Easy No-Bake Cinnamon-Spice Cheesecake

by IndyKids Staff INGREDIENTS •    6 sheets of cinnamon graham crackers •    8 ounces cream cheese (1 regular block) •    1⁄2 cup sugar •    1 cup sour cream •    1 teaspoon vanilla •    8 ounces frozen whipped topping •    9-inch pre-made pie crust •    10 spice...

What Am I?

by IndyKids Staff I am an artificial satellite weighing about 183 pounds. I was launched into space by the Soviet Union, now called Russia, on October 4, 1957. I circled the earth every 96 minutes, making a “beep beep beep” sound over amateur radio. My launch during...

Letters to the Editor

The following letters were submitted by sixth graders at the Secondary School for Law in Brooklyn, NY in response to the IndyKids cover story (Issue #11) on the case of the Jena Six students in Louisiana. I think it was unfair that the Jena Six were charged with...

Students Are Not Scores

The Story of One Student Who Boycotted the Test By Mia Kang As a freshman in high school, I refused to take my state’s required standardized test, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or TAKS test. I felt that most of my time in school was spent memorizing...

Moving to a New Place

By Katie Herbst Think of your life right now – your friends, your home, everything you love, your favorite sport, everything that means something to you. Now, think of losing all of that. Think of leaving your friends, getting a new home, and going to a place where...