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Teen Ink Magazine, December 2017 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Reminder to the Weary By Lisa P., lilburn, GA
Blood of the Miners By rjamss, San Marino, CA
Conseil, NY By Anonymous, Stratham, NH
The Biologist By anonymous06, Northbridge, MA
Two Roads By lhicks18, Dover, MA
Idiom Intervention By whovianoverload, Cambridge, MA
Mission Accomplished By literaC, Goshen, IN
The Jester By Lara K., Weston, CT

Hot Topics

Community ServiceA Christmas Crossroad By dodgerdavis16, HEMET, CA
HealthDrinking Spells By Anonymous, Milford, IN
Letters to the EditorConceit and Defeat By Amo527, Defiance, OH
Letters to the EditorMexico By Anonymous, phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorTwitter Feed By Thinkception, Staten Island, NY
Letters to the EditorVerbal Harassment By hellene, Forest Hills, NY
Pride & PrejudiceA Normal Day When You Don’t Feel Normal By Anonymous, Toronto, AK
Pride & PrejudiceAn Open Letter to My Mom By Anonymous, Randolph, NJ


MemoirBack to Where It All Began By MeiLiuMerchant, Wyckoff, NJ
MemoirHitting the Slopes By LHWright, Ann Arbor, MI
MemoirOhisashiburidesu By AliciaMarzolf, Davis, CA
MemoirRepair of Our World By Sydneyroth08, roslyn , NY
MemoirThe Baklava Girl By Clarabradley2324, Orono, ME
Personal ExperienceA Party of Flavors By gracek931, San Diego, CA
Personal ExperienceBreaking Bread By Joyously, Norwood, MA
Personal ExperienceChristmas Memory, 1957 By Myahjschultz, Park Rapids, MN
Personal ExperienceClean Your Plate By claireq, Deerfield, MA
Personal ExperienceCycle of Celebration By Deena, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Personal ExperienceDigital Detox By alexaweil, New York, NY
Personal ExperienceFallacy By P.K.Pierson, Dallas, TX
Personal ExperienceIn Irma’s Path By RyanNicholas, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Personal ExperienceKindness Supreme with Extra Cheese By BelleM, Gilbert, AZ
Personal ExperienceOn Being Italian By isabellefrasca, Danville, CA
Personal ExperienceSpicy Food and Acts of Bravery By katherine345, Redding, CT
Personal ExperienceThe Advent Spiral By Larkin, Petaluma, CA
Personal ExperienceThe Mini Cupcake Crisis By Anonymous, New Windsor, NY
SportsRunner Down By annahth14, Temperance, MI
SportsThe Sound of One Person Clapping; and its Silence By annvettikkal, Mason, OH
Travel & CultureCalifornia in Five Snapshots By jmottola, Verona, NJ
Travel & CultureFlight of Brown Birds By malaikatiglao, Cairo, ZZ


Don't Deport Dreamers By AndyZ, Albany, CA
The #MeToo Bandwagon By RosieRivtr, Fountain Hills, AZ
Tomorrow's History Books By megf17, Washington, WV


Book ReviewsA Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena By Gladis, arlington, TX
Book ReviewsEast of Eden by John Steinbeck By devils_advocate, Spring, TX
Book ReviewsThe Sun and Her Flowers by by Rupi Kaur By maeve15, Brooklyn, NY
Movie ReviewsA Girl Walks Home Alone at Night By p.salimiyan18, Wyckoff, NJ
Movie ReviewsGuardians of the Galaxy 2 By SeanWrites, Wyckoff, NJ
Movie ReviewsHidden Figures By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Movie ReviewsIt: Chapter 1 By maeve15, Brooklyn, NY
Music Reviews4 Your Eyez Only by J. Cole By KadeHolt, cannon falls, MN
Music ReviewsBlue Coupe by Twin Peaks By sydbock16, Chicago, IL
Music ReviewsStarboy by The Weeknd By KARMABYRD, Bend, OR
Video game reviewsDestiny By JHanka, Cannon Falls, MN

Art / Photo

"I will not let an exam result decide my fate"- sulibrezzy By OFWGKTADGAF, Boynton Beach, FL
A Glass Snowflake By 1SistersR4Ever, Cliffside Park, NJ
A long ride up By alicia13715, North Miami Beach, FL
Baka! By Ainoyu, Victoria, British Columbia, ZZ
Bear Bear By MollyKateCline, Dublin , OH
Blazing Bonfire By mvddys, Phoenix, AZ
Candlelight By Anishakt, Dallas, TX
Capitol Future By RebelHeart, Upperdeerfield, NJ
Catnap By schen, Irvine, CA
Color pencil By Lucy_Qin, London, ZZ
Competition By Yolanda, Atlanta, GA
Country Road By VincentA, Monroe, NY
Deer & Woman By EllieLissieA, Portishead, ZZ
Delphi, Greece By camilaf, Orlando, FL
Dew drops By duMbAsiaN, Melbourne, ZZ
Downtown By Lindylu03, Anderson, SC
Dream Catcher By Morgan83484, Pelham, AL
Effulgence By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
elephant By OceanGreen, San Diego, CA
Elevate your mind and soul By Ethan73, Eagle River, WI
Escape By adrianrosas00, Chantilly, VA
Extraterrestrial Savant By BrandonT., West Newton, PA
Firefly Fantasy By RebelHeart, Upperdeerfield, NJ
Hands By Ronny, Saint Clair Shores, MI
Happy time By Themessiah, miami, FL
Holiday Dinner By JWANG, Plainsboro, NJ
Innocent By downtonsybil, Wellesley, MA
Lever du Soleil By dsof24, Armonk, NY
Lilac Life By HayleyEmmons, Kennebunkport, ME
Lonely By TheDefectiveOne, Lewisvile, TX
Looking forward By Tantomile, Camano island, WA
Loose Ends By ElleBee, Van Nuys, CA
Love Winter By Ozge13, Ankara, ZZ
Out By the Water By WellingPhotography, Nova, OH
Palace of the Heavens By cdai3, Austin, TX
Passage of Time By RemusPenn, Tuttle, OK
Pasta By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Purple By musicgirl1998, Littleton, CO
Reviving Reverence By riyag, Manhasset, NY
Saturday Morning Brunch By azhang355, Marietta, GA
Seasons of Joy By Aspiring-Author-Katie, Pearl River, NY
Snow forest By CaseyHunter, Punta Gorda, FL
Soccer in Flight By , Shaker Heights, OH
Soft Lights By caitlanwil, Mobile, AL
Stringed In Lights By reach4mars, State College, PA
Summer Loving By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Surroundings By tucka_snaps, Merrimac, MA
The Book By ceyda_glryz, BROOKLYN, NY
the concept of romance By grorges, Bethlehem, PA
The Right Angle By TheDefectiveOne, Lewisvile, TX
The Santa Monica Life By Howeliuuu, Bartlett, IL
The Scientist By LisaRose, groton, CT
The Spielzeugmuseum (toy museum) in Munich, Germany By SirAlexSpartan, Buxton, ZZ
Then and Now By goalee52, Cherry Hill, NJ
Trapped By PreposterouslyNonsensical, Menasha, WI
Unplugged By doodlesmores, milford, IN
Watching By CarlyeHutch, Aurora, OH
When in Rome By gbremer, Carlton, MN
Winter Flower By FullPotential, Downingtown, PA
Wise Eyes By reach4mars, State College, PA
Women in high mountains By Sohil, Edison, NJ


A Snowy Winter Evening By Meowmeow13, Cortland, OH
Five Years Ago By favourbab, Louisville, KY
Premonitions of The Age By AgesPast, Liberty, MO
The Days of Dawn By Erik_Vlad, Charlotte, NC
13 Ways Of Looking At Fire By gajainn13, Falling Waters, WV
Because of You By Trinitystarr, Stratford, NJ
Blinding Gray By NicoleStoupas, Oceanside, NY
Coffee Run By alexyost, Hartland, WI
Consume Me By grh23, Oswego, IL
Crown By Firegirl03, Burlington, VT
death isn’t a native new yorker By maeve15, Brooklyn, NY
Death Of A Heart By TheoRide, Burnsville, MN
Electricity By axgela, Brooklyn, NY
Fruitful By mbrae, Awendaw, SC
Memoir By clement, Alon Shvut, ZZ
Memories to Laugh About Later By nicolet9339, Sussex, WI
My Sanctuary By BrooksBarton, Austin, TX
Nostalgia By justr, SLC, UT
Perseverance By Veerangana, New Delhi , ZZ
Pine Cone Hill By Liv.Harris, Dardenne Prairie , MO
Places By KayleighPadar11, Prospect Heights, IL
Reasons By KimAma, Kissimmee, FL
Sharing With An Insect By j1448, North Andover, MA
stopping for the paper By megan_caroline, Royal Oak, MI
The Broken Road By Abby-Rose, Birch River, WV
The Last Time I Cried By brokengirldreaming, Arnold, MD
Truths of a Chicken Dinner By b.birk13, Hartland, WI
A Season I Don't Care For By Nostalgia, Stamford, CT
Counting By addictwithapen, Chesapeake, VA
Ode to Rice By KristofCseh, Hudson, FL

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