Month: March 2024

Someday You Could Be…An Actor and Humanitarian like Shakira Barrera

By CJ Daley, AGE 11 Shakira Barrera is a Nicaraguan-American actress and humanitarian. You can catch her playing a role in the upcoming Marvel series, Ironheart. You can listen to the extended interview on our podcast, IndyKids Voices. CJ: How do you feel about representation in Hollywood? Shakira: To be honest, I’m kind of sick …

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Meet IndyKids Reporter: 12-Year-Old, Esteban Guerra

By IndyKids Staff Meet Esteban Guerra, a 12-year-old reporter at IndyKids for an impressive four years. From writing about issues like deforestation to exploring the aspects of the first bionic arm. Esteban is set on creating a more informed and curious generation. When he is not breaking news, you can find him indulging in his …

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From Nakba to Now, a Palestinian Teen’s Journey of Resilience and Resistance

By Aida El-Hajjar, AGE 14 My name is Aida, which translates to “the return” in Arabic. I was given this name because, even though my parents are refugees, they were confident I would return to Palestine someday. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Nakba, and the hope of returning to Palestine burns brighter …

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Exploring the Intersection Between Inflation and Houselessness

By IndyKids Staff What is inflation? One definition is “a rise in prices, which can be translated as the decline of purchasing power over time” (Investopedia). Why does the word “inflation” make most people’s eyes glaze over, and why do they try to think of — literally anything else? How is it that something with …

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How Living Expenses are Burning Through American Pockets

By Luca Cantagallo, AGE 14 You may have noticed the frequent use of the word “inflation” in recent years. Inflation has evolved into a serious issue that spans across generations, races and socioeconomic classes alike. This escalating cost of living affects everyone.  Millennials, aspiring to start families and build their wealth, are increasingly excluded from …

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