Center Spread: Humanity Is Killing Its Co-tenants

Center Spread: Humanity Is Killing Its Co-tenants

By Orik Ehren, age 15 Climate change is one of the most intimidating beasts that humanity has ever faced. Its multifaceted nature combined with a lack of human attention results in a force that spells the demise of an ignorant race and the species with which it shares...

Center Spread: Climate Change Is Going to Cost Us Big Time

Center Spread: Climate Change Is Going to Cost Us Big Time

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 and IndyKids Staff Winter Storm Uri hit Texas in February and caught everyone off guard. The unusually bitter cold weather put a massive strain on energy demand and available electricity as the infrastructure around natural gas, coal, nuclear...

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

By Zaynab Latheef , age 8 I was born on April 9, 1921, in Hampton, Virginia. I graduated from Hampton Institute with a dual degree in mathematics and physical science. I became a teacher and helped kids to build their own wind tunnels to conduct experiments. In 1951,...

Getting Wild With… The Endangered Blakiston’s Fish Owl

Getting Wild With… The Endangered Blakiston’s Fish Owl

By Mila Lemoine, age 9 The Blakiston’s fish owl measures 60 to 72 centimeters in length, making it the largest owl in the world. The Blakiston’s fish owl lives in the riparian woodlands of Asia and Russia. These owls nest in large, old trees near rivers, lakes and...

New York City Mayoral Races

New York City Mayoral Races

Hudson Mu, age 14 In 2021, New York City will elect a new comptroller, at least four new borough presidents, and because of term limits, there will be an almost entirely new City Council. But the most competitive, expensive and crowded race will surely be for mayor....

Why Youth Activism Cannot End with a Biden Presidency

Why Youth Activism Cannot End with a Biden Presidency

By Nicolle Berroa, age 14 and IndyKids staff Trump is out and Biden is the new president, but the activism that got us here shouldn’t be over. After George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in May 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement gained considerable momentum....

Science Brief: World’s First Underwater Youth Climate Protest

Science Brief: World’s First Underwater Youth Climate Protest

Zahra Latheef, age 11 In early March, Shaama Sandooyea took a deep breath and plunged into the western Indian Ocean in the first-ever underwater youth climate protest. Holding a “Youth Strike for Climate” placard right above the world’s largest seagrass meadow, the...

News Brief: Hate Crimes Still Plaguing Asian American Communities

News Brief: Hate Crimes Still Plaguing Asian American Communities

Jessie Mitnick, age 13 On March 16, 2021, a devastating shooting took place in Atlanta. The attack left eight people dead, six of them women of Asian descent. Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a sharp rise in anti-Asian attacks, largely fueled by former...

Class of COVID-19: The Pandemic of Missing Students

Class of COVID-19: The Pandemic of Missing Students

By Khadija Hasan, age 12 Thousands of students have been missing from school in the United States, attending neither in-person nor online classes, according to ABC News. Students are facing countless issues with their virtual classrooms. Many have been completely...

Hotels for the Unhoused

Hotels for the Unhoused

By Zahra Latheef, age 11 The Austin City Council voted in January to buy rundown hotels to house the Texas city’s unhoused population. Many people were unhoused in Austin even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The vote to purchase the first hotel was unanimously...

The Insurrection: A Turning Point for the U.S.? 

The Insurrection: A Turning Point for the U.S.? 

By Raya ElHajjar, age 13 and IndyKids staff The morning of Jan. 6 began with crowds of Trump supporters flooding Washington, D.C., in anticipation of the then-president's speech. During the rally, Trump urged his followers to “fight like h***” against what he called a...

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