Meet Ani From Armenia

Name: Ani Mirakian Age: 13 years old Hometown: Yerevan (Armenia’s capital) Languages spoken: Armenian, Russian and some English Family: Ani lives with her parents and younger brother. Parents’ Jobs: Ani’s mom works at an electricity station and her dad works with...

Earth Day Turns 40

April 22, 2010 is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The first Earth Day, in 1970, marked the beginning of what we now know as the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is a day for environmental awareness. Hundreds of thousands of environmental activists join...

Tax Day

By JYOTHI NATARAJAN Each year on April 15, millions of United States residents file their taxes. Individuals and companies gather information about the money they earned and the taxes they paid the previous year and submit a report, called a tax return, to the U.S....

When Whales Are in Danger

By WIETSE VAN DER WERF IMAGE: Kevin Wallace/The Indypendent Whales are the gentle giants that live in the oceans. Around Antarctica they search for food and in the Pacific Ocean they raise their young. Some whales, like the Blue Whale, are the largest animals ever to...

Cheers for Volunteers!

By MATT GANNON Habitat for Humanity volunteers help to build and paint a house for a family without a home. PHOTO: Natalie Maynor/Flickr There are many people who believe that to be happy is to have money. However, there are also many who think that this isn’t true....