Who Am I? (May/June 2016)

By ELIAH TAPIA, age 10 PHOTO: Allan Warren/Wikimedia Commons I was born on August 2, 1924, in Harlem, New York City, as the grandson of a slave. I was an African-American essayist, playwright and novelist. I went to DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, but I...

Should Adults Get an Allowance, Too?

By CATE GARRETSON, age 10 Finland could be among the first countries to pay a basic income to all adult citizens, an idea that is being considered by nations around the world. PHOTO: Christopher Andrews/Flickr Finland is planning an experiment in 2017 to help combat...

Transgender Students Battle for Their Rights

By OMAR HASSAN ALI-BADIA, age 10 California is the first state to pass a law that gives transgender students the right to get involved in all school activities and to choose the bathroom they want to use. PHOTO: jglsongs California is the first state to pass a law...

Meet Zach Wahls, Founder of Scouts for Equality

By ZOLA ROSS-GRAY, age 11 Zach Wahls, LGBTQ rights activist and founder of Scouts for Equality, delivers petitions to the Boy Scouts of America. PHOTO: Christine Irvine Zach Wahls is the founder of Scouts for Equality, an organization that has been fighting since June...

Defense Secretary Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

By THEO FRYE YANOS, age 10 Women Marines serving in Afghanistan. PHOTO: United States Marine Corps Recently, we have heard in the newspaper that women can now serve in combat roles in the United States Armed Forces. But that is not the whole picture. Women were not...