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Teen Ink Magazine, February 2018 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


How to Date: A Helpful Guide for the Horribly Confused By lindseymwiseman, Simpsonville, SC
First Love By skinnytrees, Irvine, CA
In Full Bloom By MintUnicorn, Pittsburgh, PA
The Girls With Cherry Lipstick Smiles By _.gissi._, Hemet, CA
Types of Love By S.Malik00, Edison, NJ
Writing on You By May_Leaf, Carrollton, TX
The Deceptive Nature of Love By Allie428, North Reading, MA

Hot Topics

Skiing Through Nuclear Winter By Anonymous, Grafton, WI
Why I Don't Support Embryonic Stem Cell Research By bookworm07, Bluffton, IN
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HealthReflect and Blossom By Anonymous, Salem, MA


Chocolate-Covered Quotes By Liv.Harris, Dardenne Prairie , MO
Educator of the YearMichael Meehan By justapieceoftheuniverse, city of dreams, NY
MemoirSunday Afternoons By btbdrummer, edison, NJ
MemoirThe Value of X By AmandaLeeSiuChing, Singapore, ZZ
Personal ExperienceA List of Things I've Done Without You By vbrown1204, Fort Myers, FL
Personal ExperienceA Sister's Bond By niha9, Johns Creek , GA
Personal ExperienceConfessions of A Privileged Black Female By cforetia, Silver Spring, MD
Personal ExperienceFacing Everest By Jen15, ,
Personal ExperienceH.A.I.R. By phobus99, Richmond Heights, MO
Personal ExperienceI'll Give You My Shoulders By Anonymous, Easthampton, MA
Personal ExperienceIf I Loved Like I Should By lizmaria140, Lilburn, GA
Personal ExperienceMy Safe Haven By Anonymous, Cary, NC
Personal ExperienceThe Last Good-Bye By michelledunn, lakeland, FL
Personal ExperienceThe New Wave By tyeeassja.wise, Olympia Fields, IL
Personal ExperienceWe Are Farmers, We Are Nepalese By Manish123, hetauda, ZZ
SportsShorten the NBA Season: The Trials of an 82 Game Marathon By sshaikh, Bethesda, MD
Travel & CultureA Great Awakening By faithcjohnson, Lake City, FL
Travel & CultureMinorities in Entertainment By meg.j98, Cranbury, NJ
Travel & CultureMy Small Lane in Beijing By Kaize, Guangzhou, ZZ


Reverse Racism Is Not Real By Elizabeth O., wyckoff, NJ
We Need Less Homework By illegitimate_artist, Worthington, OH


Book ReviewsBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie By CynthiaWang, West Chester, PA
Book ReviewsStrangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild By smitten, Beijing, ZZ
Book ReviewsWill Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green By Aushaz, Rawalpindi, ZZ
Movie ReviewsCall Me by Your Name By MiatheLunatic, Toronto, ZZ
Movie ReviewsStar Wars: The Last Jedi By Meli.M, Phoenix, AZ
Music ReviewsFree Somebody by LUNA By RileyWriting, Monticello, IL
Music ReviewsLove Yourself: Her by Beyond The Scene By Minty_MinSuga, Easley, SC
Music ReviewsReputation by Taylor Swift By NyleDeBeck, Strongsville, OH
Video game reviewsClash Royale on Android/iOS By Logan05, Brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsFran Bow on Microsoft Windows By saltyranchers, brooklyn, NY
Video game reviewsPokemon Heart Gold on Nintendo DS By Dinorawrous, Dallas, TX

Art / Photo

'Vigorated By LunarBirth, Edinburg, TX
A Doodle By shiro1sora, Portland, OR
All I wanted By ruhama, Richmond Hill, ZZ
Balance By MikaylaVen, Orlando, FL
Beauty In The Raw By ReyL., Pembroke Pines, FL
Beauty of The Heart By XinLingXu, brooklyn, NY
Before kiss By laurennharriss, hemet, CA
Between the Lines By ElleBee, Van Nuys, CA
Black is Beautiful By Jazzmyn2019, Columbia , MO
Burn Bright By Illustrauthoring, Las Cruces, NM
Can i bite your lip? By PMA#1, Kuantan, ZZ
Central Park By kaitlinosullivan, Pelham Manor, NY
Cherry Blossom! By 1SistersR4Ever, Cliffside Park, NJ
Cracking Beauty By amu1900, Leonia, NJ
Dare to be different By TheOceansBlackBird, Richmond, CA
Eye of the Beholder By RebelHeart, Upperdeerfield, NJ
Flower Child By SMK13, Mooresville, NC
Flying By danikataylor, Sisters, OR
Gingerbread Houses By chriskphoto, Encino, CA
Happy Fall Ya'll By Lindylu03, Anderson, SC
Heart Lights By RebelHeart, Upperdeerfield, NJ
I'm Yours By Pidge, Hemet, CA
In the Name of Love By a_world_of_pretenders, Park Ridge, IL
Just a Kid From Akron By LoneArtist, Somerset, PA
Lost in Paradise By , Sterling, VA
Lost World By apple-knocker, Webster Groves,
love is colorblind By stepphanieee, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Love is Serenity Today By abbeyswany, PensacolA, FL
Male Focal By lukexlepage, Lisbon, CT
Me myself and I By Aivaf, indiapolis , IN
My Own World By MaxPhotos, Madison, WI
Mysrty stroke night By fajralam, Gujranwala, ZZ
Oily Waves By karacupcake24, Collierville, TN
Park Bench at Sunset By HorseKrazy, Melrose, MT
Piano in Hues of Black By Cherry.Blossom, Lincoln, RI
Pop Guitar By The_Mayan, Centralia, WA
Reaching Out By upsidaisies, Westford, MA
Red City By adrianrosas00, Chantilly, VA
Resistance By GrimAhn, Kents Hill, ME
Sharyn Canyon By EkaterinaKZ, Almaty, ZZ
Star Wars 1977 By artboy, Bechtelsville, PA
Strained By eldestcdjf, Cedar Creek, TX
Sunny Pup By amsheridan, Maple Plain, MN
sunset By Irismph, Syracuse, NY
Teacup By TheaMcknight, Manchester, NH
The Beaches of Omaha By WellingPhotography, Nova, OH
the car By TaraJulien, Miami Shores, FL
Through the Branches By LeahC, Fairfax Station, VA
time in slumber By greenlolli, Sugar Land, TX
Together By wildhorses6000, Kanata, Ontario
Tough Love By PhoenixTears, Stansbury Park, UT
Urban Jungle By azhang355, Marietta, GA
Vietnam War Protests By gylianfrancis, ,
Waiting for Romeo By Dannay, Bradenton, FL
Walk Away... By reach4mars, State College, PA
Warrior By LoneArtist, Somerset, PA
Whoosh! By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Writing By CreativeFreakkk, Spencer, IA
You are my sunshine By emmaross101, Honeoye Falls, NY


Antiquarian Bookshop By dawnredd, Cumming, GA
Mon Chéri By fragmentaations, Middleburgh, NY
To stand By mannionelise, New City, NY
What It's Like By KayleighPadar11, Prospect Heights, IL
What powder could erase this... By Sebastiansoltes, calgary, Alberta
Wonderful Wordly Words By BriannaKemberly, northport, FL
I Found True Love By MikeyG, Salt Lake City, UT
Ink Stains By MichaelRivera, New City, NY
Birthday Monkey By coridiaz, Vernon, CT
Black By fallenskyy, Las Vegas, NV
codominance By semiola, Irvine, CA
Cold By Oddrey, Lone Tree, CO
Empty By PresleyH, Hebron, KY
Hanoi By kdillon3249, Gilford, NH
I Am (Yes We Can) By NATO.K, Bronx, NY
i am not a sharer By theblonde, Parkland, FL
I Am Weird By Johnni, Alliance, NE
I Love You And By KawaiiCooper, Winter Garden, FL
love, they say By axgela, Brooklyn, NY
My 1:00 A.M. Guilted and Pained Thank You By Jaime_Grable, Overland Park , KS
My Home's Worn Carpets By TheGlassCat, Austin, TX
nights like these By maeve15, Brooklyn, NY
Nostalgic By sydneycd, San Francisco, CA
On Dirtbiking (based after Billy Collins' On Turning Ten' By Matan, Pepper pike, OH
One of These By PepsiPolina, Frederick, MD
receding relationship By gracemck37@gmail.com, Arlington Heights , IL
Rose Colored Pulls By trindadeo, Gilmanton, NH
Someone's Life is in Your Hands By _.brownieeee._, Whitehall, MI
Sound of Life By AmberKat9999, New Bedford , MA
The American Nightmare By ShelbyGrey, Ashland, KY
The Beginning By Talon1221, Aventura, FL
The Daily Grind By meliimoy, Gilford, NH
The High Road By kdillon3249, Gilford, NH
The seasons of love By DylanMitchell, Searsmont, ME
What It's Like By KayleighPadar11, Prospect Heights, IL
Where I'm From By Fiona911, Metairie, LA
you are... By angraff, melrose park, IL
Addict By omilan, Randolph, NJ
February Sun By peterfera, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
our place By justr, SLC, UT
Winter Skies By Anonymous, Saratoga , CA
I Do... By jharadon, deadhead, CA
Life is Pain? By SlyyWolf, Culpeper , VA

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