Teen writers focus on Obama vs. Hillary

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Teens at a Hartford rally for Barack Obama: (left to right) Abigail Oliveras, Devin Smith, Theresa Govert, Amanda Smith, all from East Haddam, Conn.


It wasn’t easy, but our young writers churned out four stories Monday night about Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s election eve rally in Hartford to complete our latest issue. Talk about deadline pressure!
The issue also has two stories about Hillary Clinton’s campaign that reporter Rachel Glogowski wrote last week. (They’ve been posted at for the past seven days, in case you happened to see them already.) We also have two stories from the other side of the world with teens from Kuwait and Afghanistan reacting to the killing of Benazir Bhutto.
One of the two, newcomer Sana Ali, drove through Karachi that night and saw cars burning and eerily empty streets. It’s a striking reminder that politics isn’t the same everywhere.
Daniel Lee, a California teen, weighed in as well with an analysis of President Bush’s final State of the Union address last week.
We do want to brag just for a bit, though, about the way our Connecticut crew came through after the Obama rally. Writers Beth Pond of Bristol and Wesley Saxena, Luke Pearson, Kiernan Majerus-Collins and newcomer Mary Majerus-Collins, all from West Hartford, collaborated to compile four different stories between 9 and 11 Monday night that covered the story pretty well. Check out their work and you’ll see why we’re so happy.
As always, we welcome constructive criticism, tips, suggestions, donations, and help of any sort.
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