IndyTeens Op-Ed: From Columbus to Netanyahu

IndyTeens Op-Ed: From Columbus to Netanyahu

By Raya El Hajjar, age 13 Everyone knows the year 1492. It is the year that Christopher Columbus “discovered” America. From then on, Indigenous land was continuously taken, while the Native peoples were displaced or restricted to reservations. Now the remaining Native...

Reporting in Danger

By CARA CHANG, age 12 Janna Jihad Ayyad, 10, reports on issues in the West Bank using videos she posts on social media. Photo courtesy Janna Jihad Facebook page Janna Jihad Ayyad is a ten-year-old reporter who lives in the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian...

Camps Breakerz Send Messages Through Dance

By ADRIAN TORRES, age 9 In 2003, Mohammed Ghraiz established Camps Breakerz in Gaza’s Nusairat refugee camp in occupied Palestine. PHOTO: Michalis Karagiannis & Camps Breakerz More than six months after the end of the summer 2014 bombardment of the Gaza Strip by...

Childhood Under Attack in Gaza

By KATIE SCHLECHTER, IndyKids Staff After the strikes in 2009, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) found that 75 percent of kids older than six showed one or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. PHOTO: andlun1/Flickr On August 26, 2014, the...