Thursday, August 11, 2011

Looking Back: 9/11 Reactions From Students

We're one month shy of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Let's take a look back at the pieces that Youth Journalism International students wrote on that horrible day:

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)

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