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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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Starr-Studded in Strikes

By Elizabeth Croft,  Editor Jingsia Hathorne AGE 14 Unions play a crucial role in positively impacting workers’ lives. Unions, as democratic entities, actively negotiate and uphold fair wages, affordable healthcare, job security, stable schedules and other essential rights. Various professions have established unions to safeguard these job-related benefits, and in the United States, numerous artists …

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ChatGPT: This Isn’t Science Fiction. The AI Generation Is Here. Are Educators Ready?

By Luca Cantagallo, age 13 ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, has been taking the world by storm, and, in the process, confusing both parents and educators alike. The use of the program in schools initially caused knee-jerk reactions from school boards around the country, with New York City Public Schools, Baltimore, Los Angeles …

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Someday You Could Be… a congressional delegate, activist and educator like Kim Teehee.

Kim Teehee is the Cherokee Nation’s first-ever delegate to Congress, a position which was promised in a treaty signed over 200 years ago to grant Native Americans representation in Congress. However, she is still fighting to be seated as a congressional member to fully fulfill the treaty, and allow Indigenous peoples to have their say …

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