Earth is on the Brink of its Sixth Mass Extinction

Earth is on the Brink of its Sixth Mass Extinction

By Amzad Ali, age 13 A growing body of scientific research suggests that Earth is undergoing its sixth mass extinction. Mass extinction is defined as the total elimination of multiple species within a short period of time. The fifth mass extinction, over 65 million...

Sari-Sari Storybooks Celebrates Filipino Children and Culture

By Marianne Nacanaynay, age 15 Sari-Sari Storybooks will begin releasing children’s books written in the native languages of the Philippines in the United States this September.  After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, in June, it released its first three...

Electric Cars Are Taking Over

By Audren Hedges Duroy, age 11 On July 4, Volvo announced that by 2019 it will stop all production of internal combustion engines and will only sell electric and hybrid cars. The automaker’s decision aligns with the European Union’s carbon reduction targets to cut...
Lunch Debt and Shaming in Schools

Lunch Debt and Shaming in Schools

By Eleanor Hedges Duroy, age 14 In recent months, schools across the United States have denied students school lunches. Instead,  they punished students who have lunch debt by throwing out their food in front of peers, provided cold small sandwiches in lieu of a hot...

DeVos Sued for Postponing Student Loan Relief

By Sabat Ali , age 11 Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is currently being sued by 19 Democratic attorneys general. They want to prevent her from further delaying an Obama-era rule designed to protect student loan borrowers. Had it gone into effect on July 1, the...