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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2016 Edition

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College Guide

College ArticlesFive Blank Applications By VandalSpirit, Pleasant Prairie, WI
College ArticlesMind the Gap Year By AlyOC, Northborough, MA
College ArticlesSophomore Slump By Improvidence, Brooklyn, NY
College ArticlesThe Silent Floor By sydney_saari, Rutland, MA
College EssaysA Calculating Astronaut By hashbrownschan, Pittsburgh, PA
College EssaysDiary of a Synesthete By snikolayev, Cambridge, MA
College EssaysFlushed By ShannonAuger7, wilbraham, MA
College EssaysMy Body’s Extension By ssjjrr98, Mt. Sinai, NY
College EssaysMy Lonesome Wonderland By supertramp997, Hilton Head Island, SC
College EssaysStage Crew By jennag4, New city, NY


Dear Hogwarts By Anonymous, Pittsburgh, PA
Our Last Secret By hillm16, Saratoga Springs, NY
Unarranged By devjanipaul, Queens, NY
But You Never Know By Deanna K., Haverhill, MA
Oasis By BeeEater, Haymarket, VA
Street Magic By waltzing_wishes, Belmont, MA
Surrender to Gray By MockingjayTay13, Danbury, CT
All the Pretty Little Faces By jason.writes, Macon, GA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceNameless Child By canaryairy, New York, NY
EnvironmentMemoir of a Pathogen By Chris W., Fremont, CA
HealthEveryone Knows Someone By msnicnic, Oroville, CA
HealthMy Waterloo By Anonymous, Clarkston, MI
Letters to the EditorA Desperate Guy’s Guide to Promposal By JayPah, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorBut … Bacon! By SpaceOddity, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorInstructions for a Happy Day By cosmicartisian, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorRunning Out of Time By dschweitzer.2017, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorSorry, Charlie By julia552, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorTeen Ink Is Awesome By writer-violist, Jenks, OK
Letters to the Editor“Suck It In” By Anonymous, phoenix, AZ
Pride & PrejudiceHijab By Anonymous, Riyadh, ZZ
Pride & PrejudiceLove Isn’t Black and White By alme3, Double Oak, TX
Pride & PrejudiceThe Year I Told You By illwilly, Vancouver, WA


Educator of the YearChristina Roback, Band • New Buffalo High School By smoothjazzmusic, New Buffalo, MI
Educator of the YearJean Coker, Cheerleading Coach • Pelham High School By laurynschilleci, Pelham, AL
Educator of the YearLaura Barrosse-Antle, Chemistry • Sidwell Friends School By sshapiro17, Washington, DC
MemoirFinding the Loch Ness Monster By JakeLovesNessie, Agoura Hills, CA
MemoirInfinite By Anonymous, Fitchburg, WI
Personal ExperienceThe Last Song By Stella B., Weiser, ID
Personal ExperienceThe Story of My Success By sophieee152, Lake Forest Park, WA
Personal ExperienceWalking Without Shoes By marleevarlee, Cincinnatus, NY
Personal ExperienceWelding: A Story of Failure By VictoriaT7777777, Cross Plains, WI
SportsParasailing By Afiya Q., Mequon, WI
SportsThe Half-Time Challenge By gleadr, Alsip, IL
Travel & CultureIn Boston By Hkaneb49, Manchester, MA
Travel & CultureOur Family Seder By Deena, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Travel & CultureSaturday Market, Portland, Oregon By muskytoes, Phoenix, AZ
Travel & CultureTraveling Inward By Rorisachs, New York, NY


2 Degrees from Extinction By AshtonChan, Concord, NH
Resounding Protests By icehockeyolive, Ann Arbor, MI
Satire Around the World By themoonsong, Torrance, CA
Society By Slynch, Whitmore Lake, MI


Book ReviewsAll the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry By JordanButt, Scottsdale, AZ
Book ReviewsAnatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes By tickledpink, Taytay, Rizal, ZZ
Book ReviewsThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Mark Haddon By Hamah8, Charleston, WV
Book ReviewsThe Five People You Meet in Heaven • Mitch Albom By Sapphire9, Santa Rosa, CA
Movie ReviewsPride and Prejudice and Zombies By TheaterChick16, Wethersfield, CT
Movie ReviewsThe Interview By Kaitiebug, Gainesville, FL
Music ReviewsAutumn Eternal • Panopticon By theheavymetalist, Winter Haven, FL
Music ReviewsFROOT • Marina and the Diamonds By Mink_Matrix, Iola, KS
Music ReviewsThe 1975 • The 1975 By msawyer16, Exeter, NH
Music ReviewsVoyeur • Saint Motel By JakeMundok, Lewes, DE
TV show reviewsBlack Mirror By SaraElizabeth, St. Charles, MO

Art / Photo

Astrological Clock By ArtemisVale, Paris, ZZ
Baobab Tree Arms By dannygelman, Aventura, FL
Basketball By taliaberns, Aptos, CA
Beautifully Abandoned By McKenzeR, Arroyo Grande, CA
Blue Red By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Catching Rays By ChiyoReikan, Bronx, NY
cremona By promise, Antipolo, ZZ
Cup of rainbows By Anishakt, Dallas, TX
Darkest Love By SteviRDegner, Newell, IA
Distraction of Muses By the.red.bean, Fullerton, CA
El Salvador Mission Trip 2014 By Katherine.k, Fort Worth, TX
Focus By Artistflytte, North Salt Lake, UT
Gossip By , Tampa, FL
Island Girl By RebeccaW, Waianae, HI
Jazz of Justice By CathyLang, Santa Rosa, CA
Keep Your Head Up By korynivylane, Nashotah, WI
Lazy Day By PinchOfPixelDust, Glendale, CA
Little Red By JJolly81, Orlando, FL
Maine Lighthouse By carlonduty1119, Atlanta, GA
Master of the Lagoon By , Solon, OH
Midnight Reflection By francois.29, New York, NY
Oh Georgia, sweet Georgia. By Anastasia_tishena, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Our mask By , Rye, NY
Pastel Dancer By Qtyler, Rochester, NY
People's Climate March By , Bronx, NY
Pretty Middle Eastern Girl By ChristianCapers, Dublin, OH
Reflection By lbonkygirl, Greeneville, TN
Relaxing at the Beach By K.Marke, Nipomo, CA
Running on Air By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Snow light By LaurenFW, Waterford, CT
Soul Searching By Jaydenmarie, Talent, OR
The Freedom Trail By AmarisKade, Rye, NH
Time in God's Hands By , Saratoga Springs, UT
Under the Umbrella By Kailey_H424, Portland, ME
Unified By arielleecohenn, Orlando, FL
Until it Begins By Cierrae2041, Downers Grove, IL
Wanderlust By mmatus, Royersford, PA
What's up By LesAngeles97, Abbotsford, BC, ZZ
WInding between rock and trees By Angel.Of.Darkness, london, ZZ


Ode to Oxygen By _Maariaa_, sacramento, CA
Rainbow Woods By Anonymous, Gardner, KS
Things a Potato Knows By Babybearcub, West Linn, OR
(Him) By Carmen S., Benton Harbor, MI
3:11 a.m. By Savannainthesky, West Suffield, CT
A Reminder By veronicalily, Natick, MA
Accent Piece By MeganLF, Dundurn, ZZ
Acceptance By Trace.C.Schuelke, Oshkosh, WI
April By BananaBob92613, Des Moines, IA
April 5 By swisscheese, Cupertino, CA
Black and White By Blynn, Waco, TX
Bloodline By emailveena23, Los Gatos, CA
Blue Eyes By Leozard, Barnegat, NJ
Bubblegum By camatuzzo, New City, NY
Cast Off By MadelineMainn, New Castle, IN
Changing Tides By Faithlynn, Tomahawk, WI
Coyote By Angelo13, Arlington Heights, IL
Dangers of First Grade By Anonymous, Davisburg, MI
Discovering Charles By Anonymous, Lexington, MA
Élevé By inawang, Portland, OR
Enjoying the View By nicolemarie31, papillon, NE
Finch Beaks By xziax, Simi Valley, CA
Fires By mira_k, Wellington, ZZ
Forest Fire By Author, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, ZZ
forgiven By Anonymous, Kingston, NY
Freckles By graydivision, Wausau, WI
Girls on Strings, Girls in Packs By meerasobti, SIngapore, Singapore, ZZ
give her love By stacyjoan, Fayetteville, NC
He's Not Home By Nadia.A, North Vancouver, ZZ
Honey, moon By VioletHaze, Cambellcroft, ZZ
How to Survive a Fairy Tale By kyber21, Carlsbad, CA
In the Rain By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Innovation By ireneadler, Confluence, PA
Is the Past the Future? By mem228, Attleboro, MA
Knuckles and Crannies By kelseykay, nashville, TN
Love Poem By 7witter, Oconomowoc, WI
Luna Moth By ElisaTheDuck, St.Lazare, ZZ
Meat Animal By ireneadler, Confluence, PA
New Mexico Spring By zadiekatie23, Rio Rancho, NM
nicotine stardust By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
Nostalgia By CloudiiDays, Chesapeake, VA
Ode to Hands By cheerleaderbyknight, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Ode to Ziggy Stardust By WhyAlanis, Barnegat, NJ
Once Upon a Forgotten Time By Nated315, Morrisville, NY
Paper Girl By Mahalabelle, Leesburg, IN
real life By tezzzra, moses lake, WA
Really By BrokenWingsofVanityAndWax, Centennial, CO
Red, White, Black and Blue By HappyMorrison322, Durham, NC
See the Beauty By smile24, El Dorado Hills, CA
Shattering Ice By MeganMcCullough, Summit, NJ
Shedding Skin By oceansofapathy, Milpitas, CA
Sunday Morning By Anonymous, Ormond Beach, FL
Sweaty Smiles and Glowing Eyes By Courtneycayton, arlington heights, IL
The Girl in French 2B By LadyDemise, Brookfield, WI
The Golden Trident By RyeGuy, Delafield, WI
The Inevitable By cemeterybats, Parker, CO
the upheaval of my former youth By LuciaHassen, New York, NY
The weight of words By Pyrophoric, Ankeny, IA
The Willow Tree By John_Shewbolt, LACOMBE, LA
The Wind By E.Moore14, Chattanooga, TN
Thought Before Prayer By theatregirl, Lathrup Village, MI
Thoughts By always_tomorrow, Sacramento, CA
Tomorrow By dmontella6256, Arlington Heights, IL
Walking on Sunshine By t.lee., Ridgefield, CT
Wooden By lilycalla16, Lisle, IL
Work in Progress By Noor29, New Delhi, ZZ
crying in the shower By Anonymous, West Lafayette, IN
To Rewrite My Destiny By Probity, Atlanta, GA

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