Camp Corona? by Addison Oken, Age 14

BOSTON—Swimming, tennis, arts and crafts; all simple things that, today, carry a huge risk behind them. COVID-19 has ripped many kids away from their second home: overnight camp. However, for the brave few camp owners, summer will not be stopped. Although, opening


Waving and Wavering by Henry Goldrich, Age 13

EDGEMONT, NY—We’re in my parents room, on the bed, watching the news. I see the Confederate flag on the screen and think, “Why aren’t people taking it down if they see that it’s hurting others?” What is the meaning of the confederate

2020: The Best Year Ever? by Noah Houriani, 12

LOCATION—Fireworks. Countdown. Ball Drop. Everyone was on their heels during New Years Eve, waiting for the next decade of 2020. They didn’t know what was about to happen! From the Australian and L.A. fires to Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, the BLM protests,

Will Schools Open? by Nina Rogers, 13

NEW PALTZ, NY—I picked up the phone at 7:30 p.m on a Wednesday night. I was calling Brian Cournoyer who is a member and board president on the New Paltz School Board.  “I have been on the school board for six years,

One Side Of A Two-Sided Story By Madelyn Duong, 11

New York, NY—In the midst of COVID-19, people have been outraged about both the police brutality against Black people and about the looting that sometimes has occurred in some areas. Protests have happened all over the country and have had an impact,

The Police I Know… by Sofia Ogulluk, 11

LONG ISLAND—”Good cops are sick to their stomachs” over the death of George Floyd, Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki, told People Magazine. He marched in June in solidarity with protesters. According to CNN, “Some officers have shown solidarity with the movement

Finding Juneteenth By Erinda Ratchford, 14

Newark, New Jersey—Picture this: the echoes of fireworks in the sky, air smelling like sweet barbecue sauce and music turned up to the max. Fourth of July? Let me stop right here. No. Today we’re discussing a celebration—not as popularized but even

One Fist in the Air by River, 11

BROOKLYN—Dorchen Liedeholt is a lawyer and activist for women’s rights and on the board of directors for an organization called Sanctuary For Families. She was walking to the hospital to drop some things off for her mom when she saw a sea