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By Jen Plonski/ The Tattoo

Grieving and questioning in Ontario
Nasra Aidarus:
“If Osama tried to create peace in his country, he obviously failed,” said Fathiya Al-Mahdaly. He cannot try to bring peace in on part of the world, cause havoc in another and expect nothing back,” said the Scarborough, Ontario nurse. (NEWS -- Sept. 16, 2002)

Canada stands by its American neighbor
Kristine Millard:
As the first anniversary of the World Trade Center Attacks grows near, it is nearly impossible to go a day without hearing something about the attacks. To me the year has gone by so fast, and it’s amazing how it has not been forgotten. The attacks united not only America, but also America’s bond with its neighbor  Canada. (OPINION -- Sept. 9, 2001)

We are one ... and ready
Angelique Caligiuri: W
e are dissimilar than we were one year ago. We are more aware and we are continuously ready to be vindictive. (OPINION -- Sept. 9, 2002)

Putting Sept. 11 behind
Sarah Francois: Ever felt like not remembering something but everyone around is bringing it up? I'm so cool and calm that I go on as if the attacks had never occurred. (OPINION -- Sept. 3, 2002)

You-know-who and Osama
Syed Huda: Whenever you hear the name Osama, your mind probably comes up with an image of a head with a snake-like, sneering face. There's also that long, long beard and that turban that makes him look eerie. (OPINION - Jan. 18, 2002) 

India mourns but hopes attack will end terrorism
Gunjan Bans
al: After 12 years of putting up with terror in Kashmir, Indians are hoping their own 'long night of pain and fear' will come to an end as the world unites against terrorists. (OPINION - October 2001)

Students stunned and sad
Kathryn Taylor: We though it might have been an accident, that maybe the pilot had fallen asleep or something, but when we saw the second plane hit, we knew that both pilots were not asleep. (NEWS -- Sept. 22, 2001)

Halfway across the globe, tears
Kaishi Lee: I woke up this morning, regrettably, I didn't have the Monday blues. Instead, tragic echoes of the American attack haunted me. ... The American attack caught me off guard and broke my heart. I was right there on Ground Zero only three months ago. (OPINION - Sept. 17, 2001)

An open letter to terrorist killers
Kaishi Lee: America's thinking is simple: if you're not on my side, you're my enemy -- and if you're my enemy, you're dead. (OPINION - Sept. 15, 2001)

No more sleeping in for America
Jacqui Moreau: While this is a time of inexplicable terror, it is a rude awakening. ...There are reports that road rage is down and I've had more people hold doors open for me in the last four day than in the entire month before. (OPINION - Sept. 15, 2001)

Ancient hatreds and modern rage
Kaishi Lee: Before Americans cast a nasty eye and vow to wipe out the entire Muslim population, ask yourself, "Can you differentiate between the good and the bad? No. (OPINION - Sept. 15, 2001)

Shocked at the suffering
Cassie Nowak: When I was at school and my principal came over the intercom and said that the World Trade Center had been destroyed by a terrorist attack, I was shocked. (OPINION - Sept. 15, 2001)

Singapore teens react with sympathy
Kaishi Lee: Nanyang Girls' High School was abuzz this week over the terrorist attack in America. Huddled in groups, students were actively holding small discussions reenacting the collapse, empathizing with Americans and heaving deep sighs. (NEWS - Sept. 13, 2001)

Thousands of reasons to pay attention
Katie Jordan: We've all been told some adult or another how they felt when they heard about Pearl Harbor or Kennedy's assassination. We've heard them explain what was going through their minds, and we've seen the far away looks on their faces as they remember. (OPINION - Sept. 11, 2001)

America will rise to the challenge
Kaishi Lee: Let's face it. America's in a frenzy after another terrorist attack. Now, why, of all countries, did terrorists choose America? (OPINION - Sept. 11, 2001)

Chemistry, poetry and World War III?
Mike Nguyen: I was thinking Independence Day, of the Empire State Building collapsing in heaps of flames. Oh, wait, but this is reality. And that means people died. (OPINION - Sept. 11, 2001)

Don't choose "macho contest" now
Melissa Luna: I found out about the bombing at school and I was shocked and scared beyond belief. (OPINION - Sept. 11, 2001)

Terror hurts Muslims, too
Hila Yosafi: Guys in my class say they may not be there Thursday because they'll probably be called to fight in World War III. I so want to be with my loved ones now. (OPINION - Sept. 11, 2001)

Grief and horror
Kaishi Lee: We can’t turn back time. We can only grieve and cherish the memories of the dead. ...Thousands of futures, thousands of hopes, thousands of victims.... (OPINION - Sept. 12, 2001)

Terrorist attacks disrupt Blair High School
Joe Howley: Montgomery County schools closed early after attacks. (NEWS - Sept. 12, 2001)

Coping with the trauma
Kaishi Lee:
Don’t be glued to live coverage on TV. Don’t get extra emotional baggage and become a “secondary victim.” Go out and sit under a tree, by the lake or brook. Relax. (ADVICE - Sept. 13, 2001)

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