Global Student Square

Global Student Square is a youth-led initiative to globalize and democratize journalism.

Global Student Square is a youth-led initiative to globalize and democratize journalism. By connecting student journalists all over the world, GSS is working to bring youth voices into global news. Using emerging platforms for online collaboration and transmedia group storytelling, GSS operates online, producing high-quality journalism in a virtual newsroom that includes teams of student multimedia teams, plus online training and mentoring by journalists in mainstream news organizations. A program blending digital storytelling and journalism education, GSS aims to provide both young journalists and readers in their age group with a new approach to current affairs and global citizenship.

Mission: To help student journalists worldwide to connect, collaborate and create stories that matter and make them better global citizens.

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A wooden stick and ‘sheer will’ — the life of “bangbang” workers in Chongqing

New post (A wooden stick and ‘sheer will’ — the life of “bangbang” workers in Chongqing) has been published on Global Student Square

globalstudentsquare.org By Li Weike, Wei Danli, Tong Zhexin, Huo Zhixing and Fu Xinyu, Chongqing Nankai International Study CenterSHAPINGBA, CHONGQING — In the crowded streets of District Shapingba, a scrawn

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New post (Skating into the future: The growing sports scene in Nanjing) has been published on Global Student Square

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Lost at the starting line: China’s left-behind children struggle in school, life

New post (Lost at the starting line: China’s left-behind children struggle in school, life) has been published on Global Student Square

globalstudentsquare.org By Hannah Yvonne Zhou, Jessie Wang, Katelyn Kuo, Moru Park Hyo Jeong, Sammi Liu and Yolanda Ooi, Shanghai High School International Division Tenth-grade students in an English class at Pinhua Hi

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Living on the edge of the megacity: The female migrant workers of Shenzhen

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globalstudentsquare.org By Zhang Hanyue, Shang Siyu, Zhuang Min and Liang Xinyue, Shenzhen College of International Education  Student journalists interviewing workers at the Donkey Hotpot restaurant in Shenzh

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A Floating Life: The Migrant Workers of Zhonghuayuan

Student journalists in China document the lives of migrant workers in this piece, with reporting on the ground in Kunshan, Jiangsu province: https://bit.ly/32sB8pP

globalstudentsquare.org By Hao Yang, Hongxuan Huang, Tianwei Lin, Shengxiang Jin, Hao Xu, Siruo Wang, Lu Chen and Wuxi Jia, Kang Chiao International School, East China Campus Two young workers unable to find indoor

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Finding the Other Half: How Chinese Parents are Matchmaking

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globalstudentsquare.org By Heying Wang, Rui Li, Xinyi Cao, Yi Feng, Zhongrui Li, Ziming Yuan, and Chunyang TaoThe International Department of Shude High SchoolSpecial to GSSNote: Students at the International Department

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"Fly restaurants" offer a bite of Chengdu's culinary heritage

New post ("Fly restaurants" offer a bite of Chengdu's culinary heritage) has been published on Global Student Square

globalstudentsquare.org By Jia Haoran, Yuan Xingfang, Xie Qinxin, Chen Yajie, Tian Xirui and Li SimiaoInternational Department of Shude High School, Chengdu Foreign Language School, Luneng Bashu Middle School and Chengdu Me

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OPINION: Why we should cover the trauma, not drama, of school shootings

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globalstudentsquare.org By Joe Meyerson, GSS editorTwo students embrace during a memorial last year for the school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Nearly 3,000 students from Des Moines Public S

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OPINION: In Denver, it can't be just another Wednesday

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globalstudentsquare.org Illustration by Milo Martinez of Denver East High School/used with permission.By Allie Kelly, GSS editorDENVER — He loves “Peppa Pig.” I’m sitting on my neighbors’ couch, babysitti

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Living by Touch: The Blind Masseurs of Chongqing

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globalstudentsquare.org By Yueer Tang , Xiaoyue Zhang , Chenxi Yao and Xiaoran LiuChongqing Nankai Secondary SchoolSpecial to Global Student SquareCHONGQING, China — An old, shabby massage studio squats at one end of

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Vancouver Students Strike to Fight Climate Change

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globalstudentsquare.org By Matthew AsuncionGSS EditorVANCOUVER, British Columbia— Students from kindergarten through university came out in full force on Friday, March 15, as part of a worldwide series

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China's "kingdom of women" — a delicate balance

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globalstudentsquare.org In the Mosuo's "kingdom of women," there is choice: “No one assigns you to do anything or commands you. There is no rule. If you’re interested, you do (the work). If not, no one will force or blame you.”

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VOICES: "ZAPMIL" video project quizzes teens on today's media literacy issues

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globalstudentsquare.org RIGA, Latvia — If you could give your phone a name, what would it be? Which social media platform do you hate most? What's the first thing you do when you wake up every day? How come Snapchat is

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A Glimpse Over the Wall: Living in the Last Urban Village in Wuxi, China

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globalstudentsquare.org By Beiyin Zhang, Chengjie Gu, Jinghan Wang, Shi Zhang, Xunyu Hua, Yimeng Tang, and Yining Zha Jiangsu Tianyi High School Special to Global Student Square WUXI, China — Surrounded by concrete bar

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Speakers at media literacy conference discuss impact of cartoons, empathy in film

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globalstudentsquare.org By Daniel Nwaeze African Youth Movement Special to GSS KAUNAS, Lithuania — There are newspapers, there are magazines, there is television news and there is radio. And then there are cartoons.

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Jordan Media Institute, journalist push back on stereotypes, push media literacy in Middle East

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globalstudentsquare.org KAUNAS, Lithuania —Honored with a Global MIL award on Oct. 24 , Naglaa Elemary and the Jordan Media Institute was already attracting buzz from educators and students attending Global Media and Inf

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Media literacy speakers discuss sexting, soap dispensers and "standing up and being heard"

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globalstudentsquare.org By Macy Quinn-Sears GSS correspondent KAUNAS, Lithuania — With more than four dozen presentations on Day 1 alone of the Feature Conference that opened Global Media and Information Literacy Week,

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Migrant film festival, Jordan media literacy program and Canada's "Media Smarts" receive UNESCO awards

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globalstudentsquare.org KAUNAS, Lithuania — A project that helped refugees tell their stories in film, a literacy education program in one of the world’s most media-challenged nations and a “pioneer” in media lit

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UNESCO launches global media literacy week with concern over disinformation, elections and "lost generation" of youth

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globalstudentsquare.org By Macy Quinn-Sears GSS correspondent KAUNAS, Lithuania — UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week kicked off today with keynote speakers, students and citizens talking about a wor

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VIDEO: Wind energy's label as 'renewable' challenged by Nebraskan state senator

After Nebraskan state senator Tom Brewer claimed wind energy isn't renewable, science editor Ian Mason analyzed his argument. He explored the pros and cons of different types of energy and didn't find any reason to believe wind energy isn't a renewable source of energy.

globalstudentsquare.org By Ian Mason GSS Science Editor After Nebraskan state senator, Tom Brewer, claimed wind energy isn't renewable, science editor Ian Mason analyzed his argument. He explored the pros and cons of

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For California high school seniors, a new twist in college decisions — worry over guns on campus

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globalstudentsquare.org Embed from Getty Images By Ryann Perlstein GSS correspondent LOS ANGELES — As high school seniors across the U.S. receive their college acceptance letters over the next few weeks, students in

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Art of war: Amid Syria's heartbreak, an artist creates works that heal

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globalstudentsquare.org By Marwa Boustaji Special to Global Student Square MEDINA, Saudi Arabia — The brush glides over the canvas as she starts to fill in the flowers of her painting. Her hands are a bright mess an

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Looking back and looking forward: A photographer's take on March For Our Lives

Looking back and looking forward: GSS correspondent Claire Duncan from University of Chicago Lab Schools with a photo collage of #MarchForOurLives https://bit.ly/2H5izOl

globalstudentsquare.org By Claire Duncan GSS correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was a day I'll never forget: A week ago, I was one of an estimated 200,000 people who took to the streets and National Mall on Saturday, M

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VIDEO: Nebraska farm owner voices global warming concerns, calls for unity

Science Editor Ian Mason visited PG Farms in Nebraska and spoke with Deb Gangwish, owner of the corn farms, about climate change and the future of farming.

globalstudentsquare.org By Ian Mason GSS Science Editor As global warming has intensified, one major industry affected is farming. To learn more about the implications, Science Editor Ian Mason spoke to Deb Gangwish,

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March For Our Lives: Reporter's Notebook

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globalstudentsquare.org Editor’s note: In all of the rush to publish the news of the day, sometimes we don’t linger on the scenes, sounds and even smells that our reporters experience as they go about the work of reporti

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Parents, teachers, students at New York's March For Our Lives urge sensible solutions to school safety, gun control

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globalstudentsquare.org By Izzie Ramirez GSS East Coast editor NEW YORK — It was a sister march, but it included brothers, parents, grandparents and teachers as well. Approximately 175,000 people turned out for the

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globalstudentsquare.org Hundreds of thousands of students from across the U.S. and world are marching today with one message: #enough. Here are some moments from March For Our Lives as captured moment-by-moment by GSS corres

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Lessons learned: Tips on how to have an effective protest at school

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globalstudentsquare.org By Julia Rosete GSS Correspondent STOCKTON, California — In this city and in my school, we have a history of tragedy involving schools and guns. And we’ve learned, sometimes the hard way, how to

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OPINION: After Parkland, it takes only a few words to cause a whirlwind of fear

Macy Wright Quinn-Sears recounts a scary false alarm at her high school, just days after the Parkland shooting. Her “winter wish” is for sensible gun control.

globalstudentsquare.org By Macy Quinn-Sears GSS Correspondent WALLA WALLA, Washington — My town is a red town. A red county. A red culture. My news feed on Facebook is flooded with photos of my friends out doing targe

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#enough: High school students step out to call attention to school safety, gun control

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globalstudentsquare.org Embed from Getty Images By Sophia Haber GSS correspondent LOS ANGELES — Students across the nation put down their pencils, pushed in their chairs and walked out of their classrooms to advocate

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Read this: A citizen journalist's guide to covering dissent

From the GSS archives: Get ready for your 17 minutes #nationalstudentwalkout by reading our guide for student and citizen journalists covering dissent http://bit.ly/2li8Fhu

globalstudentsquare.org Today's National Day of Action is expected to include hundreds of events nationwide, the latest in a series of protests that have been taking place on a weekly and sometimes wildcat basis since

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As @POTUS reviews prototypes, high school students DREAM up the wall

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globalstudentsquare.org NEW YORK — Suppose you had $18 billion to build or reinforce the border between the U.S. and Mexico? What kind of wall would you dream up? Eashan Nirhoe, a visual artist and student photo

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Student journalist Sophia Haber covers threats in the wake of Parkland at schools in NY, LA, San Francisco, Baltimore

Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, high schools across the country have seen an uptick in shooting and bomb threats. GSS correspondent Sophie Haber reports.

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High school threats on the rise nationwide in wake of Parkland shooting

Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, high schools across the country have seen an uptick in shooting and bomb threats. GSS correspondent Sophie Haber reports.

globalstudentsquare.org By Sophie Haber GSS Correspondent LOS ANGELES — With a slew of “copycat” threats inundating schools, students across the country are feeling the ripple effects of the shooting at Marjory Sto

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Rio residents balance hope, sadness as Brazil battles corruption, violence

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globalstudentsquare.org Embed from Getty Images By Inès Munchenbach GSS correspondent Editor’s note: The past two weeks in Brazil have been especially turbulent, with violence at the annual Carnaval festival, Rio poli

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New post (Developing Dubai — amid skyscrapers, a push for sustainability) has been published on Global Student Square

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The Journalism Education Association in Southern California just named GSS investigative reporter Olivia Olander high school journalist of the year, the third GSS staffer to hold top honors. We're delighted and proud but ... not surprised. She's the real deal. Congratulations Olivia! #soproud

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Goodbye PyeongChang, hello Paris — city of lights already working on 2024 Summer Olympics

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www.globalstudentsquare.org Embed from Getty Images By Cairo Pulley GSS correspondent SAINT CLOUD, France — If you were to go to most stadiums in the world today, you would expect thousands of people packed into a large,

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Three days after trauma, Parkland students kick off national movement, march for stronger gun control

It takes teenagers to raise an issue: Three days after trauma, Parkland students kick off national movement, march for stronger gun control http://bit.ly/2FhWF9C

globalstudentsquare.org By Izzie Ramirez GSS U.S. East Coast Editor NEW YORK — It takes teenagers to raise an issue. After 17 of their classmates were killed last Thursday in a school shooting, students at Marjory St

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VIDEO: Climate change is snowballing, but not in a good way

As Science Editor Ian Mason explains in this video, snow on the ground outside does not mean global warming is under control. Watch to learn more about the difference between weather and climate.

globalstudentsquare.org By Ian Mason GSS Science Editor As children have snowball fights outside, a different type of snowball fight is being waged inside the United States Senate. This one is about whether snow on t

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VIDEO: "Living on the minimum" shows reality of living on food stamps

"Living on the minimum" shows reality of living on food stamps.

globalstudentsquare.org STOCKTON, Calif. — Student journalists at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School walked the talk of food stamps by creating two teams of student reporters to see how far the weekly average of $56.60 could st

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Call her eco-friendly: Six questions for the Green Climate Fund's Carolina Fuentes

Call her eco-friendly: Six questions for the Green Climate Fund's Carolina Fuentes http://bit.ly/2E9LT45

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