The NSA and You

By DECLAN PETERSON, age 11 According to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, appointed by President Obama, the surveillance is illegal. PHOTO: Susan Melkisethian After the Sept. 11 attacks, domestic spying in the United States increased dramatically. The...

“Moral Mondays” Movement Sweeps the South

By JACKSON NEWBY, age 10 On Monday, April 29, 2013, a group of North Carolina residents gathered at the state capitol in Raleigh and held the first in a series of peaceful, grassroots rallies to voice opposition to conservative policies imposed by the...

Your Turn: Kids Talk About the Rise in Deportations

Nearly two million individuals have been deported under President Obama’s administration, setting the record for deportations under any U.S. president. Often this separates families, even taking immigrant parents away from their children who were born in the...

Composting Around the World

By DAPHNE OKUYMA, age 10 Kids learning how to compost at the Sustainable Flatbush Garden in Brooklyn. PHOTO: Jocelyn Cohen at Sustainable Flatbush Counties and cities around the world have started to use composting as a way to recycle organic trash and reduce the...

Oldest Message in a Bottle Ever Found

By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 10 PHOTO: Daniela Hartmann Now here is something that you might find in Guinness Book of World Records. In March 2014, a fisherman found a brown beer bottle with a 101-year old message inside. It was thrown into the Baltic Sea near Germany by...