Fires in Indonesia Bring Toxic Smoke to Southeast Asia

By CANDACE RUSSELL, age 11 Newly cleared rainforest land burns at a palm oil plantation in Indonesia. PHOTO: Rainforest Action Network Raging fires have been erupting in Indonesia since June 2015. These fires are started by farmers and big corporations to clear land...

Pope Addresses Climate Change

By MARIANNE NACANAYNAY, age 13 Pope Francis heads the Roman Catholic Church, which is the largest Christian church in the world with approximately 1.2 billion followers. PHOTO: 문화체육관광부/Flickr In a letter to church leaders called Laudato Si, released June 18, Pope...

Strike Debt To Change Tactics

By IRATI EGORHO DIEZ, age 11 PHOTO: The All-Nite Images Rolling Jubilee, a project by the Strike Debt movement that started in 2012, has raised $701,317 to abolish $14,734,569.87 worth of debt. This project buys people’s debt at a fraction of its worth as a...

The Life Cycle of a Cell Phone

By ELIYA AHMAD, age 12 Illustrations by IVETTE SALOM The new iPhone came out in late September, and already you can’t wait to get one. Suddenly, your current phone seems old and useless, its capabilities vastly limited compared to the new phone’s promises. Sound...