Lead Story

Trump Comes to Power: Protesters Chant “Not My President”

On November 8, 2016, the United States elected Donald Trump as its next president. Beginning the day after the election, protests against Trump’s victory sprung up across the country.


Nation & World

Is the Electoral College the Best System to Elect Our President?»

As votes were tallied in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was declared the winner, but he earned fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. How is that possible?

Culture & Activism

A Dream No Longer Deferred: Saving Langston Hughes’s Home»

In July 2016, writer Renée Watson decided to try and save Langston Hughes’s home to preserve his legacy and what he stood for.

Science & the Environment

Emissions Cuts Up in Smoke?»

MIT scientists say that even if all of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is put into place, the United States will not reach its Paris climate accord promise to lower greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025.


Getting Wild With the Komodo Dragon»

The komodo dragon, Varanus komodoensis, is the biggest lizard in the world.


How Did Youth Experience China’s Cultural Revolution?»

Red Scarf Girl helped me understand the enormous impact of the Cultural Revolution on everyone in China and how those changes still affect people today.