Nelson Mandela and the United States Government

By OLIVIA IMANI MINGUELA GEORGAKOPOULOS, age 10 Mandela, who became president of South Africa in 1994, remained on a terrorist watch list in the United States until 2008. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons After Nelson Mandela’s death on December 5, 2013, the U.S. media...

The High Line Revival

By DECLAN PETERSON, age 11 From 1934 until the 1960s, the High Line was used to deliver milk, meat, produce and raw and manufactured goods without causing street-level traffic. PHOTO: Iker Alonso The High Line is one of the most visited public spaces in New York City....

What is Lightning?

By TANYA PORCARI, age 11 Lightning over Atlanta, GA. In 2013, 23 deaths by lightning were recorded in the United States. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons The odds of being struck by lightning are much higher than average in South Africa, where 260 lightning-related deaths are...