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Teen Ink Magazine, May 2015 Edition

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College Guide

College ReviewsDrexel University By ilovethecity, Westbury, NY
College ReviewsUniversity of Washington By Rachel K., Franklin Lakes, NJ


A Teenager’s Guide to Paralysis By Evelyn G., Brookline, MA
Granted By Pamezquita1233, Clemmons, NC
In Fiction By Tori C., Marion, NC
Mums and the Sun By LostInTime, Charlotte, NC
Onions and Butter By rmseiler1, De Pere, WI
Sweet Sorrow By Yaasmeen, Harrisburg, PA
The Raincoat By Epsilon, Eureka, CA
Walls By Angie J., Naperville, IL
Machinery By QueenCas, Wentzville, MO
Marked By The_Girl_of_Many_Words, West Monroe, LA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceLittle Miss Sunshine Cart By AliciaMarzolf, Cupertino, CA
Community ServiceNursing Home Helper By marianparkide, San Jose, CA
EnvironmentAnimal Rights Activist By LaurenKearney, Sarafovo, Burgas, ZZ
EnvironmentEdna in the Stars By MauriceHuff, Chesapeake, VA
EnvironmentSuperbad Superfunds By AngelaAxelson, Littleton, CO
HealthMeditation in Schools By Anonymous, Blacklick, OH
HealthMore than a Little Nervous By Anonymous, Mesa, AZ
Letters to the EditorA True High School Story By Worshiper.of.tacos, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorA Victim to Heroin By OmNomAmi, Peoria, AZ
Letters to the EditorGMOs: What Do You Know? By NickBrown73, Ayersville, OH
Letters to the EditorGravity By Nancy R., Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorThe Price of Generosity By ogo99, Holgate, OH
Letters to the EditorWAR NO MORE By J.ramirez, brooklyn, NY
Letters to the Editor“No” Should Matter By Cocobean, Brooklyn, NY
Pride & PrejudiceFairy-Tale Fallacy By kkdreamer101, Mandeville, LA
Pride & PrejudiceI Am Hero By Kennie_, Boston, MA
Pride & PrejudiceThick, Curly, and Big By Shae O., Owings Mills, MD


Educator of the YearDave Olenchek: Statistics • Arrowhead High School By Brester25, Pewaukee, WI
Educator of the YearRobert Karcha: Chemistry • John Dickinson High School By Pulchra-Stella, Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearSundoss Shad: English • Lahore Grammar School By swiftie_emz, Lahore, ZZ
MemoirA Pound Does Not a Person Make By Triscuits, Vinton, VA
MemoirAyden James By Anonymous, walker, LA
MemoirBrush Strokes By yaythisisavailable, Simpsonville, SC
MemoirDear Girl in the Blue Coat By Rebecca R., Stamford, CT
MemoirForgiveness By ErinSprocket, South Orange, NJ
MemoirOn the Left By Char_Sul, Wilmington, MA
Memoirsnick By Kittengoo, Cape Coral, FL
MemoirThe Other Sophia By GG_LeBode, Brooklyn, NY
MemoirThe Rice-Making Artist By sarah_h2, West Chester, PA
Personal ExperienceBecause We Love You By Valerie T., Winter Park, FL
Personal ExperienceCoffee By Sundance, Syracuse, NY
Personal ExperienceDad’s Coat By typewriter_girl, Knoxville, TN
Personal ExperienceFamiliar Stranger By lauraxin, Livingston, NJ
Personal ExperienceFerris Wheels and Pistachios By celinewang, Newport Beach, CA
Personal ExperienceFishing with You By Anonymous, Hawley, PA
Personal ExperienceHope By s_diazz, Buena Park, CA
Personal ExperienceMama’s Pie Hands By writeandreid, Salt Lake City, UT
Personal ExperienceMammy and Santa Man By hungryMonkeys, South Pasadena, CA
Personal ExperienceMom’s Scarves By coolikethat1210, Manhattan, NY
Personal ExperienceNightlight By Gracieblue, Oak Park, IL
Personal ExperienceWonder Woman By ZoZoEM, reno, NV
Personal ExperienceYou Are Your Mother By Natalie.Mae, St. Louis, MO
SportsA Wonderful Day at Sea By luke C., Royal Oak, MI
SportsBeyond the Tutu By Allisonliu, Princeton, NJ
SportsI Run By TaylorLaine, Paris, IL
Travel & CultureCeylon Tea By dksdlfp2739, KamphaengPhet, ZZ
Travel & CultureHeaven’s Pennies By elisenicolle, redwood city, CA
Travel & CultureMoving Out By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Travel & CultureThrough Mexican Eyes By AleMarquez, Monterrey, ZZ


American Steering Wheels By Kammmmmm, Council Bluffs, IA
Bikinis Are Exhausting By QLexE, Old Greenwich, CT
Prom-blem By Mikayla_Toce, W, CT
Ashamed to be American? By Delaney.Davis, Grapevine, TX
The Death of Chivalry By cannedunicorn, Philadelphia, PA


Book ReviewsI Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai By Andromeda V., Richfield, MN
Book ReviewsLord of the Flies by William Golding By AliciaMarzolf, Cupertino, CA
Book ReviewsOut of Reach by Carrie Arcos By Teenage_Read, Kentville, ZZ
Book ReviewsThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak By AubJuel, St. Paul Park, MN
Movie ReviewsBirdman By tab_is_fab, West Palm Beach, FL
Movie ReviewsMan of Steel By DearBrutus, Banks, OR
Music Reviews1989 by Taylor Swift By annie1214, Camas, WA
Music ReviewsTyranny by Julian Casablancas By super8, Manhattan, KS
Music ReviewsYoung the Giant by Young the Giant By sidisme, Mcdonough, GA
TV show reviewsHouse of Cards By Cole H., Boulder, CO
Video game reviewsFive Nights at Freddy’s By Kablamo646, Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsMonument Valley By moctezoomzoom, Grand Prairie, TX
Video game reviewsSuper Smash Bros. By JK_is_cool, Pittsburgh, PA
Video game reviewsThe Walking Dead By HafsaAhmed, Karachi, ZZ

Art / Photo

"There is No Love Like a Mother's" By Joya123, Puerto Plata, ZZ
A Home By CaseyChickenWang, McDonough, GA
Against the Clock By , Pittsburgh, PA
Aged Hands By rolla11, Brewster, NY
Barre. By kidwiththecamerathings, Florence, SC
Burning By , Greenlawn, NY
Can't Escape By Special_k424, Portland, ME
Colored Fire By CloeyR, Oxford, AL
Colour of her Labour By Cymbourine, Easley, SC
Colours of the Wind By SaphiraBrightscales, Jhelum, ZZ
Come Sail Away By JadeGreen, Cameron, WI
Explore By hungryMonkeys, South Pasadena, CA
Feeling Blue By LeahC, Burke, VA
Frozen Wonderland By mariavera, Beachwood, OH
Grandpa By irena23, oak park, CA
Hello Great Grandma By alyssa14, yelm, WA
How Do They Life By , Fort Myers, FL
In the dark By EMTR35, Solo, ZZ
In the stars By PureDrawings, chandler, AZ
Italia By artparisone, Noida, ZZ
Lanterns By egavin, Belmont, MA
Lead Me There By AngelaMB, New York, NY
Malevolent Dusk By CoCo_nuttts, Tomkins Cove, NY
Maps in Your Eyes By Lilia, El cajon, CA
Mario and Luigi By Saraega, Lake Stevens, WA
Midnight Magic By Authentic_Nerd, Los Angeles, CA
Mommy By , waynesboro, VA
Musical Correspondence By EllenRainer, Muncy, PA
My Moustache By eightisgreat, Clarks Green, PA
Paint brushes By Jolijn, De Weere, ZZ
Pond Levitation By , Rockville, MD
pottery By , Monte Vista, CO
Prom 2013 By thatblondebeech, Davie, FL
Self Image By , Westwood, NJ
Sensational eyes By fajralam, Gujranwala, ZZ
Small Town By emmalizmort, Granville, OH
Sparkly Aviators By aidan_the_photographer, Mohrsville, PA
Staring By bellariptor, Lexington, MA
Stormcloud II By ProphecyMist, Fort Collins, CO
The Last Goodbye By Axrel, Bothell, WA
The pier By Crazy_vs_Sane, Surrey, ZZ
The solitude of home By DanaMorgan, Jonesport, ME
The trees will catch you By Gabrielleamar, New York, NY
Trumpets By PinchOfPixelDust, Glendale, CA
Wanderlust By liow.veronica, San Ramon, CA
When We Were Very Young By curlew77, Pleasantville, NY
Yin Yang By taliaberns, Aptos, CA


A Second By johnfeil, Port Aransas, TX
Backyard Portraits By VictoriaGG, Kendall Park, NJ
Because you wondered By Anonymous, Los Osos, CA
Blank Canvas By Zoe W., Felton, CA
Blank Functions By EleniAneziris, East Setuaket, NY
Bone Echoes By Maylissa, Stalowa Wola, ZZ
Broken By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
Burning the Word of God By sariah.bunker, Provo, UT
Carbon Under My Skin By WhatAboutNikki, Uncasville, CT
Chasing Stars By Blaeggert, Harrisonburg, VA
Chemicals and Their Effects on the Heart By Heather H., Gilmanton, NH
cigarette By MagpieMuses, Temperance, MI
Cliché By rosevomit, Cornish, UT
Coffee Break By dmoraga49, Jackson Heights, NY
Confession By MarieEsther, Miami, FL
CrunchFreeze By MichaelSpell, Lemont, IL
dehydrated By clurr, Davie, FL
Diagnosis: Lovesickness By kyranaomi, Littleton, CO
Frozen in Time By MaxPhotography, Madison, WI
Hair I’d Whisper Prayers Into By Maia-Irwin, keaau, HI
Harlem Waltz By HillelRosenshine, New York City, NY
Heavens By khuloodf, Abu Dhabi, ZZ
Higher place By Sweetsoulsearching, Frisco, TX
History of a Day By CloBeau, Hong Kong, ZZ
I Found My Poem By James-Lee, Highland Village, TX
Inked By Chaka, Kildeer, IL
It’s Time You Knew By MikaelaH, New City, NY
May/Sixteen By SabrinaMKoss, New City, NY
Maybe By contessa, Arlington Heights, IL
Miles By Pander_skow, Mount Prospect, IL
Milk By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
Momentum By Jake_A, Gilford, NH
More Than Matter By emily.rose4, Louisville, KY
mortal tendencies By SpidersAcrossStars, Hayward, CA
My Eternal Universe By too-normal-to-function, Natick, MA
My Mother Told Me By RealRiter, Astoria, OR
Night By fancyfox, santa rosa, CA
Nomenclature By megan_lynne666, Pittsburgh, PA
Odd Find By double13, Oconomowoc, WI
Ode to the Flowering Branch By clericus, Byron Center, MI
open skies By hlmnewcomer, Austin, TX
Passion By Pdvarona, Miami, FL
Petrichor By electricalmoon, Dallas, TX
pit stop. By Pam B., Greenlawn, NY
Process of Writing By jimmyblair, miramar, FL
Rotting By maisieI, Shoreline, WA
Seeing right through. By CookieMonster24, Delhi, ZZ
Shared Space with a Desired Lover By drcf98, Charleston, SC
Shut You Down By 6baber, Nashotah, WI
simple By sarahwedge2, Cinnaminson, NJ
Solo Interval By Karissa R., Mount Horeb, WI
Stars By hansolo, Manchester, ZZ
Stationary By journeytopluto, Belle Mead, NJ
Stolen Bibles By Maya C., Boulder, CO
The Chopping Block By Anonymous, Omaha, NE
The Curtains By nzlato, Brooklyn, NY
The End of the Pier By tcouch4, Woodinville, WA
The Fall of Rome By CarolineBK, Washington DC, DC
The Moon and Her Silver Army By catwagner_, Easley, SC
The Pot By TracePaperFlyOnward, Hendersonville, NC
The Pretender By woodland, Los Osos, CA
The Red Roses By Chyna, pittsburgh, PA
transaction By MissCadabby, Flemington, NJ
Tropicana By gabbymancuso, Rivervale, NJ
What a Woman Was She By teamjackie, West Orange, NJ
wish on me By Jade.I.Am, Fishers, IN
Woman with Button Earrings By lily719, Dover, MA
Would Have By Shadowboxer, Charlotte, VT
Wounded By KylieK, Mt. Washington, KY
wish. By Amai-kun, Mercer Island, WA
A Student Breakfast By PrincessBelle95, bath, ZZ
Sun Sijo By TomM., Hartland, WI
Under the Waterfall By TheDolphin, Iloilo, ZZ
Life Notes By SemiGingersnap, Cedar City, UT

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