The Spring 2016 Urban Journalism Workshop closing ceremony is being held
Saturday, 18 June 2016; 11AM at American University’s Media Innovation Lab (MIL).
Congratulations to this year’s student journalists!
Senior, Bullis High School, Potomac, MD
This Spring was raining purple as cities across the United States and around the world mourned the death of music legend Prince on April 21.. He was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park home. Prince’s death was later determined to be caused by an accidental opioid overdose. He was 57. Fans flocked to his Paisley Park home and studios in Minnesota after hearing of his passing.
Freshman, Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD
They’ve won three Women’s World Cup title championships and have been one of the most successful teams in international women’s soccer. They are ranked number one and were chosen in 1997 and 1999 as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team of the Year. Despite such accolades, as the U.S. Women’s Soccer team prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics, fair pay has become an issue. The team has gone to battle to get fair wages.
Senior, Annandale High School, Annandale, VA
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Junior, Benjamin Banneker High School, Washington, DC
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Storm White is struggling with making a big decision that will impact the rest of her academic career.
Senior, From the Heart Christian, School, Suitland, MD
A strict school rule forced Stephen Thompson to get a haircut he didn’t want.
Thompson, 16, a junior at From the Heart Christian School in Suitland, MD feels the school’s hair rule is restrictive and limits his freedom of expression.
Australian-born rapper Iggy Azalea has had hits, but her recent singles have failed to pack a punch. The rapper, who is of AngloIrish heritage,has several songs songs peppered with the catchphrase, “Tell me how you luv dat,” a line infamous for its use of monosyllabic, slang words, exemplifying the rapper’s frequent use of African American Vernacular English
Azalea’s recent fall from fame illustrates the complexities of the Internet’s new attention to cultural appropriation — how it can glorify and redefine the adoption of cultural practices, and how cultural misappropriation can be fundamentally
detrimental to the reputation of its borrowers.