Archives for the ‘Featured’ Category

Trump Came Along on My Summer Vacation

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Featured

By Eleanor Hedges Duroy, age 14
Summer came and so did the prospect of returning to Europe to visit my family. Before I left home in Ohio, my peers from across the political spectrum, warned me to “make it back in one piece.” Perhaps they were thinking about fear that the Trump administration has recently provoked [...]



Meet IndyKids Reporter Lorelei Crean

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Featured

By Perry Tran, age 15

Lorelei Crean, age 9, became an IndyKids reporter in July.
Perry Tran: Why did you choose to write for IndyKids?
Lorelei Crean: I wanted to work on my writing and perhaps get published.
Was it your own decision to become an IndyKids reporter?
Yes it was! I thought the classes looked fun.
What is something you [...]



Kids’ Climate Change Lawsuit Gets Its Day in Court

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Featured, Science & the Environment

By Julia Bautista, age 13
A group of youth plaintiffs who are suing the federal government over the use of fossil fuels that have a harmful effect on the environment has finally been given a court date.
The unprecedented climate change lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, will take place on February 5, 2018, as ordered by Federal [...]



States Fight Against Trump Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Featured, Science & the Environment

By Mireynna Hernandez, age 11
Thirteen U.S. states and Puerto Rico are opposing President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement.
“It’s hard to grasp the mortal danger that climate change represents,” California Governor Jerry Brown told the Los Angeles Times in July. Brown, along with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, [...]



Countries React to U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Featured, Science & the Environment

By Rida Ali, age 13
After President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement in early June, countries around the world are disappointed because of the effect its withdrawal may have globally and economically.
Citing Trump’s pullout, Turkey announced it will not ratify the deal. As a developing country, Turkey would receive money from [...]



What You Need to Know About Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Featured, Science & the Environment

What You Need to Know About Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement
By Mireynna Hernandez, age 11
Despite evidence of global climate change, the United States is in the midst of breaking with the rest of the world and leaving a landmark agreement that could have big implications for the environment.
In June, President Trump announced a withdrawal from [...]



Lunch Debt and Shaming in Schools

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Featured

By Eleanor Hedges Duroy, age 14
In recent months, schools across the United States have denied students school lunches. Instead,  they punished students who have lunch debt by throwing out their food in front of peers, provided cold small sandwiches in lieu of a hot meal, stamped children’s hands with a reminder to pay, and/or asked [...]



Scales of Justice After Justice Scalia

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Featured

Why is the future of the Supreme Court important? How will the Supreme Court fill the hole on the bench? What will happen now?



Here Comes Generation Z

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Featured

A 2015 study shows that Generation Z is more open-minded and has more progressive values than millennials, especially around gender and sexuality.



Justice Department Defends the Poor

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Featured

On March 14, Vanita Gupta and Lisa Foster, members of the U.S. Department of Justice, sent a letter to local court systems in the United States saying it’s unconstitutional that they put poor defendants in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines and fees.