Native Hawaiians Organize for Self-Governance

By NYLU BERNSHTAYN, age 10 Hawaiian activists protest the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, October 7, 2014. Self-governance could bring Native Hawaiians the power to protect sacred lands such as this. PHOTO: Occupy Hilo/Flickr In November 2015,...

To Pledge or Not to Pledge

By AMANDA VENDER The Pledge of Allegiance is usually recited in classrooms at the beginning of every school day. How did the practice start? History of the Pledge The Pledge was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s...

A Piercing Problem

PHOTO: Flickr.com/Alexandra Guerson 14-year-old Ariana Iacono, a student at Clayton High School in North Carolina, has been suspended four times since September because of her nose piercing. The student belongs to the little-known Church of Body Modification. The...

Filling The Supreme Court

By Abby Gross The nine justices (judges) of the United States Supreme Court decide cases that relate directly to the U.S. Constitution, and cases that affect the future for many people. It’s a very important job. To become a Supreme Court Justice, a person must be...