Sweet Designs 2010 Staff Interns

By Stephanie Lynn, age 25, Massachusetts
SDM Editor-in-Chief

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In the summer of 2009, five local young women between the ages of 18 and 24 were chosen as interns. They did a great job, so I decided to do it again!

For this year's internships, I decided to also open it up to long-distance candidates who would communicate with me online and by telephone a couple hours each week. Again, the program involves about 10-15 hours a week of work, both writing and working with me on behind-the-scenes projects to better the magazine. I ended up deciding I didn't have the time for both local and long-distance interns, so I chose to focus on the latter, and now that we're about halfway through the summer, I can say I'm very happy with my six choices, and so I want to introduce them to you! (in order of seniority):

Mayra, 19, from California, who joined us in May 2007, graces our cover this month. She was previously on the cover in August 2007. Watching Mayra's enthusiasm and enormous growth as a writer and a woman is a delight I hope you will share.

Kate, 19, from New Hampshire, joined us in January 2008, and has been featured in 2008 and 2009. She has the distinction of having written the most articles (and garnered the most Gold Stars) in our short history. Kate has produced many well-written college features and other nonfiction topics.

Briana, 19, from Pennsylvania, always bright and enthusiastic, came on board in March 2008, and was featured earlier this year. Briana has written everything from makeup reports to movie reviews.

Mariah, 16, from Minnesota, joined SDM in August 2008, and was featured in 2009. Mariah writes stories, poetry, and an impressive variety of nonfiction topics, some education related.

Gia, 18, from Florida (September 2008), is one of our very most talented poets and fiction writers, skillfully painting scenes and moods with words. Gia was featured in last month's issue.

Kimberly, 19, from California, came on board in March 2009, and recently added a Gold Star to her portfolio of entertainment reviews, college articles, and stories from her life to which many girls can relate.

For bios of our 2010 Sweet Designs Magazine Staff Interns (and our other Gold Star writers).

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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