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Teen Ink Magazine, April 2017 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College ArticlesFolk Punk Good-Bye By blume1776, Summit, NJ
College ArticlesI'm Just a Person By laurenh42, Thousand Oaks, CA
College ArticlesThe Dangers of Standardization By therealdebater, Elizabethtown, KY
College ArticlesThe Importance of Failure By bellamckee, Portland, OR
College ArticlesThe March of the Lemmings By RahBha, Princeton, NJ
College ArticlesTo the Girl I Used To Be By sarahscribs, Sharon, MA
College EssaysFamilia By Nickiefigueroa, Mundelein, IL
College EssaysFire! By Clarabradley2324, Orono, ME
College EssaysI Speak the Truth By msnaga, Boulder, CO
College EssaysThe Art of Befriending a Country By Anonymous, Grand Rapids, MI
College EssaysThe Language of Learning By EmWrites, New York, NY
College EssaysWhat's Your Cheese? By StrongToTheCore, Ashburn, VA


A Chicken Problem By hannarw, Seattle, WA
A Whisper Against the Wind By Nzhou, East Brunswick, NJ
Bloom By HelenM, Lexington, KY
Racing the Rain By Xuboo, Alpharetta , GA

Hot Topics

Community ServiceProject Connect By Gita5683, San Diego, CA
Community ServiceRay of Hope By thepinkvoice, Gaborone, ZZ
Letters to the EditorA Memory: Sunset By sandygoldshteynn, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorAn Open Letter to Climate Change Deniers By JCR55, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorAutism Is Not a Tragedy By OverAchieving, Tyngsboro, MA
Letters to the EditorBackground Noise By AJR21, New York City, NY
Letters to the EditorInvisible Damage By TaylorAddington, Defiance Ogio, OH
Letters to the EditorIs Suicide Selfish? By Karen.r, Phoenix , AZ
Pride & PrejudiceBeing a Sikh in America By glitzygurl, Menlo Park, CA


Educator of the YearEducator of the year By rudy1998, Hartland, WI
Educator of the YearIntroduction to Poetry By JaGaR771, Rock Hill, SC
MemoirGoodbye By SIMSEN, south salem, NY
Personal ExperienceIs Being Poor Easy? By Anonymous, BEDFORD, NH
Personal ExperienceRun for it. By Anonymous, Portland, OR
Personal ExperienceSanctuary By imnotanoctopus, Longmont, CO
SportsFlying By Jadynk25, New City, NY
Travel & CultureCulture Shock By MaryCumpston, Pittsburgh, PA
Travel & CulturePesach By AlexBrielle, Verona, NJ
Travel & CultureTo Iceland and Back By emilybelle, Brooklyn, NY


Five's a Crowd By kann9, Marlton, NJ
Don't (Get) Rape(d) By katherineong, Alamo, CA
Creating a Culture of Consent By gabriela.leseman, Pittsburgh, PA
The Humanities Make Us Human By theonlyedith, Lake Forest, IL
Where's the Empathy? By chpuckett17, Maple Plain, MN


Book ReviewsLab Girl by Hope Jahren By juliahu, West Windsor, NJ
Book ReviewsSon by Lois Lowry By Joe-sue-eeh, Portland, OR
Book ReviewsThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen By thays, Stratham, NH
Movie ReviewsAssassin's Creed By Team_Underoos2k16, Bridgewater, VA
Movie ReviewsMoana By MiatheLunatic, Toronto, ZZ
Music ReviewsCollage by Chainsmokers By NickBultena, Cannon Falls, MN
Music ReviewsLemonade by Beyonce By AJHack, Milton, MA
Music ReviewsThe Balcony by Catfish and The Bottlemen By super8, Manhattan, KS

Art / Photo

Allure of a Devil Girl By Paint-StainedHands, Melbourne, ZZ
American Girl By kisaramoore, Austin, TX
Anxiety By lizferguson, Lafayette, NY
Autumn Tree By HorseKrazy, Melrose, MT
Before school party By EkaterinaKZ, Almaty, ZZ
Branches By lolindigo, Hampton, GA
Chalk Kid By reach4mars, State College, PA
Deadlands By wolvesandwilderness, Lakeland, FL
Enlightenment Thinker By sofiaak13, Miami Beach, FL
Falling By lychee87371, Brooklyn, NY
Feeling Down By Lindylu03, Anderson, SC
Finding Myself By Creativitysparks, Tuscaloosa, AL
Future Dreams By animefan, WALLINGFORD, CT
Goodbye By Rysah, BEDFORD, NH
Grandmother By PaintMeWellinColours, London, ZZ
Hotel Meade By LemonRiver, Corvallis, MT
Jessie the explorer By Edthepanda8000, Orlando, FL
lines By kelshea, washington, UT
Long, Long Car Rides By Madison.Johnson, Denver, IA
lowkey lit By stepphanieee, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
No Limits By haiLeyshi, Walnut, CA
paint #1 By geetakesphotos, Beckenham, ZZ
Paint it, black. By MaxPhotography, Madison, WI
Personification of Seasons By Lovely.Land.Mermaid, Fort Wayne , IN
Rain days By Anissia_w, Bronx, NY
Row your boat By michaellow, NYC, NY
Skirt Levels By JazGarrick, Outram, ZZ
Slieve League By biscuitlevitation, Washington, DC
Split By Jess12009, Charlotte, NC
Spring By ReallyRose, Atlanta, GA
Streets By klynic, Burlingame, CA
Strike!?! By Katgarcia, Granada hills , CA
Strummer Boy By emparente, Cooper City, FL
They Call Me Sweet By dnellis, Los Angeles, CA
Thinking Wishing By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Top of the World By bshropz, Waikoloa, HI
whitee girl the chicken By nicolena, mount sinai, NY
WORDS By Chey,, new delhi, ZZ
Wrong Path By SpringofSummer, Lewiston, ID


A Brief Baseball Anthology By David.Oberteniak, Newton, KS
A Reconciliation By mydearwatson, Chesapeake, VA
Emotions Are … By elizabethbrandt, Bay City, MI
Into The Woods By KateBorsos, South Plainfield, NJ
Living By Faith By SavannaKinsley, Middleburgh, NY
Painting Apocalypse By npolous, Oswego, IL
Soul Singing By AlstonW, New York, NY
Steps By WispyBranchesintheWind, Anahim Lake, Columbia
Strange Mornings By j1448, North Andover, MA
This Vessel By fudge2cake, Hopkins, MN
16" x 20" By mozaraw, Cincinnati, OH
A Dust of Chocolate By AutumnLeaf, Hartland, WI
a watercolor world By sylvie.elise, Hubertus, WI
Abashment By violingirl0, Mount Prospect, IL
Arizona By alyssalew23, Hartland, WI
Arsonist's Lullaby By jaydanielle99, alajuela, ZZ
Ashes to Ashes By wowitsdez, Pelham, AL
At Dawn By EdmundTyrone, Altamont, KS
Beach Poem By Alise_Wing, Kentfield, CA
Bleached By ikhera, Simsbury, CT
Blurring By SvenFH9, Tampa, FL
Cascarones By ch0c0lat3b3ar, Saginaw, MI
Color By SpidersAcrossStars, Hayward, CA
Combat Boots By bbbforever, Clemson, SC
Context By SavannaKinsley, Middleburgh, NY
Daddy Long-legs By Lydiah, Manhattan Beach, CA
Different By hhodges1, Advance, NC
Flowers By HCRHS, Whitehouse station, NJ
ghost By bradleyccllns, Meridian, ID
I'm A Feminist By KenyaLove41, Dallas, TX
if you want to hurt, this is how By Maya C., Boulder, CO
Inevitability By qwertyuiopzxc, Whitmore Lake, MI
intangible constellations By seamless, Hamilton, CT
Ivory keys By -Pancake-, Grants pass, OR
Jesus sat on the side of the road By BoobooBeetle, Jacksonville, FL
Leaves By gracebrindle, Westfield, NJ
Long Lost Friend By jessi_carline, plaquemine, LA
Melting Sunsets By xziax, Simi Valley, CA
Michigan Robin By MadiAlexandra, Pamplona, ZZ
Mind & Spirit By Yuji., Jacksonville, FL
Mora Mazitaug By NimWallace, North Smithfield, RI
My Rapist is Going to Prom By Anonymous, Pittsburgh, PA
My Tears of Hope By CrazilyAwesome, Cordova, TN
natural streetlight By MegDoe, Clifton Park, NY
Notebook By SamKallander, Highland, UT
Our Nevermore By StormDragin, Yukon, OK
Punctuation By Jillian_J, Sammamish, WA
Rubber Pieces of April By Samtom311, Delray Beach, FL
Seasons By brinaa782, Willingboro, NJ
texts between goddesses By megan_lynne, Pittsburgh, PA
The Aftermath By sjh31, Solon, OH
the day after I killed myself By .Ray., Big Lake, MN
The Dragon By logangaynor, Parkland, FL
The Fight By Anonymous, Silver Spring, MD
The Island of the Affluent By AP3059, Riverside, CA
The People Before Me By WalkOff, Flushing, MI
The Plane Pluto By KityKat, Saratoga Springs, NY
Three Pronged Claw Attack By DavyBramer, Rolla, MO
Unbeknownst By PolinaKassir, Frederick, MD
Vulture By Rach3819, The Colony, TX
Where I'm from By 7hansona, oconomowoc, WI
Where I'm From By 7steiner, Dousman, WI
Where I'm From By ryanspantry, Hartland, WI
Winter By NimWallace, North Smithfield, RI
york beach By gracie2429, Cambridge, MA
Addict By j1448, North Andover, MA
Hair By Elaineshao, Shanghai, ZZ
I Write By ATroubledWriter, Pace, FL
Let’s Get This Straight By Your_Apathetic_Basketcase, Orlando, FL
Mosaic By lexikayser, O\'Fallon, MO
Not Enough By unikitty365, Grand Blanc, MI
On My Grandmother's Deathbed By Aorist_Satori, Ephrata, PA
Self Portrait By JunoJupiter, Conneaut Lake, PA
Stardust Soul By hourtohour, edwards, CO
Such a Sweetheart By beyondthesky, santa monica, CA
Sunlight By LilyLynx, Council Bluffs, IA
The Heartless Night By NotaRobot, Orange, NJ
The Lamppost By nkim78, Arlington Heights, IL
The Men in Movies By NotaRobot, Orange, NJ
Transcendence By Blizzardstorm, Willow Street, PA
Wake Up By beyondthesky, santa monica, CA
War and Pain By Garlicbreadfast, Tampa , FL
Water for the Soul By Richcoca, Canoga Park, CA
Why Doesn't the Mountain Crumble? By CynthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
A Hopeful Romantic With No Crush By Jenna5, Cedar Knolls, NJ
Dreams By ReCaVi, New York, NY

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