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Repainting Your Life This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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After reading an article titled, “How to Paint Your Room” in the June 2014 issue of Teen Ink, I was inspired to paint my own. I made a trip to the local hardware store, collected a paint fan deck (a fancy term for those paper colour samples... (more »)
Feminism- Why We Need It
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Feminist: One who stands for the equality of the sexes. That’s the Webster definition, but if you ask most American citizens to define feminists, you’d get something quite different. In fact, a large percent of people in the United... (more »)
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The Thing About Jenny
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In this memoir, the author discusses an experience she had with someone she went to camp with. Gabrielle Garrido introduced Jenny, who is quite the opposite of herself. Gabrielle is shy while Jenny is not. I loved the last paragraph of this... (more »)
Texting While Driving Should Be Illegal
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Every year thousands of teenagers between the ages of 16-19 die due to texting and cellphone use while driving. According to Newsday.com, about 60% of high school students admitted to texting or cell phone use while driving. Texting while driving... (more »)
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The Apathetic Galaxy
"The Apathetic Galaxy" is a well-written fictional piece that touched me deeply. The narrator is a teenage girl named Violet who during a Fourth of July celebration meets a boy, Martin, by offering him a ride home seeing that he was... (more »)
How to Paint Your Room
“How to Paint Your Room” by Erica Schauble is an eye-opening reflection about the seemingly mundane task of repainting one’s room. Erica describes the emotional changes a person goes through when changing the color of their “sanctuary.”... (more »)
The Things We Stay Alive For
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“The Things We Stay Alive For” summarizes the teenage years through a single moment. It is a snapshot of adolescence, yet captures the same overriding and distinctive feelings that are common during this time. The narrator reviews the memories... (more »)
voicebox
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“Voicebox” by Angela Cao was a brilliant poem, able to leave me speechless, choked on the words I wanted to utter about the concept. The idea of one’s voice, the words one may say, being compared to a cigarette was very relatable for me,... (more »)
How to Paint Your Room
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After reading Erica Schauble’s “How to Paint Your Room,” I felt as though my way of thinking, like the color of her bedroom walls, had been re-painted from a “sun-faded light purple” to “the perfect shade of Caribbean Sea.” Erica’s... (more »)
Travels With Sammi
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Travels With Sammi was a memoir that seems ripped right from a horrific realistic fiction novel. It's heartbreaking to know circumstances like Sammi's exist, but the author's optimism brightens the dull situation that her best... (more »)
Feedback - "The Magic Direction Box"
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I never like complaining about a piece of writing, but “The Magic Direction Box” by Hannah Craig might have been the most pointless, confusing, nonsensical fiction story I have ever read in an issue of Teen Ink. I wasn’t sure if it was... (more »)
The Thing About Jenny
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"The Thing About Jenny" by Gabrielle G is a beautifully written memoir about Gabrielle's roommate during Summer camp. Not only was the title compelling, but the personality of Jenny that Gabrielle was able to portray left me with... (more »)
Italics and Videos
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I suspect that this is going to be one of those things that isn't possible but I was wondering whether, at some point, the set up for submitting videos will change to accept non-youtube entries. As a budding dancer, I would love to be able... (more »)
When I Write
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Your site influences me in so many ways. I've been wanting to show you how much I appreciate all your work, the time you spend each day reading our work, our poems, reviews, etc. I don't think you get enough credit. This wonderful site... (more »)
I love/I hate
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Dear Editor, The April 2014 issue of the Teen Ink magazine was an event of many firsts: It was my first Teen Ink magazine, my first publication irreversibly on paper and my first realisation of my unextraordinaryness. On top of this is was... (more »)
Freedom of Accompanying Images
By , Kokomo, Jamaica
Dear editor(s), Why don't you let writers pick their own pictures to accompany their articles? If the image wasn't the writer's own, the writer could simply state the source. Everyone's done this throughout basic public... (more »)
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