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After Leading Scores Of Slaves To Freedom, Harriet Tubman Retired Here In Auburn, N.Y.

After Leading Scores Of Slaves To Freedom, Harriet Tubman Retired Here In Auburn, N.Y.

youthjournalism.org A guide leads the way into the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, N.Y. By Mary Majerus-Collins Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International AUBURN, New York, U.S.A. – In a small town in Central New York, it is possible to visit the home of Harriet Tubman, the woman who led scores of people out of slavery before the American Civil War. Known as the ‘Moses of her People,’ Tubman escaped slavery and then many times returned on dangerous trips to the American … Read entire article »

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Willard Chapel: Tiffany Jewel In Auburn, N.Y.

Willard Chapel: Tiffany Jewel In Auburn, N.Y.

Mary Majerus-Collins / youthjournalism.org One of the many beautiful stained glass windows in the Willard Memorial Chapel, designed by artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. By Mugdha Gurram Reporter Youth Journalism International AUBURN, New York, U.S.A. – Walking into the Willard Memorial Chapel is breathtaking. The architectural design and stained glass windows are visual stunners. youthjournalism.org One jeweled panelon the pulpit. At first, it was hard for my eyes … Read entire article »

Cooperating Across Party Lines To Defend High School Internet Access Rights

Cooperating Across Party Lines To Defend High School Internet Access Rights

youthjournalism.org As Max Turgeon, a Newington High School student, speaks at a press conference on student internet access rights at the Connecticut state Capitol Monday, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat listens to the left and Connecticut state Sen. Rob Kane, a Watertown Republican, listens to the right. Most of the others are debate students.  By Alan Burkholder Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, … Read entire article »

Split-Rocker Takes Rockefeller Center Stage

Split-Rocker Takes Rockefeller Center Stage

There’s new artwork on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City: Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker, presented by Gagosian Gallery and on display until Sept. 12. (Photos by Kiernan Majerus-Collins, Youth Journalism International) #call_to_action h4{padding:0px 5px;} … Read entire article »

Great Lesson In Politics: Serving As Minnesota’s Youngest Convention Delegate

Great Lesson In Politics: Serving As Minnesota’s Youngest Convention Delegate

youthjournalism.org YJI Reporter Allison Hall with Minnesota’s endorsed Republican candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson. By Allison Hall Reporter Youth Journalism International ROCHESTER, Minnesota, U.S.A. – I’ve learned about American government and politics in school, but last month, as the youngest delegate at the Minnesota Republican state convention, I got hands-on experience that can’t be taught in a classroom. Those two days at the Rochester Civic Center … Read entire article »

Fan-tastic: Despite Tension, Brazil’s World Cup Victory Over Chile Was Guaranteed

Fan-tastic: Despite Tension, Brazil’s World Cup Victory Over Chile Was Guaranteed

By Maria Luiza Lago Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International CURITIBA, Paraná, Brazil – After winning the match against Cameroon last Monday in the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, with a score of 4-1, Brazil struck once more against Chile, emerging victorious in a tense match. The game against Chile took place in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, in the Mineirão Stadium. During … Read entire article »

Holding Inspiration In My Hand, Managing Loss, And Realizing What’s Important

Holding Inspiration In My Hand, Managing Loss, And Realizing What’s Important

youthjournalism.org The rock that Nelba Márquez-Greene gave to Matthew Albrecht   By Matthew Albrecht Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – I met many inspiring people at the Peace in Connecticut conference Thursday, but one woman stood out.  Nelba Márquez-Greenelost her daughter Ana in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown in 2012. In her grief, she founded The Ana Grace Project, which works … Read entire article »

Shot Six Times At 15, But He Forgave

Shot Six Times At 15, But He Forgave

By Mugdha Gurram Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Holding grudges seems to be a natural talent for many people, and sometimes it seems reasonable. Imagine how justifiable it must seem to hold a grudge against someone who shot you six times. And yet, that’s not what Hashim Garrett did. Garrett, who spoke at the Peace in Connecticut conference for nonviolence at … Read entire article »

Using His Own Troubled Past To Lead Inner City Youth Away From Violence And Gangs

Using His Own Troubled Past To Lead Inner City Youth Away From Violence And Gangs

By Mugdha Gurram Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Taking another person’s life indisputably changes a person. When Kenny Jackson found himself in prison after shooting someone at point-blank range, he was in the same situation as a lot of inner-city youths. But he said he came out of this experience as a better man. After spending 14 years behind bars, he told … Read entire article »

U.S. Ambassador’s Message To Young Nigerians: You Are The Nation’s Future

U.S. Ambassador’s Message To Young Nigerians: You Are The Nation’s Future

Festus Iyorah / youthjournalism.org Pharmacy student Chiamaka Echeta delivered a brief presentation on youth and leadership. By Linus Okechukwu and Festus Iyorah Reporters Youth Journalism International NSUKKA, Enugu, Nigeria – Youth empowerment is the key to building a stronger Nigeria, said James Entwistle, United States ambassador to Nigeria. “I encourage young Nigerians to prepare themselves to take up future leadership positions,” Entwistle said. “A new Nigeria … Read entire article »

Youth Should Stay Connected And Involved To Prevent Violence, Sandy Hook Mom Says

Youth Should Stay Connected And Involved To Prevent Violence, Sandy Hook Mom Says

By Mugdha Gurram, Alan Burkholder and Matthew Albrecht Reporters Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Nelba Márquez-Greene, a mother whose six-year-old daughter was murdered in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, wants young people to stay connected and involved in their communities to prevent further gun violence. At the Peace in Connecticut conference on nonviolence at Trinity College Thursday, Márquez-Greeneemphasized … Read entire article »

Stowe Prize: Students Inspire Through Action

Stowe Prize: Students Inspire Through Action

youthjournalism.org Panelists at the Student Stowe Prize event earlier this month at the Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford. From left, John Dankosky, Patricia Russo, JoAnn Price, Donya Nasser, Madeline Sachs. By Mugdha Gurram Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – How often have we ever looked around our own society and acknowledged how much change needs to take place? For a lot of … Read entire article »

Captain America 2: Jumbled And Predictable

Captain America 2: Jumbled And Predictable

 By Sydney Hallett Junior reporter Youth Journalism International OAKVILLE, Missouri, U.S.A. – The second instalment of the Captain America storyline, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier takes place almost 75 years after the first movie and two years after The Avengers. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is still trying to find his place in the 21st Century as he tries awkwardly be a normal … Read entire article »

Despite Its Flaws, These Brazilian Youth Are Loving The Excitement Of The World Cup

Despite Its Flaws, These Brazilian Youth Are Loving The Excitement Of The World Cup

Maria Luiza Lago / youthjournalism.org The outside of the rebuilt stadium in Curitiba where some of the World Cup games are being played. By Maria Luiza Lago Junior Reporter YouthJournalism International CURITIBA, Brazil – While they’re excited about World Cup matches being played in their home city, several teenagers also pointed out the downside of hosting a global event. Spending money on keeping World Cup fans … Read entire article »

Driving Along New York’s Erie Canal

Driving Along New York’s Erie Canal

Mugdha Gurram / youthjournalism.org The Erie Canal By Yelena Samofalova and Mugdha Gurram Reporters Youth Journalism International UTICA. New York, U.SA. – The sun is out and the sky is blue as we’re making our way to Toronto. We’ve been on the highway for about four hours but it really hasn’t felt that long.  It’s funny how, before a trip, we always pack tons of things to … Read entire article »