Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations

By MATTHEW DOTY, age 12 After over 50 years, the U.S. embargo against Cuba is the longest in history and has taken a toll on the Cuban people. Photo courtesy totoro_friend/Flickr On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced he would take steps to normalize...

El Librotraficante

By MONICA DELEON, age 12 Tony Diaz, “El Librotraficante,” rides in a bus handing out the banned books in Tucson, Arizona. PHOTO: Tony Diaz In January 2011, Arizona state officials declared the Mexican-American Studies curriculum (MAS) that was being taught in Tucson...

Lifting the Ban on Cell Phones in NYC Schools

By EMILY MARTINEZ, age 11 Students waiting outside of a cell phone storage truck. Before the ban was lifted, a student could spend hundreds of dollars a year to store their phone during the school day in trucks like this one. PHOTO: Matt Green/Flickr On January 7,...