Black and White African Rhinos in Coronavirus Crisis 

Black and White African Rhinos in Coronavirus Crisis 

By Sofia Mancini, age 8 Did you know that in 1995 there were 500,000 black rhinos, but now they are critically endangered, with only 5,500 of them left? There are only about 23,500 black and white rhinos in total left. With a global pandemic crushing the tourism...

Who am I?

Who am I?

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 “[He] was the most important bridge between the wonderful legacy of the civil rights movement and the message of hope and change,” said Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a Harvard Law School professor and civil rights lawyer.  I was born in...

Meet IndyKid Reporter… Dayanara Hernandez

Meet IndyKid Reporter… Dayanara Hernandez

By Giavana Maldonado, age 13 Meet Dayanara Hernandez, a 15-year-old high school freshman. In 2019, she became an IndyKids reporter and wrote her first cover story in early 2020. Dayanara was introduced to IndyKids by her elementary media teacher. Her passion has...

Socially Distant Social Movements

Socially Distant Social Movements

By Charles DeLange, age 12 Activists have found new ways, or gone back to older ways, to fight for their causes during the coronavirus pandemic. Many protesters and people want to keep their communities interactive, even if people are spaced at least six feet apart....

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Discrimination Within Contracts Easier

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Discrimination Within Contracts Easier

By Amzad Ali, age 16 and IndyKids Staff In March, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of cable giant Comcast in Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAAOM), weakening a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibiting racial...

How Do You Stay Home Without a House

How Do You Stay Home Without a House

By Raya ElHajjar, age 12 COVID-19 has been ravaging New York City since March 2020. Although the streets are largely empty, if you look closer, you might see a person huddling in a corner, holding up a cardboard sign that reads “Anything Helps.”  More than 70,000...

Coronavirus Explained

Coronavirus Explained

By Giavana Maldonado, age 13 COVID-19 is a virus caused by the novel coronavirus which causes respiratory illness in its hosts. There are many types of coronavirus, some of which cause diseases in humans. The first reported case of this coronavirus was in Wuhan,...

News Brief: Earth Day Goes Digital

News Brief: Earth Day Goes Digital

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers had to get creative with their activism.  A 72-hour online live stream was co-hosted by actor Ed Begley Jr. and his daughter, Hayden Carson Begley,...

News Brief: DACA Status Update (May 2020)

News Brief: DACA Status Update (May 2020)

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 DACA recipients across the United States are anxiously awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court that will ultimately decide their futures.  The close to 70,000 recipients for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), may lose the legal...

Science Brief: Endangered Sea Turtles Enjoy Quarantine 

Science Brief: Endangered Sea Turtles Enjoy Quarantine 

By Gibran Williams , age 8 On March 22, 97 vulnerable hawksbill turtles felt the benefit of human social distancing and ended up in the ocean instead of dying. The turtles hatched on a beach in Paulista, a town in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil.  Paulo...

Science Brief: Antarctica’s Hottest day on Record

Science Brief: Antarctica’s Hottest day on Record

By Anneliese Smudde, age 10 On February 9, Antarctica saw its highest temperature on record at just over 69 degrees Fahrenheit, according to researchers at Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station. This temperature broke a record heat of 63.5 degrees recorded just three...

Dakota Access Pipeline Given a Glimmer of Hope

Dakota Access Pipeline Given a Glimmer of Hope

By August Kaiser, age 10 and IndyKids Staff The Dakota Access Pipeline has been operational since May 2017, but now a federal court has ordered the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to do a full environmental review. In response to a petition to nullify federal permits,...

What Is Medicare for All?

What Is Medicare for All?

By Dayanara Hernandez, age 15 and IndyKids staff Medicare for All is commonly thought of as being just one proposal, when in fact there are several proposals. Medicare for All is a way for all people to have the same benefits, regardless of their income or private...

School’s Out: How Coronavirus is Changing Education

School’s Out: How Coronavirus is Changing Education

  By Orik Ehren, age 13 All over the world the schools of hundreds of millions of students are closed due to the coronavirus. Their educations have been moved online or, in many cases, suspended entirely. Keeping students away from school does positively...

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