Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Age 19, Massachusetts

Joined the SDM Team: June 2009

Why I Work with SDM: Not only do I love to write and express my ideas and opinions through writing, but I also love to cultivate the ideas of others. Through this magazine I hope to not only expand my experience with writing, but to also encourage other girls to do the same.

Activities, Sports, Interests: Reading, writing, art, doodling, anime/manga, web comics, movies, swimming, volleyball, and video games.

Favorite Authors: Meg Cabot, Garth Nix, Christopher Moore, Neil Gaiman, Markus Zusak, and Haruki Murakami.

Favorite School Subjects: English, Creative Writing, Japanese, and Psychology.

Favorite Movies: Amelie, Children of Men, V for Vendetta, The Dark Night, The Princess Bride, Hot Fuzz, Howl's Moving Castle, The Orphanage, and Chungking Express.

Favorite TV Shows: Chuck, Reaper, Heroes, Burn Notice, VH1's I love the ___ series, Robot Chicken, Doctor Who, and Torchwood.

I listen to: Anything alternative, but some of my favorite artists are Pink, Dashboard Confessional, Muse, Switchfoot, and Snow Patrol.

Most Important Values: Optimism, respecting the opinions of others, and thinking outside the box.

I enjoy: Penguins, pirates, ninjas, vampires, summer sunsets without mosquitoes, chocolate chip cookies, Diet Coke, and spending quality time with the people I care about most.

Sam's Articles
5-10 Book Review: The Hunger Games
5-10 Manga Review: Ouran High School Host Club
4-10 Skip Beat!
4-10 Speak
2-10 William Chester High School's Book Club of Romantically Inclined Literature
2-10 Breakfast With Boyfriend
1-10 Original Fiction: A Tail and Two Legs
1-10 Poetry: An Unfair Game
1-10 Poetry: Nightmare
12-09 Getting a Tattoo
11-09 Movie Review: Where the Wild Things Are
11-09 Joining a Sorority or Fraternity
11-09 Creative Writing: It
11-09 Book Series Review: Fruits Basket
11-09 Creative Writing: Fish Sticks
10-09 TV Show Review: Fringe
10-09 The Rocky Horror Picture Experience
10-09 Keeping Your Dorm Clean
10-09 Bringing Halloween in College
9-09 Your Next Stop: Europe
9-09 Original Fiction: Henry, Part 2
9-09 College Care Packages
9-09 Time Management 101
9-09 Movie Review: Ponyo
8-09 What You Need to Know About College Roommates
8-09 Original Fiction: Henry, Part 1
8-09 Poetry: The Sad Wedding
8-09 Poetry: Pity the Sinner

Future Plans: Finish college with a degree in Creative Writing, study abroad in Japan, becoming a financially stable writer, live on my own, make friends, make mistakes, have my cake and eat it too, find true love, try not to lose true love, live to be 110 years old, and be happy.

What I'm All About: I live to be dorky and different. :P

A Favorite Quote: "We're all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up in mutual weirdness and call it love." - Unknown

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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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