A classic 'Mockingbird' comes to Hartford Stage
By Rachel Glogowski in HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A.
The theater adaptation of Harper
Lee’s classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, breathed new life into a classic
traditionally read by students in the United States and around the
Now playing at Hartford
Stage, the show dutifully told the story of Scout and Jem Finch, two young
children of a lawyer named Atticus from a small Southern town in the 1930s.
The three main child actors who played Scout, her brother Jem, and their friend
Dill, superbly represented the characters described by Lee in the book. Read more
When Hurricane Katrina smashed ashore in
2005, Louisiana teen Samantha Perez started writing about the
storm that washed away much of her old life. Her journal,
chronicled in the pages of The Tattoo, is all online at
Read it for an eye-opening and intensely personal look into the
eye of the worst storm in recent history.
Justin Skaradosky/ YouthJournalism.org
The colors of summer make for vigrant Holi
Youth Journalism International
By Harsha Mishra in BAREILLY,
Uttar Pradesh, India
It’s official – summer is here. The cycle of
seasons in India is once more completed and it’s time to celebrate the arrival
of summer. In India, almost
all the seasons has an accompanying celebration to welcome it. Winters are
welcomed with Diwali, spring with Basant Panchami, and summers with Holi.
Holi is celebrated
all around the country in one form or the other, but everyone who is celebrating
shares the same feelings of peace and harmony. They also forget their cares for
a few moments and get wet in the colors of love.
Representing Mauritania at Model U.N.
By Janani Ramachandran in
BANGALORE, India –
Sitting on the second leg of my nearly 18-hour journey, I’m trying to stay awake
and finish some last minute research. As I wearily highlight endless facts from
my documents, I know that sleeping would lead to a horrid jet lag that I could
clearly not afford, considering the conference would start the morning after our
Endless weeks of
preparation, research, and practice would pay off in this three-day event, and I
wanted to savor every moment of it, considering that I came all the way from
India to Boston for it.
It was my first
large Model United Nations conference, and I wanted to have a great experience.
And an incredible experience it was.
-- NEWS --
Trying to prevent the
next school shooting
Katie Grosser in MESCHEDE, Calle, Germany –
It’s something most
students would never think about. It’s what teachers
hope will never happen. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare.
Last week, 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer entered his former
school in the small Southern German town of Winnenden
and gunned down 12 people before killing three more on
his flight and finally taking his own life.
On Wednesday, March 11, Germany was, and Germany still
is, in shock.
react to school massacre
By Katie Grosser
in MESCHEDE, Calle, Germany
– In the
foggy, frozen air, three children walked around a public park in
Kabul one recent winter evening, carrying boxes of Lay’s potato
The boys, 12-year-old Hamid,
his eight-year-old brother Shoaib and their friend, Nabi, 13,
were trying to sell the snacks to help their families survive.
After finishing school each
day, they come to Qargha Lake, a popular park, to sell their
“We are very poor people
and the income of my father is not enough as we have got lots of
problems, so that is why I come here every day to sell chips and
earn money to support my family and studies,” said Hamid.
On a cold January day, the
hills and mountains around Kabul were dressed with snow as the
boys offered their wares at Qargha Lake.
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