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Don’t choose “macho contest” now

Don’t choose “macho contest” now

By Melissa Luna Youth Journalism International BRISTOL, Connecticut — (September 11, 2001) I found out about the bombing at school and I was shocked and scared beyond belief. Today is the anniversary of my grandfather’s death, and the events that happened today did not help at all. I pray that everyone who lost a loved one is consoled and I also pray that our leaders make the right decisions! I hope that our president thinks of the people who would … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9-11, Bristol, Connecticut, Melissa Luna

Chemistry, poetry and World War III?

Chemistry, poetry and World War III?

By Mike Nguyen Youth Journalism International BRISTOL, Connecticut — (September 11, 2001) Well, as if my day could get any longer or eventful, this happens. But what did happen? The worst place to hear about a terrorist strike and New York City in shambles is the rumor mill at your local high school. But actually, we actually got it right instead of “UFO’s abducted New York!!” Well, at least it was lunch and I could enjoy some Mozzarella sticks, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9-11, Bristol, Connecticut, Mike Nguyen, terrorism

Thousands of reasons to pay attention

Thousands of reasons to pay attention

By Katie Jordan Youth Journalism International BRISTOL, Connecticut — (September 11, 2001) I first heard about it at lunch. A friend of mine came up to me as I was about to sit at one of the tables. She asked if I’d heard what happened, and I said I hadn’t. She proceeded to tell me that airplanes had crashed into the World Trade Center, and another one had hit the Pentagon. I guess I didn’t really comprehend what had … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9-11, Bristol, Katie Jordan, terrorism

‘The Interview’ Must Go On

‘The Interview’ Must Go On

By Alan Burkholder Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International BRISTOL, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Hollywood is no stranger to political satire. Poking fun at foreign leadership has been a tradition of comedy films ever since Rufus T. Firefly took over the nation of Freedonia in the Marx Brothers’ 1933 comedy Duck Soup. One of the greatest comedies ever made, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, came out in 1964 during the height of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alan Burkholder, Boston, Bristol, Connecticut, movies, North Korea, U.S.A.

Marvel Knows What It’s Doing With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Release

Marvel Knows What It’s Doing With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Release

By Alan Burkholder Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International BRISTOL, Connecticut, U.S.A. – In 2012, Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios released The Avengers, a movie about a billionaire scientist inventor, a radioactive green bodybuilder, a cryogenically frozen super-soldier, the Norse god of thunder, and two secret agents teaming up to fight the Norse god of mischief and chaos. When you think about it, you might realize this is a bit of a ridiculous premise. Nevertheless, Marvel was expecting it to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alan Burkholder, Bristol, Connecticut, Marvel, movie review, movies, The Avengers, U.S.A.

YJI Mourns Loss Of Ambassador Dick Inglis

YJI Mourns Loss Of Ambassador Dick Inglis

YJI Ambassador Dick Inglis in South Africa in 2009. A family man, world traveler and YJI Ambassador who lived life to the fullest, Richard H. “Dick” Inglis died Sunday, May 18 at Hartford Hospital. He was 82. The son of Lila and Lovald Inglis, Dick was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. As a boy growing up in the Depression in a small town in South Dakota, Dick collected stamps. This lifelong hobby spurred an interest in other … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bristol, Connecticut, Dick Inglis, South Africa, travel, YJI Ambassadors, YJI party

From Kampala To Lake Compounce: Ugandan YJI Reporter’s First Coaster Ride

Filed under: Alan Burkholder, amusement park, Boulder Dash, Bristol, Connecticut, Gilbert Bwette, Kampala, Lake Compounce, Mary Majerus-Collins, reviews, travel, U.S.A., Uganda, Wildcat, Yelena Samofalova, Zoomerang

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

Keyshawn Johnson Talks About NFL With YJI

Filed under: Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN, football, Justin Hern, Keyshawn Johnson, National Football League, NFL, Youth Journalism International

Keyshawn Johnson Talks About NFL With YJI

Filed under: Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN, football, Justin Hern, Keyshawn Johnson, National Football League, NFL, Youth Journalism International

ESPN’s Tedy Bruschi’s Offers NFL Insights

Filed under: Baltimore Ravens, Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN, football, Justin Hern, National Football League, NFL, Tedy Bruschi, Youth Journalism International

ESPN’s Tedy Bruschi’s Offers NFL Insights

Filed under: Baltimore Ravens, Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN, football, Justin Hern, National Football League, NFL, Tedy Bruschi, Youth Journalism International

ESPN President Brings Vision, Direction

ESPN President Brings Vision, Direction

Rae Martin / youthjournalism.org An outdoor basketball court is tucked into the interior of ESPN’s sprawling campus. By Rae Martin Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BRISTOL, Connecticut, U.S.A. – In some social circles, the sport of football is synonymous with meatheads and students whose only claim to college acceptance is athletic skill. For an untold portion of players that may be true, but the amount of thought and creativity shown swirling in the air at ESPN’s worldwide headquarters in Bristol … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN, John Skipper, Keith Olbermann, Rae Martin, SportsCenter, U.S.A.

ESPN President Brings Vision, Direction

ESPN President Brings Vision, Direction

Rae Martin / youthjournalism.org An outdoor basketball court is tucked into the interior of ESPN’s sprawling campus. By Rae Martin Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BRISTOL, Connecticut, U.S.A. – In some social circles, the sport of football is synonymous with meatheads and students whose only claim to college acceptance is athletic skill. For an untold portion of players that may be true, but the amount of thought and creativity shown swirling in the air at ESPN’s worldwide headquarters in Bristol … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN, John Skipper, Keith Olbermann, Rae Martin, SportsCenter, U.S.A.