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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2016 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Calm Statue By whiteoakdoors264, Wilmington, DE
Le Voyage de la Lune By olipkin, Hopkinton, MA
Kaleidoscope By Gracieblue, Oak Park, IL
Molecules By tommyw, Atlanta, GA
The Last Circle By BillyPilgrim123, New York, NY
The Potter By Nennanomo, Winlock, WA
The Rise and Fall of Benjamin B. Anthony By ZevKM, Marlboro, VT
Impressionist Sky By ariellew99, Culpeper , VA
The Train By c4tfish, Conway Springs, KS
Second Life By Lunartic, San Antonio, TX
Smart Money's on Blue By BeeEater, Haymarket, VA
The House on the Corner By Rhia3, Novato, CA
Imperfection, Take me Back By Blaine.laurenn, Bellevue, WA
Run By crazypandagirl, Jeffersonton, VA
The Pawn By pmcassel, Lancaster, PA

Hot Topics

Letters to the EditorA Teen’s Knight in Shining Armor By ThatGuyAcrossTheStreet, Dubai, ZZ
Letters to the EditorBut … Bacon! By Seth.immediato, Hockessin, DE
Letters to the EditorComing Home to the Hospital By Gotthem_angelcakes, phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorHijab By Daobin, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorMy Medicated Self By Anonymous, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorResounding Protests By Zehra13, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorThank You, Teen Ink By TanviKusum, Gurgaon, ZZ
Letters to the EditorYour Hoodie By kelsi.lussier, Wilmington, DE


Educator of the YearJim Kolokoski: Soccer Coach • Arrowhead Union High School By 5denniston, Hartland, WI
Educator of the YearMaster Sgt. Kevin Howie: Naval Science • Delaware Military Academy By Mgaworski, Newark, DE
Educator of the YearTrish Friesland: Advanced Language Arts • Camden Rockport Middle School By chipped_graphite, Camden, ME
MemoirFour Worlds By CarolinePashy, Damascus, OR
MemoirThings You Don’t Know You Want By rosie848, Niverville, NY
Personal ExperienceA Stupid Mistake By samharmon27, Salem, MA
Personal ExperienceHappiness and the Lake By HelenJ, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Personal ExperienceI Am a Lifeguard By jonahf, Maplewood, MO
Personal ExperienceNineteen By yaythisisavailable, Simpsonville, SC
Personal ExperienceThe Night that Never Was By NRunner44, Belmont, NH
Personal ExperienceWalking on Eggshells By LearnFromLife, Statesboro, GA
Personal ExperienceWhistle By nutuliah, Mount Prospect, IL


$19,000,000,000,000 By L.J.Barnes., Powhatan, VA
Free College for All By lpham20, Ho Chi Minh City, ZZ
GOP Daddy By Anonymous, Ormond Beach, FL
The Battle for a Ballot By madninno, Oviedo, FL
The Gender Factor By David.Oberteniak, Newton, KS


Book ReviewsAn Abundance of Katherines by John Green By coxhst, Charleston, WV
Book ReviewsFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury By Natan262, Brooklyn, NY
Book ReviewsLexicon by Max Barry By GirlWhoWrites, littleton, CO
Book ReviewsPaper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan By ghostrally, Redditch, ZZ
Book ReviewsThe Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman By Jules1023, Chicago, IL
Book ReviewsYes, Please by Amy Poehler By scmieczkow17, Clarkston, MI
Book ReviewsThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie By imahurricane, Brooklyn, NY
Movie ReviewsBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice By Team_Underoos2k16, Owings Mills, MD
Movie ReviewsCinderella By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Movie ReviewsOn the Waterfront By ElsyM, Conway, AR
Movie ReviewsRoger Waters: The Wall By OutrageousTomb1, Florissant, MO
Music ReviewsBloom by Beach House By vamika_s, Gaborone, ZZ
Music ReviewsDjango & Jimmie by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard By LizzK, Sullivan, WI
Music ReviewsHamilton: An American Musical By L.J.Barnes., Powhatan, VA
TV show reviewsGrey's Anatomy By Julia N., Wyckoff, NJ

Art / Photo

"Flora" By Holmond.J, Conley, GA
A Pair of Cherry Blossoms By Esterleth, Suwon, ZZ
Breathe By AlexisHarquail, Cornwall, ZZ
Contrasting Capitals By Amberjane, St Peter Port, ZZ
Dardanelle By aubrymelia, Citrus Heights, CA
Exploring Young Love By photographybyme, Dayton, MD
Eyes. By gomojo, BAYSIDE, NY
Freedom By , Thousand Oaks, CA
Girl with a Bun By rolla11, Brewster, NY
Gracie's Lawn By LittleTownAuthor533, Middletown, IN
Happy Couple By sabrina.shawz, helena, AL
In the Air By nwj97, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Ina Bauer By LaurenFW, Waterford, CT
Individuality By ryu0921, YongIn, ZZ
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy By , Ny, NY
Little brothers By AliyaahGeraldino, Philadelphia, PA
Moon Boy By NightBulb, Hartsdale, NY
Music to my Soul By NikGoddard, Consort, ZZ
No More Good Intentions By , Boulder, CO
Out Together By LianZ, Markham, ZZ
Reaching Out By lizferguson, Lafayette, NY
Record Browsing By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Reflect By Kisila, Oklahoma City, OK
Reflect By Elric, Aurora, CO
Reflection By Lidija, Hoover, AL
Ruby Red By mreynolds4, Orlando, FL
S'mores on the Lake By Ink_On_Paper, King of Prussia, PA
Shattered Thoughts By kimAV, GILBERT, AZ
Showdown By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
Snakes By misstori123, Rochester Hills, MI
SoHo Subway By , New York, NY
Sonora By SeanK, Chandler, AZ
Strolling on the Beach By chriskphoto, Encino, CA
Sunset Flame By randompanda18, Irvington, NY
The Silver String By alesana_in_wonderland, Colorado City, TX
Two Face By , Paris, ZZ
Watching fireworks By artboy, bechtelsville, PA
What I Hide By vlee17, Pebble beach, CA


Depression By 19ot01, Cannon Falls, MN
Flower Mortality By kseniar, Moscow, ZZ
Locked Out? By Quill021, Marlton, NJ
One Night By LHenzlik, Hartland, WI
Terror By Edubs, west jordan, UT
The Name of a Woman I Once Knew By _alannahurt, Snyder, TX
(Dis)/(U)topia By Nated315, Morrisville, NY
A Life Lived in the Sunrise By ElisaTheDuck, St.Lazare, ZZ
A Study of Light By zoeataylor, Ormond Beach, FL
Across the Flyways By Jasmine11, Faridabad, ZZ
Afloat By vamika_s, Gaborone, ZZ
Alphabet By LilithGrey, Staten Island, NY
American Dream By payton25, Montville, NJ
Apology to a Stranger By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
August 24, 1967 By Olivebranch, Westport, CT
Backpack By gladinorsk, Broken Arrow, OK
Broken By Fizzy_Girl, Raipur, ZZ
California By megan_lynne, Pittsburgh, PA
Canserbero By IsabelZ, Houston, TX
Catharsis By robin514, Washington, DC
cherry blossoms By Lydiah, Manhattan Beach, CA
Collections By xziax, Simi Valley, CA
Cross-hairs By barbed-words, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Cyprus By samantharossell, Bridgeport, MI
Dawn Until Dusk By dogsrule1271, Nerstrand, MN
Definitions: Growth By pagesofnemo, Dallas, TX
Diviner By ch0c0lat3b3ar, Saginaw, MI
Dragonflies By shyyguyy28, Saratoga, CA
Drones By poopshabop, Gilford, NH
Escape By MadelineM14, Flower Mound, TX
Eternal Youth By sullivano17, Boston, MA
Faded By sadieopal, Long Island City, NY
Genesis By izzyluxe, Lewisville, TX
Girl with the Seashell Eyes By MorningStar921, Cheshire, CT
Great Big World By dogsrule1271, Nerstrand, MN
Here's to High School By Mcramer, Chicago, IL
Hope. By Freakly.Chic, Napoleon, OH
Icarus Soars By Clementine1123, Shanghai, ZZ
Independence Day By vamika_s, Gaborone, ZZ
Indian River Lake By Rebecca O., Solon, OH
I’m Sorry, But … By emilybickerdyke, King of Prussia, PA
Jillian By j1448, North Andover, MA
Lessons Learned By Welanko, Clarkston, MI
living By ManOfManyMiles, Prosser, WA
Long Before Vineyards and Villas By jparven, Natick, MA
Morning Glories By futurista12, Far Rockaway, NY
Ocean City, New Jersey By BennyV25, Cannon Falls, MN
Ode to a Mud Puddle By SkySkipper, Park City, KY
Ode to a Toasting Marshmallow By mydearwatson, Chesapeake, VA
Oh, World By mem228, Attleboro, MA
one-way ticket home, please By Christina2588, Smithtown, NY
Our water By xxmusicxX, Overland Park, KS
Poseidon's Son By vyacks, Saginaw, MI
Professional By SJFields, Garden Valley, ID
Rage: Ode to the Artist By Luckystar78, London, ZZ
Red Bean Buns By marieblossom, Irvine, CA
Revenge of the Bubble Child By Samantha S., Bloomington, IL
Salted Youth By jackovalcin, Rollinsford, NH
See it Now? By Torina_Black, Laurel, MD
She Is Not By mhuff, Petal, MS
Siblings By SaraKarim, Washington DC, DC
Sight of the Glistening Golden Behemoths By JeremyM, Sussex, WI
Sleepless By AbigailMesfin, West Orange, NJ
Strawberries By atheri-san, Parsippany, NJ
The blues By maxwel, Olympia, WA
The Harsh Truth By Haleigh10, Gilmanton IW, NH
The Heart Breaks Like a China Plate By mem228, Attleboro, MA
The Musician By anonymous3327, Franklin, VA
The Power of Art By jeibeck, Canton, IL
The Summer I Turned 13 By Rachana1999, Hong Kong, ZZ
The Sun's Bedtime By khetts, Saint Peters, MO
This I Know to Be True By CurrentBell, Brookline, MA
Time Stands Still By DavisAustin19, St.peters, MO
Timeworn By 16cookr, Gilford, NH
To The Brim By Oreo4, Welch, MN
Undocumented By vsoong, Littleton, MA
Universal Knowledge By ninachabanon, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Urgent By ItsTimeToBegin, Lexington, MA
Vice By hayley.rivera, Saginaw, MI
View From My Hotel Window By Anonymous, Boston, MA
Vinyl By Anonymous, Easley, SC
What is Solitude? By ZbobSmith, West Jordan, UT
anatomy By chip0828, Montgomery, AL
Arson By PresCocoRain, MONTGOMERY, AL
Bags, Bags, Bags By Mich7, Pewaukee, WI
Memes By _veronica_, Hartland, WI
Pep talk with Gandalf By pianojammin98, Nashotah, WI
Refugee By A_Noble, Madison, WI
I Watched It Bloom By Author, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, ZZ

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