelting Pot By EthicalDilemma, San Luis Obispo, CA


Educator of the YearMark Kohnhorst: Swim Coach • Lake Country Swim Team, Hartland, WI By Amanda S., Hartland, WI
Educator of the YearSuiyen Smith: Drama • Global Leadership Academy By Amy D., Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
InterviewsHolocaust Survivor Jadia Szyjewicz By GlennM, Needham, MA
InterviewsTibetan Activist Dorjee Tseten By Sophia S., Tokyo, Japan
MemoirCall Me Gossip Boy By GossipBoy, NEW YORK, NY
MemoirContagion By Kain K., Paramus, NJ
MemoirHappiness is Contagious By ggirl505, Los Lunas, NM
MemoirI Need a Ride to the Pharmacy (a sestina) By Celestine A., Telluride, CO
MemoirLather, Rinse, Repeat By Laura D., Mar Lin, PA
MemoirNot a Burden By brandon.moseley, Maplewood, MO
MemoirOne Stupid Text By Sophie_Lamm, Flower mound, TX
MemoirWasting Myself By Anonymous, N. St. Paul, MN
MemoirWhy Did I Do It? By Tophrocks, Waxhaw, NC
Personal ExperienceDear Jane, By Alice D., Ann Arbor, MI
Personal ExperienceHidden Talent By cbaer520, Park Ridge, IL
Personal ExperienceI don’t say… By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
Personal ExperienceIt’s Not About Olives By jkedwards, West Branch, IA
Personal ExperienceLazy By Jerzeygirl, Hartland, WI
Personal ExperienceMeddlesome Matchmaking By Anonymous, Manhasset, NY
Personal ExperienceMismatch By mikaylarosee13, Sparkill, NY
Personal ExperienceOn Blowing Rock By K-Siprelle, Maryville, TN
Personal ExperienceSage By juliannex, Ellicott City, MD
Personal ExperienceWrecking Ball By willville, Williamsville, NY
Travel & CultureAccording to My Mexican Upbringing By AleMarquez, Monterrey, ZZ
Travel & CultureLlama Central By f.zhang04, Rochester, MN
Travel & CultureRemembering at Yad Vashem By AliPearl, Philadelphia, PA
Travel & CultureThai New Year By E-Naru, Chiang Mai, ZZ
Travel & CultureTimes Square By cydsacks, New York, NY


Are We Good or Evil? By Kadurantia, Pittsboro, NC
Hollaback Girl By Yaasmeen, Harrisburg, PA
Juvenile Injustice By tennis101, Elizabethtown, KY
The Heisman Trophy: Character or Capability? By clemsonfan2019, Merritt Island, FL


Book ReviewsMaus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman By elenajustine, Seattle, WA
Book ReviewsMr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan By LexiBow, Scottsdale, AZ
Book ReviewsSomeday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham By SpeakerOfTheDead, Lemont, IL
Book ReviewsThe Mozart Season by Virginia Euwer Wolff By MagdielAmell, Santo Domingo, ZZ
Movie ReviewsChef By Canadotas, Harrisonburg, VA
Movie ReviewsRomeo and Juliet (2013) By JamesAdam, Jeffersonville, IN
Music ReviewsDevotion by Anberlin By David G., Allison Park, PA
Music ReviewsMultiply by Ed Sheeran By MLA99, La Canada, CA
Music ReviewsThe Idler Wheel … by Fiona Apple By IzzyDupuis, Portland, CT
TV show reviewsGame of Thrones By celestia389, Shelton, CT

Art / Photo

"These violent delights have violent ends." By sophia86, Phoenix, AZ
A Horse Run By danikataylor, Sisteres, OR
Awaiting the Prince By Katkin, Abbotsford, ZZ
City Dreams By rachelgearhart, eden, NC
confidence By Elirei, Nærbø, ZZ
Cool Boy By AshishAman, patna, ZZ
feeling blue By etheeeeeel, niagara falls, ZZ
Fiery Sunset By emmazoller, Newcastle, CA
Fingertips By Clary_Fray, Castro Valley, CA
Forgotten Yesterday By kimAV, GILBERT, AZ
Freedom By ksantos, Medford, MA
Giggling By mbrawner413, Ledyard, CT
Glamorous By Amy.J232, harvard, MA
Golden By , Overland Park, KS
Happy Hanukkah! By juliahlauer, Lafayette, CA
Harvest By , Pittsburgh, PA
Hero Betrayed By pagesofnemo, Dallas, TX
House By ANichols26, Eldora, IA
I Believe I Can Fly By PinchOfPixelDust, Glendale, CA
In God We Trust By Weatherby76, Newtown, PA
Interrupted Generation By Danisher, Redondo Beach, CA
King of the swans By , Ny, NY
Little Red By Amberjane, St Peter Port, ZZ
Made of Scars By ashleyts29, Johns Creek, GA
Me time. By tyedyeeyes, Lexington, KY
Moments for Goodbye By addisonmc521, Oak Harbor, OH
morning beauty By shravya.goteti, Hyderabad, ZZ
Never Forgotten By CarolynRose, Ringoes, NJ
RandJ By TirzahG, austin, TX
Reaching out By KattKy, Wake Forest, NC
Save Ferris By Special_k424, Portland, ME
Senior Portraits By tkminogue8, Madison, NJ
She is a Sunrise By AquaBlu, Johnstown, OH
Silhouette By Writing-Is-My-Drug, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Smiles By Kayroxy101, Ringwood, NJ
Storm By nescaping, Corning, NY
Temple of sundown By the-earth-between-our-toes, Wales, ZZ
The Forgotten Ones By helenamattioli, Little Falls, NJ
The woods By alyssa14, yelm, WA
There is only one happiness in life -to love and to be loved. By ewood14, Franklin, TN
Ummmm By LeahC, Burke, VA
Unnamed II By ProphecyMist, Fort Collins, CO
Winter Dream By Qtyler, Rochester, NY
Zenith By MayaS., Mundelein, IL


Peter and his Mother's Pantyhose By lilyofthevalley, Baltimore, MD
Scattered Thought By Malique J., Phoenix, AZ
Science, Anew By Anonymous, Toronto, ZZ
Snowglobe By Lindsay S., Springfield, MO
Untitled By yulitsatapia, bridgeton, NJ
The Clouds' Courante By violawritermady, Lehi, UT
A 13-Year-Old Waits for the Rapture By via530, Natick, MA
A Secret Fire By Maylissa, Stalowa Wola, ZZ
Alone at the Carnival By PresidentLeahy, St. Peters, MO
ants; humans By SpidersAcrossStars, Hayward, CA
Blind Spot By moraddant, Natick, MA
Chores By MeanMrMustard, Easley, SC
Closed Doors By ClaraJoy, Arlington, VA
Dances By Changeling, Cupertino, CA
Decay By EleniAneziris, East Setuaket, NY
Dedicated to Her By PianoKeys97, Medford, NJ
Detours By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
Devotedly Human By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Do you remember By Anonymous, Angwin, CA
Durian By Grimmkatsuki777, Honolulu, HI
eggs & melancholia By clericus, Byron Center, MI
Gone in Spirit By Anonymous, Kingsville, ZZ
I am white. By Sakuya, Farmville, VA
I Took a Chance By EarthMoon01, Sacramento, CA
I Was Not Happy When I Wrote This By LucyK, Greenwich, CT
Identical By Megsley, Pittsburgh, PA
Introspection, 2008 By inawang, Portland, OR
Let's Run Away By Jake_A, Gilford, NH
Life From My Eyes By Caleb B., Canandaigua, NY
Lottery By CupofJo, Petal, MS
Madame Tristesse By LadyDemise, Brookfield, WI
Metamorpho By Sarah D., Boulder, CO
My Hope By ellaellaella, Missoula, MT
My Smell By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
natural disaster By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
Onyx Secrets By Anna141, Yamouth, ME
Overthrowing the Cold By sapphire_sora, Evanston, IL, IL
perspective By childishnotions, Houston, TX
Proclivity By Lets_call_me_Lily, Auckland, ZZ
Road Map By Anonymous, Portland, OR
Roots By Abbymari, Easley, SC
Sand Castle By AbbeyW, Browns Summit, NC
sesquipedalian to a fault By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Smorgasbord By TanviKusum, Gurgaon, ZZ
Smudged By normcore, Pittsburgh, PA
Spain By coconesha, Takoma Park, MD
stuck By too-normal-to-function, Natick, MA
The Act of Missing By SaphiraBrightscales, Jhelum, ZZ
The Artificial Girl By Larkspur, Silver Spring, MD
The Emancipation of the Lie By Van1sher, Hebron, KY
The Taste of Laughter By Juliabelle, Healdsburg, CA
Tree of Life By Jegravi, Summerfield, NC
under ice By Anonymous, 1, PA
Unmasked By Anonymous, West Des Moines, IA
unspoken sparks By Mercy0414, Miramar, FL
We were a Family of Three By SelenaFlores23, Davenport, IA
What a Mirror Cannot Do By GillianBorromeo, Manila, ZZ
What I Do Know By nicole.a96, Wyckoff, NJ
What X Equals By WillowOrchard, Cave Creek, AZ
When I Close My Eyes, By haley101, Windsor, CT
Why aren’t there more poems about the Sun? By Meopeo, Sturgis, SD
Why You Left By hawksfanjulie, Burbank, IL
Words Around My Neck By Anonymous, Nashville, TN
Your Lips By BicycleThief, Red Bank, NJ
Forwarding the Motion By RojerThatCat, Canoga, CA
Jump, Jump, Punch By alme3, Double Oak, TX
Holocaust Survivors (Just Liberated) By anja.o, Lancaster, PA

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