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Teen Ink Magazine, November 2017 Edition

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College Guide

College ArticlesA Pledge to Real Learning By LostInTime, Charlotte, NC
College ArticlesCommuting to College By bkdean, Wallingford, CT
College ArticlesDear College By Anonymous, State College, PA
College ArticlesDear Literature Tests By nonbinarycheezit, Milton, NH
College ArticlesLauren’s Story: Sexual Assault on College Campus By livegracefully, Laveen, AZ
College ArticlesStressing About College: A Cautionary Tale By Anonymous, Atlanta, GA
College ArticlesThe Problem in Front of You By RafaelWirtschafter, Berkeley, CA
College ArticlesWet Paint By Jtrepps, Arlington Heights, IL
College EssaysChanneling My Energy By DreamingInFiction, Houston, TX
College EssaysComing Together with Music By Allier28, Dover, MA
College EssaysConfidence by Keys By KevinThePianist, westampton, NJ
College EssaysPride By cford114, Glen Ellyn, IL
College EssaysThe Great Triple Baconator By victoria.nataliee, Logan, UT
College EssaysWhy Are We Who We Are? By Christine1913, Bloomfield Hills, MI
College EssaysWith Ink as My Voice By megf17, Washington, WV
We Regret to Inform You By Anonymous, Oakley, CA


A Touch From Venus By anonymous06, Northbridge, MA
Drowning By mrassaad, Great Falls, VA
Silver Hair By NateJones, Princeton, NJ
Sink By StephieO, Irvington, NY
Worms and Immortality By alexanha, Colorado Springs, CO
Murder in the Mamanuca Islands By C_V99, Exeter, NH

Hot Topics

Community ServiceFinding the Riches in Poverty By NatalieV., Meridian, ID
HealthBalancing Act By Anonymous, Salem, MA
Letters to the EditorAshes That Fall Around Us By blame_the_nerd, NY, NY
Letters to the EditorIs Marching Band a Sport By Anonymous, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorIs Marching Band A Sport? By Chicken_Soup, Phoenix, AZ
Letters to the EditorLife Lessons From OCD By StOwl239, Brooklyn, NY


MemoirSeventeen Years Old By sarab88, Williamsville, NY
Personal ExperienceA Bubble of Diversity By JWANG, Plainsboro, NJ
Personal ExperienceAbsolutely Nothing Like Ferris Bueller By ElizabethSpencer, Lancaster, PA
Personal ExperienceBuilding My Family By maddyrtaylor, Portland, OR
Personal ExperienceJackie By Anonymous, San Pedro, CA
Personal ExperienceMight or Might Not By KayleighPadar11, Prospect Heights, IL
Personal ExperienceMy Obsession with “Lord Nelson Boat Sailor” By F10na, St. Louis, MO
SportsHunting the Big Elk By JefferyRobertson, Pasco, WA
Travel & CultureThe Man with the Blue Guitar By MiyaNaomi, Berkeley, CA
Travel & CultureThe Vietnam Veterans Memorial: A Work of Art By Maxolm, Norton Shores, MI
Travel & CultureVenice in XVI Sketches By Changeling, Cupertino, CA


Should We Take Down Rebel Statues? By Anonymous, Scottsdale, AZ
What Hillary Has Taught Us By JuliaThompson, Montclair, NJ
Safety Versus Freedom By maxyz, Victoria, Columbia
Religion, Science, and Silence By lizmaria140, Lilburn, GA


Book ReviewsAtlantia • Ally Condie By WolfWhisperer0911, Crosby, TX
Book ReviewsHeart of Darkness • Joseph Conrad By harryliu, Shanghai , ZZ
Book ReviewsNothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea • Barbara Demick By Ben2613, Birmingham, AL
Movie ReviewsBefore I Disappear By msalazar17, River Forest, IL
Movie ReviewsCowspiracy By AlaNova, Naperville, IL
Movie ReviewsDeath Note by Netflix By D.Mah, North Vancouver, Columbia
Music ReviewsReputation (Preview) • Taylor Swift By maeve15, Brooklyn, NY
Music ReviewsSoul2Soul: The World Tour • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill By Daniellezerbo, Wyckoff, NJ
Music ReviewsSticky Fingers • The Rolling Stones By kate436, Anderson, SC
Video game reviewsThe Witness By Dancinlance, Valley Stream, NY

Art / Photo

3 of Me in Ink By NoRomeoNeeded, New York, NY
A Ray of Day and Night By SprayKid, Saint Simons Island, GA
A Silent Cry By Matsaya, Lansing, MI
A Watchful Eye By katemcle, Oviedo, FL
All American By iammaplesyrup, Bandera, TX
All that Jazz! By 1SistersR4Ever, Cliffside Park, NJ
Boston Library By rctec, DANIELSON, CT
Choke By CatherineMenge, Hammond, IN
Churro By victoria.nataliee, Logan, UT
Coloring the breeze By CaseyHunter, Punta Gorda, FL
darkness of my soul By Woos_art, Lake Oswego, OR
Daydreams By AndreaZ, Basking Ridge, NJ
Dreams By LeahC, Fairfax Station, VA
Elk Whisperer By Savannah.W, Joliet, MT
Fallen Leaves By IsabelleBartolomeo, Frederick, MD
Family Walk on the Welsh Coast By SirAlexSpartan, Buxton, ZZ
Feel the Beat By CathyLang, Santa Rosa, CA
Free Falling By HSSeniorGirlPro27, Wilbraham, MA
Glowing object By MikaylaVen, Orlando, FL
Guanajuato, Mexico By samital, Boca Raton , FL
Heaven By SmileyRiley1117, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Hello By cpease, Denver, CO
High Sky By DanielV1234, Phoenix, AZ
Highway, Stare, Gaze By nncrocks, Villanova, PA
Hit The Roads By reach4mars, State College, PA
Intramural By , Hamilton, NJ
J-hope - Spring Day By Hiikari, Plainfield, IL
Late Night Gaming By pencils2pens, Winston-Salem, NC
Life in Hoi An By FandomScribe, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ZZ
Lost in the Waves By nwj97, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Love and Pride By Ugghhhmindy, moraga, CA
Neon Dreaming By lukexlepage, Lisbon, CT
Painting By jaslin.jun, Phoenix, AZ
Peeking Down New York City at Midnight By Jas0nn, Concord, MA
Pennies Falling from a Silk Purse By cdai3, Austin, TX
Pennsylvania By dubld123, Moreland Hills, OH
Pianist By megthepoet, winnipeg, Manitoba
Reflection of a House By K4M13X4LT3D, Monterey Park, CA
Sail Away By MandyMcDonald, Warrnambool, ZZ
Senior Jenna23 By WellingPhotography, Nova, OH
ship.. By akshay.chauhan, mumbai, NY
Silhouettes and Reflections By AlohaGrace01, Fallon, NV
Smokey Stage By PhoenixRain, willow Grove, PA
submerged By Woos_art, Lake Oswego, OR
Summer in Rio By ccrane, Roslyn Harbor, NY
The Road Goes Ever On By GinaC., Brandon, Manitoba
think a lil By lukexlepage, Lisbon, CT
Through the Crosshairs By Small_Town_Guy, Altamont, KS
Venice By staceylyn, Fountain Valley, CA
Vietnam Memorial By taco5, Palo Alto, CA
Waltzing With a Widow By SamuelHoskins, Salem, OR
Water is Beatiful By annacrochet, Plainfield, IN
Win the Day By pouchcotato, Las Cruces, NM


An Apology to My Body By AlleeRProctor, Hedgesville, WV
Hiking Boots By Emmyers, austin, TX
I Am From Blessings By jet1116, Flushing, MI
Mexico (Parody of Carl Sandburg's Chicago) By stephmarin13, Fullerton, CA
My Journey to Writer Sainthood By Liv.Harris, Dardenne Prairie , MO
Point of View By Calistra H., hemet , CA
Relative Concepts By adispaghetti, Guwahati, ZZ
The Land Underneath the Bed By CarlyTambo, Orlando, FL
Why Should I Stand? By simone.outlaw, Burlington , NJ
A Single Morning By Anonymous, bloomfield, MI
Be Better By Anonymous, Park Ridge, NJ
bliss By sofia.h, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Blue Jeans By ItsTimeToBegin, Lexington, MA
Caloric Memories By ngf16, Pewaukee, WI
Cleaning Day By crumpled_parchment, Asansol, ZZ
D.A.R.E. By Anonymous, ,
Entangled Dreams By Starstuddedgirl, Clayton, IL
Father, Rising By jl637, Livingston, NJ
Fear Itself By WhovianGirl, Reno, NV
Frost Falls Down on a Summer's Town By MaryRen1, Lumberton, NJ
Grays By fragmentaations, Middleburgh, NY
Irma Was More Than a Hurricane By Your_Apathetic_Basketcase, Orlando, FL
Masks By Abby-Rose, Birch River, WV
My Mind By PippinHotKangaroo, Anchorage, AK
My Poetry By Simply.Stardust, Oak Creek, WI
Oh. Oh. Oh. By maddielouwho88, Ada, MI
Origami By spit.fire, St. Louis, MO
Shopping Cart By Anonymous, Melbourne, ZZ
Swept Away By axgela, Brooklyn, NY
The Diner, Anyway By hollisavi, Chestertown, MD
What Do You Do? By nickcir, Stoneham, MA
Fresh Snow By writer-violist, Jenks, OK
Only You By Olivia.Combs, Paragould, AR
pressure By YoungGreenShoot, Ithaca, NY
To Those With No Common Sense By j1448, North Andover, MA
War Child By Veerangana, New Delhi , ZZ
Beautiful Women (We Cannot Handle) By PresCocoRain, Montgomery, AL
Mother Nature By Mike279, Randolph, NJ

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