My City in Flames by Sierra Krueger-Wolf, 16

MINNEAPOLIS—A community at war with those meant to protect and serve, I thought as I drove down Lake Street on my sixteenth birthday, May 26. Breathing in acrid breaths of smoke, this was not the present I had expected, watching businesses I

Staggering Journey Toward Racial Equality by Angel Xin

How the Black Lives Matter Movement reshapes Black stereotypes in China SHANGHAI 上海 – James Fallon, a 34 year-old debating coach still remembers an incident fifteen years ago. He was in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a group of friends when he noticed

The Real Value of an Essential Worker by Skye Hoffman, 11

STUDIO CITY, CA—Before the pandemic, people like delivery workers weren’t considered to have very important jobs. Now, they are “essential workers” and even “heroes” and thanked for their service. I spoke with some of these people to see what it’s like to

A Clean(ing) Perspective by Elira Punter, 12

New York City—“Stay home, because we can’t,” is a phrase that is spreading like wildfire to show that while we stay sound asleep in our home or running about through the day, cleaning staff are working their hardest to disinfect and clean

Stuffed Peppers Recipe by Elira Punter, 12

GRANDMA’S KITCHEN—I was a very picky eater when I was younger. The only thing I would stick into my five-year-old mouth was  Chipotle and my grandmother’s food, but I was still skeptical about it. I had no idea what she did in

A Cinderella Story by Julia Barney, 11

NEW YORK CITY – One year ago, Zoom was just another app, in another app store, on another device. We scrolled past it, with little thought into what we were doing. Barely anybody touched the blue and white logo. Now, Zoom has

The Books You Should Be Reading by Luna Newman-Thorne, 10

“Harry Potter.” “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “War and Peace.” These books are all classics that almost everyone has heard of, and many have read.  There are so many amazing books in this world. Unfortunately, a lot of them haven’t been discovered by


TikTok Turbulence by Addison Oken, 14

BOSTON—On July 9th, TikTok users and influencers were faced with a sudden fear. The popular app, with over 800 million users, was glitching. Each video displayed zero views and likes, although comments and shares stayed the same. Millions of people posted their

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