-- Slice of life --
Living as a teenager on an army base
By Patrick Hinton
in MONCHENGLADBACH-RHEINDAHLEN, Germany –
so you live on an army base? Do you have to get up at 0600
hours and march everywhere? Do you live in a tent?
To me, and the thousands of other teenagers who live in military
installations all over the world, the above questions seem inane
but are also surprisingly common.
We take our lifestyles for granted and we find it very odd when
people do not understand what it is like. This mainly comes down
to the fact that military children are born into this way of
life and only really ‘graduate’ from it once they are 18.
Fun and Games
-- NEWS --
Soweto Gospel Choirs puts on a show for
By Kiernan Majerus-Collins in BRISTOL, Connecticut, U.S.A. –
ESPN scored some soul recently when
the Soweto Gospel Choir sang and danced at its campus. It may
have been the greatest performance ESPN has seen.
The world-famous choir, which sings
the gospel music of Africa, is collaborating with the media
giant to provide some of the music that will accompany ESPN’s
coverage of the 2010 World Cup that begins in June.
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The amazing Soweto Gospel Choir
By Becca Lazarus and Laquandria Fenn in BRISTOL, Connecticut,
A performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir is an amazing sight to
This awe-inspiring choir impressed us with the magical way they sang in
beautiful harmony and danced in perfect unison.
We had only heard about and read about this choir and had never heard them
ourselves until their performance at ESPN.
You can believe us when we say this was definitely not what we expected – in a
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Journalism International gears up for World Cup 2010
Journalism International reporters Kiernan
Majerus-Collins, Laquandria Fenn and Becca Lazarus at
ESPN last week, in front of the network's Countdown to
As the 2010 World Cup draws near, Youth Journalism
International's worldwide network of young writers,
photographers and cartoonists is getting ready to
provide insight into the hoopla. We'll leave most
of the who's winning and losing to others, but our
student journalists aim to bring home the heart of the
Check out our coverage of the Soweto Gospel Choir in
this issue, the South African group that will sing at
the opening of the World Cup, and take a look at Megan
Nicole Gounder's pictures of the new stadium in Durban
that will host some of the matches.
While you're at it, read Katie Jordan's coverage in
2004 of the Afghanistan girls' soccer team's visit to
the United States, which gets to the heart of why the
take a look back at our coverage of the 2002 and 2006 World Cup
-- and get ready for
more on the World Cup soon!
Youth Journalism International and get a real
Young writers, photographers,
cartoonists and other journalists are encouraged to join YJI now
and add your name to the high-achieving teens
across the globe who belong. It is free to participate. Please see
for more information.