Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in the United States

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12 Couples nationwide tie the knot following the legalization of same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons June 26, 2015 marked an important day in U.S. history. In a case called Obergefell v Hodges, the Supreme...

Pope Addresses Climate Change

By MARIANNE NACANAYNAY, age 13 Pope Francis heads the Roman Catholic Church, which is the largest Christian church in the world with approximately 1.2 billion followers. PHOTO: 문화체육관광부/Flickr In a letter to church leaders called Laudato Si, released June 18, Pope...

Confederate Flag Removed from South Carolina’s State Capitol

By CHELSEA HALLUMS, age 12 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons The Confederate flag represented the southern states that tried to separate from the rest of the United States in 1861 to avoid freeing their slaves. In June, Dylann Roof murdered nine black church members at Emanuel...

California Drought Causes Devastating Wildfires

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 12 PHOTO: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr Spurred on by a historic drought, wildfires have consumed more than 134,000 acres of land in California this year. That’s almost triple the state’s average of 48,153 acres in five years. The...

Discovery of Earth-Like Planet Outside of Solar System

By SADIE PRICE ELLIOTT, age 13 PHOTO: 好能開心/Flickr A recent planetary discovery brings hope of life on another world. NASA scientists have researched a planet called Kepler-452b that is the planet most like Earth ever recorded, but bigger and older. It’s the...