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Teen Ink Magazine, March 2016 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


From the Grassy Knoll By bpthatsweatergod, highland heights, OH
The Birds Are Flying By Fluffylaw, Novi, MI
The Story of Iqbal Masih By Rachel B., Harrisville, RI
An Ode to Concerts By Nonni.A, St. Peters, MO
All for a Video Game By greninjash, New York City, NY
Conversing on Converse By lydiay223, Prosser, WA
Fractured Wings By Ameerah, Hull, ZZ
Modern Art By gerardway, Brooklyn, NY
The Dance Recital By Scorpius767, Boonton, NJ

Hot Topics

Community ServiceMake Me By MJR00, Mount Pocono, PA
Community ServiceSalkehatchie By Swim4Him24, Clover, SC
Community ServiceSharing a Dance By Renee14, Woonsocket, RI
EnvironmentCan Hemp Save the World? By Kyleigh R., Ypsilanti, MI
HealthGet in the Game By Anonymous, Northborough, MA
HealthUnfriending Lauren By Anonymous, Milwaukee, WI
Letters to the EditorBreaking the Binary By Anonymous, Morrisville, NY
Letters to the EditorDoes the Teen Inkwell Run Dry? By WhiteHart, Newberry, FL
Letters to the EditorGuilt (two years later) By OliviaFirman, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorHelp for Homelessness By tazmanya17, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorIdiotic Questions By SSL-TT, New York City, NY
Letters to the EditorThe Terminator By Evan D. C., Tyngsboro, MA
Letters to the EditorToxic Masculinity: Why Big Boys Don’t Cry By greninjash, New York City, NY
Letters to the EditorWhere Home Is By IsaiahTsosie, phoenix, AZ
Pride & PrejudiceFrom Zero to Hero By MissMia, Williamsburg, VA
Pride & PrejudiceMedia & Me By thesammypark, South Pasadena, CA
Pride & PrejudiceThe Oreo Effect By bwulv24, Lubbock, TX


Educator of the YearJennifer Short: Spanish • John Dickinson High School By casertam721, Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearMatt Carr: Theatre Tech Director • Arrowhead Union High School By LoneStorm, Nashotah, WI
InterviewsThe Football Felon By lilykatherine, Iowa City, IA
MemoirThe Crash By mikaylarosee13, Sparkill, NY
MemoirThree Days in the Wilderness By jakeyboi, Clarkston, MI
MemoirYour Name By intermissi0n, Bangor, ME
Personal ExperienceInstructions for a Happy Day By mereCat, Horsham, ZZ
Personal ExperienceLesson Five: Mild Traffic By fringesofinspiredlunacy, Baltimore, MD
Personal ExperienceRaising Lincoln By elane19, Towson, MD
Personal ExperienceSocial Media Mania By VictoriaT7777777, Cross Plains, WI
Personal ExperienceSorry, Charlie By debree, Los Angeles, CA
Personal ExperienceSteve Jobs’ Biggest Fan By affluential, Saratoga, CA
Personal ExperienceStick with It By MileaAnderson, Abilene, KS
Personal ExperienceThe Antelope By droseb, Madison, WI
Personal ExperienceThe Senior Lot By IvyRizzi, Ormond Beach, FL
Personal ExperienceTread Softly By Anonymous, Lowell, MI
SportsI Am Not a Ballerina By waltzing_wishes, Belmont, MA
SportsThe Mud Run of The Century By AwesomeWriter, Grand Rapids, MI
Travel & CultureSights at a Traffic Light By JustusMagic, Rochester, NY
Travel & CultureThe Delights of Public Transport By Holly S., Somerset, United Kingdom
Travel & CultureTo What Remains By MagpieMuses, Temperance, MI


Why the U.S. Should Accept Syrian Refugees By colbert, Solon, OH
The Tyranny of Education By Anonymous, Byron, NY
Grammar in the Digital Age By Kisila, Oklahoma City, OK
The Dirtiest F-Word By ajbutler, Oakland, NJ


Book Reviews2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Book ReviewsA Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin By Caesar123, Union Grove, WI
Book ReviewsPrisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat By animelovergirl13, Clarkston, MI
Book ReviewsThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd By Sapphire9, Santa Rosa, CA
Movie ReviewsFrida By nayelyyyy, WILMINGTON, DE
Movie ReviewsHome by DreamWorks By ThtGirlRachel, Teaneck, NJ
Movie ReviewsInterstellar By ccb1996, Crowley, TX
Movie ReviewsThe Hateful Eight By No_Strings5115, Owings Mills, MD
Music ReviewsBlackstar by David Bowie By TheaterChick16, Wethersfield, CT
Music ReviewsI'm Coming Over by Chris Young By LizzK, Sullivan, WI
Music ReviewsThe Day by Day6 By fatuity, Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsPretty Little Liars By x3reece, Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsStar Trek By Vwriter, New York, NY

Art / Photo

A Christmas Flicker By 1SistersR4Ever, Cliffside Park, NJ
A Ray of Hope By Esterleth, Suwon, ZZ
A Room With A View By CrichtonPhotoGirl, Palo Alto, CA
A Stroll Through Paris By WellingPhotography, Nova, OH
Alex in Auckland By wumithepooh, London, ZZ
All Alone By tyedyeeyes, Lexington, KY
Angel By Orvey, Miami, FL
Capture the Moment By elliphantla, Merritt Island, FL
Crying Girl By anna98, Plymouth, MI
Elizabeth By sbrowne, Bedford, NY
Enough is Enough By MollyKateCline, Powell, OH
Eyes Like A Swimming Pool By woodland, Los Osos, CA
Fly Free By torenfronsdal, Redwood City, CA
Forgetting Fear By liv.photo, West Bend, WI
Girl in Her Room; Sasha 16 By bellasings, Richmond, VA
Human Form By chellaman, Mechanicsburg, PA
In Her Shadow By Lidija, Hoover, AL
in the moonlight By Emily2k, glasgow, ZZ
Indigo printed fabric By helloaugust17, Cumberland, RI
Lead and Follow By CathyLang, Santa Rosa, CA
Left Brain / Right Brain By MollyKateCline, Powell, OH
Life Screams By SpeakerOfTheDead, Lemont, IL
Morania Improved By Alenxia, Eugene, OR
Odessa By amandakh, Lehighton, PA
oh glory By TGWhipp, Des Moines, IA
On the Train By LeahC, Burke, VA
Pop Culture By I_Am_Mia, Roswell, GA
Purple Pollen By Zwrites, Des Moines, IA
Riding on the tracks By PhotographyAtItsFinest, chilliwack, ZZ
Roadtrip By abcAshleyZ, San Carlos, CA
Rock Concert By Abbigailswann, Cullman, AL
skull zentangle By kaylamadd, Coronado, CA
Sleepless reader By kimAV, GILBERT, AZ
Snow White By Amberjane, St Peter Port, ZZ
Soaring Skies By mroller, Barneveld, NY
Stormtrooper By artboy, bechtelsville, PA
Street in Jerusalem By ilikepie23, cupertino, CA
Tents By curlew77, Pleasantville, NY
The Mid-West By Endeavor7, Reno, NV
The Teenage By rachelanne, Benicia, CA
Unity Walk By BiabuTyke, Broomfield, CO
View From Above By MeeraPs, Nairobi, ZZ
Whispers of hope By DANI_2512, Peterborough,
Yellowstone By smile_to_life, BROOKLINE, MA
小 丑clown By Lucy_Qin, London, ZZ


Don't Be Fooled By Tyranoh, Baton Rouge, LA
Flip Poem By wyssje, Gardner, KS
I Am Enormous By Grova, Mequon, WI
It's Not Real By CorinneTheCow, St-lazare, ZZ
Lament: A Sestina By hannahfradkin, Missoula, MT
Lost But Never Found By NandiniK, Dalhousie, ZZ
Love By Taylah452, Sydney, ZZ
Oil feathers By nataolierose, flushing, MI
Racing to the Bus By Alex D. C., New York, NY
Raining (March) By t.lee., Ridgefield, CT
Swirling Tunnel Of Fear By Djandary20, Clarkston, MI
The Camera I Wear By Blackjackpoetry, Kingwood, TX
The Crab By Foxglove, Plano, TX
The Universe and its Middle Name By samantha8, Coral Springs, FL
Amazing By Babybearcub, West Linn, OR
Frozen Locomotion By adam_anker, Christiansburg, VA
13 Ways To Look at an Apple By Anonymous, Mattawan, MI
911 Distress Call By elsiechaan, Vancouver, ZZ
a flute of honey By unsaidwords, Cupertino, CA
a million birds By a_p_13, East Hampton, NY
Alien By Anonymous, Pitttsburgh, PA
Barefooted Winter By mem228, Attleboro, MA
Big Blue Monster By NatureGirl123, Atlanta, GA
botany and safety By squibbly, San Francisco, CA
Can I Stand In Your Light? By hannahfradkin, Missoula, MT
Checkout By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Dancing with Demons By Anonymous, Thomasville, NC
Dandelion By Jordynkb, Brown City, MI
Dead Language By ItsTimeToBegin, Lexington, MA
Dire Situation By adrianna429, South Riding, VA
Direct Me By ShineOn, Sandy Hook, CT
disposal By megthepoet, winnipeg, ZZ
Everything's Right By ZoeyBubbles666, Kensington, NH
He Was A Poet By Consalvator, South Jordan, UT
homage to brother By novas, Suwanee, GA
I Carry You in My Heart By LifeLeader, Roanoke, VA
I Gave My Grandma a Bath Today By Tarah18, Brockton, MA
i stand alone By seamless, Hamilton, ZZ
It's As If By xziax, Simi Valley, CA
King of the Closet By alisonr, Oshkosh, WI
little girl By SophiaHoboken, Hoboken, NJ
Lost to the Clouds By Christina2588, Smithtown, NY
March By eapplegate9, Barnegat, NJ
Maybe Tonight By MaggieMontalto, Burlington, NJ
Metaphoric Sadness By midnightmetanoia, Gaithersburg, MD
Morning By ctfxcfan1414, Sussex, WI
Mr. Loneliness By Anonymous, Cumming, GA
my room By kilos, New Haven, CT
One Sentence By AprilW, Hartland, WI
Orange Mandolins By Carnaby, Dorset, VT
Our Relationship Road By Bdanielson19, Exeter, NH
Panic Is a Rocking Chair By ihatesouvenirstores, Galax, VA
Paper Doll By anothergreektragedy, pembroke, MA
Perdendosi By M.G.Causly, Compton, CA
Precautionary Warning By laurenemtaylor, Baltimore, MD
Pulse By azhang18, Livingston, NJ
Rainy Relief By Carmen S., Benton Harbor, MI
reborn By natalie.schlosberg, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY
She Didn't Mean To Do It By K.A.L., Royal Oak, MI
Side Effects of Star Gazing By Nadia.A, North Vancouver, ZZ
Temples By ShelbyGrey, Ashland, KY
The Company of Peas By John_Malpe, Highland, IN
Walking the Plank By HappyMorrison322, Durham, NC
Where I'm From By Vilituituukakalaolabaha P., menlo park, CA
Who Said? By ZillaZara, FairPlay, SC
You Come to Me in Waves By Savannainthesky, West Suffield, CT
Monster By kjd25857, Bracey, VA
Sonnet By DarknessFalls, Los Angeles, CA

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