Raising the Bar: kids say no cheap labor for chocolate

Much of Hershey’s chocolate is made from cocoa grown in West Africa, an area where many growers use child labor. PHOTO:International Labor Rights Forum By OCTAVIA DAVIS AND LISA GOODMAN AFRICA: Child Labor Behind this Chocolate Students and activists came together on...

Worm up Your Nose?

PHOTO: Anna J. Phillips, PLoS ONE How would you like to have someone pick a leech (a blood-sucking ringed worm) out of your nose? That’s just what happened to a girl in Peru who bathed in a river. The leech was sent to the American Museum of Natural History in...

Verizon Workers Go on Strike

About 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike (refused to work) starting August 7 after their work contract expired. The Verizon (phone and wireless company) wants to cut workers’ pay and make them pay more for health care. Meanwhile, Verizon paid its top five...

Movie Review: "The Harvest/La Cosecha"

By IK Kid Reporter ROBERT IVKO, age 12 Zulema is forced to withdraw from school and harvest crops. The Harvest/La Cosecha, “The Story of the Children who Feed America” is a documentary about three immigrant children who are trying to help their parents earn...

Media Giant Under Investigation

Graphic: Jessica Patrick By KIM GREEN Rupert Murdoch may not be someone you know by name, but he is definitely someone who has an influence on your life. Why?  He owns several powerful media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the largest newspaper in the world,...