Palestine Urges Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 Communities living in the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank have been living under Israeli military occupation since 1967. PHOTO: Kashfi Halford In 2005, Palestinian organizations started the Boycott, Divestment and...

The Rise of High-Stakes Standardized Testing

By THEO FRYE YANOS, age 10 Illustrations by IVETTE SALOM In April each year, one phrase floats around in all the classrooms that almost every student fears: standardized tests. But where did these standardized tests come from, and how did they become what they are...

Participate in a Democracy

Kids protest Hershey’s use of child labor to make their chocolate products. PHOTO: Octavia Davis By MOKGWETZI SIZWE CHAPMAN, age 14 Can’t vote? There are other ways kids can let their voices be heard and fight for their needs. 1. Boycott A boycott is when...

The Boycott

The article “Baseball Fans Take a Swing at Anti-Immigration Law” explains how some people are calling for a boycott of Arizona, in protest of the new immigration law. This cartoon shows an example of another type of boycott. Cartoon by Will Ayres.