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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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The Evolution of Bionic Hands: Exploring How This Advancement Will Help the Medical Industry

By Esteban Guerra, AGE 12 Modern technology has recently developed a new solution to the bionic prosthetic to help those who have been affected by limb loss. The first bionic hand was created in Sweden. Karin, the Swedish woman received the first bionic arm, she had lost her arm in a farm accident two decades …

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A Behind the Curtain Look at America: Israel’s Forever Friend

By Raya El-Hajjar, 16 and Editor Jingsia Hathorne On October 7, 2023, Hamas fighters broke through the Israeli siege on Gaza. The attack resulted in the largest loss of Jewish life since the Holocaust. Since then, the Israeli government has responded by carpet-bombing the Gaza Strip with the equivalent infrastructure destruction of two nuclear bombs. …

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Security Check: Think Twice Before Submitting your Saliva to 23andMe

By Brooklynn Then , AGE 9 Have you ever wanted to learn more about your genetic background? A private biotechnology company, 23andMe, has provided many people with insight into their genetic information. They do this by analyzing a saliva sample you send to them. 23andMe has claimed they are a trusted site. This seemed accurate …

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The U.S. Government Faces Shutdown as Political Turmoil Escalates

By CJ Daley, AGE 11 Kevin McCarthy was ousted as speaker of the House of Representatives on Oct. 3, 2023. The new speaker, Mike Johnson, installed after 22 days of a leaderless House, is considerably more conservative than McCarthy and supported Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election.  The role of House speaker is significant …

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