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Teen Ink Magazine, September 2015 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


tribute to a man who lives amongst owls By Windgirl, Colorado Springs, CO
A Private Darkness By turnip, Pleasantville, NY
Abel’s Child By TeddieO., Rowe, MA
Everyday Superhero By uniqueitous, Cary, NC
The Home Team By MemphisBelle, Dickinson, TX
Continuity By camblessoup, Mansfield, TX
Keebler Pass By Andrew C., Cerritos, CA
Urban Fairy Tale By ErinSprocket, South Orange, NJ

Hot Topics

Community ServiceCans for Cancer By Katie S., Ann Arbor, MI
Community ServiceVillage 50 By Levifc, Pittsburgh, PA
EnvironmentGoing Online vs. Going Outside By Sandragon, Santa Ana, CA
EnvironmentInstructions By woodland, Los Osos, CA
HealthA Portrait of Dyslexia By WhittyKitty, Orondo, WA
HealthStanding Strong By Mikaylaambriz, Hemet, CA
Letters to the EditorA Tribute to Teachers By Veronica.Z., Los Angeles, CA
Letters to the EditorChanging School Start Times By ballislife23, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorJust Like You By Nated315, Morrisville, NY
Letters to the EditorThank You By KittyKat1419, Durham, NH


MemoirAgitated Earth By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
MemoirEpiphanies of the Celestial By eluzzi15, Mountain Lakes, NJ
MemoirEscape from a Dreamy Haze By Anonymous, Devils Lake, ND
MemoirNot Just a Pretty Face By babycae, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY
MemoirRebuilding Myself By orangepopgirl, Killingworth, CT
MemoirSenior Regrets By alme3, Double Oak, TX
MemoirThe Audition By mmcn1, Audubon, NJ
Personal Experience3rd Grade Tutee By zoeharris, San Francisco, CA
Personal ExperienceA Letter to Know-It-Alls By transparantspirit434, Farmington, NM
Personal ExperienceA Letter to my Brother By Sundance, Syracuse, NY
Personal ExperienceAvoiding the “A” Word By EmilyJing, Chandler, AZ
Personal ExperienceCyberwar By Rawrlikerue, Nashotah, WI
Personal ExperienceFanatics and Their Fandoms By KaseyKS, Mechanicsburg, PA
Personal ExperienceI Refuse to Be Small By puppluv, Bentonville, AR
Personal ExperienceI’m So OCD By StrongerThanOCD, Kirkwood, MO
Personal ExperienceJoe from Idaho By sailorgirl11, Pewaukee, WI
Personal ExperienceLet’s Talk About Mental Health By candaceng, Troy, NY
Personal ExperienceMy Hope By Anonymous, Petal, MS
Personal ExperienceMy Type of Girl By EllenMC, Boulder, CO
Personal ExperienceQuiet is Okay By DovvieSky, Mechanicsburg, PA
Personal ExperienceSpeak Up By Reydar, Shrewsbury, MA
Personal ExperienceSubstitute Survival Guide By HanaGZR, Burr Ridge, IL, IL
Personal ExperienceThrough James’s Eyes By TheGamblersGirl, Stafford, VA
Personal ExperienceTo Our Collective Body By DaisyBlossomGrace, Jonesboro, AR
Personal ExperienceWilson, the Princess By Anonymous, Princeton Junction, NJ
SportsRun Like Clara By Artisanna01, Bedford, NY
SportsWelts By empopp, Clinton, CT
Travel & CultureLeaping the Language Barrier By esthercurly, DPO, ZZ
Travel & CultureNYC Road Trip By voltairah96, Conyers, GA
Travel & CultureSeizing Our Diversity By pattyhori13, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Travel & CultureThe Mark of My Culture By Tanushree B., Jersey City, NJ


Different By Scissorhands, Missoula, MT
"I hate school" By ProfessionalJaywalker, Rockville, MD
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised By Leah_Balter, Baltimore, MD
When Dad Goes to Prison By Anonymous, Harrisburg, PA


Book ReviewsColumbine by Dave Cullen By sarconisoccer11, Littleton, CO
Book ReviewsDandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Book ReviewsLeverage by Joshua C. Cohen By brdisbrow, Scottsdale, AZ
Movie ReviewsAvengers: Age of Ultron By Adriana C., La Canada, CA
Movie ReviewsJurassic World By annie1214, Camas, WA
Movie ReviewsThe Hobbit By Hunter_Killer, Sewickley, PA
Music ReviewsGoddess by Banks By Alexa D., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Music ReviewsIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake By MitchellMobley, McDonough, GA
Music ReviewsTalking Is Hard by Walk The Moon By carmak98, Fairbanks, AK
Video game reviewsAssassin’s Creed Unity By Domango_the_Domino, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Video game reviewsDestiny By Trace.C.Schuelke, Oshkosh, WI
Video game reviewsGarry’s Mod By Raul G., Arlington, TX

Art / Photo

Big Sur By taliaberns, Aptos, CA
Body and Mind By liv.photo, West Bend,
Brooklyn Bridge By hipstcalista, Litchfield, AZ
By the Water By s.wonderland, West Fulton, NY
Capture By JudithKirkikis, Cranford, NJ
Cow Ribcage By RemusPenn, Tuttle, OK
Doctor What? By eisforeleonore, Eureka, MO
Early Morning Light By , Bowen Island, ZZ
eye of the eyeglass By porucznikp, Woodland Park, NJ
Flying high By Aatikah, Leicester, ZZ
Freedom By Madhav, DELHI, ZZ
Ghost Town By Dannay, Bradenton, FL
Haunted Woods By , Greenlawn, NY
Heroes By Eashmoore, Covington, LA
Hometown By floozee, Baltimore, MD
Hurdles By CathyLang, Santa Rosa, CA
Ke Kontan By Myloh, New York, NY
La Danseuse By artparisone, Noida, ZZ
Male Anole Showing his colors on a sunny day in Charleston, SC By jeanes, Trinity, NC
Matsumoto Castle By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
Mirror By HauntedDreams, Milton Keynes, ZZ
Missing Someone By Allala-Fox, Longmont, CO
On The Docks By TouchtheStove, honolulu, HI
Paint it Red By LeahC, Burke, VA
Pink Pow! By shalom378, woodburn, OR
portraits By Kayleighhh, Locust Grove, GA
Rainy Days By kimAV, GILBERT, AZ
school marching band By Arty96, Madera, CA
Sorrow Isn't Blue By , Shanghai, WY
Speechless By tyedyeeyes, Lexington, KY
Steampunk Portrait By SpottyLepard, Concord, NC
Summer Lemonade By 1SistersR4Ever, Cliffside Park, NJ
sunlight, sun bright By Hannahsbanana, Delmar, DE
the beach in my art studio By nawonchoi, Old Bethpage, NY
The Caged Sun By Abhik, Howrah, ZZ
The Feeling of Freedom By stephmockingjay, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
The Flash & Dr Wells By artboy, bechtelsville, PA
The Joy of Summer By , Rockville, MD
There's A Long Road Ahead By MJ_Jellybean, Las Vegas, NV
torment By GracieTheRainbow, Newton, KS
Trapped By , Pittsburgh, PA
Unity By manoeuvre, Kathmandu, ZZ
Urban Underground By sweido, Lilburn, GA
Warrior By LocheDecolaa, San Tan Valley, AZ
What? By nellimercury, Glendale, CA
Wish to be anywhere else but here By Ash_Ash525, Lake City, FL


Delicious Drizzle By SofiaMiller, Wauwatosa, WI
Thy Sky By Dannyk107, St. Louis, MO
7 Dates Unsettled By courtneygrace96, Nicholasville, KY
a glimpse of gold By Hiccup, Monticello, IL
a great ocean By clericus, Byron Center, MI
A New Driver's Ode to the Freeway By mitalis, Houston, TX
Beware the Dog By PyroHearts, San Jose, CA
Blue-Gray By eluzzi15, Mountain Lakes, NJ
Bulb Snaps By KayRae, Arlington Hts, IL
burn, bully, burn By AprilNicoleJones, New Castle, IN
Burning By weissnichtwer, Camarillo, CA
child of the universe By CaitlinCallanan, New City, NY
Color-coded By TanviKusum, Gurgaon, ZZ
Confused Capture: Whale Interactions By kayl_kv, Sussex, WI
Death to Clichés By dmanwithaplan, Freeland, MD
Dip Your Toes In By readaholic, Tomahawk, WI
Erased By Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO
Faithful Friend By David M., Gilmanton, NH
First Love's Duet By snailkisses, Malden, MA
Fragile By TanviKusum, Gurgaon, ZZ
Fruits of Labor By WhittyKitty, Orondo, WA
Functional Fixedness By Anonymous, Fishers, IN
Global Issues By amanda.potato, Short Hills, NJ
Green Castle By skyfoogle, Arrowsic, ME
Guitar By ZoeZoe, Westown, New Plymouth 4310, ZZ
Hate Is a Strong Word By aylinnnz, Bronx, NY
Hope! By thatunknownthing, dubai, ZZ
Hurting By Merveille, Fulham, ZZ
I Am the King of Me By pinkshakespeare21, Sugar Land, TX
I bleed poetry By juliannem, Germantown, MD
I'm sorry By browns16, Lincoln, MA
Imaginary Friends By lainie_beau, Chadds Ford, PA
I’m Not Lost By MakenaB_mjbc99, Brookline, MA
Leaflets By czheng3, Aurora, CO
Light Bulb Glow By Anonymous, Mount Prospect, IL
Passing the Time that Is Passing By John_Shewbolt, LACOMBE, LA
pears By gotmar19, Elm Grove, WI
Places to Live, Eventually By maryan0, Mashall, MN
Planets By Han.nah, Manchester, ZZ
Poetry By Apology, Mercer Island, WA
Primary Prison By JennahH, Oshkosh, WI
re-collect By writeandreid, Salt Lake City, UT
Reddening By zoeharris, San Francisco, CA
Reluctance By founded.in.ink, Antelope, CA
Somewhere By Armadeus_Zoolitzer, Ratter Corner, ZZ
Soporific By PenandPencil, Mason, OH
Spring Adventure By Habib, greer, SC
Sunday Matinee By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Sunsets During Mosquito Season By sullivano17, Boston, MA
Tea and Escapism By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
Teenage Summer By Abrockli, Berwyn, IL
thank-you note By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
The Law Of Enchantment By natalie.schlosberg, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY
The Ride Home By SteinerR, hartland, WI
third period physics By WhyAlanis, Barnegat, NJ
This Is the Way By Maya C., Boulder, CO
Thoughts During an Anxiety Attack By sadteenclub, Missoula, MT
To Fall Asleep By whatmatters, Cannon Falls, MN
Train By ycarpenternew, Beloit, WI
under the bridge By MyApocalyptic, Tumwater, WA
van Gogh’s ear arrived yesterday By soquintessential, Ridgefield, CT
What Confidence Looks Like By ShelbyGrey, Ashland, KY
Allegory By GabbieG, Westwood, MA
It dried. By Random100, Iloilo, ZZ
Tears from Above By mem228, Attleboro, MA
TwentySomething By dysfuntellect, Yorktown, VA
A Simple Servant By Anna_Sharuda, Los Angeles, CA

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