Month: May 2020

Sewing the Seeds of Change: Two Students Use Craftivism to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

By Larissa Spaho, age 12, Spanish correspondent Ellie Kothari and Giulia Michieli, two 11 year old sixth-graders who attend middle school in Barcelona, Spain, had an idea. After Spain called a mandatory quarantine for its citizens, students were forced to attend school online and were not allowed to leave their houses under any circumstances. Nonetheless, …

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Youth Climate Change Lawsuit Thrown Out by Federal Government

Photo by Bill Oxford By Orik Ehren, age 13 Juliana v. United States, a 2015 high-profile lawsuit which saw a group of 21 young plaintiffs accuse the United States of pursuing actions that exacerbate global warming, was dismissed on January 17, 2020.  The dismissal stated that the lawsuit pushed the responsibility of the courts to …

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Who Am I?

Photo by Wikimedia Commons By Mikhail Razzak, age 11 I was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, AL, and died June 1, 1968, in Easton, CT. I learned how to read and write when my teacher, Anne Sullivan, poured water with a pump on my hand and spelled the word “water” on the other. …

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The Future of Australia’s Iconic Koala Is in Danger 

A koala chews on eucalyptus leaves. Photo by David Clode By John Davidson, age 11 and Siena Kokolios, age 6  Koalas are marsupials that live in eucalyptus trees—known locally as gum trees—in eastern and southern Australia. Marsupials carry their babies in a pouch. Koalas have big fluffy ears and a furry body that is usually …

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