Meet an IndyKids Reporter: Raya El-Hajjar

Meet an IndyKids Reporter: Raya El-Hajjar

Q. How did you first hear about IndyKids and how long have you written with them? A. My mom always got IndyKids for her classroom, and I always remember reading it. When I was in 5th grade, I started wanting to write for IndyKids, so I filled out the survey on their...
IndyTeens Op-Ed: From Columbus to Netanyahu

IndyTeens Op-Ed: From Columbus to Netanyahu

By Raya El Hajjar, age 13 Everyone knows the year 1492. It is the year that Christopher Columbus “discovered” America. From then on, Indigenous land was continuously taken, while the Native peoples were displaced or restricted to reservations. Now the remaining Native...
Personal Report: Homophobic Hate Crimes Haunt Upstate Couple

Personal Report: Homophobic Hate Crimes Haunt Upstate Couple

By Ellie Schneider, age 12 Homophobic hate crimes against my uncle, Arjay Baker, and his husband started three-and-a-half years ago, when a neighbor began to use homophobic and racist slurs against them. The hate reached a tipping point after a high-power pellet gun...