Healthcare Bill Passes Senate

On Christmas Eve, the U.S. Senate passed a new healthcare reform bill that it says will help 30 million more people get health insurance. The Senate bill must be combined with a bill already passed by the House of Representatives and be signed by President Obama. A...

Meet Jermaine from Guam

Name: Jermaine Gamboa Age: 8 Hometown: Agat (a village in the south) Languages Spoken: Chamorro and English Family: Jermaine lives with his mom and his one-year-old sister Mom’s work: She works at the Veterans of Foreign Wars headquarters in Agat Favorite foods:...

Hunger Rising in the U.S.

Photo: Ed Yourdon A recent survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that more people in the United States have trouble buying food. The number of households that had little money for food went from 4.7 million in 2007 to 6.7 million (15 percent of the...

A Chinese New Year Celebration, Full Essay

Hi. My name is Xin Nan, also known as Nancy here in New York. Did you know that in China many people celebrate the New Year on February 14th? Although in the United States New Years Day is on January 1st, Chinese New Year is not! In China, there are two different...

Letters to the Editor

These letters came from Ms. Kellner’s 6th grade English Language Arts classes from the Renaissance School of the Arts in New York City. I think your article “Obama: Three More Years of War in Iraq…” was really good although I think you could use a little...