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Teen Ink Magazine, March 2015 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College ReviewsColby-Sawyer College By Andrew C., Lynnfield, MA
College ReviewsUniversity of British Columbia By chococat, Richmond, ZZ
College ReviewsUniversity of Michigan By ckeh15, La Canada, CA


Gravity By KFT22, Darien, CT
Dreams and Lies By NimiiV, Missouri City, TX
Fifteen Claps for Lenna By abi_gail, Cooperstown NY, NY
Paper Plates and Talking Plants By freda, New Orleans, LA
The Onion By Fluffylaw, Novi, MI
The Net By ErinSprocket, South Orange, NJ
Wings in Ink By vietblueart, withheld, CA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceA Twin’s Journey into Autism By KrisKat, Ridgewood, NJ
Community ServiceAt Home at the Shelter By zen123, Alpine, NJ
HealthA Victim to Heroin By Ashesfalldown, Groveland, MA
HealthFighting Your Demons By Anonymous, Lewisville, TX
HealthGood-Bye, Normal Life By Jennique, Cameron, WI
HealthPast Scars By Anonymous, Harvard, IL
HealthScrubadubdub By Eleanor4, Christchurch, ZZ
HealthShattered Season By Wolfin8or, Defiance, OH
HealthSkin and Bones By Anonymous, Cannon Falls, MN
HealthThe Cancer Curse By avealynne, Iowa City, IA
HealthThe Tao of Kairos By MountainWriter, Flagstaff, AZ
HealthTonsillec-tastrophe! By Anonymous, Wilmington, MA
Letters to the EditorA Voice By asofnow, Troy, MI
Letters to the EditorHappiness Is Contagious By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Letters to the EditorHollaback Girl By _hannah_, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorMultiply by Ed Sheeran By BereMe97, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorOverwhelmed By Michaela K., Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorThe Heisman Controversy By Ishai, Brooklyn, NY
Pride & PrejudiceA Forgotten Feeling By Cameron_D, Dudley, NC
Pride & PrejudiceAgender Angst By Sootfire, West Bloomfield, MI
Pride & PrejudiceThe Mistakes of My Father By Anonymous, New London, CT


Educator of the YearCarol Warren: Language Arts • Oakland Middle School By PopeHarvey, Murfreesboro, TN
Educator of the YearEthan Cherin: Economics • St. Paul Central High School By Helena.of.Karatha, Saint Paul, MN
Educator of the YearToniann DeGregory: Visual Arts • Cab Calloway School of the Arts By Matthew G., Hockessin, DE
InterviewsA Way With Words By alme3, Double Oak, TX
InterviewsThe Rising Voices of Philadelphia By sarah_h2, West Chester, PA
Memoir16 and Definitely Not Pregnant By Jane3, Bryn Mawr, PA
MemoirA Potter Obsession By bsolich14, Greenwood Village, CO
MemoirA True High School Story By Ethan G., New City, NY
MemoirDrive By KalvinKalvin, Dushanbe, ZZ
MemoirFinally a Princess By Emily S., Cypress, TX
MemoirGun Girl By Anonymous, Peterborough, NH
MemoirHow to Save a Life By ironsidegirl, Mesa, AZ
MemoirMy Other Mother By Olivia1195, McDonough, GA
MemoirPicture Perfect By bmwei, Vancouver, ZZ
MemoirProcession By Anonymous, Green Brook, NJ
MemoirYellow By Anonymous, mound, MN
SportsDeclaring My Independence By Nick P., Clarkston, MI
SportsDictionary of the Deep By Lydia S., Pismo Beach, CA
Travel & CultureMy Favorite Place on Earth By LadyDeathicorn, Flowery Branch, GA
Travel & CultureThe Market By Shagun, Jaipur, ZZ
Travel & CultureWomen of Ivory Coast By fatim H., new york, NY


Can You Hear Me Now? By allhallowsevekatie, Hampden, MA
Changing School Start Times By JRaye, Dorr, MI


Book ReviewsAmericanah • by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie By Amaju O., SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Book ReviewsCoraline • by Neil Gaiman By KaavyaM, Hyderabad, ZZ
Book ReviewsSchizo • by Nic Sheff By DomusVocis, Green Bay, WI
Book ReviewsThe Flowers of Evil • by Shuzo Oshimi By CatSword, Leavenworth, KS
Movie ReviewsInto the Woods By Quillmaster, Cambridge, MA
Movie ReviewsSafe Haven By Jenna R., Scottsdale, AZ
Movie ReviewsThe Giver By Gabrielleamar, New York, NY
Music ReviewsDon’t Forget Who You Are by Miles Kane By super8, Manhattan, KS
Music ReviewsIn the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith By AimaXO, Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsRented World by The Menzingers By Springading, Macomb, MI
Video game reviewsClash of Clans By BubbleMilkTea, Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsL.A. Noire By matthew.fine8, Staten Island, NY
Video game reviewsMad Father By LadyBlanc, Paragould, AR
Video game reviewsTitanfall By Christian W., Madison, CT

Art / Photo

Abe W By , Orlando, FL
Around the Next Bend By shalom378, woodburn, OR
At Dusk By Its_AndreaN, Ava, NY
Balloon Bliss By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
Baltimore's Gem By Anastasia_tishena, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Boy at the Park By PureDrawings, High Point, NC
Broken By PicturesbyLG, West Orange, NJ
Cotton Candy Day By SaphiraBrightscales, Jhelum, ZZ
Daniel radcliffe (Harry Potter) portrait By Madhav, DELHI, ZZ
Fallen By Sova6, St. Paul, MN
Falling Apart - A Self Portrait By , Edgewater, NJ
Farm life? By , Cary, NC
Fragmented By ashleyts29, Johns Creek, GA
Frozen Anna By TheShieldsBisChiz, Talking Rock, GA
Hang Loose By thatblondebeech, Davie, FL
Intertwined By , Short Hills, NJ
Katmai National Park By Nick54321, Parkland, FL
Last Stop By CaseyChickenWang, McDonough, GA
Lolita Doll By SuperFloree, Solon, OH
Looking Out By Shalyce, Columbia Falls, MT
McKenna 2 By stacey.lyn, Fountain Valley, CA
Myth and Magic By GlowFlight, Taipei, ZZ
nightmares By , Chicago, IL
Origins By bellariptor, Lexington, MA
over taken By macksweet, canandaigua, NY
Prisoners By EkaterinaKZ, Almaty, ZZ
reading rainbow By geetakesphotos, Beckenham, ZZ
Reminiscence By artparisone, Noida, ZZ
Sanford Farm By curlew77, Pleasantville, NY
Scuba Selfie By HeraldoThompson, Sarasota, FL
Sea Rocks By Ravenstars, Union City, CA
Sea Thoughts By Ninjapotato, Lake forest, CA
Serenity By TiredEm, Belleville, ZZ
Some Still Praise By , Andrews, TX
Splatter Me By Roseatta, Merritt Island, FL
Sunlight on the Ocean By ObviousBicycle, Westfield, NJ
Sunny Daze By mreynolds4, Orlando, FL
The trust between horse and owner By __danielaa__, Panama City, FL
Tongue-tied By claireoftheproblematique, Henrico, VA
Unchained By livkenzie, Dover, MA


Arms Encircled, Weave A Nest By zineth, lewisville, TX
Husky By Jegravi, Summerfield, NC
Joke Barista By PhillyCheese, Warrington, PA
13 Ways of Looking at Fingernails By gabbymancuso, Rivervale, NJ
a dark wood By clericus, Byron Center, MI
A Fire in a Heart Chamber By ShelbyGrey, Ashland, KY
A Mountain of Lies By ZoeZoe, auckland, ZZ
Accidental By Caroline H., Boulder Creek, CA
An Ocean Day By Haleybearmonton, Richmondville, NY
And Then By cho22, Gainesville, FL
App on App off By Mark M., Seattle, WA
are we By Andrew C., Cerritos, CA
Better Life By theanonreader, Pensacola, FL
Birthday Wishes By Nightingale74, San Pedro, CA
blood clots By Anonymous, olathe, KS
Blue Ink in a Red Pen By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Books By Canadian_Goose, Goshen, IN
Cacophony By SabrinaMKoss, New City, NY
Celestial Passing By SunVi, Oshkosh, WI
Child Song By ChaliceinWonderland, Oxford, ZZ
circles By Anonymous, natick, MA
Curious By DrewDawg, Easley, SC
Damage By Kayla2450, Fort Wayne, IN
Depression is an Alchemist By LilyClearwater, Linden, NJ
Earth By Anonymous, Auburn, AL
effigy By AliciaMarzolf, Cupertino, CA
Focus (ADHD) By ANN97, Palatine, IL
Grandma By c8lin, Closter, NJ
Guilt By taylorwunderlich, Monticello, IL
Happy Birthday By Anonymous, Nashville, TN
Haunting By gls_4, Medfield, MA
I Came, I Saw, I Conquered By LarWo24, Warrington, PA
I Just Want to Sleep By Silent-Poetry, Sarnia, ZZ
I want to say you're enough By Pdvarona, Miami, FL
I'll Regret By AmandaPreble, Chester, CT
in the bathroom By ToPonJah, San Diego, CA
irreplaceable By mylittle_bird, Pilot Point, TX
Jigsaw By MagpieMuses, Temperance, MI
Killing Me By everlost, Chapel Hill, NC
Little Daisies By Anonymous, Cincinnati, OH
Locked Cells By EleniAneziris, East Setuaket, NY
Lost Again By icarus1313, Phoenix, AZ
makeup By sassycass, Ocala, FL
Math Problems By Karavold, Hainesport, NJ
Monster By Shayley T., Thiensville, WI
My Cluttered Mess By jenevievekatherine, stony brook, NY
Nostalgic By Bella S., Mequon, WI
Number 18 By Anonymous, Depauw, IN
Opponent By SelenaFlores23, Davenport, IA
Pond Scum By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Pushing Down Daisy By Dixlexic, Garden City, NY
Pyramid of Life By ARhoads, Grand Island, NE
Reassurance By gracie1197, Pewaukee, WI
Reconcile (HA) By Anonymous, Hemet, CA
Renewal By asofnow, Troy, MI
Savagery By JessA2987, Huntersville, NC
Sea By Ineedsleep, Marshfield, MA
Short Live the King By Van1sher, Hebron, KY
So This is Anger By lily9799, Franklin, WI
Split My Ends and Fake Details By jennag4, New city, NY
straightening up By spagooter, Indianapolis, IN
Struggling Artist By haley101, Windsor, CT
The Beginning By Swimmergirl101, Rolla, MO
The Gravel Road By midnightwoah, Monett, MO
The Runner By _just_olivia, Arlington, MA
Thursday Afternoon By styhppystywrd, Bay City, MI
Tortellini Soup By Alex_Durham, Vineland, NJ
Veil of Shade By BlueFox, Marietta, GA
Word Art By LilyClearwater, Linden, NJ
Words By Allie P., Buenos Aires, Argentina
A Fallacy By Adroit_Soul, san Francisco, CA
Flightless By Anna141, Yamouth, ME
Now in Darkness By CynnthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
Pressure By Atticus1, Sandy, UT
Shampooed Rugs By Anonymous, Jonesport, ME
I'd rather By TamzieW., Pitakotte, ZZ
life. By dmoraga49, Jackson Heights, NY

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