Month: October 2020

IndyTeens: A Progressive Agenda Lies in Congress: Jamaal Bowman

Interview and article by Hudson Mu, age 14 It was a sweltering June Saturday in the Bronx, New York. A pop-up table supported boxes of face masks, hand sanitizer and water bottles in front of Van Cortlandt Park. Taped to it were posters that could be spotted all across the Bronx and Westchester of Jamaal …

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IndyTeens Op-Ed: Confederate Statues? Take Them Down!

By Lukas Azcurrain, age 14 Monuments that commemorate Confederate soldiers and other racist historical figures whose fortunes were built on the slave trade have been at the forefront of recent conversations in the United States.  After the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement was revitilized, and people started to take to the …

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Policing in Schools: Is It Really Necessary?

By Simon Boon-Blankinship, age 11 and IndyKids Staff The number of police officers hired by schools across the country has skyrocketed in recent times. These officers, also known as social resource officers (SROs), are often not trained to work with children, and evidence shows that heightened police presence in schools has led to the criminalization …

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IndyTeens: The American Virus: “The Absence of a Coherent Federal Leadership That Puts Public Health First”

By Amzad Ali, age 16 “I’ll be right eventually. You know, I said, ‘It’s going to disappear.’ I’ll say it again,” President Trump said in an interview with Fox News in mid-July. This comes after COVID-19 cases in the United States have reached 5.5 million cases, 171,000 deaths by mid-August. Why is it that places …

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