Chicago Police Department Under Investigation

By KAYLA MACK, age 11 PHOTO: niXerKG/Flickr On October 20, 2014, Laquan McDonald, an African-American teenager, was shot 16 times by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. At first, the officers claimed that McDonald had lunged at Van Dyke with a knife. More than a...

World Leaders Agree to Limit Global Warming

By SABAT ALI, age 9 PHOTO: Friends of the Earth International COP21 was a climate change conference held in Paris from November 30 to December 12, 2015. World leaders met to agree to limit the burning of fossil fuels. At the conference, world nations agreed to limit...

High School Football Dangers Turns Heads

By ALICE CHEKUNOVA, age 11 Rye High School football player Kyle Ramalho rests and recovers after an injury during a game. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons More than 1 million U.S. high school students play football. In this season alone, 11 have died. With much media focus on...

Homeless Children Get a Share of the Fun

By SABAT ALI, age 9 Party-goers express their excitement for their friend’s birthday. PHOTO: David Goehring Some nonprofits are helping homeless kids in a new way, looking beyond their basic needs for food and shelter to throw them birthday parties and provide other...

3D Printers Can Print Bacterial Colonies

By BRYANNA SANTOS, age 10 Photo: Michael Coghlan 3D printers can be used to print bacterial breeding colonies. These bacterial colonies help scientists understand how infections that are resistant to antibiotics spread. Scientists also aim to use embryonic stem cells,...