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Colorado Student Protests Follow Example Set By American Heroes Like Rosa Parks

Colorado Student Protests Follow Example Set By American Heroes Like Rosa Parks

By Kate Marin Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International LITTLETON, Colorado, U.S.A. – On the mid-September day the protests began in the Jeffco schools, a friend came up to me and said, “I heard the high schoolers are having a walkout to protest the board changing the curriculum. I heard they’re changing it to show America in a better light.” I asked her where she got her information and told her she probably had a bad source. I said there’s … Read entire article »

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Gazans Still Celebrate Eid, Even In A Tent

Gazans Still Celebrate Eid, Even In A Tent

Dalia Al-Najjar / youthjournalism.org Boys sit in the rubble of a home in Gaza. By Dalia Al-Najjar Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International KHANYOUNIS, Gaza Strip – With the coming of the fall and the beginning of the rainy season in Gaza comes the anguish of homeless people who lost their houses in the most recent fighting with Israel. It’s worse now, because the simple shelters and … Read entire article »

Celebrating Independence, Nigerian Style

Celebrating Independence, Nigerian Style

Linus Okechukwu / youthjournalism.org Nigerian students take part in a parade Wednesday to celebrate their nation’s independence. By Linus Okechukwu Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International ENUGU, Enugu State, Nigeria – Tens of thousands of students from primary and secondary schools within the Enugu metropolis crowded into Okpara Square to celebrate the 54thanniversary of Nigeria independence. With optimistic smiles and excited faces, they all watched a parade … Read entire article »

Suffering, But Still Living Life To The Fullest

Suffering, But Still Living Life To The Fullest

By Van Ngoc Nguyen Reporter Youth Journalism International NORTHAMPTON, Mass., U.S.A. – In all my book-gnawing journeys, I had yet to experience a sense of engrossing awe in letters and words – that one true epiphany when I saw myself and my life encompassed in the thoughts of others – the moment of total empathy when the reader and the author connect intuitively … Read entire article »

Lesson From The Librarian Of Congress: To Understand The World, Read Stories

Lesson From The Librarian Of Congress: To Understand The World, Read Stories

youthjournalism.org Yelena Samofalova of Youth Journalism International interviews Librarian of Congress James Billington.   By Yelena Samofalova Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Stories are essential to understanding the world – far more important than any theory, according to James Billington, America’s Librarian of Congress. “A story always brings people together,” Billington said. “You want to hear the story. You want to know how … Read entire article »

Southeast Asia Has A Clear Plan For Haze

Southeast Asia Has A Clear Plan For Haze

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan / youthjournalism.org Today is a clear day in Singapore, but when the air is thick with haze from pollution, it’s not possible to see the flats on the opposite side of the parking lot.  By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – While demonstrations organized by green-movements swept across the globe Monday demanding for greater action against climate change, great strides have … Read entire article »

Congressman James Clyburn Connects Environmental Issues And Health

In an interview with Youth Journalism International Senior Reporter Yelena Samofalova, Congressman James Clyburn talks about his own work on environmental and health issues. Clyburn was in Hartford at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center on Sunday to promote his new book. *** Your tax-deductible contribution can help support this nonprofit at www.HelpYJI.org #call_to_action h4{padding:0px 5px;} … Read entire article »

The People’s Climate March In NYC

The People’s Climate March In NYC

Emma Bally / youthjournalism.org Supporters of the women’s peace organization Code Pink hold up signs protesting war and global warming at The People’s Climate March in Manhattan, New York on Sunday afternoon. The following four photos show other activists at the march. Emma Bally / youthjournalism.org A Hare Krishna playing music at The People’s Climate March. Emma Bally / youthjournalism.org Emma Bally / youthjournalism.org A man (right) dances … Read entire article »

Congressman Hails Climate Change March

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With ‘Woody Sez,’ TheaterWorks Delivers History Lessons In A Memorable, Fun Way

With ‘Woody Sez,’ TheaterWorks Delivers History Lessons In A Memorable, Fun Way

Mugdha Gurram / youthjournalism.org Woody Guthrie quote along with historical photos information and a guitar on the wall of a gallery at TheaterWorks is on display for the “Woody Sez” show. By Mugda Gurram Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Woody Guthrie is a great but not-well-known figure from America’s cultural history. Although history can be a dull topic for some folks, TheaterWorks … Read entire article »

Scotland Voted No. Will Westminster Now Keep Its Promise About Sharing Power?

Scotland Voted No. Will Westminster Now Keep Its Promise About Sharing Power?

By Myah Guild Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International DUNSTABLE, Bedfordshire, England – After years of debate, emotion and drama, Scotland voted No in Thursday’s independence referendum. The vote, reported early Friday, means Scotland will remain a part of the United Kingdom. In what was expected to be one of the closest run polls the country has ever seen, the Unionists clinched it with 55 percent … Read entire article »

Scotland’s Rich Diversity Could Sway Thursday’s National Independence Vote

Scotland’s Rich Diversity Could Sway Thursday’s National Independence Vote

Myah Guild / youthjournalism.org The view over Lossiemouth Marina, Lossiemouth, in the Scottish highlands. By Myah Guild Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International FORRES, Moray, Scotland – On Thursday, when Scotland holds a vote on national independence, the United Kingdom will change forever. Whether Scotland votes for or against independence, the door has been opened and, as many people have observed over recent eventful weeks, it … Read entire article »

Distorted Internet Messages Pose Biggest Threat Of American Grown Terrorism

Distorted Internet Messages Pose Biggest Threat Of American Grown Terrorism

By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – The terrorist group known as ISIS has unleashed fear and carnage across much of Syria and Iraq. It persecutes and executes people simply because of their ethnicity, religious belief, occupation and political ideology.  Fighters, both from within Iraq and Syria itself, as well as foreigners, some of whom originate from the United States, have … Read entire article »

From Ecuador To The U.S., My Rotary Exchange Was The Best Year Of My Life

From Ecuador To The U.S., My Rotary Exchange Was The Best Year Of My Life

youthjournalism.org Nathaly Gracia Rodríguez displays the flag of Ecuador at the Grand Canyon. By Nathaly Gracia Rodríguez Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International  PUERTO DE MANTA, Manabi, Ecuador – Now that my Rotary exchange year is over, the only thing I think about is going back to my first day in the United States. There are no words to describe it, but it is the best year of … Read entire article »

When Towers Fall: Gaza Youth Feels America’s September 11 Pain

When Towers Fall: Gaza Youth Feels America’s September 11 Pain

By Dalia Al-Najjar Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International KHANYOUNIS, Gaza – Although I live thousands of miles away, I still remember the tragedy of the 11th of September after 13 years. It was very sad. On this sorrowful, elegiac day, I and others in Gaza were sending sympathy and condolences for the families of the victims, insuring that our hearts and thoughts are with … Read entire article »