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Teen Ink Magazine, March 2017 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College ReviewsMarquette University By ymontalvo17, River Forest , IL
College ReviewsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University By TabithaL, Suffolk, VA


Brian's Problem By abigailgreenh, Oak Ridge, TN
Carving Pumpkins By marycollins, Ann Arbor, MI
Cold Cereal & Morning Revelations By JamesC.HM, Greenwich, CT
She’s Still My Sister By Zinc17, Los Altos, CA
Strings By KatherineKrane, San Diego, CA
Silent Savior By RyuichiFoxe, Lakeland, FL
The Reader By s.bock_, Blue Hill, ME
Boxes By toribs, Mercer Island, WA

Hot Topics

EnvironmentDinosaur Trees By Gillian S., Auburn, NY
EnvironmentLet’s Talk About Meat By BlkDiamondDan, Maplewood, NJ
EnvironmentNative Land By jl637, Livingston, NJ
HealthIs Suicide Selfish? By ProfessionalJaywalker, Rockville, MD
HealthUncertainty By elizabeth0459, Roswell, GA
Letters to the EditorDoctor Strange By Isaac1370, Pheonix, AZ
Letters to the EditorGive Him a Chance By ashthenerd1, Brooklyn , NY
Letters to the EditorOld World, Meet New By katherine_k, Brooklyn, NY
Letters to the EditorThe Stupid Idea By Ginger123, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorThe Walls Around Me By pequena_devil, phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorWhat It Means to Be American By AnkTank, Defiance, OH
Pride & PrejudiceThe American Latte By Rkhoshab, Chandler, AZ


Educator of the YearMrs. Nealon: Educator of the Year By JodyHorsky, Wilmington, DE
Educator of the YearThe Inspirational Ms. P By lau24, Dix Hills, NY
InterviewsLife From Home: A Profile of a Syrian Refugee Family By sireeshr, Alpharetta, GA
MemoirA Memory: Sunset By Hannah C., Syracuse, NY
MemoirBackpack By IlanaDavis24, Rye, NY
MemoirGood-Bye, Taylor By Tyler M., Jordan, MN
MemoirLamenting February By natdtd, Miami, FL
MemoirPenciling in My Past By Anonymous, Portland, OR
MemoirThe Soldier and the Slave By AlyzaPaige, Park Rapids, MN
MemoirThe Things We Carried By Balletn, San Francisco, CA
Personal ExperienceChocolate Snow By lauraxin, Livingston, NJ
Personal ExperienceFrom the Back By ScarletCity, Cedar Hill, MO
Personal ExperienceHow My Best Friend Ruined My Sweatshirt By rylajosephine, Rockville, MD
Personal ExperienceJust Human By mandywrites, Brooklyn, NY
Personal ExperienceQuest for a Dog By J_Bruggz, Wyckoff, NJ
Personal ExperienceThe Moment I Knew It Was Over By SophieFloph, Seattle, WA
Personal ExperienceThree Broken Pencils By Nat3rr0, Hartland, WI
Personal ExperienceTo Be a Weed By mami51421, Farmington, CT
Travel & CultureBarriers By mfmcilroy43, Pittsburgh, PA
Travel & CultureHoli in Kathmandu By Ray--yo, Kathmandu, ZZ
Travel & CultureNative By tigerlilyorange, lexington, MA
Travel & CultureThe Pizza Place By Kansola, Baltimore, MD
Travel & CultureWhen in France By lukeclevenger, Sunnyvale, TX


Power to the Women By syaacoub, Lexington, KY
Pokémon Go and Beyond By Brandon_Porter, Los Angeles, CA
The Voice Of Future By CountQuazi, Chittagong, DC
Waging War on the Wage Gap By leah.stalker, Wilmington, MA


Book ReviewsA Work in Progress by Connor Franta By riley.griem, Exeter, NH
Book ReviewsFlowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes By JoyW1, Newfields, NH
Book ReviewsHarry Potter and the Cursed Child • J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Movie ReviewsHacksaw Ridge By EmmaO, Stratham, NH
Movie ReviewsKubo and the Two Strings By aynslay, vail, CO
Movie ReviewsLa La Land By MiatheLunatic, Toronto, ZZ
Music ReviewsAwaken, My Love! • Childish Gambino By kniefelg, Anchorage, AK
Music ReviewsCloud 9 • Kygo By DanLopez, Oakland, NJ
Music ReviewsIlluminate • Shawn Mendes By Kyliew, Cannon Falls, MN
TV show reviewsAmerican Horror Story: Asylum By Trace.C.Schuelke, Oshkosh, WI
TV show reviewsStranger Things By purplewolfmoon, Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsWestworld By Cade_, Brooklyn, NY

Art / Photo

9/11 Remembrance By BunkyPhotographyandCooking, Elgin, TX
A Statement By reach4mars, State College, PA
Avila Beach By K.Marke, Nipomo, CA
Black Mirror By kaitlinosullivan, Pelham Manor, NY
Bone Fish By Mink_Matrix, Iola, KS
Boredom at its Best By xBrokenWingsx, Hayden, ID
Children in war By LinaA, Zarqa, AZ
Citrus Depiction By elhphotography, Macomb, MI
Drowning in My Own Pulse By Deelias21, Atchison, KS
Feeling Alone By tika98, Toronto, Ontario
Fire and Ice By MaxPhotography, Madison, WI
Florence Sundet By torenfronsdal, Redwood City, CA
Freedom & Power By CarlosMatthew, snellville, GA
Friendship By KebWeis, Winter Springs, FL
Growth By Connor97, Georgetown, KY
Hurdles By CathyLang, Santa Rosa, CA
In Hand By ReddDworf, Orlando, FL
Inner Thoughts By WaffleOcean2934, Rogers, MN
Lighten Up By lukexlepage, Lisbon, CT
Lily pads By DanielleMariephotography, Myrtle Beach, SC
Loneliness By Dannay, Bradenton, FL
Mexican Skies By gabby-camp, Ventura, CA
My Happiness By stepphanieee, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Old World By RemusPenn, Tuttle, OK
One with Nature By yomariolivia, Sterrett, AL
Puppy By Storyteller13, Monticello, IL
Rainy days By Lovelydecay, St.Paul, MN
Redhead By j1448, North Andover, MA
Running in the Woods By EllieLissieA, Portishead, ZZ
Snow World By SABSAN, Katonah, NY
Solitude By Noxid07, maitland, FL
Steel Perception By kenkenmtchll, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Stronger Together By gracieleeart, Simi Valley, CA
The Eiffel Tower By itskatomall, Orlando, FL
The Enjoyable Emptiness By onesmartcookie, Dalton, GA
THE EYE By manoeuvre, Kathmandu, ZZ
The Nymph By LeahC, Fairfax Station, VA
The owl and the mouse By artboy, Bechtelsville, PA
The world would be a better place if we all follow a path to success. By gioavila, ARCADIA, CA
Through the Looking Glass By RachelGoerke, Plainview, NY
Times Square By August7682, Orlando, FL
Tropical Girl By CallMeAria, Vancouver, ZZ
Upward By Allyb123, Pelham, AL
Waiting By becca.hansman, Mesa, AZ
walking on down By katierussa, Miami Beach, FL
Wing Eclipse By Sean7, Snoqualmie, WA
Winter Books By Ozge13, Ankara, ZZ


A Mythography By waverly, Dobbs Ferry, NY
elegy for the multiverse boy By mydearwatson, Chesapeake, VA
Latteville By npolous, Oswego, IL
Tourette Syndrome: The Musical By TictasticTommy, South Plainfield, NJ
Treatment By Ally C., Houston, TX
99¢ dreams By seamless, Hamilton, CT
A Beach Day By BrownButter, Newmarket, NH
A Child at a Funeral By crdfsu, Ormond Beach, FL
A Gift for Amyitis- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon By shawna22, Sussex, WI
Abusive Escape By maddielouwho88, Ada, MI
Adults By ChloeO5, Menomonie, WI
After School By jane_priya_521, Westport, CT
Background Noise By InkCatcher, Lunenburg, MA
Big Blue Whale By malloreyrayne, Nashotah, WI
Blocked By j1448, North Andover, MA
Blue Moon By Gabriela.Isaacs, Miami, FL
Bottle of Optimism By PresCocoRain, MONTGOMERY, AL
burn like stars that never die By seamless, Hamilton, CT
Can't Forget you By KimmyNic, Polk City, IA
Canela By Anonymous, Saginaw, MI
Crash By lionzfr18, Pewaukee, WI
Cubism Dream By Anonymous, Clarkston, MI
dazed & confused By Cat_Actual, East Earl, PA
False Prophets By Adam E., Saginaw, MI
Forgive me my trespasses (etc.) By Tipster37, Surfside, FL
Freaks of Nature By laureen_steis, Ridgway, PA
Grande Valse Brilliante By damla2001tr, Princeton, NJ
In My Mind By lponader, Indianapolis, IN
lightning By gerardway, Brooklyn, NY
Looking Through a Dusty Window By Lydiah, Manhattan Beach, CA
Lunch By kt1499, Pewaukee, WI
My City By megthepoet, winnipeg, MN
Nature's Daughter By futurista12, Far Rockaway, NY
Never Settle By cnags_10, south plainfield, NJ
Nightingale By Amorefiore, Modesto, CA
Onyx (Patchwork) By mayahanson, Fenton, MO
Paradoxical Identity By megan_lynne, Pittsburgh, PA
Raging Sea By Chloe.e, Overland Park, KS
RGYB Display By Political_Porpoise, Riverside, CA
Safe from the storm By e.paulino1130, stamford, CT
Seamless Steps By MLM821, Nashotah, WI
Something in the Water By mnazarali18, Summit, NJ
Syrinx and the Paper Hearts By jl637, Livingston, NJ
The Bass By 17eldridgea, Gilford, NH
The Beaver By Knapsack12, Hartland, WI
The Spider And The Web By malaikatiglao, Cairo, ZZ
The Starry Dream By Luckystar78, London, ZZ
The Universe Doesn't Care By PhoebePeterson, davisburg, MI
The Wonder of Time By andhobbes, Oconomowoc, WI
Tropical Storm By sydneyyyyyy, Webb City, MO
Unhealthy By Anonymous, Shoreline, WA
What do you want to know? By sarold, Souderton, PA
What Does Love Feel Like? By jasper_drabbles, Boston, MA
Where the World Ends By HubnerK, Bay City, MI
Whimsy and Woe By cheshire987357, Culpeper, VA
Winter Poem By RosyRose, Middleburgh, NY
Winter's Slate By Idontevenwantthisaccount, New City, NY
Another School Assignment I Didn't Want to Do By hannnahk12, Fremont, CA
Empty Space By hourtohour, edwards, CO
few things are more honest than silence By CynthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
Gentrification By miaagnese, Middle Village, NY
Grandma's hair By Awanata, goshen, IN
Haiku Trilogy By Sarah_J, Cumberland, RI
High Tide By Blizzardstorm, Willow Street, PA
Holy Trinity By smott, Marblehead, MA
Honestly By JaiJay, Hamilton, ZZ
Ode to the Procrastinator By Bctoole, Baltimore, MD
Of Acne By Anonymous, Green Brook, NJ
Reboot By littleone857, Oconomowoc, WI
Snow Day By writer-violist, Jenks, OK
Song of Seraph By Blizzardstorm, Willow Street, PA
The Mask By devils_advocate, Spring, TX
Tides By j1448, North Andover, MA
Troubled By AfricanKing, Warner Robins, GA
Use your gifts By AfricanKing, Warner Robins, GA
Whispers By LostPoetry, West Jordan, UT
A Gift from Heaven By xSakhix, Cambridge, MA
Abstract Landscapes By Julianewsomee, Middleburgh, NY
Grandpa's Free By sidneymartin20, Bethalto, IL
Sonnet of Gloom By _Introspective, Cambridge, MA
The Challenger Deep By moon01, San Francisco, CA
The Grand School By HolyIrishScriptures, Lahore, CA

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