Palestine Urges Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 Communities living in the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank have been living under Israeli military occupation since 1967. PHOTO: Kashfi Halford In 2005, Palestinian organizations started the Boycott, Divestment and...

Net Neutrality: Why Is It Important?

By SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 12 Without net neutrality, communities of color, alternative political groups and small businesses may have a harder time making their voices heard on the Web. PHOTO: Steve Rhodes The Internet is on the brink of change. In January 2014, the...

The Wage War

By ISABEL MODELL-KOWALSKI, age 12 Youth on strike to raise the minimum wage in Milwaukee, WI. PHOTO: Light Brigading Today, many people find that making a living has become a struggle. Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25, which is barely enough to survive. The...

Nelson Mandela and Apartheid South Africa

By SPENCER NEUMAN, age 10 Segregated bus lines in Apartheid South Africa in 1982. PHOTO: United Nations Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was known for fighting Apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid was a system of separating black and white South Africans. The white...