IndyTeens Op-Ed: From Columbus to Netanyahu

IndyTeens Op-Ed: From Columbus to Netanyahu

By Raya El Hajjar, age 13 Everyone knows the year 1492. It is the year that Christopher Columbus “discovered” America. From then on, Indigenous land was continuously taken, while the Native peoples were displaced or restricted to reservations. Now the remaining Native...

IndyTeens: Devastated Wuhan Hit by Heavy Floods

IndyTeens: Devastated Wuhan Hit by Heavy Floods

By Dayanara Hernandez, age 15 Originally published, July 2020 Heavy rains and flooding over late May and June in southern and central China have displaced over 2 million people, and at least 141 people are dead or missing. This is the worst flooding to hit the country...

IndyTeens: Amazon Fires Fueled by Human Greed

IndyTeens: Amazon Fires Fueled by Human Greed

By Sophia Reilly, age 12 The Amazon is burning. Brazil is facing not only a pandemic but an environmental disaster as well.  The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest has risen over the last year due to legal and illegal deforestation. According to Brazil’s space...

IndyTeens OP-ED: Trump and the Rise of Authoritarianism 

IndyTeens OP-ED: Trump and the Rise of Authoritarianism 

By Neva Simon, age 16 Donald Trump has repeatedly taken advantage of the American government to fit the agenda and desires of his administration, like his preference to protect the economy more than people during the COVID-19 crisis. But recently, he has begun taking...

IndyTeens: Trump Administration’s Recent Ruling Attacks LGBTQ+ Community

IndyTeens: Trump Administration’s Recent Ruling Attacks LGBTQ+ Community

By Sabat Ali, age 14 As the global pandemic continues to worsen, access to healthcare providers is crucial to staying healthy and safe. However, President Trump’s recent measures have attempted to make it difficult for members of the transgender community to find...

IndyTeens: The Pandemic Within the Prison

IndyTeens: The Pandemic Within the Prison

By Sira Basse, age 15 The coronavirus is still a threat to the health of people worldwide. Every nation has chosen their own path in how to deal with this pandemic. Even during the times of heavy quarantine and the most precautions being taken, people of lower...

IndyTeens: “The Time Has Chosen Us”: The Legacy of John Lewis

IndyTeens: “The Time Has Chosen Us”: The Legacy of John Lewis

By Samaira Bunburry, age 12 The Southern sun shone down upon the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965. Arms locked in arms, the sound of hundreds of footsteps thumped proudly, for this was the day that voices turned into power. And leading that...

The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 30

The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 30

By Jet Watling, age 11 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are 61 million people with disabilities in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many of whom have benefited...

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

I was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in 1945 and was relocated to San Francisco through a federal program that sought to assimilate Native peoples to urban areas off-reservation. I was introduced to political activism in San Francisco, where I faced poverty,...

Melting Habitats Imperil the Polar Bear

Melting Habitats Imperil the Polar Bear

By Seneca Oehrle, age 12 and IndyKids Staff A study published in July on Nature.com found that almost all polar bear subpopulations are facing major habitat loss. Human contribution to global warming has led to declining levels of summer sea ice. This forces polar...

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