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No One Feels Safe In Tunisia After Terror Attack On The National Bardo Museum

No One Feels Safe In Tunisia After Terror Attack On The National Bardo Museum

By Yasmine Nsiri Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International TUNIS, Tunisia – When I was a little kid, my parents used to watch the news and I thought it was boring. The part that bored me most was when they talked about wars and the victims. They showed all the pictures and I didn’t even bother looking at them. I was just a kid and I knew that all of that was far away from my home, far away from my … Read entire article »

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Peaceful Spring Warmth At Old Hickory Lake

Peaceful Spring Warmth At Old Hickory Lake

Olivia Wright / youthjournalism.org In Hendersonville, Tennessee, the calm waters of Old Hickory Lake Monday evening. Olivia Wright / youthjournalism.org Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee on Monday evening. Olivia Wright / youthjournalism.org Sunset on Monday at Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Olivia Wright / youthjournalism.org Signs of peace are everywhere at Old Hickory Lake. Olivia Wright / youthjournalism.org On the bank of Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, … Read entire article »

Celebrating Spring In Culture-Rich Pakistan

Celebrating Spring In Culture-Rich Pakistan

Arooj Khalid / youthjournalism.org The Jashn-e-Baharan Festival, or spring celebration, is underway in Lahore, Pakistan, with food and craft booths, carnival rides and more. Many more photos are in a slideshow below. By Arooj Khalid Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International LAHORE, Pakistan – The spring season brings happiness, color and celebration to our lives. Attractive flowers of various hues, dancing in the fresh rays of … Read entire article »

At International Women’s Day Protest, Filipinas Demand President’s Resignation

At International Women’s Day Protest, Filipinas Demand President’s Resignation

Twinkle Imperial / youthjournalism.org Women leaders of youth organizations joined the demonstration on International Women’s Day in Manila. Youth groups demanded an end to increases in tuition and other school fees as well as tuition deregulation.  By Marc Lino J. Abila Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of women in the Philippines led by Gabriela, the largest alliance of women in the … Read entire article »

Equal Coverage Needed In Women’s Sports

Equal Coverage Needed In Women’s Sports

By Alyce Collett Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International MELBOURNE, Australia – It’s International Women’s Day, and gender equality is getting better here in Australia, but there is one major area of society that is lagging behind: sports coverage. Sport is massive in Australia, but not many people realize that women play what are usually considered male sports, and how many women play these … Read entire article »

Don’t Celebrate International Women’s Day. Stand Up For Women’s Rights Instead

Don’t Celebrate International Women’s Day. Stand Up For Women’s Rights Instead

By Amber Shakil Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International LAHORE, Pakistan – International Women’s Day, a holiday to honor women with love and respect, is celebrated in many countries every March 8. In nations around the globe, there are events on that day to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. But why do we celebrate the accomplishments of women – and pay extra respect – only … Read entire article »

‘The Phantom’ Does Not Disappoint

‘The Phantom’ Does Not Disappoint

By Sydney Hallett Reporter Youth Journalism International ST. LOUIS, Missouri, U.S.A. – Walking into St. Louis’ beautiful Fox Theatre Wednesday for the opening night of The Phantom of the Opera’s latest American tour, I expected without a doubt that it would be the best musical I’d ever see. I was especially excited for this show since The Phantom is absolutely one of my favorite … Read entire article »

At 30, ‘The Breakfast Club’ Still Trustworthy

At 30, ‘The Breakfast Club’ Still Trustworthy

From the official Facebook page for the film, The Breakfast Club By Hannah Amaral Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International SPARKILL, New York, U.S.A. – The famous film The Breakfast Club this year celebrates 30 years since hitting theaters in 1985. The film will be shown in select cinemas across the country towards the end of March for a limited time. Directed by John Hughes, … Read entire article »

At Age 90, Hal Holbrook Gives Teen Writer An Amazing New View On Mark Twain

At Age 90, Hal Holbrook Gives Teen Writer An Amazing New View On Mark Twain

Used with permission from The Mark Twain House & Museum  John Groo, photographer Hal Holbrook during his Feb. 17 performance of Mark Twain Tonight! at The Bushnell theater in Hartford.  By Mugdha Gurram Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – For more than 60 years, Hal Holbrook has brought the magic of Mark Twain to life in his one-man productions portraying the author. The famous actor … Read entire article »

Lady Gaga Deserved The Standing Ovation For Her Stirring ‘Sound Of Music’ Tribute

Lady Gaga Deserved The Standing Ovation For Her Stirring ‘Sound Of Music’ Tribute

By Ives Cupino Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International OCONTO FALLS, Wisconsin, U.S.A. – Pop star Lady Gaga performed a stunning tribute to The Sound of Music and its star Julie Andrews at the 2015 Oscars. Sans meat dress – her infamous costume at a 2010 music awards ceremony – Gaga opted instead for an elegant, flowing white gown. Although she was without her antics, … Read entire article »

The Annual Oscars Disappointment

The Annual Oscars Disappointment

Jonathan Lee / youthjournalism.org By Jonathan Lee Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International EL PASO, Texas, U.S.A. – The Oscars – whether you’re a movie person or not, you’ve probably heard of this prestigious award show. You’ve also probably been sorely disappointed by the results. Maybe you were rooting for the reclusive Song of the Sea to win top honors for best animated feature film, or … Read entire article »

‘The DUFF,’ A Realistic View Of High School

‘The DUFF,’ A Realistic View Of High School

By Sydney Hallett Reporter Youth Journalism International OAKVILLE, Missouri – Most high school movies tell you absolutely nothing about high school and give students unrealistic expectations about freshman through senior year. Whether students burst out into song, get into drama with different cliques, or are run over by a school bus, most movies don’t help with an eighth grader’s fear of high school. … Read entire article »

Student Writers: The Mayborn Could Be An Impressive Part Of Your College App

Student Writers: The Mayborn Could Be An Impressive Part Of Your College App

Young Spurs of 2014 included two Youth Journalism International reporters. Here, the group stands with author Bryan Burrough, who led the group of young writers last summer. If you are a student at a high school or community college in the United States and want to inject excitement, inspiration and purpose into your writing, consider entering the Young Spurs competition. The Young … Read entire article »

Zorbing: Having A Ball In New Zealand

Zorbing: Having A Ball In New Zealand

youthjournalism.org Beth Pond, center, and her friend Chelsea Saccu, right, celebrate after experiencing zorbing in New Zealand while zorbing attendants steady the orb. By Beth Pond Senior Correspondent Youth Journalism International ROTORUA, New Zealand – Little did I know that a town that smelled like rotten eggs would be the site of one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done. There I was, sitting … Read entire article »

New Zealand Capital Is Fun And Eclectic

New Zealand Capital Is Fun And Eclectic

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan / youthjournalism.org A cable car near the Botanical Gardens in Wellington, New Zealand By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International WELLINGTON, New Zealand – In the past, Wellington was often described as a lacklustre capital due to its small size and lack of global political clout. But in an attempt to encapsulate the spirit of the entire nation, Wellington has reinvented itself by … Read entire article »