Lead Story

The Clash at Charlottesville

By Eleanor Hedges Duroy, age 14 and Sophia Rothman, age 14
On August 11, groups of white nationalist and neo-Nazis assembled on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia at 8 a.m.  to show their opposition to the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The rally began in Lee Square when [...]

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Nation & World

DeVos Sued for Postponing Student Loan Relief»

By Sabat Ali , age 11
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is currently being sued by 19 Democratic attorneys general. They want to prevent her from further delaying an Obama-era rule designed to protect student loan borrowers. Had it gone into effect on July 1, the rule, known as the “borrower defense to repayment,” would have [...]

Culture & Activism

James Blake Stands Against Excessive Police Force»

By Elijah Moore, age 11

In 2015, James Blake, a former professional tennis player, was standing outside of a New York City hotel when he was tackled by a police officer without provocation.
The officer who tackled Blake was a white man named James Frascatore. He mistook Blake, a black man, for a suspect in a credit [...]

Animals

Getting Wild With Arctic Foxes»

By Bianca Bantum, age 8

Arctic foxes are mammals that live in the arctic tundra. They are canines like wolves, coyotes and dogs. Arctic foxes have fur that changes with the different seasons. In the winter, they turn white or blue-grey to blend in with the snow-covered tundra, and in the summer, they turn brown or [...]

Books

Sari-Sari Storybooks Celebrates Filipino Children and Culture»

By Marianne Nacanaynay, age 15
Sari-Sari Storybooks will begin releasing children’s books written in the native languages of the Philippines in the United States this September.  After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, in June, it released its first three books in four cities in the Philippines.
Most children’s books in the Philippines are written in either [...]