Sweet Designs Featured Writer

SDM Staff Intern

Age 18, Minnesota

Joined the SDM Team: August 2008

Why I Write for SDM: I write for Sweet Designs Magazine because Teendom is the one of the scariest portions of a person's life, when you first start learning how to cope with various changes that affect your life. I think it's important to express yourself during these times to help others overcome the travesties of Teendom by knowing it's possible to make it through these tough times, and that there are survivors.

Activities, Sports, Interests: I love to sing, and play the piano and the saxophone. I also love to start random businesses. I think my heart lies in entrepreneurship, but after awhile, I try to start something new when I get bored with a business.

Favorite Authors: My favorite authors are Agatha Christie and Jack Kerouac. I like Kerouac's spontaneous nature, and I've never even read any of Christie's novels, but I have always wanted to finish at least one of her books.

Favorite School Subject: My favorite subjects are English and choir. I love the stage and the pen. In my opinion, those are two tools I could never live without.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: I love to watch random indie movies. So far, French films like Paris, J'taime, Amelie, and Persepolis are my favorites.

I listen to: Lots of British indie music and classic rock. I dig the Rolling Stones, the Fratellis, the Arctic Monkeys, the Libertines, the Sex Pistols, and the Killers. General rule of thumb: if the article "the" precedes the title of the band, I dig it.

Most Important Values: Include individuality and equality. I don't like finding out there are other people in this world who aren't treated fairly. If I see a problem, I fix it.

I enjoy: Black and white movies and masquerade balls.

Mariah's Articles
10-10 If Music Be Your Life, Start Early & Follow Your Dreams
10-10 Review
9-10 John Mayer and Spearhead in Concert
9-10 The Hair Masque That Hydrates
9-10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Book Review)
8-10 Tuition vs. Sanity: AP & PSEO Classes
8-10 Modest Mouse in Concert (Music Review)
8-10 Link Crew: You Get Back What You Give
7-10 Don't Stop Believin': To Be a 'Gleek'
7-10 Help Fight Cancer
6-10 Poetry: Minuscule
3-10 Poetry: Surreal Escape
3-10 Poetry: Pagoda of Cards
12-09 Poetry: 2-Minute Haiku
12-09 Poetry: A Day at the Palace
10-09 Poetry: If Trees Could Talk...
9-09 How to Spot and Stop Plagiarism
9-09 What is Velociteen?
8-09 Save the Planet in Simple Steps
8-09 Counteract Cyber Bullying
6-09 On the Cover - Meet Mariah
6-09 Creative Writing: Life Through the Eyes of a Preschooler
6-09 Poetry: A Misanthropist's Grocery List
6-09 Poetry: The Partnership of Sol and Luna
6-09 Original Fiction: The Adventures of Josie Appleseed
5-09 The Illusion of Immorality
5-09 Creative Writing: The Ranting of a Closet Cynic
5-09 Poetry: Pantomime-in-a-Box
5-09 Poetry: A Perplexed Generation
5-09 Poetry: A Man for All Seasons
3-09 Pashion
2-09 The Lash: The Eyes Have It
2-09 The Gloss: Lips Tips

Future Plans: Include going to college in either Minneapolis, Chicago, or somewhere in New England, and pursuing a career in entrepreneurship, politics, or advocacy.

A Favorite Quote: "Translators are great for those I-need-to-know-Espanol-this-instant moments."

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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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