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Teen Ink Magazine, January 2018 Edition

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Articles from this Issue

College Guide

College EssaysI Have a Name By MattMattHatter, Bellevue, WA


Egg Salad Sandwiches By katierosefun, Rye, NY
Brooklyn Beginnings By kthakur02, Valley Cottage, NY
Gabriel By bubbleteaknj, Skokie, IL
In My Coat By Anonymous, London, ZZ
Low Tide By HannahZhang, Basking Ridge, NJ
Merry Christmas, Valentina By Firegirl03, Burlington, VT
The Department of Newlydeads By kvangreen, Baltimore, MD
102 Stories High By izzy.rl, Erie, CO

Hot Topics

BullyingHealth Class Failure By t.mcauliffe, Chesterfield, MO
What MattersEllen the Generous By sophiamccauley, Wyckoff, NJ


Mandarin, Sweet as Juice By NightBulb, Sudbury, Ontario
MemoirBirds of Passage By uoiea, Troy, MI
MemoirMy Battle with Mental Illness By Anonymous, Mesa, AZ
MemoirThe Gift of Silence in a Loud World By Celion, Belmont, CA
Personal ExperienceBittersweet Temptations By alexaweil, New York, NY
Personal ExperienceFighting for My Generation’s Survival Against My Own Leaders By YourFuturePresident, Seattle, WA
Personal ExperienceLabels We Live By By anuthereal, Duluth, GA
Personal ExperienceLiving With The Stephanies By hgalbincea21, Shaker Heights, OH
Personal ExperienceMy Greatest Hurdle By Matthew_Wang, Los Angeles, CA
Personal ExperienceMy Life in Color By summertime1101, Ormond Beach, FL
Personal ExperienceThe Butterfly Effect By Anonymous, Alpharetta, GA


Fans Want Football, Not Protests By jadenkaplan, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Kaepernick’s Conscience or Ours? By sshaikh, Bethesda, MD
How to Support People with Disabilities By LaurenO, Calabasas, CA
Boy Scouts is for Boys By 22rbhattacharyya, State College, PA
If I Were Mayor of Greenwood, AR By Anastasiya67, Greenwood, AR
If I Were Mayor of Milwaukee County, WI By colesiep, hartland, WI
If I Were Mayor of Randolph, NJ By josie9439, Randolph, NJ
If I Were Mayor of Wilmington CA By karirod, Wilmington, CA
Texting Can Wait By karnao, Collegeville, PA


Book ReviewsA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle By k_kurys, Wyckoff, NJ
Book ReviewsAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven By Aushaz, Rawalpindi, ZZ
Book ReviewsGone Girl by Gillian Flynn By smitten, Beijing, ZZ
Book ReviewsOur Numbered Days by Neil Hilborn By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Movie ReviewsArrival By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Movie ReviewsThor: Ragnarok By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Music ReviewsGood Nature by Turnover By CampbellJM, Wyckoff, NJ
Music ReviewsRainbow by Kesha By bellybutton, Staten Island, NY
Music ReviewsTell Me True by Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae By StOwl239, Brooklyn, NY
TV show reviewsSkam (Shame) By chazelhak, Sacramento, CA
Video game reviewsTo the Moon on Steam, iOS and Android Devices By Anonymous, Wyckoff, NJ

Summer Guide

Art / Photo

A Beautiful Bouquet By brookiecookie17, Oklahoma City, OK
Alexa By DanielRay, grand prairie, ZZ
All Together Now By AnnieRav14, Brookfield, WI
Beaten Path By Society.x.Reject, Atascosa, TX
Best Friends Forever By MerakiMr, Barbacena, AL
Breathe By aubrymelia, Citrus Heights, CA
Brooklyn Bridge Park scenery By legitannah, Akron, OH
Cactus Silhouette By MSochacki, miami, FL
Can't See Me By mr.illuminatti, orlando, FL
Circle Up By reach4mars, State College, PA
Cleaning up By koko99, Los Angeles, CA
Dance lineup By Tilliee, Blue Hill, ME
Dancing On Glass By LayNajee, Copley, OH
dear rose, By elisenicolle, redwood city, CA
Flapper By CathyLang, Santa Rosa, CA
ghost in the art room By Travelergirl, Central, UT
Girlverse By Vika_Hope, Loch Arbour, NJ
Grace and the Mirror By allisonw1, Jupiter, FL
Graffiti By Lindylu03, Anderson, SC
Great performance by TRAD.ATTACK! By EkaterinaKZ, Almaty, ZZ
happy birthday By ashtheunicorn, Chesterfield, NJ
Holidays By lily.zhu001, Princeton Junction, NJ
If I Go By Vespertine, Pennington, NJ
Kameron W. By KameronWells29, Grayson, GA
Lake Louise By wendydavis, Prospect Heights, IL
Like A Cape By reach4mars, State College, PA
Lost at Sea By woodland, Los Osos, CA
Memyselfand I By GrimAhn, Kents Hill, ME
metamorphosis By serenoodles, Saratoga, CA
New England Winter By AllieDeFab, Waltham, MA
Over and Through By LemonRiver, Corvallis, MT
Piano Girl By elliphantla, Merritt Island, FL
Pink Jacket & Blue Sunglasses By 1SistersR4Ever, Cliffside Park, NJ
Playing Chess By allangelman, Aventura, FL
Pool side By Hernandezrafael2001, phoenix, AZ
portrait of alfred stieglitz By nhatanhfineArt17, Ha Noi, ZZ
Purple Moon By SonicWillow, ,
Sahara By Plomix, Houston, TX
Santa Monica By KimNgan, Olympia, WA
SciGirls By Gabrielleamar, New York, NY
Spore Feet By dannygelman, Aventura, FL
Summer Breakfast By ideaengine13, North Haven, CT
Thinker By urmumlul, Clermont, FL
Through the window By CaseyHunter, Punta Gorda, FL
Tweaking Reality By brunault, Orlando, FL
Venice of China By LexieLiu, Somerest , NJ
vogue By fajralam, Gujranwala, ZZ
Vultures By TheDefectiveOne, Lewisvile, TX
Walk through the beauty By Crossi, brentwood, CA


keratin By elfruits, Arlington, TX
Addiction By NicoleStoupas, Oceanside, NY
At Age 23 By KellinQuinnlove, Scottsdale, AZ
By Definition By bellybutton, Staten Island, NY
Chess By Luckystar78, London, ZZ
Cozumel and My Ellipses By Hanban12, Lake Worth, FL
Drip Slip By TheoRide, Burnsville, MN
Fishingboat Lady By j1448, North Andover, MA
Flames and Waves By mailletalitha, Exeter, NH
Forte-Fortissimo By megan_lynne, Pittsburgh, PA
i am enough By socialkaysualty, Dover, DE
Images By jlain, Littleton, CO
it is snowing outside By iris.k0914, Seoul, ZZ
Jellyfish By celucille, Austin, TX
Knots By mayahanson, Fenton, MO
mango juice By maeve15, Brooklyn, NY
Neutral By Anonymous, Fort Wayne, IN
replay. repeat. By elfruits, Arlington, TX
Santa Monica Pier, 1988 By jl637, Livingston, NJ
Suit Up By Haley W., Barrington, RI
Tear More By Pilli, Cambridge, MA
The Painted Garden By danaccab, Amissville, VA
Garbage By Madissun, valley stream, NY
The Arctic Tundra By Anonymous, West Chester, PA

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