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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2015 Edition

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College Guide

College ReviewsTufts University By Margaretliu, Westborough, MA
College ReviewsUniversity of Pennsylvania By Isabella E., Franklin Lakes, NJ


Wet Leaves By Melissa16, Highland Heights, OH
Blanketed With Snow By t.lee., Ridgefield, CT
Finis By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Blood Lust By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, ZZ
Softly Stutters the Train in the Evenings By Aberdeen, Spring, TX
Alfie and The Little Blue Train By JanieF, Viroqua, WI
False Love By paigers12345678910, London, ZZ
Pinocchio By iconoclast, Pleasanton, CA
The Borrowers By wordsthicklikeblood, mount dora, FL
The Butterfly Killer By oharlem, Tallahassee, FL
The Tunnel By Scissorhands, Missoula, MT

Hot Topics

Community ServiceFashion Show Fund-Raiser By Rebecca R., New York, NY
Community ServiceThirsty for Redemption By Michael B., Clinton, CT
HealthMy Green Revolution By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Letters to the EditorAshamed to Be American? By Shivi1501, Staten Island, NY
Letters to the EditorCyberwar By kmartin12, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorGood-Bye Forever By eikat, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorGun Girl By T_Harris, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorWhat Teen Ink Has Done for Me By Liv.Harris, O'Fallon, MO
Letters to the EditorWilson, the Princess By PeaceHope123, Defiance, OH
Pride & PrejudiceFun Facts For You By aschoo, Darien, IL
Pride & PrejudiceLeggings By freda, New Orleans, LA


MemoirAfterlife By luciahormel, Tempe, AZ
MemoirGoldfish Coupons and Forgotten Love By Gracieblue, Oak Park, IL
MemoirHaunted Hysteria By JSki727, ROCHESTER, MI
MemoirLife As I Know It By Anonymous, Charlotte, IA
MemoirSobering Truths By Courtney12Rae, Clive, IA
Personal ExperienceAre You My Father? By futurista12, Far Rockaway, NY
Personal ExperienceBeyond the Grave By Jelises, Saint Louis, MO
Personal ExperienceDivorcing Dad By apeters, Plainfield, IL
Personal ExperienceDrown but Not Die By DelaneyKranz, Glendale, AZ
Personal ExperienceGood-Bye, American Dream By L.Pookie, Ceresco, NE
Personal ExperienceMarching By fiore13, San Jose, CA
Personal ExperienceRobotic By windxdancer97, Bad Axe, MI
Personal ExperienceStreetlights and Stars By pay489, Pittsburgh, PA
Personal ExperienceThe Bumblebee Necklace By Honor F., Furlong, PA
Personal ExperienceThe Discovery of Cool By bucketsquad, Imperial Beach, CA
Personal ExperienceThis Morning By Cecilia B., Shoreline, WA
Personal ExperienceWalking the Halls with Cancer By evaberezovsky, MINNETONKA, MN
SportsNate’s Hockey Dreams By Butters88, Stratford, CT
SportsWrestling By McBeast77, Pasco, WA
Travel & CultureIn Mexico By AleMarquez, Monterrey, ZZ
Travel & CulturePeeling Tomatoes By ekeene, Enfield, NH
Travel & CultureSwampland By Jordan W., Tickfaw, LA
Travel & CultureThe Bhajan By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Travel & CultureTurkish Summers By cmkay, Madison, CT


Tom Selders: A Mayor for All the People By Matthew W., Tenafly, NJ
What’s Behind Police Brutality? By bgarimella, San Jose, CA
I Hate the Internet By Anonymous, Bogota, ZZ
The Caricature's Canvas By oatmealenthusiast, Louisville, KY
Father on Board By alme3, Double Oak, TX
The Power of the Teenage Girl By runandgo, Havertown, PA


Book ReviewsCat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut By KatieKrantz, Atlanta, GA
Book ReviewsRelish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley By Caesar123, Union Grove, WI
Book ReviewsSpeak by Laurie Halse Anderson By Teenage_Read, Kentville, ZZ
Book ReviewsThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman By BohemianGoddess, Burien, WA
Movie ReviewsOuija By jenna L., oshkosh, WI
Movie ReviewsThe Babadook By Julia M., West Linn, OR
Movie ReviewsUnfriended By No_Strings5115, Owings Mills, MD
Music ReviewsWorlds by Porter Robinson By djinforthewin, La Canada, CA
Video game reviewsCall of Cthulhu By OutrageousTomb1, Florissant, MO
Video game reviewsMisao By RenHoggard, Paragould, AR
Video game reviewsThe Evil Within By No_Strings5115, Owings Mills, MD

Art / Photo

"Back to 505." By lizgoodwin, Dallas, TX
A Reprieve from the Cold By Maggie.l, Waukesha, WI
Along the Wire By KMS96, Centerville, OH
amidst the rubble By inspire_lg, Marietta, GA
At Least We'll Always Have Paris By , Huntington, NY
Auburn By jessicah7654, Thousand Oaks, CA
Basset Puppy By eweaver, westernville, NY
blend of colors By theteenland, Rabat, ZZ
Bottle Blossom By , Boulder, CO
Country Brother By CarolCarpenter, Cannon Falls, MN
Down the Tracks By oliviaanderson, Lewes, DE
Family, Murals, and Filters By LeahC, Burke, VA
Fragile Hope By Soft_tides, Delta, British Columbia, ZZ
Friends By YasminG, Istanbul, ZZ
Graffiti Hands By msnicnic, Oroville, CA
Hair Whip By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Her Soul Is Here By walktheplanet, Viroqua, WI
Hockey Stop By rmconnaire, chestertown, MD
Individuality By Galadrielle, Greenwood Village, CO
Jack Loses Sleep By alesana_in_wonderland, Colorado City, TX
Laughter By LesAngeles97, Vernon, BC, ZZ
light rays By geetakesphotos, Beckenham, ZZ
Lupus Aves By BlueFox, Marietta, GA
Marshes in their Glory By PianoKeys97, Medford, NJ
My Name is Baby Blue By KONGA, Louisville, CO
Puerto Rican Paradise By grace.l, San Jose, CA
Rain or Shine By Sapphire9, Santa Rosa, CA
Real Eyes By GraceCatherine, Brielle, NJ
Reflection of Trees on Lake By Dakota_Mayo, torrington, WY
Saint Louis Neqw Orleans Cemetary By JillianEliza, Murfreesboro, TN
Sensory Overload at the Grand Bazaar By AuRevoirMicky, Santa Cruz, CA
Skookum II By Allix, Gainesville, FL
Starry Face By Sydghor, Valparaiso, IN
Street By Anissia_, Bronx, NY
Sweet Child Of Mine By AshIsAVampire, Lake City, FL
Swindows By Joey-Dreamer, Sacramento, CA
Tastes from the garden By taliaberns, Aptos, CA
The bite of wolves By Christyx, Lytham, ZZ
The City By stephmockingjay, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
The Guy (Disturbed Band) By GabrielleK., Uniontown, PA
Til' Death We Part By Daydrxam, Houston, TX
where are we going? By AntonyParks, houston, TX
Where We Cannot Go By , Draper, UT
Will O the Wisp By Axrel, Bothell, WA
Winter Fashions By MollyKateCline, Powell, OH
Yale University By DanniDKM, Westlake Village, CA


Abecedarian By SkyDeer, Mebane, NC
Listening to Ondine on the Interstate By ygh9812, Prairie Village, KS
Pipeline Mast By CarlosR, Orlando, FL
The Descent By PersonOfInterest, Shrewsbury, ZZ
3 Poems of Apology By Hannahlexandra8, Ormond Beach, FL
4:53pm at the Vinnin Square stoplight By Elaina S., Rancho Sante Fe, CA
A Shaft of Ash By Moonbow, Milwaukee, WI
All-Purpose Lover By Clare H., Concord, MA
Archangel By MaireDubh, Grassy Creek, NC
Beginnings By weissnichtwer, Camarillo, CA
Born Blind By bornwithfire, staten island, NY
Canoeing By courtneygrace96, Nicholasville, KY
Collision By Deana Z., Ann Arbor, MI
dad, do you know i'm here? By gerardway, Brooklyn, NY
dead in your arms By Merveille, Fulham, ZZ
Deliberate By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
denizen By cagedbird21, San Ramon, CA
Dreamer By sometimesithinkimpoetic, New London, CT
Drifter By Lauren M., Gilford, NH
For My Heart By Lalupu, Springfield, IL
girlhood By caiagab, bayport, NY
Goldfish By GraceBrodeen, Jacksonville, FL
Goodbye, Sun By Cameandgonesmarty, North Vancouver, ZZ
He Told Me About the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders By gerardway, Brooklyn, NY
Hello By ThisAndMoreThanThis, Harvard, NE
Highway By t.lee., Ridgefield, CT
how to get rid of someone By nika., Pittsburgh, PA
I believed daisies grew from gutters By Rebecca32, Taipei, ZZ
Identity By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
in late hours By haley101, Windsor, CT
It Happens By graccc, Chagrin Falls, OH
Lighter By BriannaZuniga, Royal Palm Beach, FL
Lightfast By rosie848, Niverville, NY
Marine Metamorphosis By NuitNoire, La Canada, CA
Mastery By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
movie star By myprincessmina, Lilburn, GA
parallels By MyApocalyptic, Tumwater, WA
Petals By mortemsomnia, Niagara Falls, ZZ
Petty Dislikes By LostCity122, Simi Valley, CA
Propriety By NIckKoepp, New York, NY
Reasons Why It's Hard to Call By Anonymous, Castro Valley, CA
Silence By MayaNelle, Palo Alto, CA
Silken By Clary_Fray, Castro Valley, CA
Sleepless Sleep By RamonRobertWrightFonseca, Hemet, CA
Space Boy By Nadaa, Bradenton, FL
Stage Lights Low By WordB1rdNaomi, Tucson, AZ
Suburban Pyrotechnics By Gracieblue, Oak Park, IL
Sustenance By CourtCourt, Franklinville, NY
Teenage Anthem By interSTELLAR, aiken, SC
The Outline By Rainy123, Charlotte, NC
The Phantom Girl By Caleb M., Brooklyn, NY
There Was a Rumba Playing By sarahbenson, Lorton, VA
There's A Reason I Wear Long Sleeves By Anonymous, Littleton, CO
They Say The City Doesn't Feel Holy Anymore By Maia-Irwin, keaau, HI
Treatment Target By Anonymous, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY
Unexpected By Maryam, Sydney, ZZ
Water Me Old Lady By Idillio, San Francisco, CA
We Search By rocky26, edmonton, ZZ
What is Free By SmellsLikeTeenSpirit, CA, ZZ
Who Will Cry for the Raven? By thechartreusedragon, San Jose, CA
writing By stacyjoan, Fayetteville, NC
Departure By HayatC., Louisville, KY
Easy to get, huh? By TheDolphin, Iloilo, ZZ
Inspiration By CJ_Luu, Yardley, PA
Replacements By lisazou, Chandler, AZ
Techie Haiku By Morgan M., Sussex, WI
The Storm By lauren_p, Dubuque, IA
Under the Veil By robin514, Washington, DC
alleyways By Lucia B., St. Helena, CA
Full Moon Feather Dance By Juliana516, Ringoes, NJ

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