GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – The sun rose here on March 14 as it did across the rest of the country. To some, it was just another day. For others across the United States, this was the next step towards effective change.
In response to the February 14 shooting at their school in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high-school advocated for a national walkout.
Glenwood, Iowa, U.S.A. – We had yet another horrific school shooting last month, this time at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. That makes at least six this year.
But I’ve noticed something unsettling in my remote and placid school that certainly woke me up.
GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – My heart sank as I sat down to write this, as it has whenever there has been a terrorist attack committed by American citizens based off of hate, anger, and animosity towards fellow American citizens.
Growing up as a white girl in Iowa, I’ve been inspired and excited when I find myself among people of diverse races and religions. These have been experiences I’ve gained mostly outside of the Midwest, experiences that simply don’t extend much into my part of the heartland.
Written with YJI Senior Correspondent, Mugdha Gurram
FORT WORTH, Texas, U.S.A. – Tough, independent and inspiring women are the rule at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
“The cowgirl – a true American original – comes from a long line of courageous women,” says the narrator of the short film, Spirit of the Cowgirl, which plays in a small theater right inside the museum entrance.
OMAHA, Nebraska – “This is what democracy looks like!” rang out in Nebraska just as it did in cities and towns across the land Saturday.
The Women’s March on Washington movement started as just that — a march by women on the nation’s capital. But one day after the inaugural address of President Donald Trump, it exploded into an international crusade.
GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S. – Sometimes there are no words to describe the pain, anger, despair, fear, and disappointment that we feel. This can be when someone dearly loved passes away. It can be losing a war you fought long and hard for.
On Election Day as I, and countless other Americans, watched the television, I was stunned.
GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – At a Hillary Clinton rally in New Hampshire last week, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed one of the primary conflicts in our 2016 presidential election: sexual assault.
“This is not something we can ignore,” she said.
Both U.S. citizens and many others around the world are aware of the controversial comments by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
GRAPEVINE, Texas, U.S.A. – It is a common saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. And it is – regardless of what language you speak, the religion you take faith in, or the part of the world you reside.
At the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference outside of Dallas, Texas, four Pulitzer Prize winners spoke about their international experiences with photojournalism and offered advice to fellow photographers.
GRAPEVINE, Texas, U.S.A. – A great reporter isn’t someone who knows everything, but someone filled with determination and meticulous attention to detail, said 11-time Pulitzer Prize winner Marty Baron.
Baron, now the editor of The Washington Post, is featured in the 2015 film Spotlight about The Boston Globe’s investigation into the Catholic church cover up of
child molestation by priests.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, U.S.A. – If he is elected president of the United States, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told supporters Saturday, he’s got a busy first day planned – including “rip to shreds” the recent nuclear deal with Iran and ordering a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood, among other things.
Speaking to a crowd at Western Iowa Tech Community College, the Texas Republican said also plans to repeal “every word” of Obamacare and crack down on illegal immigration.