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Grief and horror

Grief and horror

Kaishi Lee Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE — September 11, 2001. “Oh my God.” A day to remember. America’s fall from grace has stirred up much antipathy and the terrorist attack has touched a universal nerve. Before rooting out the real reasons and giving the finger to culprits, stop reeling, be calm and tell yourself that reality is more complicated. The U.S. motto “In God We Trust” is placed on all its currency. We can’t turn back time. We can only grieve and cherish the memories … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9-11, Kaishi Lee, Singapore, terrorism

America will rise to the challenge

America will rise to the challenge

By Kaishi Lee Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE — (September 11, 2001) Let’s face it. America’s in a frenzy after another terrorist attack. Now, why, of all countries, did terrorists choose America? Is it America being a world superpower? Jealousy or Uncle Sam poking his sharp nose into every corner? America is like a giant filtration machine. American brand names like Coca-Cola, Levi’s and McDonald’s can be found from Libya to London. However, the world generally has mixed reactions towards America. America is … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9-11, Kaishi Lee, Singapore, terrorism, youthjournalism.org

Still Searching For A Hometown To Love

Still Searching For A Hometown To Love

Rebekah Peter / youthjournalism.org Chennai Bypass Road in Trichy City in 2013. By Rebekah Peter Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International CHENNAI, India – Home is where the heart is, they say. If that is true, then I must say my heart has never truly approved of any of the places I’ve lived in so far. For someone such as myself, and by that I mean someone who moves around a lot, the hardest thing would be putting down roots in a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chennai, India, My Hometown, Rebekah Peter, Singapore

Singapore Bids Farewell To Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore Bids Farewell To Lee Kuan Yew

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan / youthjournalism.org Mourners in the queue at the Padang, a large field in front of the old Supreme Court where grieving citizens waited hours in line to view the body of the former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew lying in state.   By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – Despite a torrential downpour, thousands lined the streets on Sunday afternoon to bid a final farewell to the late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died last week at age … Read entire article »

Filed under: politics, Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan, Singapore

Remembering Singapore’s Strong Leader

Remembering Singapore’s Strong Leader

By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – On Monday, Singaporeans woke up to news of the death of their former prime minister and minister mentor, Lee Kuan Yew. He died at age 91 after being in the intensive care unit of a local hospital. A highly respected nation builder, Lee transformed this city-state from a backwater into a first-world metropolis. The Cambridge graduate, who served as prime minister from 1959 to 1990, led Singapore through a tumultuous period … Read entire article »

Filed under: politics, Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan, Singapore

It’s A Trick: Singapore Teens Give Up Halloween To Study For Exams

It’s A Trick: Singapore Teens Give Up Halloween To Study For Exams

By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – Every year on October 31, it’s normal for American teenagers to visit a Halloween party dressed in an eerily looking frock or make rounds in their neighborhood, collecting candies worth a fortune. But in Singapore – a country where the lifestyle and culture is heavily influenced by America – youth rarely celebrate this American festival. The need to excel in national examinations has forced numerous youths to ditch Halloween … Read entire article »

Filed under: Halloween, Holidays, Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan, Singapore, tests

Southeast Asia Has A Clear Plan For Haze

Southeast Asia Has A Clear Plan For Haze

Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan / youthjournalism.org Today is a clear day in Singapore, but when the air is thick with haze from pollution, it’s not possible to see the flats on the opposite side of the parking lot.  By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – While demonstrations organized by green-movements swept across the globe Monday demanding for greater action against climate change, great strides have been made in the Asean regional bloc – a consortium of Southeast Asian nations – … Read entire article »

Filed under: environment, Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan, Singapore

Distorted Internet Messages Pose Biggest Threat Of American Grown Terrorism

Distorted Internet Messages Pose Biggest Threat Of American Grown Terrorism

By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – The terrorist group known as ISIS has unleashed fear and carnage across much of Syria and Iraq. It persecutes and executes people simply because of their ethnicity, religious belief, occupation and political ideology.  Fighters, both from within Iraq and Syria itself, as well as foreigners, some of whom originate from the United States, have helped fuel and sustain the ISIS war machine. This has caused Western leaders, including U.S. President … Read entire article »

Filed under: Iraq, Singapore, Syria, terrorism, United States, War

London’s Day Of Terror: July 7, 2005

Six years ago, when terrorists struck London, eight Youth Journalism International writers from London, Singapore, Canada and the United States offered their thoughts in a special package called Target: London.On this awful anniversary, we think their work is worth another look: July 11, 2005 — Opinion — That was my double decker bus … By Hayley Slade Youth Journalism International LONDON, England — When I saw the images of train stations I learned to love throughout my childhood growing up in London totally devastated, I felt truly sick and terrified. To see them destroyed made me feel scared as well as angry — angry that these terrorists can steal away the safety of my country and could have potentially taken my life. I have been extremely disturbed to think that it could have so easily been me on one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Chloe Stead, England, Geraldine Soon, Hayley Slade, Illinois, John Elfed Hughes, Liane Harder, London, Michigan, Singapore, Teague Neal, terrorism, Wesley David Fane

London’s Day Of Terror: July 7, 2005

Six years ago, when terrorists struck London, eight Youth Journalism International writers from London, Singapore, Canada and the United States offered their thoughts in a special package called Target: London.On this awful anniversary, we think their work is worth another look: July 11, 2005 — Opinion — That was my double decker bus … By Hayley Slade Youth Journalism International LONDON, England — When I saw the images of train stations I learned to love throughout my childhood growing up in Londontotally devastated, I felt truly sick and terrified. To see them destroyed made me feel scared as well as angry — angry that these terrorists can steal away the safety of my country and could have potentially taken my life. I have been extremely disturbed to think that it could have so easily been me on one of those … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Chloe Stead, England, Geraldine Soon, Hayley Slade, Illinois, John Elfed Hughes, Liane Harder, London, Michigan, Singapore, Teague Neal, terrorism, Wesley David Fane

London’s Day Of Terror: July 7, 2005

Six years ago, when terrorists struck London, eight Youth Journalism International writers from London, Singapore, Canada and the United States offered their thoughts in a special package called Target: London.On this awful anniversary, we think their work is worth another look: July 11, 2005 — Opinion — That was my double decker bus … By Hayley Slade Youth Journalism International LONDON, England — When I saw the images of train stations I learned to love throughout my childhood growing up in London totally devastated, I felt truly sick and terrified. To see them destroyed made me feel scared as well as angry — angry that these terrorists can steal away the safety of my country and could have potentially taken my life. I have been extremely disturbed to think that it could have so easily been me on one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Chloe Stead, England, Geraldine Soon, Hayley Slade, Illinois, John Elfed Hughes, Liane Harder, London, Michigan, Singapore, Teague Neal, terrorism, Wesley David Fane

London’s Day Of Terror: July 7, 2005

Six years ago, when terrorists struck London, eight Youth Journalism International writers from London, Singapore, Canada and the United States offered their thoughts in a special package called Target: London.On this awful anniversary, we think their work is worth another look: July 11, 2005 — Opinion — That was my double decker bus … By Hayley Slade Youth Journalism International LONDON, England — When I saw the images of train stations I learned to love throughout my childhood growing up in Londontotally devastated, I felt truly sick and terrified. To see them destroyed made me feel scared as well as angry — angry that these terrorists can steal away the safety of my country and could have potentially taken my life. I have been extremely disturbed to think that it could have so easily been me on one of those … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Chloe Stead, England, Geraldine Soon, Hayley Slade, Illinois, John Elfed Hughes, Liane Harder, London, Michigan, Singapore, Teague Neal, terrorism, Wesley David Fane

London’s Day Of Terror: July 7, 2005

Six years ago, when terrorists struck London, eight Youth Journalism International writers from London, Singapore, Canada and the United States offered their thoughts in a special package called Target: London.On this awful anniversary, we think their work is worth another look: July 11, 2005 — Opinion — That was my double decker bus … By Hayley Slade Youth Journalism International LONDON, England — When I saw the images of train stations I learned to love throughout my childhood growing up in London totally devastated, I felt truly sick and terrified. To see them destroyed made me feel scared as well as angry — angry that these terrorists can steal away the safety of my country and could have potentially taken my life. I have been extremely disturbed to think that it could have so easily been me on one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Chloe Stead, England, Geraldine Soon, Hayley Slade, Illinois, John Elfed Hughes, Liane Harder, London, Michigan, Singapore, Teague Neal, terrorism, Wesley David Fane

London’s Day Of Terror: July 7, 2005

Six years ago, when terrorists struck London, eight Youth Journalism International writers from London, Singapore, Canada and the United States offered their thoughts in a special package called Target: London.On this awful anniversary, we think their work is worth another look: July 11, 2005 — Opinion — That was my double decker bus … By Hayley Slade Youth Journalism International LONDON, England — When I saw the images of train stations I learned to love throughout my childhood growing up in London totally devastated, I felt truly sick and terrified. To see them destroyed made me feel scared as well as angry — angry that these terrorists can steal away the safety of my country and could have potentially taken my life. I have been extremely disturbed to think that it could have so easily been me on one of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Canada, Cassie Lloyd Perrin, Chloe Stead, England, Geraldine Soon, Hayley Slade, Illinois, John Elfed Hughes, Liane Harder, London, Michigan, Singapore, Teague Neal, terrorism, Wesley David Fane

As Promised, the Ultimate Potter Palooza

We’ve been telling you much of this week about our decade of coverage of the adventures of the boy wizard. Now that diehard fans are nearly heading out to the theater, it’s time to hand over the goods. In 2007, as author J.K. Rowling’s last book in the wildy popular series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was hitting bookstores, YJI writers worldwide pulled together to bring readers a spectacular package. We had reporters or photographers weighing in from Trinidad, Australia, Singapore, England and the United States with book reviews, tales from the bookstore, personal reflections on growing up with Harry and even a cartoon. What are you waiting for? See it all at http://tinyurl.com/2bohez7. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Australia, England, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling, Potter Palooza, Singapore, Trinidad, United States