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Monday, April 04, 2011

From Egypt: 'YJI saved my life'

By Jessica Elsayed
Senior Reporter
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt -- Where I am from, when someone is really grateful they put their hands on their hand on their heart then move it put to their head in a gesture that looks like a salute. The reason behind this is because just saying thank you alone will sometimes not express the extent with which something or someone has touched another’s heart and mind.
Youth Journalism International gets this beautiful gesture from my home in Egypt and tens of other traditional ways of saying thank you from all over the world with every new blog entry it posts.
Personally, I cannot remember my life before YJI, although it was not far back. It isn’t very exciting remembering when my opinions were only thoughts no one else can hear in my head. My views were overlooked and rarely respected. My words reached no one past my friends who still thought I was crazy for wanting the world to hear me.
But Youth Journalism International heard me and let my voice echo out into the rest of the world through the miracle of blogs and web sites.
Most people my age have something to say but because they know it is worthles; they seem to have nothing, walking empty-headed in the streets.
The truth is YJI saved my life.
It showed me that I, like all youth, have respectable thoughts that when put in writing are priceless.
Even before the revolution, YJI gave me freedom and allowed me to criticize, condemn and praise what I saw around me.
Although my ideas were oppressed in school, I came home to a website and community of people just like me despite our different nations and traditions.
The people behind YJI are the most pure forms of human kindness. They are such motivating and full-of-life individuals that stood by me when my nation was experiencing the most difficult of times, calling on a daily basis during the revolution to get my voice over to the other end of the world and just comforting me that they stand by our struggle and that freedom was soon to come. And it did.
Now with a more fearless nation, more youth are going to be searching for a place to be heard.
One by one, Egyptians look to YJI.
So, thank you with my hand on my heart to the organization that made me feel like something because I am.
Thank you, YJI, for being the microphone I use to be heard in such a noisy world.
Thank you, for connecting me to such an amazing group of people that made me realize that the world is much smaller and more related to each other than we think.
I am a braver, stronger person because I am part of YJI and I will forever make sure that no matter where or what life throws at me, I will stay loyal to the organization that taught me to be loyal to myself.

You can help Youth Journalism International touch more lives by making a contribution to its ongoing GlobalGiving campaign.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

New Tattoo issue offers lots of great work

This week's issue of The Tattoo (available at features a lot of terrific work by Youth Journalism International's talented student writers, including three newcomers.
You won't want to miss Talon Bronson's two pieces from Portland, Oregon that he wrote after attending his city's annual tree lighting ceremony for Christmas -- the same ceremony that federal authorities say a would-be bomber hoped to blow up.

Teens playing in the snow in Wixom, Michigan. (Colin Cuming/

Also high on the must-see list is newcomer Monica Blaze's "My Hometown" story on Wixom, Michigan. She gives readers a real flavor for the place she calls home.
In London, newcomer Noah Kidron-Style offers a hard-hitting opinion column castigating the police for mistreating student protesters who oppose government plans for tuition hikes.
The new issue also has two review of the latest Harry Potter movie, by Nancy Hsu in Brisbane, Australia and Roohani Deshpande in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. They both loved Deathly Hallows, Part 1. This is Deshpande's first piece.
Finally, Kiernan Majerus-Collins offers a news story from Hartford, Connecticut about the debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon's latest work, Road Stories.
More work by YJI students is online daily on the organization's blog at, including a review of the new Narnia movie by another newcomer, Evangeline Han from Melaka, Malaysia. 
Youth Journalism International is a 501(c)(3) public educational charity, which allows donors to get a tax deduction for contributions and opens the door for possible grants to help YJI flourish as never before. If you're in a position to help financially, you can find information on how to donate at You can also phone us at (860) 523-9632 and we'll be glad to tell you more.
This is a great time of year to make a donation to help YJI continue to offer the best opportunity on the planet for students eager to learn journalism and make connections across the globe.
With more than 200 members in scores of countries, YJI offers the most comprehensive source of youth journalism on Earth. It has readers in nearly every country. 
By the way, be sure to keep an eye on YJI's Blog -- -- to stay right up to date with everything these talented students are doing. You can also find YJI on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The links are on the blog.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

More great stuff from The Tattoo

A new issue that we finished late Monday is now online -- and full of great material from the world's best young writers and photographers. You'll find it at
The featured news story is the first written by Louisiana teen Kaley Willis, who rounded up the views of young people about the awful oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They're worried, of course, but take a look at their words and don't miss Willis' photographs of a still pristine section of the Louisiana coastline. Let's hope it remains in its natural state in the weeks and months ahead.
Monday's issue also has a travel piece by Youth Journalism International veteran Edrees Kakar about a visit he made to Dubai, which is quite different from his hometown in Kabul, Afghanistan. There is also a review by Yelena Samofalova and Mary Majerus-Collins of a new Tom Sawyer play that's just finishing a run at the Hartford Stage in Connecticut. They liked it.
One new thing in this issue is that we also have translations of a recent news story by Samofalova about the plans for a World Youth Peace Summit in 2011. Three of our students -- Eugenia Durante in Italy, Katie Grosser in Germany and Caroline Nelissen in the Netherlands -- combined to offer translations of the story into Italian, German and Dutch. More translations are in the works.
That's the sort of global reach that Youth Journalism International hopes to do more often.
And now, a request. Youth Journalism International is trying to secure some assistance through an online contest that you can reach by clicking here. It takes less than 30 seconds to cast a vote for Youth Journalism International. You can vote daily (every 24 hours) until Friday, when the contest ends. As a new nonprofit, this is the sort of thing that can really help Youth Journalism International grow and prosper.
Thanks so much for reading and for your support of the world's best teen journalism since 1994.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

From Haiti to Avatar, The Tattoo is on the story

Check out another knockout issue of the world's best youth newspaper, The Tattoo. This week's issue introduces three new Youth Journalism International student writers -- Pooja Sha in California, Chloe Buckley in Texas and Shweta Ganesh of Mumbai, India -- and features a piece on a Bethlehem, Penn. high school junior whose family in Haiti is still trying to sort out who survived. Two of Rayna Allonce's cousins perished in the rubble and her great aunt's three-story home collapsed. These are tough times for the family, but Allonce told YJI reporter Gokce Yurekli that she's also "worried about how Haiti will get past this great catastrophe." Read Yurekli's story, Horror and hope in Haiti, by clicking here. On the same page you'll also fund Buckley's piece about watching the earthquake damage from a distance with a heavy heart. Her family has roots in Haiti, too.
The issue has four movie reviews as well. Senior reporter Mariechen Puchert in South Africa reviews Invictus, a film about a South African rugby team. Canadian Jenna Potter gives Nine a thumb-up. And both Sha and Ganesh rave about a little-known movie called Avatar.
Thanks for reading these students' work. Please don't hesitate to share it with any young adults in your life or anyone who cares about teens. For more information on Youth Journalism International, see its website by clicking here. Giving a voice to the next generation is what we're all about.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Two new issues of The Tattoo online now

Composers Row: (from left to right) Gerald Shapiro, Robert Carl, Neely Bruce and Ken Steen at the Mitchell College performance of Bruce's "The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets." Shapiro is a professor of music at Brown University, where he is chair of the music department. Carl is chair of the composition department at The Hartt School, University of Hartford. Bruce is a professor music at Wesleyan University. Steen is an associate professor of composition and music theory at The Hartt School. (Photo by Kiernan Majerus-Collins/

We've got not one, but two new issues at that I should let you know about. We're moving so fast we can barely keep up.
That just means there's more great stuff for you to read from the talented young writers at Youth Journalism International.
Today's issue focuses mostly on American Composers, a group that probably doesn't get its share of ink. YJI Senior Reporter Kienan Majerus-Collins has a package of stories that include pieces on Wesleyan composer Neely Bruce, Hartt School composer Robert Carl and one describing what it was like to play in the band for a world premiere of a new piece of music from the Hartt School's David Macbride. There's also a story about Bruce's fascinating decision to put the Bill of Rights to music, an idea that any journalist has to love.
Also in today's issue is a story from Mumbai, India about how the city is coping one year after the terrible terrorist attack that left 170 people dead and many others wounded. It's the first piece by YJI newcomer Shagorika Ghosh.
Let's not forget last week's issue either.
Limerick, Ireland teen Marese Heffernan, a YJI veteran, wrote about the lingering memory of writer Frank McCourt in the byways of her old city. She also took some pretty good pictures, which is always welcome.
We also have a couple of stories from the first-ever Lego Kidsfest in Hartford, Connecticut that a team of YJI reporters turned out on deadline. Check out the stories and photos by Clare Hern, Kiernan Majerus-Collins, Francis Byrne, Mary Majerus-Collins and Yelena Samofalova.
We also encourage you to poke around on The Tattoo's website, where there are at least 1,500 stories stretching back over 15 years. Collectively, they easily represent the best teen journalism in the world. There is some wonderful stuff.
We're always eager for suggestions, tips, constructive criticism and any other help anyone can offer. Youth Journalism International's application to the IRS for nonprofit status remains pending, by the way. We'll keep you updated on any news about it.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your support of these great young writers from across the globe.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tattoo's new issue is running all over the globe

The new issue of The Tattoo, which is online now, features news stories about the German election and a plane crash in South Africa along with three reviews of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and a photo page featuring Usain "Lightning" Bolt during his stop this week at the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut.
Youth Journalism International senior reporter Kiernan Majerus-Collins, from Connecticut, took photographs of Bolt before, during and after the speedy Jamaican raced ESPN employees. You can see them here.
He also chipped in a glowing review of the rock museum. Two other reporters, Katherine Holland, of Pennsylvania, and Mary Majerus-Collins, of Connecticut, had a different take on it. They actually thought it was booooring. Read all the reviews here.
We also have senior reporter Katie Grosser's story about the German election Sunday, which we published last weekend. Grosser lives in Germany. To get a sense of what young German voters were thinking, check it out here.
And junior reporter Nicole Megan Gounder gets extra credit for racing to the scene of breaking news in her Durban, South Africa hometown after a passenger jet crash landed in a nearby schoolyard. Fortunately, there were no passengers aboard at the time and all four of those badly injured are expected to recover. But as Gounder reports, if it hadn't happened on a national holiday, it could have been a terrible disaster because the plane came down right where kids love to gather before school begins. Read her story here.
It's a pretty good package of stories and pictures for our third issue of our 16th year at The Tattoo.
As always, we appreciate your constructive criticism, tips and suggestions. We'd love for you to pass this along to anyone teens in your life (or those who care about young people).
We love giving young people a voice.
There's more in the works, of course, and hope you'll check out's vast archives as well. If you've never read it, we especially recommend Samantha Perez's stunning journal of surviving Hurricane Katrina.
You can also follow Youth Journalism International, our educational wing, on Twitter @yjinternational and on Facebook by becoming a Fan of Youth Journalism International.
Thanks so much for your support.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Tattoo eyes German elections

Youth Journalism Internatkional senior reporter Katie Grosser lets the world know what young voters in Germany are thinking as the country heads to the polls to elect a new parliament and perhaps a new government, too. Read all about it here.
For those who don't know, The Tattoo is an online newspaper featuring the work of young writers in more than 20 countries and most U.S. states, including many in our home state of Connecticut. It's in its 16th year and won many, many awards for some stellar work.
You can follow it online at and, along with social media sites. It's at and on Twitter @yjinternational.

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Monday, September 07, 2009

The Tattoo goes Inside ESPN

Thirty years ago this evening, a new sports network began broadcasting out of a trailer in Bristol, Connecticut. That tiny operation has grown over the past three decades to become the worldwide leader in sports, with its headquarters looking ever more like a major college campus and that trailer just a distant memory. It has thousands of employees and fans in every country. To celebrate the anniversary, two Youth Journalist International reporters from Connecticut, Clare Hern and Kiernan Majerus-Collins, ventured inside to find out what makes ESPN tick. Their work -- a stellar package of seven stories with lots of pictures, is online now at
It's a great read, the perfect subject for The Tattoo's 200th issue.
Earlier Tattoo stories about ESPN by alums Collins Seguin, T.J. O'Connor and Justin Skaradosky, are also online. Check out the links on our "Latest Issue" page.
We hope you'll read carefully and let us know how we're doing. We're always eager for tips, suggestions, constructive criticism and any help anyone can offer.
The Tattoo is a teen-written, online newspaper that began 15 years ago and has grown into the world's premier showcase for youth journalism. Youth Journalism International, the educational nonprofit that works with the students, is busy every day helping young writers in many countries learn the craft and build bonds across borders with their colleagues across the globe.
Thanks so much for your support of youth journalism.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

New Tattoo issues online now!

We have a new issue online at that I know you'll want to check out soon.
Two of Youth Journalism International's teen journalists in India, Hashra Mishra and Janina Ramachandran, detail the terror of watching Mumba, the city of dreams, locked in battle with terrorists for three days last week.
Back in the U.S., three teen writers - Brice Birdsall in Oregon and two Connecticut reporters, Leah Igdalsky and Kiernan Majerus-Collins -- weighed in on Black Friday in the wake of the trampling death of a Wal-Mart worker in New York.
Speaking of New York, don't miss a brother and sister take on the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. Kathryn and Matt Middleton, who live in Pennsylvania,tell what it's like to see the famous parade up close and personal instead of on television.
Birdsall also has a review of Twilight, the hit new vampire movie.
I failed to send out a notice about our last issue -- sorry for that oversight! -- but let's catch up now.
Genoa, Italy's Eugenia Durante wrote about a student protest against planned education cuts by the government while Mishra had a piece about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Australia's Rebecca Baylis wrote her take on the election of Barack Obama, whose acceptance speech moved her to tears. And Connecticut's Justin Skaradosky had another of his great cartoons, too.
We're working on an election reaction package featuring the thoughts of more than two dozen young people in eight countries on five continents. It's an ambitious effort for Youth Journalism International, but we're getting there. You wouldn't believe how much material there is to try to organize coherently. When it's done soon, you'll appreciate the work that went into it.
As always, we're grateful for your support and any help that you can offer. We're eager for constructive criticism, tips, advice and any talented teens you may have in your life.
As the recent carnage in Mumbai makes clear once again, learning together about our world and the ties that bind us all, young and old, is an endeavor that's not merely nice, but perhaps the most important thing we can do. We're lucky to have so many wonderful young people in our broad Yoouth Journalism International family and so glad that their work is seen and appreciated by so many.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Teens around the world react to Obama's victory

Yard signs in Connecticut after the presidential election.
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Be sure to keep up with The Tattoo in the days ahead. We're working on an issue, tentatively slated to appear on November 17th, that details the views of more two dozen teens from around the world.
We'll have students giving extensive views from many countries, including South Africa, Kuwait, Germany, the United States, Australia and India. It's going to be an enlightening report when we can pull it all together.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election '08 issue is online at

After some unusual hitches, we have managed to update The Tattoo to include the new Election '08 issue here.
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Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Tattoo's new Election '08 issue is online

The Tattoo's website can't be updated at the moment, thanks to some kind of glitch with our host server, so the new Election '08 issue is housed temporarily here, on a makeshift blog. Don't let that stop you from reading some wonderful stuff from teens all over the world. Go check it out.
I'll put a notice up when the website is updated again.
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Election 2008 issue coming later today

Coming later today -- The Tattoo's Election 2008 issue, featuring stories and opinion from South Africa, Afghanistan, Germany and more. See how teens around the world are viewing the showdown between Barack Obama and John McCain.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New issue features everything from jazz to Chinese military showers

In our October 27, 2008 issue, Youth Journalism International reporter Kiernan Majerus-Collins weighs in with a news story about the unique jazz improvisition program that has helped make West Hartford a high school jazz destination and a review of the new musical 'Big River' at the historic Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut.
Zhu Qin Zhe, a Chinese teen and junior reporter for Youth JournalismInternational, writes about life in a military camp for teens in China, including the sweetness of the countryside and the need to take wicked fast showers.
Finally, West Hartford's Leah Igdalsky has a review of singer and musician Andrew Bird's recent gig at the fabulous old Calvin Theater in Northhampton, Massachusetts. 
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Former Tattoo reporter assaulted at Palin rally

Former Tattoo ace Joe (Wilbur) Killian, who is a reporter in Greensboro, N.C., got assaulted by an angry Republican yesterday. Read his account of what happened here.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

What do Johnny Pesky and Prudence Crandall have in common?

They're both featured in The Tattoo's new issue, online now.

Red Sox great Johnny Pesky, left, and Kiernan Majerus-Collins, in 2006. ( photo)

Reporter Kiernan Majerus-Collins writes about the decision by the Boston Red Sox to retire the number 6, which legendary second baseman Johnny Pesky wore back in the day.

Gabi Smith-Rosario, sculptor Gabriel Koren and Mary Majerus-Collins at the Connecticut State Capitol last week. ( photo)

Junior reporters Gabi Smith-Rosario and Mary Majerus-Collins, both of Connecticut, wrote a package of stories about a new statue placed in the State Capitol in Hartford -- the first in more than a century. It honors Prudence Crandall, a teacher in the 1830s who integrated her school for girls and got run out of town for it.
Australian junior reporter Alex Patrikios adds a tale of interning at a Melbourne newspaper and getting the chance to sit in media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's very own chair there. He wasn't in it at the time.
Finally, senior cartoonist Justin Skaradosky, also from Connecticut, weighs in with a cartoon about the war on terror.
It's a great issue. Go read it.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Two new issues of The Tattoo online now

We have published two more issues that are chock full of advice on how to survive high school. In our September 15th issue, you'll find two Justin Skaradosky cartoons making fun of motivational posters, a piece by Wisconsin teen Emily Mongan about Freshman Kill Day, an essay by South Africa's Mariechen Puchert urging teens to make friends to cope with high school, Tennessee teen Sarah Heath's warning not to make your life an after school television special and West Hartford, Connecticut teen Wesley Saxena's sage advice on the bridge into high school. "It Ain't Like In the Movies," warns Mariah Pulver of Arizona.
In our September 22nd issue, you can read about how teens in Kuwait scrape by during the hunger of Ramadan, thanks to Sana Ali's report. Also featured in the issue are New Jersey teen Shekinah-Glory Dhanie-Beepat's take on homeschooling, another Justin Skaradosky cartoon, Katie Grosser's piece from Germany about being the new foreign kid in school, Harsha Mishra's account from India about the horrors of acne, Georgia's Donicea Johnson's advice to freshmen to get involved and Zhu Qin Zhe's personal tale of making a choice in China.
Talk about spanning the globe!
We have dozens of new writers who are dripping with talent so, please, keep an eye on what they do in the weeks and months ahead.

September 22nd issue and September 15th issue.

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Monday, September 08, 2008

More back to school advice from The Tattoo

On the heels of last week's all-Olympics special issue, this week we return to tradition to offer a new Insider's Guide to High School installment, the 20th issue we've devoted to back to school advice over the years. We'll likely have another back to school issue next Monday, too.

This week's issue includes useful advice from teens in Italy, South Africa and the United States. It features two new cartoons from the talented Justin Skaradosky as well.

There's also a review of "No Child..." -- a play currently on stage at TheaterWorks in Hartford, Connecticut -- by two veteran writers for Youth Journalism International, Wesley Saxena and Kiernan Majerus-Collins.

We hope you'll enjoy it.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Another monster hurricane heads for New Orleans

As Hurricane Gustav heads inextricably toward the Gulf Coast, taking aim at New Orleans, this seems an opportune time to recommend once again the brilliantly written, moving and insightful journals that Louisiana teen Samantha Perez wrote for us beginning the day that Hurricane Katrina rolled ashore. You can read them here.
For those who are wondering, we don't know how Samantha is faring this time. We've tried to contact her, so far without success. But we are thinking of her and her family as another storm bears down on her hometown.

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Tatto summer party underway in Connecticut

Here's a first picture from this year's annual Tattoo Summer Party in West Hartford.
From left to right: Nicole Bernosky, Sarah Jordan, Katie Jordan, Teague Neal, Luke Pearson, Stefan Koski and Kiernan Majerus-Collins. Katie Haire showed up shortly afterward.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New issue of The Tattoo features the story of a teen who survived a deadly twister

When a half mile-wide tornado ripped through tiny Parkersburg, Iowa recently, it left much of the town in ruins, five dead and a high school torn to bits.
As the wind howled, 16-year-old Krista Kannegieter huddled in the basement with her parents, listening to a sound “like a freight train” rumbling overhead.
Veteran Tattoo writer Beth Pond tells Kannegieter’s story in this week’s issue of The Tattoo teen newspaper, online at
Also in our new issue is a review by Rachel Glogowski of “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore,” a Tennessee Williams play now at Hartford Stage and another stellar cartoon by Justin Skaradosky.
Take a look at what these talented teens are doing and let us know what you think. We welcome constructive criticism, tips, advice, help and kind words for our young writers. We’re also eager to round up any talented teens in your life, anywhere in the world.
Keep reading in the days and weeks ahead. There’s much more to come.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Another new issue of The Tattoo is online now

Our new issue features the latest, and perhaps final, installment of Louisiana writer Samantha Perez's stunning diary of coping with Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Don't miss it -- and if you haven't read her journal, grab a box of Kleenex, clear your calendar and do it. It's an extraordinary tale of courage and hope in the midst of one of the nation's worst natural disasters.
The new issue also has a solid news story by Connecticut's Rachel Glogowski about teen driving, a fascinating take on voting by London teen Louisa McIndoe and a new cartoon by Justin Skaradosky.
There's also a little story about The Tattoo's on air experience with Hartford radio wizard Colin McEnroe, who's also a darn fine writer with several books and many articles to his credit.
At the station, Tattoo writer Luke Pearson got to meet one of the radio personalities he likes. Here they are:

Tattoo writer Luke Pearson and Jenny Boom Boom, of Hartford's radio station Hot 93.7.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tattoo writers on the radio Wednesday

Tattoo writers will be among the teen journalists that WTIC-AM radio host Colin McEnroe plans to have on his show starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday. It's possible to listen live online here no matter where in the world you may be.
What are they going to talk about? Journalism. School. Life. Whatever. It'll be fun because McEnroe has a quick wit and a solid background in journalism. He still writes a column and a blog for The Hartford Courant.
If you can listen, do. And, hey, don't hesitate to call in, too!

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Monday, May 12, 2008

New Tattoo issue ranges from Myanmar to West Hartford

In our new issue at, Youth Journalism International’s young writers have delivered a wide-ranging assortment of stories, pictures and cartoons.
Singapore teen Geraldine Soon wrote months ago about her journey to Myanmar long before this month’s cyclone ripped through a wide swath of that poverty-stricken but beautiful place. Check out her account – and luscious pictures – as well as her opinion piece on what’s happened there in recent days.
West Hartford writer Kiernan Majerus-Collins has a hard-hitting opinion piece calling for schools – and students – to stop using “gay,” “fag,” and “homo” as casual slurs. Don’t miss it.
There are also two new cartoons from the talented Bristol artist Justin Skaradosky, one on proms and one on school funding, and a solid news piece from Beth Pond about the effort to help Darfur one empty bowl at a time.
There’s also a review by Bristol’s Rachel Glogowski of the stage production of “The Bluest Eye” that you won’t want to miss.
Thanks for reading The Tattoo. Please don’t hesitate to let the young people in your life know about us. We’re always looking for talented teens anywhere in the world.
We’re also always eager for constructive advice, tips or even donations that will help The Tattoo continue to offer the best teen journalism in the world.

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