The World

The World is our section on international stories. This also includes content included in the categories: American Image, Humans of History, Science, Education, Environment, Outdoor Life, People With Special Needs, The Sea.

boy in black hoodie sitting on chair

6 Questions Elementary School Students Ask About Middle School

By: Parker Heflin, Journalist

Elementary students have many questions for Luther Jackson Middle School. Some think it will be amazing, some think it will be the worst experience of their life, but is it really that bad? Six questions...

Continue Reading
a very large building that has been destroyed

Ukrainian Counteroffensive Breakthrough

By: David Judy, Journalist
Recently, Ukrainian generals have stated that they have made a breakthrough in the heavily entrenched Southern Russian line, a longtime stalemate ever since the beginning of the hyped-up and heavily backed counter-offensive launched by Ukraine in June. This has boosted lots of people's morale, both Ukrainian and abroad, allowing for Ukraine to potentially continue to soak in foreign aid, as shown by the 1 billion dollar aid package expected to be sent by the US by Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.
Read Story
man wearing white top using MacBook

Does Homework Really Do Anything?

By: Rose McLellan , Journalist

About Homework Homework is a big part of school. Homework has been around for as long as school has. Roberto Nevilis is the man who invented homework. Almost 50% of teachers assign homework 4-5 days...

Continue Reading
three person pointing the silver laptop computer

LJMS After-School Program

By: Yash Kini, Journalist
Our mission at LJ is to create an environment where students can thrive to be themselves in a safe and middle school.
Read Story
Source: Wikimedia Commons - A pagoda/temple located in Sóc Trăng, Vietnam. Dangs family lived in Sóc Trăng when they were still living in Vietnam.

Dang Truong – The Stories and Opinions of an Immigrant

By: Josephine Huynh, Journalist
If there were more rules or enforcement of rules that prevent students from misbehaving, it could better help immigrant and refugee students distinguish between right or wrong. When this confusion doesn’t happen, many students will be able to feel included by their peers while also contributing to the school positively rather than negatively.
Read Story
Photo Source:  JacksonJournal.News

Dr. Michelle Reid, New Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools

By: Meissa Islam and Sibel Mehmed
Dr. Michelle Reid was recently appointed the new superintendent. We interviewed her just a day after the announcement.
Read Story
cowboy by La Shola y EL Gringo? is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Invention That Ended The Wild West

By: Isaiah Efrem, Reporter
The ending of one of the craziest eras in American history.
Read Story
Blue Train Books Literary Fiction in hard cover by Blue Train Books is licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Fiction and Its Significance in Society

By: Benita Xavier, Journalist
Most of society describes reading fiction as an activity for people to escape their daily lives, however, there is much more to it and its outreach. Fiction is creative writing where the situations and ideas presented, though perhaps based on reality, have not occurred in real life; the writer uses his or her imagination to create characters, settings, and plot points. How can these stories of imagination affect living in reality?
Read Story
Black and White by Brian Auer is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Ageist Divide

By: Gabrielle Carpenter, Editor
Remember the golden rule?
Read Story
Voices of Diversity, April 25th, 2007 by joaquinuy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Complaint Filed After Biased Attack Asian Woman And Child

By: Siamba Oguah, Journalist
Last week a man purportedly harassed and threatened an Asian-American woman and her daughter in a car because they were of Asian descent. Many cities have seen an increase in Asian hate crimes since the beginning of the pandemic.
Read Story
Katana by Joan Valls is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Greatest Swordsmith in Japanese History

By: Erick Molina-Diaz, Journalist
Amakuni and his son took an oath to make the best sword they could.
Read Story
Black History Month by Enokson is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Who was Benjamin Banneker?

By: Julia Clavecillas, Reporter
Benjamin Banneker was a renowned scientist, astronomer, mathematician, and inventor. He was a free African American man who was born to two freed slaves on November 9th, 1731.
Read Story
Load More Stories
Activate Search
The student newspaper of Luther Jackson Middle School
The World