Arizona Law Sparks New Fight for Immigrant Rights

By JYOTHI NATARAJAN and AMANDA VENDER Thousands of people across the United States are protesting a new immigration law in Arizona. The law forces police officers to stop anyone who they think might be an undocumented immigrant (someone who has no legal permission to...

Oil Spill Out of Control in Gulf of Mexico

By AMANDA VENDER and ELAINE MATTHEWS This protester in St. Petersburg, Florida, drenched herself in chocolate sauce to protest oil drilling. PHOTO: blogs.creativeloafing.com Over 200,000 gallons of oil a day were flowing into the Gulf of Mexico as of early May 2010...

Who Goes to Summer Camp?

By OCTAVIA DAVIS PHOTO: Flickr/huffstutterrobertl You might have read about summer camp in picture or chapter books. Books and movies about camp often show children riding horses and swimming in lakes. At night, they sing around campfires and sleep in tents or cabins....

Choosing a New Justice

By AMANDA VENDER Current U.S. Supreme Court justices are: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts and Sonia Sotomayor. IMAGE: Gary Martin Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens is retiring in...

Judge That Book! Smart Summer Reading

By AMANDA VENDER IMAGE: Christine Hale Every person, newspaper, TV show and even every storybook has a message, whether we realize it or not. This message reflects the author’s bias (opinions about something or someone). We all have opinions based on our background,...