One of the most widely read pieces from Youth Journalism International's first few years was Jessica Norton's account of having a navel ring removed. The pain of taking it out "sent me into orbit," she wrote in her 1997 account.
It is one of thousands of stories that YJI students have written since 1994 on topics ranging from teen suicide to presidential politics. Oh, yes, and navel ring removal. Read Norton's piece for yourself by following this link.
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