Women's Rights Today

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 10 Girls learning in their classroom in Afghanistan. PHOTO: Asian Development Bank Women around the world have made huge gains in terms of equality, but women still face many struggles every day. Women and girls in countries around the...

Defense Secretary Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

By THEO FRYE YANOS, age 10 Women Marines serving in Afghanistan. PHOTO: United States Marine Corps Recently, we have heard in the newspaper that women can now serve in combat roles in the United States Armed Forces. But that is not the whole picture. Women were not...

The Rise of Steroid Use in Sports

By JALEN CROSTON, age 12 An athlete signs the “Win Clean” anti-doping campaign board in London’s Trafalgar Square. PHOTO: UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport Performance Enhancing Drugs, or PEDs, are used by athletes of all...

Fans and Supporters React to Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal

By MALIK L. SHAH, age 9 Lance Armstrong finally admitted in January 2013 to using steroids during his seven Tour de France victories. PHOTO: J.D. Egenhardt In January 2013, Tour-de-France winning cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted to doping during his seven Tour de...