Egyptians Rejoice After Forcing President Out

By AMANDA VENDER and JYOTHI NATARAJAN People of all ages, backgrounds and genders were involved in the protests and uprising to overthrow the president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak. “We are your children, Egypt,” reads the sign the girl above is holding. PHOTO:...

Your Turn: What's Behind Valentine's Day Flowers

Most of the flowers sold on Valentine’s Day come from countries in Latin America where workers aren’t paid well and are exposed to harmful chemicals. If people know this, do you think they should still buy cut flowers for the people they love? No, because it is not...

Kids Face More Police in Schools

By JAISAL NOOR and VIKTORIYA SYROV Students face severe punishments, including suspension and arrest, for minor offenses like being late to class or writing on the desk. PHOTO: iStockPhoto The police force in New York City schools is the fifth largest police force in...

Italy Boots Out Plastic Bags

By JYOTHI NATARAJAN PHOTO: flickr.com/Arbel Egger People in Italy use more than 20 billion plastic bags each year, which is more than 400 bags per person. But not for long. A law that was put into effect at the beginning of 2011 states that shops in Italy are no...

M.L.K., a poem

A Poem By LAILA SWINGLE Love, he had for his black and white brothers. Love sounds like singing. Love does not sound like chains or slaves crying. But like people chained together with black and white hands. And people crying for happiness. Crying out: “Free at last....