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Obama Inspires With Charleston Eulogy

Obama Inspires With Charleston Eulogy

By Garret Reich Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International   GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – President Barack Obama delivered an inspiring eulogy at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney last week that may resonate for years to come. Pinckney, the pastor at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was leading the Bible study group June 17 when a man who was welcomed as a visitor shot and killed him and eight people in his congregation. Dylann Roof, a … Read entire article »

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America Lives Up To Promise Of Equality With Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

America Lives Up To Promise Of Equality With Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

By Mugdha Gurram Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Today is a day that has been long awaited in America, and one that will be long be remembered in history books as one where the United States truly lived up to its promise of freedom and equality. In a ruling announced today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor … Read entire article »

Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling Reflects National Mood On Gay Rights

Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling Reflects National Mood On Gay Rights

By Eli Winter Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International HOUSTON, Texas, U.S.A.  – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states caps off an historic time for the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. In a decision released Friday, justices voted 5-4 that gay marriage is legal nationwide. Media coverage generally reflected American society’s increasing support of LGBT issues, but … Read entire article »

America Can’t Be A Nation Of Bystanders While A Racist Murders Nine Innocents

America Can’t Be A Nation Of Bystanders While A Racist Murders Nine Innocents

By Garret Reich Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – As it is, does there happen to be a context to pulling a gun on innocent people?  Or a context for pulling one in a church prayer circle because of the race of the worshippers? In Charlestown, South Carolina this week, there was what many would call a “church massacre” when a … Read entire article »

Charleston Massacre: Racist Hate Won’t End Until People Stop Labeling

Charleston Massacre: Racist Hate Won’t End Until People Stop Labeling

By Jeevan Ravindran Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International LONDON, United Kingdom – The world is reeling after a white gunman opened fire in a black church on Wednesday night, killing nine innocent people at a Bible study. We all have one question on our minds – what is the world coming to? In 2015, the year when a transgender woman can appear on the … Read entire article »

Go Back To The Park With Jurassic World

Go Back To The Park With Jurassic World

By Alan Burkholder Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International BRISTOL, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Kids love dinosaurs. Well, most kids love dinosaurs, anyway. That one simple fact is the reason why, after 22 years, Jurassic Park is still considered a classic movie. The original Jurassic Park, released in 1993, tells the story of a rich scientist named John Hammond who uses biotechnology to bring dinosaurs back … Read entire article »

Nigeria’s New President Promises To Tackle Boko Haram, National Economy And More

Nigeria’s New President Promises To Tackle Boko Haram, National Economy And More

By Linus Okechukwu Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International NSUKKA, Enugu, Nigeria – Insecurity, endemic corruption, fuel and power shortages will be tackled head on, Nigeria’s new leader, President Muhammadu Buhari told a cheering crowd at his inauguration ceremony Friday in Eagles Square nestled in the capital city of Abuja. “Nigerians will not regret that they have entrusted national responsibility to us,” he said with a … Read entire article »

Cleaning Up After The Quake In Kathmandu

Cleaning Up After The Quake In Kathmandu

Nischal Kharel / youthjournalism.org A rescue team from India works with members of the Nepalese Army to clear a house in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu.       Youth Journalism International student reporter and photographer Nischal Kharel of Pokhara, Nepal, is making occasional trips to Kathmandu to help, and to document the damage from the devastating earthquake and the disaster reliefefforts that followed and are continuing.   There are … Read entire article »

Push For National Women’s Australian Rules Football League Is Gaining Ground

Push For National Women’s Australian Rules Football League Is Gaining Ground

Alyce Collett / youthjournalism.org The Demons and the Western Bulldogs faced off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Women’s Australian Football League match this week. By Alyce Collett Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International MELBOURNE, Australia – This week marked an important first step toward national Australian Rules football competition for women, with the first of two matches this year between teams made up of … Read entire article »

My Hometown: Glenwood, Iowa

My Hometown: Glenwood, Iowa

By Garret Reich Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – Surrounded by the rolling Loess Hills and famous for its homecomings is my hometown, Glenwood, Iowa. Few people are familiar with the state of Iowa itself and even fewer with the small town of Glenwood. When first entering Glenwood from the highway, the average traveler seeing a few fast-food restaurants and maybe a … Read entire article »

‘Woman In Gold’ Celebrates Recovery Of Priceless Family Art Stolen By Nazis

‘Woman In Gold’ Celebrates Recovery Of Priceless Family Art Stolen By Nazis

By Rahul Krishnaswamy Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International LEWISVILLE, North Carolina, U.S.A. – The Holocaust had an obvious impact on the lives of millions of Jews during the ‘40s, but it also influenced culture, and that effect is at the heart of the film Woman in Gold. Woman in Gold explores the struggle of a Holocaust survivor to regain a family treasure stolen by the … Read entire article »

In Nepal, Proudly Giving Blood For The First Time, To Help Earthquake Victims

In Nepal, Proudly Giving Blood For The First Time, To Help Earthquake Victims

By Nischal Kharel Reporter Youth Journalism International POKHARA, Nepal – There is a saying in Nepali, Raktadaan, Jevandaan, which means Donate blood, donate life.” So of course I wanted to help by giving blood after a terrible earthquake last month killed more than 8,000 people in my country and left many more missing. In Nepal, the victims and their families thank the donor and … Read entire article »

Lessons From “Miss Representation”

Lessons From “Miss Representation”

By Brianna Ramos Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HOWELL, New Jersey, U.S.A. – Miss Representation is one film that every woman, many and child needs to see. From America’s earliest days, the nation has been a patriarchy. We have had zero women presidents, and only a couple dozen women governors. Women are not seen as important. They’re viewed as too “emotional” or too “weak” to … Read entire article »

Bike Race Brings Excitement To Yorkshire

Bike Race Brings Excitement To Yorkshire

By Asia Koter Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International FYLINGDALES, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom – My boarding school is in a small village where rarely anything happens. It’s no surprise then, that the first Tour de Yorkshire, held early this month, was the biggest event in recent memory. Everyone was so excited that the headmaster decided to cancel afternoon lessons and the whole school went … Read entire article »

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 … Read entire article »