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After Orlando killings, gay teen is scared and sad, but ‘more on fire than ever before’

After Orlando killings, gay teen is scared and sad, but ‘more on fire than ever before’

By O.D. Wright Reporter Youth Journalism International NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.A. – It was past midnight and I was talking on the phone with a young woman I’ve had a crush on for a while now. She was working night shift, and I’d stay up any hour to lose myself in conversation with her.  The whole time she talked about boys, her current heartbreaks and crushes.  It did hurt a little, but it was worth talking about if it … Read entire article »

Filed under: gay pride, human rights, LGBTQ, Nashville, Orlando, sexuality, Tennessee, terrorism

Avoiding A Close Encounter With A Snake

Avoiding A Close Encounter With A Snake

Olivia Wright and Kitty, her boa constrictor. Wright, who loves reptiles, offers tips for those who don’t share her passion. She says Kitty is “a real sweetheart.” By Olivia Wright Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International NASHVILLE, Tennessee, U.S.A. – Spring is a season of sun, flowers, April showers, and … reptiles. After months of brumation, or dormancy, they are just as eager as we are for somewarm weather. And spring is the time of year when people and snakes most … Read entire article »

Filed under: Nashville, Olivia Wright, Perspective, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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, Tennessee. Olivia Wright / youthjournalism.org The sunset’s hues turn pink and purple Monday evening at Old Hickory … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hendersonville, nature, Olivia Wright, photography, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Knoxville Isn’t Used To Ice Like This

YJI reporter Cresonia Hsieh in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A. sent these photos of a recent ice storm there. … Read entire article »

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Knoxville Isn’t Used To Ice Like This

YJI reporter Cresonia Hsieh in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A. sent these photos of a recent ice storm there. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, ice storm, Knoxville, Tennessee, youthjournalism.org

Knoxville Isn’t Used To Ice Like This

YJI reporter Cresonia Hsieh in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A. sent these photos of a recent ice storm there. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, ice storm, Knoxville, Tennessee, youthjournalism.org

Knoxville Isn’t Used To Ice Like This

YJI reporter Cresonia Hsieh in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A. sent these photos of a recent ice storm there. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, ice storm, Knoxville, Tennessee, youthjournalism.org

Knoxville Isn’t Used To Ice Like This

YJI reporter Cresonia Hsieh in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A. sent these photos of a recent ice storm there. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, ice storm, Knoxville, Tennessee, youthjournalism.org

Knoxville Isn’t Used To Ice Like This

YJI reporter Cresonia Hsieh in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A. sent these photos of a recent ice storm there. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, ice storm, Knoxville, Tennessee, youthjournalism.org

Knoxville Isn’t Used To Ice Like This

YJI reporter Cresonia Hsieh in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A. sent these photos of a recent ice storm there. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, ice storm, Knoxville, Tennessee, youthjournalism.org

Knoxville Isn’t Used To Ice Like This

YJI reporter Cresonia Hsieh in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A. sent these photos of a recent ice storm there. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, ice storm, Knoxville, Tennessee, youthjournalism.org

Teen Lashes Out at Explicit Media

We here at Youth Journalism International have a lot of faith in teenagers. We’ve worked with so many great young people that we have high hopes for the future of our world. Junior reporter Cresonia Hsieh, a teen living in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A., weighed in recently about how the media – movies, music, magazines and television – make it tough for teens to keep on the right path. She’s the girl who recently wrote a compelling piece about Tyler Clementi, who had been part of her church youth group when she lived in New Jersey.In the photo, Cresonia is the one on the right.   Teens Bombarded By Bad Images To read the rest of what Cresonia had to say, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/37gwbmu By Cresonia Hsieh Junior Reporter, Youth Journalism International KNOXVILLE, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, explicit media, Knoxville, New Jersey, Tennessee, Tyler Clementi

Teen Lashes Out at Explicit Media

We here at Youth Journalism International have a lot of faith in teenagers. We’ve worked with so many great young people that we have high hopes for the future of our world. Junior reporter Cresonia Hsieh, a teen living in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A., weighed in recently about how the media – movies, music, magazines and television – make it tough for teens to keep on the right path. She’s the girl who recently wrote a compelling piece about Tyler Clementi, who had been part of her church youth group when she lived in New Jersey.In the photo, Cresonia is the one on the right.   Teens Bombarded By Bad Images To read the rest of what Cresonia had to say, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/37gwbmu By Cresonia Hsieh Junior Reporter, Youth Journalism International KNOXVILLE, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, explicit media, Knoxville, New Jersey, Tennessee, Tyler Clementi

Teen Lashes Out at Explicit Media

We here at Youth Journalism International have a lot of faith in teenagers. We’ve worked with so many great young people that we have high hopes for the future of our world. Junior reporter Cresonia Hsieh, a teen living in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A., weighed in recently about how the media – movies, music, magazines and television – make it tough for teens to keep on the right path. She’s the girl who recently wrote a compelling piece about Tyler Clementi, who had been part of her church youth group when she lived in New Jersey.In the photo, Cresonia is the one on the right.   Teens Bombarded By Bad Images To read the rest of what Cresonia had to say, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/37gwbmu By Cresonia Hsieh Junior Reporter, Youth Journalism International KNOXVILLE, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, explicit media, Knoxville, New Jersey, Tennessee, Tyler Clementi

Teen Lashes Out at Explicit Media

We here at Youth Journalism International have a lot of faith in teenagers. We’ve worked with so many great young people that we have high hopes for the future of our world. Junior reporter Cresonia Hsieh, a teen living in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.A., weighed in recently about how the media – movies, music, magazines and television – make it tough for teens to keep on the right path. She’s the girl who recently wrote a compelling piece about Tyler Clementi, who had been part of her church youth group when she lived in New Jersey.In the photo, Cresonia is the one on the right.   Teens Bombarded By Bad Images To read the rest of what Cresonia had to say, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/37gwbmu By Cresonia Hsieh Junior Reporter, Youth Journalism International KNOXVILLE, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cresonia Hsieh, explicit media, Knoxville, New Jersey, Tennessee, Tyler Clementi