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This New Life in India

Alarm clocks all across America are going off. Many teenagers groan, roll out of bed, throw on whatever they can find, grab a bite to eat, and rush out of the door to go to school.

This not the case for 17-year-old Adia Singh. Each morning, Singh wakes up promptly at 8 a.m., sits down to eat her breakfast with her family, and goes off to school — not to learn but as a volunteer helping feed malnourished children.

She then goes back to her home and gets ready for school.

St. Paul girls learn to love their skin -- whatever its color

A bustling hallway led to a room full of framed photographs of African American girls from St. Paul whose messages declare that they are “lovin’ the skin they’re in.”

As girls in bright orange t-shirts handed out flyers, they asked passing visitors “Are you lovin’ the skin you’re in?”

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I’ll Always Be Hmong

Ian Yue and Mai Cha Vang do a story about a young Hmong man from St. Paul who’s been keeping a secret from his family for fear of angering his parents: He’s gay. He’s not the only one in the Twin Cities’ Hmong community who is struggling with his/her sexual orientation and how to be honest about it and deal with the consequences

Summer 2006 Workshop Articles

Fourteen students from Minnesota high schools spent two weeks in June 2006 at the ThreeSixty summer workshop at the University of St. Thomas. The result: four pages of stories published in the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.

Hmong professionals offer secrets to success

{{“Hmong professionals offer secrets to success”}} by Sheta Lo, St. Francis High School

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I’ll Always Be Hmong

Ian Yue and Mai Cha Vang do a story about a {{young Hmong man from St. Paul}} who’s been keeping a secret from his family for fear of angering his parents: He’s gay. He’s not the only one in the Twin Cities’ Hmong community who is struggling with his/her sexual orientation and how to be honest about it and deal with the consequences

Return to Cambodia

It’s 10:30 a.m. and I am only a few minutes away from boarding the Northwest Airlines flight out of the Twin Cities. Thirteen years have passed since my family and I came to the U.S. And now {{I am going back to Cambodia}} where my parents were born.

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