Art or Animal Abuse?

PHOTO: Flickr/CrookRW At the end of a 23-week exhibit at the Tate Modern museum in London, 9,000 butterflies are dead. While on display for 3,000 visitors, many were crushed under people’s shoes or died from the unnatural environment. Animal rights organizations are...

How Do We Know?

By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 9, JALEN CROSTEN, age 12 and NATALIJA MARSHALL, age 10 Forty percent of middle school students learn by watching. They call up images from the past when trying to remember according to the University of Illinois. PHOTO: Flickr/RDECOM Middle...

"Oversized Drinks Equal Oversized People"

By Zipporah Cruz, age 10 Various beverage sizes at a 7-11 convenience store. This article’s headline comes from a statement made by its author at an IndyKids editorial meeting. The New York City Board of Health has recently approved a ban on oversized drinks. This ban...

No Blood for Ivory

By ELIYA AHMAD, age 11 In September, in Garamba National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 22 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks, worth millions of dollars in ivory, The New York Times reports. Both old and young elephants were left dead on the savannah...

Pakistan Factory Fires

PHOTO: Freefoto.com By KANONI WILDER, age 11 On September 12, two large factories caught fire in Pakistan, killing more than 300 workers. Upon investigation it was found that many of the deaths were caused by unsafe conditions in the factory similar to conditions of...