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Teen Ink Magazine, November 2015 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College ArticlesInfrequently Asked Questions By curlew77, Pleasantville, NY
College ArticlesRunning Out Of Time By kyrstenluv, Dell Rapids, SD
College ArticlesWhy I Hate College Parties By Passion4, Ponte vedra, FL
College EssaysA Pigeon, a Louse, and Me By FiletMG, Schenectady,
College EssaysBursting the Conformist Bubble By writersblock4life, West Orange, NJ
College EssaysMy Addiction By ikaspriskie, West Orange, NJ
College EssaysReflections By NimiiV, Missouri City, TX
College EssaysThe Birthing Crisis By Porcellina, Oxford, OH
College EssaysThe Story of Me By Lalupu, Springfield, IL
College EssaysVests By jdoolit, Danville, CA


Cold Coffee By TaylorWintry, Carrollton, TX
Mojo Melody By SunVi, Oshkosh, WI
The Bench By thejoyofrediscovering, Olney, MD
The Eleventh Audition By Manlu L., Middleton, WI
The Moon in the Man By Gracieblue, Oak Park, IL
When the Sun Sets, My Sweet By Changeling, Cupertino, CA
Return to Sender By MemphisBelle, Dickinson, TX
Divergent Evolution By egavin, Belmont, MA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceBird(wo)man By SilverRainbow, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Community ServiceBuilding Hope in Gary By Olyvia, Park Ridge, IL
Community ServiceFood for Strays By LaurenKearney, Sarafovo, Burgas, ZZ
EnvironmentNuclear Power in the United States By aberg3, Titusville, FL
EnvironmentThe Raccoons By Corrin G., Clarkston, MI
HealthFinding “The One” By Anonymous, Clinton, CT
Health“But You Don’t Look Sick …” By cassidydemona, Wyckoff, NJ
Letters to the Editor16 and Definitely Not Pregnant By ValeriaJ, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the Editor3 Poems of Apology By multifandomfanatic, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorI Hate School By kayclemens2017, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorI’ll Win Your Heart Some Day By Qudsia, ALIGARH, ZZ
Letters to the EditorSenior Regrets By bbaker.2017, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorThe Tunnel By Zehra13, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorWhen Dad Goes to Prison By Anonymous, Phoenix, AZ
Pride & Prejudice77 Percent Equal By sherwat56, Darien, CT
Pride & PrejudiceLiving With Asperger’s By Brianna513, Rustico, ZZ


InterviewsAuthor Jennifer Donnelly By Teenage_Read, Kentville, ZZ
MemoirBargain Brand Brio By aschoo, Darien, IL
MemoirEnding 10 Years of Silence By GirlintheRedChair1, Menifee, CA
MemoirImpact By Anonymous, Worcester, MA
MemoirReward My Thirst By Valerie_Muensterman, Evansville, IN
MemoirThe Flaw in My Facebook By Kiara H., Verona, WI
Personal Experience10 Dirty Toes By MeganRut, hartford, WI
Personal ExperienceA "Smashing" Experience By SilverRainbow, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Personal ExperienceDeep Creek By bluebubbles, McLean, VA
Personal ExperienceRemembering for the Future By Adrian_Rivi, Mission, TX
SportsMy Breaking Point By Keaton_Hamilton, Grandville, MI
SportsTrophies By Lsax235, Cincinnati, OH
SportsUps & Downs By Jayne M., Wyckoff, NJ
Travel & CultureHyphen By savemyidentity, Centreville, VA
Travel & CultureThe Old Man and the Mountain By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Travel & CultureTurbulence By andrewbrunetti, Wyckoff, NJ


Why You Should Care About the Refugees By SpidersAcrossStars, Hayward, CA
Taylor Swift & Double Standards By BornWithWings, Portland, OR
Injustice Behind the Lines By Narrelle, West Palm Beach, FL
Roots By danceguitargal, Independence, KY


Book ReviewsWicked by Gregory Maguire By N.R.Anon, Ayer, MA
Book ReviewsCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein By L.J.Barnes., Powhatan, VA
Book ReviewsCrime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky By Nannette_25, McDonough, GA
Book ReviewsThe Help by Kathryn Stockett By Sapphire9, Santa Rosa, CA
Movie ReviewsInside Out By N.R.Anon, Ayer, MA
Movie ReviewsPaper Towns By justmyexistentialthoughts, Cumberland,
Movie ReviewsTerminator Genisys By No_Strings5115, Owings Mills, MD
Music ReviewsOutlander by Bear McCreary By InkonHerFingers, Dover, OH
Music ReviewsRail Yard Hymns by Burnside & Hooker By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Music ReviewsThe Hurry and the Harm by City and Colour By alannamarie77, Brampton, ZZ

Art / Photo

A Chilly Night By floozee, Baltimore, MD
Abandonment By LaRomanichelle, howell, MI
Artist Blood By burningskylines, Birmingham, AL
Back to School By emmalizmort, Granville, OH
Before the Storm By JoshCphotos, Summit, NJ
Behind The Plate By Photography4lyfe3, Prospect, NY
City Living By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Cloudy By queenbecca, Twinsburg, OH
Coffee. By megara, Jupiter, FL
Danny By CarolCarpenter, Cannon Falls, MN
Deep Thought. By , Decatur, GA
Disjunction Affliction By , Ny, NY
Dreaming By tyedyeeyes, Lexington, KY
dusk By rhawkins319, Vincent, OH
Espera By MaiaKoryn, Playa Del Carmen, ZZ
Far from Home By mbrawner413, Ledyard, CT
Frozen in Thought By SophiaLuvz2Draw, Morgan Hill, CA
Girl in Red By Ozge13, Ankara, ZZ
Glory By Sicong, Pittsfield, MA
Heart Sunglasses By CarlyeHutch, Aurora, OH
Hey, Batta Batta By jordannnleanna, Seymour, TN
I Spy By ashleyts29, Johns Creek, GA
I'm listening? By WaffleOcean2934, Rogers, MN
Jumping Into The World With Closed Eyes By devjanipaul, Queens, NY
Lazy Day in my Backyard By K.Marke, Nipomo, CA
Leaving By forgotmyparrot, NY, NY
Life in the mountains By Moskvina, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Marie Antoinette and Kim Kardashian By , Greenlawn, NY
Morning Reading By Madison.Johnson, Denver, KS
Naily By Alenxia, Eugene, OR
Nature's Eden By karlee.anastasia, Emerald Isle, NC
Portrait of a Man By LeahC, Burke, VA
Puppy Love By juliajuliajulia, Andover, MA
Reflecting By ANN97, Palatine, IL
Sparks fly By kayliemurphy, medford, NY
The Calm Before The Storm By Erinnnnn, Plantation, FL
The City of Stars By Iamunknown, Okemos, MI
The Hat & The Bricks By MelanieH, Johns Creek, GA
Under the Stars By Shushi, Lansing, MI
Up & Adam By bshropz, Waikoloa, HI
Woman and child By artistic_glitch, Escondido, CA
Young and Free By taliaberns, Aptos, CA
¿Es amor? By Trishall, Los Angeles, CA


1960s Ultra Violet By supertramp997, Hilton Head Island, SC
A Lonely Muse By Lynnie16, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Abeyant Ants By Nadia.A, North Vancouver, ZZ
An Ode to Midnight Daydreams By gracebrindle, Westfield, NJ
Another Smile Song By Orchid7, Plano, TX
Blues By shyyguyy28, Saratoga, CA
Burning Bridges By futurista12, Far Rockaway, NY
Bus Tickets By xziax, Simi Valley, CA
Chance By KayRae, Arlington Hts, IL
Children of the Light By Lynnie16, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Con Moto By MaireDubh, Grassy Creek, NC
dear Meleager By gotmar19, Elm Grove, WI
Dying and the Days Remain By CatJacket, Palo Alto, CA
Fly Far By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Garage Sale By athuang, Short Hills, NJ
girl braids hair on bus: By MyApocalyptic, Tumwater, WA
Grandfather By Anonymous, Vancouver, ZZ
Guilt (two years later) By Maya C., Boulder, CO
Gymnopiede #3 By Philosopher, New York City, NY
he shoots and he scores By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
High School By jalps98, Needham, MA
Hometown, USA By WhyAlanis, Barnegat, NJ
Hunting in the Night By forgotmyparrot, NY, NY
I Am Not Beautiful By My_sweet_Emily, Sanford, FL
I am the Diplomat of – By SpidersAcrossStars, Hayward, CA
If She Was An Angel By Lavender M., Sebastopol, CA
It Starts Today By Anonymous, Brookings, SD
it's me By VM709, ormond beach, FL
Jackknife Apt. #308 By paerpoet, Farmington Hills, MI
Letter to the Wide-Eyed Girl By juliannem, Germantown, MD
linger By hlmnewcomer, Austin, TX
luster By gotmar19, Elm Grove, WI
Melancholy Muse By Noor29, New Delhi, ZZ
Melody of Girlhood By Rennnnnnnnnnnn6, Bernardsville, NJ
Old Eyes By 5020newman, Clarkston, MI
Penance of Never Letting Go By fiore13, San Jose, CA
Reasons to Read By sarahd_432, ottawa, IL
refrigerator words By Em162, Middleboro, MA
Robert Fulton By Caleb M., Brooklyn, NY
roots By gerardway, Brooklyn, NY
Shoplifter By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
Shotglass By stenova, Trumbull, CT
Sickled Souls By 15corsackl, Gilford, NH
Stardust Footprints By Elena131, Wheeling, WV
The Autumn Tree By AutumnNoelle, Hebron, KY
The Moon's Idea By EmilytheBelleofA., Athens, GA
The One Percent By Gracieblue, Oak Park, IL
The Tigers & Me By Meghan O., Wethersfield, CT
The Train to Nowhere By dylanedwards, miami, FL
Untitled By Olivia27, Hartland, WI
We Get It By Rainy123, Charlotte, NC
Without Her By bulletproofbirds, tolland,, CT
Wondering By Sprig, Wellington, ZZ
you ought to By Changeling, Cupertino, CA
Dance of Leaves By KyStur55, Apple Valley, MN
Dandelions By sophieee27, New Fairfield, CT
What's Left By lauren_p, Dubuque, IA

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