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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2017 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


A Shelf of Glass Bottles By Alec_Is_In_Fact_Smart, Greensboro, MD
Butterfly Effect By samjhlee, Winter Park, FL
Flames We'll Never Light By jl637, Livingston, NJ
Something Left Behind By NightBulb, Hartsdale, NY
What Remains By joannalee_55, Sterling, MA

Hot Topics

EnvironmentIntruders By maevedownes, New City, NY
EnvironmentThe Six-Legged Lunch By Rkhoshab, Chandler, AZ
HealthMy Uncle’s Addiction By sydneymcrae, Portland, OR
HealthPuberty By Quillily, Vienna, VA
HealthWho I Am By Anonymous, Myerstown, PA
Letters to the EditorDeck the Malls By Fabiola12, phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorHigh School Politics By DaltonO, Alvord, TX
Letters to the EditorHow I Became a Monster By chantell.nicole, Goshen, IN
Letters to the EditorI Shouldn't Have to Write This By anahibrisa, phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorI Shouldn’t Have to Write This By Jamaica74387, Valley Stream, NY
Letters to the EditorThe Best Revenge I Ever Got By LoeyLo, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorThe Electoral College, Explained By PigeonDragons, Brooklyn, NY, NY
Letters to the EditorThe Power of Words By carnivalbear, Valley Stream, NY
Pride & PrejudiceAutism Is Not a Tragedy By AnnaKarenina, West Windsor, NJ
Pride & PrejudiceDrop the Label By Anonymous, Northborough, MA


Educator of the YearMs. O'Keefe By JMCALLINI, Wayland, MA
Educator of the YearMy Educator of the Year By erikakathryn_, Hartland, WI
MemoirDisco-Radical Transglobal By brianemo, Denton, TX
MemoirThe Party Crasher By Bdov777, Scottsdale, AZ
Personal ExperienceBody Language By Smudges, Concord, MA
Personal ExperienceRevolutionary Rebirth By Anonymous, Concord, MA
Personal ExperienceThe Stupid Idea By sarahegan, Park Ridge, IL
Personal ExperienceThe Trouble of a Troublemaker By OfficeAssistant, Defiance, OH
Personal ExperienceThe Walls Around Me By Anonymous, Minneapolis, MN
Personal ExperienceTo Be a Princess By mvyas99, Tipp City, OH
Personal ExperienceWatch Me By Linh_makings, Nashville, TN
Personal ExperienceWhere You Left Me By BreakingTheAnomaly, Winchester, IN
Personal ExperienceWhite Wine By Anonymous, Grapeview, WA
SportsRunning to Recovery By Jstar97, Round lake, IL
SportsThe Final Dive By morganpaul0204, libertyville, IL
SportsThe Re-Rack Revolution By happy_pineapple, Tempe, AZ
Travel & CultureFading Suns By JamesC.HM, Riverside, CT
Travel & CultureLady-Like By writeon101, Brooklyn, NY


Give Him a Chance By Hannah P., Indianapolis, IN
Uniting Two Americas By beyondthesky, santa monica, CA
Political Correctness By tayagrey6, Ambler, PA
Why I Speak Like a Man By strebor618, Grand Rapids, MI


Book ReviewsAo Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) by Io Sakisaka By A.Marcus, Landing, NJ
Book ReviewsBurial Rites by Hannah Kent By BetsyJ, Vellore, ZZ
Book ReviewsFinders Keepers by Stephen King By Cade_, Brooklyn, NY
Movie ReviewsDoctor Strange By BearTrust, Stratham, NH
Movie ReviewsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them By J_Bruggz, Wyckoff, NJ
Movie ReviewsMiss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children By hourtohour, edwards, CO
Music ReviewsAll Things Must Pass by George Harrison By kate436, Anderson, SC
Music ReviewsAmerican Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy By rebeccaaaa, Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsThe Quantum Enigma by Epica By BloodRaven55, Binfield, ZZ

Summer Guide

Barnard College Liberal Arts Intensive in Barnard College, New York City By AngelaMB, New York, NY
Exeter Summer School By NurahKL, Trinity, FL
Indiana University High School Journalism Institute in Bloomington, Indiana By AngRodrig, Pembroke Pines, FL
Sewanee Young Writers' Conference By MemphisBelle, Magnolia, TX
SHAD Program in Canada By SmellsLikeTeenSpirit, Victoria, BC, ZZ
Travel for Teens By KatieCurran, Pocasset, MA

Art / Photo

(Suit &) Tie By LeahC, Burke, VA
a girl By Lucy_Qin, London, ZZ
Autumn Hymn. By lizgoodwin, Dallas, TX
Avery By laurenfield1503, Wilmingtion, MA
Beach sunsets By KimNgan, Olympia, WA
Butterfly By MissPeach, Cincinnati, OH
Candle By LaRomanichelle, howell, MI
Chichén Itzá By randompanda18, Irvington, NY
Day at the Beach By Poet2002, Harrisburg, PA
Down the Rabbit Hole By SeeGSHang, Sterling Heights, MI
Emotion By LittlePolska, Winter Garden, FL
Escape By HaleyRichards, Berkeley, CA
Fairly Local By KONGA, Louisville, CO
Fire In Her Eyes By lizferguson, Lafayette, NY
Flower Child By coraide, Big Sky, MT
Flowers By woodland, Los Osos, CA
Golden Fun at the Park By Natt_, Bangkok, ZZ
Heartbeat By j1448, North Andover, MA
i swear thats not c3po By , Greenlawn, NY
Insomniac By TheNamesBond....JamesBond, Galloway, NJ
Love yourself even in the dark By lexie.Irby, rainer, WA
Metamorphosis By daisical, Jacksonville, FL
Milky Way Over LaPointe By Patrick_G, Mendota Heights, MN
Moonlight By MikaylaVen, Orlando, FL
Motion By , Orlando, FL
Mr. Grasshopper By ScarletCity, Cedar Hill, MO
My Lorde By e.dalg, Boulder, CO
My Muse By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Poverty the obliviousness By Bhavi_y, Ajmer, ZZ
Purple Eyeshadow By reach4mars, State College, PA
Remmy By dbungay, Ocoee, FL
Rodeo Bronco By malxk16, Corvallis, OR
Salute By grace791, Portland, OR
Silhouette By kaitlynmes, Weston, MA
The Noir et Blanc Princess! By 1SistersR4Ever, Cliffside Park, NJ
The Race Has Just Begun By reach4mars, State College, PA
They know the snow By Ms.Riley, New Cumberland, PA
Three peas in a pod By LLBlack16, surprise, AZ
Toy Story By ashleyts29, Johns Creek, GA
Tulum By briannab33, Miami, FL
Urban Comfort By cbenoit17, Maplewood, NJ
Vibrant By taliaberns, Aptos, CA
Views from the Met By evelyn_abramowitz, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Waterfall By sirmax, Lakeville, CT
We need feminism By kaitlinosullivan, Pelham Manor, NY
Wonders of Winter By Instantimages, Westbrook, CT


12 months written in braille By Amelia L., Los Angeles, CA
Aberrant By Francesca C., brooksville, ME
Adolescent Overdose By heyoitsabby, Highlandville, MO
Coffee Cream By Jaewon, Chalfont, PA
Glass Hummingbird By Janeway, Seattle, WA
Hands By Anonymous, San Antonio, TX
Soon Enough By lizzybee34, Cambridge, MA
Sweet By Ishar C., Cambridge, MA
Who's Left By Andrene J., Houston, TX
Why There's Snow on the Sidewalk By annastrosser, Danbury, CT
A Call By Maram A, San Antonio, TX
A Diagnosis By Bridgeport, Columbus, OH
Adolescence By Rach3819, The Colony, TX
Alone By Apseykate, Battle Creek, MI
Anger on the Stove By ScotchBingeington, Chalfont, PA
Beach Sunrise By scap8, Medford, NJ
closed shut By TheGreat1, cincinnati, OH
Colours By RileyAllen, Oshkosh, WI
Concerning Malicious Rumors Involving the Alleged Misconduct By Lydiah, Manhattan Beach, CA
contemplate By aureanocte, Princeton, NJ
Coping By Stimur28, Solon, OH
Cosmic Composition By fragmentaations, Middleburgh, NY
Empty Links By Peng-Blue, Leesburg, IN
Escape By ItsTimeToBegin, Lexington, MA
Grandfather's Eggs By ada.10.31, Harrisonburg, VA
GREY AND WHITE By RachelAG, Cherry Hill, NJ
Guiding Hands By KylaDennis, Oshkosh, WI
I Hate This By Derpy_derp, Cambridge, MA
I Want What You Don't By 2shyy, Bellevue, NE
Kaleidoscope By skematt, Shanghai, CA
Kids By A_Wanderer, Cottondale, AL
King of Egypt By SawyerC., Oshkosh, WI
Light in the Sky By Knapsack12, Hartland, WI
little girl in footie pajamas By socialkaysualty, Dover, DE
Midwinter Contrast By PandaMorrison322, Durham, NC
Murals By jturtle05, Beaverton, OR
My Friend By Got_Books, San Marcos, CA
my pet peeves By Nated315, Morrisville, NY
Of Human Nature By Sean_Desautelle, Gilford, NH
offbeat By mayahanson, Fenton, MO
One Year By Sophiaff, Dexter, MI
Pardon Me By itsrainingcats, East Hampton, CT
Pride By -Amy-, Waymart, PA
Pride in the Paint By PresCocoRain, MONTGOMERY, AL
Rock. By leahgiacomantonio, middleburgh, NY
second skin By megthepoet, winnipeg, MN
Semper Fi By ATroubledWriter, Pace, FL
Silence By jl637, Livingston, NJ
Smokey Girl By tiredism, moorhead, MN
Soft Girl By tiredism, moorhead, MN
Sounds in the Silence By Lottieisapanda, Jamison, PA
Split Heart By Aguyinschool, Ho Chi Minh, ZZ
Stars Stand Evenly With Us By AndrewMK, Fairbanks, AK
Starve By anonymous00, Red Springs, NC
Suffering Syria By Zykuto, Oshkosh, WI
The Dust of Us By May_Leaf, FORNEY, TX
The Healing Process By Anonymous, Viroqua, WI
The Occurrence By PotatoMan360, Overland Park, KS
The Pen's Dance By CrimsonGhost, Kendall Park, NJ
The Puppet By DyliePhantom, Lake city , FL
The Recovery; The Relapse By KayleeLemire, Gilford, NH
The Sea of Broken Pieces By xziax, Simi Valley, CA
This is Depression By Your_Apathetic_Basketcase, Orlando, FL
Today By Anonymous, Exeter, NH
What is a Woman? By Lydiah, Manhattan Beach, CA
whirled away By tessellations, Columbia, MD
Winter's Playground By Julianewsomee, Albany , NY
Winter's Woes By janicey83, Long Beach, CA
Wise Old Men By ilikeyourface, Lafayette, IN
A Universe On My Hand By inkstained, Roseland, NJ
Drip Drop By TaKiyahGroh, Ozark, MO
Failed Protagonist By mydearwatson, Chesapeake, VA
five more minutes By CynthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
Foreign Land By spookymikki, Mendon, MA
Ironic Fruit By syydney, Pewaukee, WI
Loving You By adam.paris14, St. Peters, MO
Period By mydearwatson, Chesapeake, VA
Storyteller By LostPoetry, West Jordan, UT
The Bubonic Plague By Palindrome, Reedley, CA
The No Sugarcoat Policy By Your_Apathetic_Basketcase, Orlando, FL
Twinkle By syun2018, Seoul, ZZ
Vocals By j1448, North Andover, MA
Writing at Midnight By beyondthesky, santa monica, CA
your last words By CynthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
Reality By Racingandy, Taipei, ZZ
The Masquerade of the Deaf Lotus By lotus1234, Gilbert, IA

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