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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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