Book Review: 'Hungry Planet'

By Zazil Davis-Vazquez Hungry Planet, by Peter Menzel and Faith d’Aluisio, is about what people in the world eat. Colorful photographs and detailed descriptions reveal what 30 families in 24 countries eat each week and how much they spend on food. The book offers many...

What Would You Be Willing to Stand Up for?

Submitted by students at PS 88 in Queens, New York I would be willing to stand up for animal rights. I think all animals should be protected because they are just as important as humans. I have been thinking a lot about the ways we as humans abuse animals and it makes...

Fresh Food or Fast Food?

By Amanda Vender Doctors and nutrition experts recommend that people eat plenty of fresh, unprocessed fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day. However, we do not all have the same ability to find these foods. How well we eat often depends on where we live. And...

Advertising Sleuth

By Amanda Vender See how many junk food and other corporate ads you can find at your school. Some places to look: Vending machines: Your school may have a contract with soft drink company. The company gives the school some money to allow it to be in the school, but...

Stadium Madness

By Dave Zirin Photo: www.flickr.com/r0sss You can’t throw money at the problem.” As a former public school teacher in Washington, D.C., I heard this phrase used often as code for “Stop whining about textbooks and classroom materials, because there is no money.”...