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Trump Tells Iowa Crowd He Could ‘Shoot Somebody’ And Not Lose Votes

Trump Tells Iowa Crowd He Could ‘Shoot Somebody’ And Not Lose Votes

  By Garret Reich Reporter Youth Journalism International   SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, U.S.A. – Bragging about his own popularity with supporters, Republican Donald Trump told an Iowa crowd Saturday, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and not lose votes.” That boast from the presidential candidate – met with cheering from the audience –came after a long string of insults Trump hurled against the many Republican primary opponents he is trying to beat at the … Read entire article »

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Bernie Sanders In Iowa: Participants Of Democracy Will Shape The Future

Bernie Sanders In Iowa: Participants Of Democracy Will Shape The Future

By Garret Reich Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International UNDERWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – America’s future will be determined by those who take part in the democratic process, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said at a campaign stop Tuesday. Sanders, a senator from Vermont who running for U.S. president, said he is very proud to have young people involved in his campaign. Asked what he would say … Read entire article »

Pakistan Must Protect Students From Terror

Pakistan Must Protect Students From Terror

By Amber Shakil Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International LAHORE, Pakistan – As I walked through the corridor of my university department today, a friend told me the shocking news that terrorists had attacked another university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I didn’t believe her. I called my mother, who was already listening to the news and she confirmed it. This time it was Bacha Khan University in … Read entire article »

We’ll Remember Alan Rickman. Always.

We’ll Remember Alan Rickman. Always.

  By Hafsa Ahmed Reporter Youth Journalism International LAHORE, Pakistan – From a logical standpoint, feeling devastated by the death of an actor seems odd. You’ve never met that person, never talked to them and don’t even know half the things about their real life. All you’ve been exposed to is that actor’s screen persona, their portrayal of a fictional character. But Alan Rickman portrayed … Read entire article »

Shaken But Never Sunk: Terror In Paris

Shaken But Never Sunk: Terror In Paris

 By Sara Chatterjee Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International   PARIS, France – Ten months after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, Paris came under siege again after shootings shook the city in four different neighborhoods and at least two bombs exploded at the national football stadium in St. Denis last night. As the night went on and the worst attack on France since World War … Read entire article »

In Any Language, Paris Needs Peace

In Any Language, Paris Needs Peace

By Ameni Mathlouthi Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International BEJA, Tunisia – Paris, the City of Light, is darkened and mournful. When your heart is already shattered by the killing of a 15-year-old Tunisian shepherd by terrorists there, there isn’t much more to break when you learn about the attack on Paris that same day. This lightning strike one dark evening on the City of Light … Read entire article »

Grieving For Paris, Fearing An Aftermath

Grieving For Paris, Fearing An Aftermath

By Lama Tawakkol Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International CAIRO, Egypt – I am in bed, listening to music and getting ready to get some sleep when I come across the news. Paris is “under attack.” It doesn’t register, and the more I search for news, the more it didn’t make any sense. Everyone seems as confused as I am. There are terrorist attacks … Read entire article »

Helplessly Watching Terror Attack On Paris

Helplessly Watching Terror Attack On Paris

By Kiernan Majerus-Collins Correspondent Youth Journalism International LEWISTON, Maine, U.S.A. – In the 21st century, the world experiences horror in real-time. Blasts and bullets break the peace of a Friday night in Paris, and smartphones across the globe buzz with the news. I am shocked, and then saddened. Reports now say more than 100 people are dead, but the number seems likely to be higher … Read entire article »

See A Great Movie With YJI In Hartford

See A Great Movie With YJI In Hartford

HHARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – For one night only, Connecticut will have a special showing of an award-winning documentary film about the fight for press freedom in Afghanistan. Youth Journalism International, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, and The Mark Twain House & Museum will present a special screening of Frame by Frame on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the … Read entire article »

Afghan Girls Soccer Team Wins Hearts

Afghan Girls Soccer Team Wins Hearts

    By Katie Jordan Youth Journalism International SIMSBURY, Conn., USA — To most teens, summer camp is nothing out of the ordinary. But last week eight girls from Afghanistan wound up the summer camp experience of a lifetime. The girls, who are as young as 11 and as old as 16, came all the way from Kabul to attend a sports and leadership camp in … Read entire article »

Writers Kristof, WuDunn: Early Intervention Is The Best Way To Tackle Societal Woes

Writers Kristof, WuDunn: Early Intervention Is The Best Way To Tackle Societal Woes

By Mugdha Gurram Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Empathy is one of the most important tools in combating social inequality, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn said. The husband and wife duo, who are co-authors of the 2014 book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity and Half the Sky, published in 2009, spoke at a recent Harriet Beecher Stowe Center event. Both books … Read entire article »

Student gives first-hand account of 9-11 attack

Student gives first-hand account of 9-11 attack

This is a piece by former Youth Journalism International student Courtney Pendleton, originally published in The Bristol (Conn.) Press on Sept. 14, 2001. At the time, Pendleton was a sophomore studying art at New York University. She is now a neurosurgeon in Philadelphia. By Courtney Pendleton Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International Tuesday morning I was going to the donut shop at the World Trade … Read entire article »

Desperate Refugees Seeking Asylum Camp At Budapest’s Keleti Train Station

Desperate Refugees Seeking Asylum Camp At Budapest’s Keleti Train Station

Megan Elizabeth Barlow / youthjournalism.org   Refugees camped out in the Keleti train station in Budapest on Tuesday. By Megan Elizabeth Barlow Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BUDAPEST, Hungary – Alarmingly high numbers of people have crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year, fleeing war and suffering in their home countries at home in the Middle East and Africa and hoping to find safety in Europe. This week saw, in a single day, more … Read entire article »

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 … Read entire article »

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 »