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Up Close And Personal With The Berlin Wall

Up Close And Personal With The Berlin Wall

Mugdha Gurram / youthjournalism.org Part of the Berlin Wall, on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. By Sydney Hallett Reporter Youth Journalism International WASHINGTON, D.C. – The West Side: Artistically represented with vibrant colors. Someone spray painted the words “Act Up!” across the wall, indicating the freedom that the citizens had on that side. You could tell that a thriving community flourished there under a democratic government, with a free press and citizens at liberty to paint the wall … Read entire article »

Filed under: Berlin Wall, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, journalism, Mirwais Kakar, Mugdha Gurram, Newseum, Sydney Hallett, Washington D.C.

YJI Takes To The Road In New Vehicle, Connects Students In Washington, D.C.

YJI Takes To The Road In New Vehicle, Connects Students In Washington, D.C.

youthjournalism.org Mugdha Gurram of Connecticut, Tamar Gorgadze of Virginia and Van Nguyen of Hanoi, Vietnam became friends through a Youth Journalism International trip to Washington, D.C. Last week, six young people who were strangers to each other met in Washington, D.C. through Youth Journalism International and emerged as colleagues and friends. Coming from vastly different backgrounds, they put aside any differences and shared personal stories and experiences. youthjournalism.org Mirwais Kakar of Kabul, Afghanistan, Mugdha Gurram and Hila Yosafi-Lehman of Connecticut … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Jackie Majerus, Michelle Harmon, Mirwais Kakar, Mugdha Gurram, Newseum, peace, Sydney Hallett, Tamar Gorgadze, Toronto Tour 2014, Van Nguyen, Washington D.C., YJI

YJI Henna Artists And Face Painters A Hit At The Annual Bristol, Connecticut Mum Festival

YJI Henna Artists And Face Painters A Hit At The Annual Bristol, Connecticut Mum Festival

youthjournalism.org Thespians of Bristol Theatre Arts’ “Seussical” show off the henna designs they got at the YJI booth at the Mum Festival in Bristol, Connecticut on Saturday. youthjournailsm.org YJI’s top facepainers,Yelena Samofalova, left and Mary Majerus-Collins with a little boy who was very happy with his Spiderman face. youthjournalism.org This girl wanted her face painted to look like a frog. youthjournalism.org With the magic of YJI facepainting, this little girl turned into a lion. youthjournalism.org Gaggan Dhanjal’s henna design youthjournalism.org Volunteer Gaggan Dhanjal loaned YJI her … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bristol, Bristol Rotary Club, Connecticut, Danielle Letourneau, facepainting, henna, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Mary Majerus-Collins, Mum Festival, USA, Yelena Samofalova

YJI Henna Artists And Face Painters A Hit At The Annual Bristol, Connecticut Mum Festival

YJI Henna Artists And Face Painters A Hit At The Annual Bristol, Connecticut Mum Festival

youthjournalism.org Thespians of Bristol Theatre Arts’ “Seussical” show off the henna designs they got at the YJI booth at the Mum Festival in Bristol, Connecticut on Saturday. youthjournailsm.org YJI’s top facepainers,Yelena Samofalova, left and Mary Majerus-Collins with a little boy who was very happy with his Spiderman face. youthjournalism.org This girl wanted her face painted to look like a frog. youthjournalism.org With the magic of YJI facepainting, this little girl turned into a lion. youthjournalism.org Gaggan Dhanjal’s henna design youthjournalism.orgVolunteer Gaggan Dhanjal loaned YJI her … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bristol, Bristol Rotary Club, Connecticut, Danielle Letourneau, facepainting, henna, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Mary Majerus-Collins, Mum Festival, USA, Yelena Samofalova

A Ducky Day In Forestville: YJI Marks Ninth Year At Connecticut Community Festival

A Ducky Day In Forestville: YJI Marks Ninth Year At Connecticut Community Festival

youthjournalism.org YJI Senior Reporter Yelena Samofalova, right, painted a tiger face on this happy boy before her own Batman mask could be finished. youthjournalism.org Jean Letourneau with his daughter, YJI alum and dancing banana, Danielle Letourneau. Youth Journalism International is feeling incredibly ducky to have spent a glorious Sunday in Forestville. At our booth at the annual Duck Race on the Pequabuck River, YJI greeted many old friends and made plenty of new ones. With superb help from YJI students Yelena Samofalova and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Danielle Letourneau, duck race, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Mary Majerus-Collins, Yelena Samofalova

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

youthjournalism.org Youth Journalism International reporter Ameni Mathlouthi in front of a sculpture at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Conn. Ameni Mathlouthi, who is 17 and from Tunis, Tunisia, spent the last year living as an exchange student in Connecticut, attending high school here, where YJI is headquartered. After she arrived in the United States, her host family helped her find YJI, and she’s been an active student ever since.Ameni made a tremendous contribution to YJI in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Althea McDonald, Ameni Mathlouthi, Connecticut, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Jackie Majerus, Nancy Johnson, New Britain, New Britain Museum of American Art, Steve Collins, Tunisia

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

youthjournalism.org Youth Journalism International reporter Ameni Mathlouthi in front of a sculpture at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Conn. Ameni Mathlouthi, who is 17 and from Tunis, Tunisia, spent the last year living as an exchange student in Connecticut, attending high school here, where YJI is headquartered. After she arrived in the United States, her host family helped her find YJI, and she’s been an active student ever since.Ameni made a tremendous contribution to YJI in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Althea McDonald, Ameni Mathlouthi, Connecticut, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Jackie Majerus, Nancy Johnson, New Britain, New Britain Museum of American Art, Steve Collins, Tunisia

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

youthjournalism.org Youth Journalism International reporter Ameni Mathlouthi in front of a sculpture at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Conn. Ameni Mathlouthi, who is 17 and from Tunis, Tunisia, spent the last year living as an exchange student in Connecticut, attending high school here, where YJI is headquartered. After she arrived in the United States, her host family helped her find YJI, and she’s been an active student ever since.Ameni made a tremendous contribution to YJI in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Althea McDonald, Ameni Mathlouthi, Connecticut, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Jackie Majerus, Nancy Johnson, New Britain, New Britain Museum of American Art, Steve Collins, Tunisia

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

youthjournalism.org Youth Journalism International reporter Ameni Mathlouthi in front of a sculpture at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Conn. Ameni Mathlouthi, who is 17 and from Tunis, Tunisia, spent the last year living as an exchange student in Connecticut, attending high school here, where YJI is headquartered. After she arrived in the United States, her host family helped her find YJI, and she’s been an active student ever since.Ameni made a tremendous contribution to YJI in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Althea McDonald, Ameni Mathlouthi, Connecticut, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Jackie Majerus, Nancy Johnson, New Britain, New Britain Museum of American Art, Steve Collins, Tunisia

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

Farewell, Ameni, But Not Goodbye

youthjournalism.org Youth Journalism International reporter Ameni Mathlouthi in front of a sculpture at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Conn. Ameni Mathlouthi, who is 17 and from Tunis, Tunisia, spent the last year living as an exchange student in Connecticut, attending high school here, where YJI is headquartered. After she arrived in the United States, her host family helped her find YJI, and she’s been an active student ever since.Ameni made a tremendous contribution to YJI in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Althea McDonald, Ameni Mathlouthi, Connecticut, Hila Yosafi-Lehman, Jackie Majerus, Nancy Johnson, New Britain, New Britain Museum of American Art, Steve Collins, Tunisia