Anti-Street Harassment Demonstration in New York City

By NYLU AVERY BERNSHTAYN, age 8 Kid Reporter Nylu writes messages in chalk at the Anti-Street Harassment Rally in Washington Square Park on April 13, 2013.  PHOTO: Lisa Ramirez On April 13, 2013, people gathered in Washington Square Park in New York City for...

The Great Penny Debate

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 10 100 Million pennies in Rockefeller Center. PHOTO: Andrew Dallos After 211 years of making one cent coins, the United States Mint is debating eliminating the penny. It takes 1.79 cents for the U.S. Mint to make one penny, which is almost...

Asthma: It Can Take Your Breath Away!

By SOLEDAD AGUILAR-COLON, age 11 Children getting their breathing tested for asthma. PHOTO: Long Beach Public Library Asthma is a lung disease that causes breathing difficulty. Scientists have proven that pollution is a major cause of asthma. Pollution can be any...

Meet Zach Wahls, Founder of Scouts for Equality

By ZOLA ROSS-GRAY, age 11 Zach Wahls, LGBTQ rights activist and founder of Scouts for Equality, delivers petitions to the Boy Scouts of America. PHOTO: Christine Irvine Zach Wahls is the founder of Scouts for Equality, an organization that has been fighting since June...

Elephant Poaching on the Rise in Africa

By TANYA PORCARI, age 10 An elephant calf and its mother. PHOTO: Sabi Sabi The World Wildlife Fund recently reported that poachers killed 89 elephants in one night near the town of Ganba, Chad. It is not the first time it has happened and it is likely to happen again...