Massive Subglacial Trench Discovered in Antarctica

By EMILY HERNANDEZ, age 11 PHOTO: Christopher Michel In January 2014, a team of British scientists discovered a massive ice trench in West Antarctica, and named it the Ellsworth Trough. An ancient subglacial trench* that is deeper than the Grand Canyon, it was...

Hot Dog Vendors Facing Hidden Challenges

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 10 The vendors working the carts are often not even the owners, and some work as long as 12 hours in one day. PHOTO: Eric Konon When you buy something from a hot dog vendor, do you ever think about how much they’re earning? It may be a question...

Your Turn: Manhattan Kids Talk About Minimum Wage

Many workers say that the current minimum wage of $7.25 is not enough and they are protesting to raise the wage to $15 an hour. IndyKids asked kids from PS 128 in Washington Heights in Manhattan, “Do you think that the minimum wage should be increased?” PHOTO: Claudia...

Civil Rights THEN and NOW

By ELIYA AHMAD, age 12, and DAPHNE KNOUSE FRENZER, age 12 Introduction by KATIE SCHLECHTER, IndyKids Staff Civil rights movement leaders Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Dr. Martin Luther King and their families lead the famous march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in 1965....