Syria: Peaceful Protests Turned into Civil War

By JEAN-JACQUES CHARLES Three Syrian children listen to their teacher at a refugee camp in the neighboring country, Lebanon. The civil war in Syria has left up to three million people in need of food assistance, according to the United Nations and the Syrian...

Who Can Be President of the United States?

Who is Eligible to be President of the United States? People at least 35 years of age Natural-born citizens– those considered to be U.S. citizens at birth. This means people who were born in the United States or a U.S. territory, or people born outside of the...

Book Review: Forty Million Dollar Slaves

By MOKGWETSI SIZWE CHAPMAN, age 13 Published by Three Rivers Press in New York, 2006. Forty Millon Dollar Slaves: The Rise Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete is about African-American athletes, and how they make their way to the top of the sports world,...

Kids Change Prez' Mind

When President Obama said in May that he thinks that same-sex couples (two men or two women) should have the right to marry, he said his daughters, Malia and Sasha, helped change his mind on the issue. “[Treating same-sex parents differently] doesn’t make...

Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By GABRIELA FIGUEROA, age16 Partially based on the author, Sherman Alexie’s life, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a humorous, but heartfelt story about a boy named Arnold (nicknamed Junior) growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. This...