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Shedding My School Uniform One Last Time

Shedding My School Uniform One Last Time

By Lauren Pope Reporter Youth Journalism International BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – While many people in Britain spent their morning Thursday deciding which polling station to go to, year 11’s at Kings Norton Girls’ School prepared for their very last day in school uniform. Putting on my school uniform for the last time had no significant effect on me. After all, I’d only been wearing it for less than a year, as the year 11’s at my school wear a … Read entire article »

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron A Disappointment

Avengers: Age Of Ultron A Disappointment

By Sydney Hallett Reporter Youth Journalism International OAKVILLE, Missouri, U.S.A. – I don’t know anyone who likes superhero movies more than me. So while I eagerly went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron, the film left me thoroughly disappointed in director Joss Whedon’s lack of creativity. The second in the Avengers franchise, Age of Ultron grouped back some of Marvel’s most popular superheroes to … Read entire article »

Feeling The Earth Shake, Running For Safety And Then, Helping My Country

Feeling The Earth Shake, Running For Safety And Then, Helping My Country

By Nirajan Kathayat Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International POKHARA, Nepal – It was midday on April 25, 2015 and I was with my classmates and teachers in our Saturday workshop when suddenly our classroom started to tremble. I already knew that it was an earthquake, but I wasn’t worried. About a month ago, we experienced another type of trembling which only lasted for a … Read entire article »

Tear-gassed In Brazil: When My Own Neighborhood Became A Battleground

Tear-gassed In Brazil: When My Own Neighborhood Became A Battleground

  Video taken Wednesday by Beatriz Moreira in Curitiba By Beatriz Moreira Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International CURITIBA, Brazil – It was around 3 p.m. Wednesday when I started hearing unusual sounds in my neighborhood. Like many other university students, I live in downtown Curitiba – a city known for its quality of life and peaceful neighbors. But that’s not really how it is in real … Read entire article »

Brazilian State Police Suppress Protesting Teachers And Other Public Workers

Brazilian State Police Suppress Protesting Teachers And Other Public Workers

By Mariana Prince Cardoso Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International CURITIBA, Brazil – More than 200 people were injured, several critically, during protests by public service workers during a protest earlier this week outside the Legislative Assembly building. State police used water jets, rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas on teachers and other public servants who took to the streets of Curitiba to protest … Read entire article »

Avengers: Even Better In The Age Of Ultron

Avengers: Even Better In The Age Of Ultron

By Felicity Rodger Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International EDINBURGH, United Kingdom – After enjoying the latest installments from the Marvel Universe – last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 2012’s The Avengers – I didn’t think it would get any better, but it did. Avengers: Age of Ultron, filled with all the usual characters, is an uplifting film that reinstates the desire to … Read entire article »

New Book On Journalist Ethel Payne Highlights Critical Role Of The Black Press

New Book On Journalist Ethel Payne Highlights Critical Role Of The Black Press

  By Kiernan Majerus-Collins Correspondent Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, CT, USA – In writing a biography about pioneering black journalist Ethel Payne, author James McGrath Morris faced more than the usual hurdles for a biographer who’s made a career writing the history of journalism in America. “Can an old white guy write a book about a black woman in the ‘50s?” Morris recounted asking himself. Morris … Read entire article »

Rioting Over Police Use Of Force Will Only Keep America’s Wounds From Healing

Rioting Over Police Use Of Force Will Only Keep America’s Wounds From Healing

By Eli Winter Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International HOUSTON, Texas, U.S.A. – A sea of names: Trayvon. Michael. Tamir. Eric. Walter. And now, Freddie. The list of black Americans killed at the hands of white policemen runs deep like a river through the country’s consciousness. The above list only shows those blacks who died in such brutal ways that national media saw fit to give … Read entire article »

‘Cinderella’ Is An Absolute Ball To Watch

‘Cinderella’ Is An Absolute Ball To Watch

  Official Cinderella movie poster By Erin Ashby Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International AMPTHILL, United Kingdom – I’m a fan of all things Disney, so imagine my glee to discover that there would be a live action version of a film that I have loved since childhood. Cinderella is a world-renowned rags to riches story that is adored by millions. Kenneth Branagh directed the remake with … Read entire article »

Journalism Contest Honors Youth Worldwide

Journalism Contest Honors Youth Worldwide

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – Young writers, photographers and artists from across the globe took home prizes in the Youth Journalism International 2015 Excellence in Journalism contest. Annie Schugart, a standout editor for a suburban Kansas City high school paper who’s now a freshman at Harvard University, took top honors as this year’s Student Journalist of the Year. Competition was stiff in … Read entire article »

Massive Earthquake Strikes Nepal, Spares City Of Pokhara, But Terrifies Its People

Massive Earthquake Strikes Nepal, Spares City Of Pokhara, But Terrifies Its People

Nischal Kharel / youthjournalism.org Part of Pokhara, Nepal, where people felt a giant earthquake hours ago but were spared the damage suffered in other parts of the country. By Nischal Kharel Reporter Youth Journalism International POKHARA, Nepal – Shortly before noon, while I was working on something for college at my friend’s house, the book rack started shaking.We immediately realized that it was an earthquake. We thought … Read entire article »

Grieving Ethiopians United Against ISIS

Grieving Ethiopians United Against ISIS

By Dawit Leake Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The murderous attack on Ethiopians by ISIS terrorists shocked Ethiopians, who learned about it in a video released April 19. The mood then quickly shifted as everyone started crying. There have been marches and the nation is an official mourning period until Saturday. The beheading of our fellow citizens on a beach in … Read entire article »

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Excites Crowds Before UK Election

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Excites Crowds Before UK Election

By Robert Guthrie Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International DUMFRIES, Scotland – In a recent visit, Scotland’s leader, alongside the nation’s most important group of politicians connected with voters in Dumfries and listened to the public ahead of next month’s general election in the United Kingdom. In keeping her vow of being the ‘most accessible’ first minister ever, Nicola Sturgeon, the member of Scottish Parliament … Read entire article »

Living In Jersey, But Schooled In NYC

Living In Jersey, But Schooled In NYC

Jeremy Pulmano / youthjournalism.org A panorama of Broad Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey. Click on the photo to enlarge. By Jeremy Pulmano Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BLOOMFIELD, New Jersey, U.S.A. – I’ve lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey for four years, and I have not had a problem with it. However, the fact of the matter is that nothing happens here. Bloomfield is the epitome of boring. … Read entire article »

Night Train: Tambaram Station, Chennai

Night Train: Tambaram Station, Chennai

Jereme Kennedy / youthjournalism.org Two views of the Tambaram railway station in the city of Chennai, India.  *** Your tax-deductible contribution can help support this nonprofit at www.HelpYJI.org #call_to_action h4{padding:0px 5px;} … Read entire article »