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Teen Ink Magazine, October 2016 Edition

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College Guide

College ReviewsDrexel University By Zhen T., Eagen, MN
College ReviewsTulane By akrav13, Parkland, FL


Autumn By gracie-d, Akron, OH
God Complex By KryptaKauz, East Wenatchee, WA
Reunion By Moojiee, Sugar Land, TX
Too Much Time By HayleyF, Duingal, ZZ
The Hunted By Peter0310, Killarney Vale, ZZ
Mother By Scissorhands, Missoula, MT
Semi-Automatic By Hither2, Mobile, AL
Keeping Promises By jenna.d, Exeter, NH
Sight Lines By Ophelia H., Franklin, WI
The Fox By Anonymous, RIDGEWOOD, NJ
The Widow By Liv.Harris, O Fallon, MO

Hot Topics

EnvironmentAll Creatures Great and Small By NicoleVoll, Irvine, CA
Letters to the EditorFeedback on "Digging in China" By LilithGrey, Staten Island, NY
Letters to the EditorFeedback on "The Dirtiest F-Word" By imahurricane, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorFeedback on Hijab By mustafahayder2002, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorMarionette By e.figueroa, New Castle, DE
Letters to the EditorMy Mother's Ungiven Testimony By DaisyGMB, phoenix , AZ
Letters to the EditorThank you By ArtsyAuthor, Oakland, NJ
Letters to the EditorWhy I Need to Go to College By Fabiola12, phoenix, AZ


AcademicHoward Baker: The Great Compromiser of the 1970s By Zhen T., Eagen, MN
MemoirFear and Anger By hannaheclark, State College, PA
MemoirNew Year's Dinner By AlexBrielle, Verona, NJ
MemoirRemembering Autumn By Anonymous, Summit Hill, PA
Personal ExperienceAn Aroma of Reminiscence By Indre, Bradenton, FL
Personal ExperienceGolden Rice By cily265, Austin, TX
Personal ExperienceHarlem's Kitchen By fountainpen, Huntington Beach, CA
Personal ExperienceHeads Will Roll By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Personal ExperienceLess Than Human? By WriterForLife, baltimore, MD
Personal ExperienceMillisecond By Briannarose, Wilbraham, MA
Personal ExperienceMonster By bloodstone, Williamsport, OH
Personal ExperienceNoah By jacobmccoy, Flower Mound, TX
Personal ExperienceNothing of Empathy By arinforstadt, merrick, NY
Personal ExperiencePeanut Butter and Jelly By CatholicCookie, Steubenville, OH
Personal ExperiencePicky Eater By Molly2810, Jacksonville, FL
Personal ExperienceThe Avocado Man By Lindsey G., Voorhees, NJ
Personal ExperienceThe Road of Teen Politics By juliacoccaro, Spanish Fort, AL
SportsKick Like a Girl: Savannah First Female to Wear Jag Jersey By Sumona3, Tuscaloosa, AL
Travel & CultureGrenada State of Mind By chipped_graphite, Camden, ME
Travel & CultureItaly vs USA By camlind7, Evanston, IL
Travel & CultureMy Story By Anonymous, Sausalito, CA
Travel & CultureThe Dangerous and the Beautiful By Dear.Bella, Guangzhou, ZZ


Political Mood Swings By crosica23, Madison, NJ
The Media Carnival By Jayson_Thompson, Montclair, NJ
Sexism in the Gaming Community: How it Surfaces and Why it’s a Problem By Tawshy, Pittsburgh, PA
The Vocabulary of Supermarkets By MiatheLunatic, Toronto, ZZ


Book ReviewsInvisible by James Patterson By Mayaobeid, Trumbull, CT
Book ReviewsThe Enemy (series) by Charlie Higson By Starting_Point, New Berlin, WI
Book ReviewsThe Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography by Wilson Meikuaya, Jackson Ntirkana, and Susan McClellan By Teenage_Read, Kentville, ZZ
Movie ReviewsA Series of Unfortunate Events By QuibblerGirl, Okeana, OH
Movie ReviewsEvil Dead (2013) By Team_Underoos2k16, Owings Mills, MD
Movie ReviewsIt By katherinewolfe, Lewes, DE
Music ReviewsMilk and Honey by John Lennon By kate436, Easley, SC
Music ReviewsSmoke and Mirrors by Imagine Dragons By timmyjimmy14, Cannon Falls, MN
Music ReviewsThis is Acting by Sia By gerardway, Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsCosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey By RynOcerous, Hockessin, DE
TV show reviewsRanpo Kitan: Game of Laplace By RequiemBelle, Flower Mound, TX
TV show reviewsTokyo Ghoul By A.Marcus, Landing, NJ


Bathtub By CreativeWriting10201, Mobile, AL
Handwritten By cammie_k, Boulder, CO
Hera's Bent Hammer By farmgirl01, Springfield, MO
October By Dogood, Winter Park, FL
Partiality By IThoughtYouSaidKanyeWeast, Chicago, IL
Running By Awanata, goshen, IN
Take The Chains Off Me! By JDC0513, Greensboro, NC
The Growing Myth By ZahraHasa, Orinda, CA
I Gotta a Lot of Pet Peeves By Babybearcub, West Linn, OR
The Fall of the Enclave By laserball13, St. Louis , MO
'Tis a Lisp By BluBrryPancak, Easley, SC
A Casket on Sproat Avenue By gihbli, Chicago, IL
angles By vamika_s, Gaborone, ZZ
Autumn By emparente, Cooper City, FL
Baggage By IsabelLee, Vernon Hills, IL
Bees. By maurtian, Pittsburgh, PA
Belittlement By Msims, Harleysville, PA
birth By Lydiah, Manhattan Beach, CA
Broken Star By squeeze, Kent, ZZ
Canvas By 16cookr, Gilford, NH
Confronting a ghost By David.Oberteniak, Newton, KS
Crumbling to Ash By FakingASmile, Carroll, NH
Devastation On The Dessert Sea By YoungGreenShoot, Ithaca, NY
Dreamers By Anonymous, Uvalde, TX
eyes like multiverses By mydearwatson, Chesapeake, VA
give give give (please take) By GennaElissa, Cherry Hill, NJ
Grow. By kyle_fitzy72, MARTINEZ, CA
Hackneyed By Silverwingedears, McLean, VA
Hallucinations By Nico., Jacksonville, FL
Hollow but Animated By Slicesanddices, North Augusta, SC
Hypnos By mscasperwannabe, New York City, NY
I keep the things that scare me secret By lamewriter, Chestertown, MD
i've been unkind By tessellations, Columbia, MD
Let go By tpham20, Ho Chi Minh City, CA
Letter to Myself By paerpoet, Farmington Hills, MI
Lonely Moonlight By caitlyn.nc34, Souderton, PA
Mermaid Blues By Quillily, Vienna, VA
Moths By Allie P., Buenos Aires, Argentina
my words By hlmnewcomer, Austin, TX
New York By ItsTimeToBegin, Lexington, MA
Oxymoron By futurista12, Far Rockaway, NY
Remember This By Kimina_Kat, Youngstown, OH
Respiration and Other Obligations By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
Ribcage Poem By xziax, Simi Valley, CA
Route 114 By j1448, North Andover, MA
shallows By SeeGSHang, Sterling Heights, MI
Soil's Souls By unicornpower, Tucson, AZ
Suburbia By gracebrindle, Westfield, NJ
Sunrise & Fluorescent Lights By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Tear Drop Under My Left Eye By poemoheart866, Goose Creek, SC
The Birds By David.Oberteniak, Newton, KS
The Fall Of Cuauhtémoc By ch0c0lat3b3ar, Saginaw, MI
The Gulf of Alaska By JadeBanks, Amherst, NY
The Inevitable Metamorphasis By Anonymous, Parkland, FL
The Man By startripping, Baltimore, MD
The Mona Lisa's Laughter By startripping, Baltimore, MD
The Robin By LindsayLouOO2, Hartland, WI
The Skin You Hate By dizzydreamer, alexandria, IN
the ugly album By seamless, Hamilton, ZZ
To Her By mem228, Attleboro, MA
Traveling Through the Abyss By Luckystar78, London, ZZ
Trouble Finding Words By caitlyndaas, Newport, NC
Uncensored By Mattymendz, Kissimmee, FL
Vitality By ch0c0lat3b3ar, Saginaw, MI
Writers Lament By L.J.Barnes., Powhatan, VA
Zipper By isaiah_lakshman, Chilliwack, ZZ
Cacophonous Cradlesongs By KarmaBites, Columbia Heights, MN
Ringing By PersonOfInterest, Shrewsbury, ZZ
Terrible Silence By SoEverit, West Jordan, UT
The Rainstorm By pandasamurai2001, Rockfalls, IL
Archives By TheGreatSakura, Succasunna, NJ
The Shadow of Ambition By Escritora, Bucharest, ZZ

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