Dispute in the South China Sea

International tensions rise in the baby blue of the South China Sea over who owns the Spratlys, Paracels and Scarborough Shoal – island chains rich in oil, natural gas and seafood, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The Philippines claims the Scarborough...

Turkish People Demand Internet Freedom

PHOTO: Flickr.com/Kevglobal The Turkish government started a new internet filtering system that requires users to choose one of four browsers to access the web.  The government says the change was made because of complaints about the poor performance of the previous...

A Story of Migration: Bilingual Essay

By KARYLL AINA BAOANAN Karyll, age 8, is from the Philippines. She now lives in Queens, New York. Karyll wrote this essay in Tagalog, her first language. She also speaks English. If you speak another language, practice it and don’t forget it. You’ll be glad you did! I...

Earthquake Changes Lives in Japan

By LISA GOODMAN Hundreds of thousands of lives in Japan were changed forever by the earthquake, tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) and nuclear radiation leak that centered off the northeast coast of Japan. Many Japanese students returned back to school in April, but were dealing...

Meet…Sari from The Philippines

Name: Sari Aguilar Labrador Age: 11 years old Hometown: Quezon City (former capital) Languages spoken: English, Filipino, some Spanish and a little Japanese Family: Dad Albert, mom Pia and Older sister Gita Parents’ Work: Dad is a photographer and mom is a full-time...