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Youth Issues To Be Part Of A New Nigeria

Youth Issues To Be Part Of A New Nigeria

By Linus Okechukwu and Festus Iyorah Reporters Youth Journalism International NSUKKA, Enugu, Nigeria – Youth interests must be part of Nigeria’s national rebirth and transformation, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said at a journalism education conference this week. Abubakar called on the media and society to help advance those interests. “We must help our youth to find their part in this world or the one they will help to create, and help them follow that part with enthusiasm, commitment, fidelity … Read entire article »

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Equality for Women Is Progress for All

Equality for Women Is Progress for All

By Lauren Pope Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – March 8th is International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration recognizing the great achievements made by females throughout the world. International Women’s Day has existed for more than a century, and is accepted by the United Nations as an official holiday in 27 countries. It is a day to consider your female role models, … Read entire article »

Obama Visits Connecticut Campus, Makes Case For Raising Federal Minimum Wage

Obama Visits Connecticut Campus, Makes Case For Raising Federal Minimum Wage

youthjournalism.org With students behind him, President Barack Obama speaks Wednesday at Central Connecticut State University. By Sherry Sah Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – It’s time to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, President Barack Obama told a cheering, enthusiastic crowd at Central Connecticut State University today. “Too many Americans are working harder than ever just to keep up,” Obama … Read entire article »

Feeling Lost And Scared In Embattled Syria

Feeling Lost And Scared In Embattled Syria

  Due to the dangerous situation in Syria, especially for journalists, Youth Journalism International is taking the extremely rare step of withholding the name of this writer, who is a teenager in a Syrian city. We are grateful for the bravery this writer shows by speaking out and we are glad to be a platform for these words. We know who … Read entire article »

Mardi Gras: A Delightful Blend Of Jambalaya, Zydeco, Beads, King Cake And Krewe

Mardi Gras: A Delightful Blend Of Jambalaya, Zydeco, Beads, King Cake And Krewe

Kaley Willis / youthjournalism.org Special Mardi Gras beads worn by the Krewe de Couion King. The tiger shows Louisiana State University Tigers pride. By Kaley Willis Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, U.S.A. – Living in Southwest Louisiana during Mardi Gras can only be described in one way – one fun celebration. Students get a week-long break from school and there is always … Read entire article »

Hoping For Peace In Troubled Ukraine

Hoping For Peace In Troubled Ukraine

Yelena Samofalova in Kiev in 2008. By Yelena Samofalova Senior Reporter YouthJournalism International   WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Over the last few months, I’ve watched the country where I was born crumble from a safe distance of several thousand miles. Although I moved here from Ukraine when I was five years old, I still have ties to it and family living there.My whole family … Read entire article »

Let’s Build A Summer Blockbuster In Winter

Let’s Build A Summer Blockbuster In Winter

By Alan Burkholder Reporter Youth Journalism International BOSTON, Mass., USA – Everything is awesome. At least, that’s what the tagline of The Lego Movie says. And given what nearly everyone is saying about it, that certainly seems to be the case. As a fan of Lego, it can be hard not to have a strong expectation for what the movie will be like. However, this film is, even … Read entire article »

To The Vietnamese, Tet Is A Spiritual Time

To The Vietnamese, Tet Is A Spiritual Time

Vu Quang Anh / youthjournalism.org Thousands of Vietnamese visit Huang Pagoda each year during Tet. By Vu Quang Anh Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HANOI, Vietnam – Many people know Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, as a conventional New-Year-like holiday that is identified by customs like giving presents to children, spending time with families and eating traditional food. However, unlike the Western New Year, Tet, … Read entire article »

‘Endless Love’ Sends A Terrible Message

‘Endless Love’ Sends A Terrible Message

By Celeste Kurz Reporter Youth Journalism International WEST HARTFORD, Conn., U.S.A. – I’ll admit it. On Valentine’s Day, two friends and I went to see the newly released movie, Endless Love. We told ourselves that we wanted to go in order to laugh at the movie. But let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a little romance? When it comes to romanticism, I am as … Read entire article »

Snow Is Piling Up, But Where To Put It?

Snow Is Piling Up, But Where To Put It?

Francis Byrne / youthjournalism.org A mountain of snow and some plows for moving it sit in the corner of the parking lot at Bishop’s Corner shopping plaza in West Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, before the latest round of storms. Francis Byrne / youthjournalism.org Snow is pushed off the road in West Hartford, Connecticut, but is piled up under the trees. Francis Byrne / youthjournalism.org A … Read entire article »

My Brother And I Found The Cure For Cabin Fever: Go Out And Play In The Snow

My Brother And I Found The Cure For Cabin Fever: Go Out And Play In The Snow

Sherry Sah / youthjournalism.org A parked car is buried in snow in a driveway while more snow falls on Saturday in Manchester, Connecticut. By Sherry Sah Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International MANCHESTER, Connecticut, U.S.A. – I wake up on a Saturday afternoon and the first thing I see is snow. I shake my head and think great. It has been snowing on and off since Thursday for the past three … Read entire article »

Military Tanks On A Venezuelan Roadway

Military Tanks On A Venezuelan Roadway

Mary Granella / youthjournalism.org Soldiers from Venezuela’s National Guard and a military tank along a highway in Valencia, Venezuela on Friday. This type of military presence is found at every spot where protesters gather in Valencia, but it is not limited to where the protesters are. There are as many as three, sometimes even four, military tanks stationed at the entrance … Read entire article »

Nigerian College Students Spend A Sweet Valentine’s Day Cuddling With … Orphans

Nigerian College Students Spend A Sweet Valentine’s Day Cuddling With … Orphans

Festus Iyorah / youthjournalism.org Mary Umeoguaju and Ijeoma Onwujekwe in front of the Nsukka Motherless Babies Home.  By Linus Okechukwu and Festus Iyorah Reporters Youth Journalism International NSUKKA, Enugu, Nigeria – Valentine’s Day brings a lot of activities to mind – dining out, classroom parties, flowers and gifts – but some college students here used the occasion to show their love to orphans. “I feel great. … Read entire article »

Show Love Daily, Not Only Valentine’s Day

Show Love Daily, Not Only Valentine’s Day

By Festus Iyorah Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International NSUKKA, Enugu, Nigeria – Valentine’s Day in Nigeria is a day for love. For some, it’s a day to celebrate their affections. For others, it’s a day to renew marriage vows or buy gifts for loved ones. And for young people, it’s a day when passions can get the best of them. There are still others who head to … Read entire article »

As Venezuelan Anti-Government Protests Turn Deadly, People Are Losing Their Fears

As Venezuelan Anti-Government Protests Turn Deadly, People Are Losing Their Fears

By Mary Granella Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International VALENCIA, Venezuela – People outside my country probably have no idea what’s been happening in Venezuela for the last couple of years, but life has gotten even worse in the year since our late President Hugo Chavez died. Since the death of Chavez on March 5, 2013, Venezuela has sunken even deeper into a moral, social, … Read entire article »