KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

The Rubik’s Cube Makes a Comeback

Andrew Raymundo

May 3rd, 2019

When the Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974, it became an instant sensation. Decades later, its popularity is again on the rise.

A Paw-sitive Place

Nikita A. Mohile

May 1st, 2019

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cares for dogs, cats, and other pets that have been abused or neglected.

Black Authors Discuss Race and Racial Justice

Sidonie Gillette

April 29th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter covers the first annual National Antiracist Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

An Astronaut Who Overcame the Odds

Nolan Pastore

April 26th, 2019

Mike Massimino applied to NASA four times before he was accepted as an astronaut, but the struggle to fulfill his dream taught him that anything is possible.

Preventing Shallow Water Blackout

Ella Porter

April 25th, 2019

Have you ever held your breath underwater? Doing so can be deadly, even for elite swimmers. Our Kid Reporter offers safety tips that could save a life.

Avengers: Endgame Opens

Alula Alderson

April 24th, 2019

The epic conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has enough thrills and plot twists to satisfy the most die-hard fans.

Rise Against Hunger

Andrew Raymundo

April 23rd, 2019

Our Kid Reporter learns about a global nonprofit that enlists volunteers to pack nutritious meals for people in need.

Sharkwater Extinction

Nikita A. Mohile

April 17th, 2019

A new documentary exposes the threat posed to sharks by the illegal shark fin industry.

Here Come the Birds

Teresa Fang

April 17th, 2019

Each winter, North American birds fly south in a process called migration. A stopover site in North Carolina houses the most birds per year.

Combating Childhood Obesity in India

Rohan Saketh De...

April 15th, 2019

A pediatrician offers tips on getting and staying fit.

 

Extreme Weather Hits Home

Victoria Feng

April 9th, 2019

Scientists say that climate change is behind the rise and severity of extreme weather events.

Holly Black’s Big Imagination

Teresa Fang

April 5th, 2019

“I’m just really intrigued by faeries and magic,” says Holly Black, best-selling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. 

Finding the “Wow” in the World

Lilian Jochmann

April 4th, 2019

Journalist and podcast host Guy Raz has been called “one of the most popular podcasters in history.” Find out why.

Raising One's Voice for Charity

Hana Meher Sadik

April 2nd, 2019

An annual concert in Portland, Oregon, raises money for eye care for tens of thousands of children in India.

 

A Musical Night to Remember

Aanya Kabra

April 1st, 2019

“I grew up thinking of music as a language I knew,” says Israeli American pianist Inon Barnatan.

Elan Lee: The Ultimate Gamer

Alula Alderson

March 29th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter visits Exploding Kittens in Los Angeles to talk with renowned game designer Elan Lee.

Understanding American Indian Culture

Grace Denny

March 29th, 2019

At the National Museum of the American Indian, visitors can learn how Native people in the Western Hemisphere have shaped our culture.

At the Kids’ Choice Awards

Jaxon Jones

March 28th, 2019

Our Kid Reporter talks with stars on the orange carpet at Nickelodeon’s annual awards ceremony. 

The Magical World of Alebrijes

Emma Garcia

March 26th, 2019

A folk artist in Oaxaca, Mexico, talks About the passion behind alebrijes, sculptural creations that are prized around the world.

Reel History: A Trip to the Movies

Aiden Zelrick

March 25th, 2019

How does a technician project movies onto the big screen? Our Kid Reporter visits a theater in Northampton, Pennsylvania, to find out.

A Ride on the Carousel

Nolan Pastore

March 22nd, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, is home to the world’s largest manufacturer of wooden carousels.

Watch Us Rise

Marley I. Alburez

March 22nd, 2019

What happens when high school girls get tired of being treated badly? Two authors explore the topic in their new novel.

Leading With Kindness

Teresa Fang

March 20th, 2019

Julia Huesa, vice president of Harvard University’s Undergraduate Council, offers tips on leadership.

The Rebirth of Independent Bookstores

Stone Shen

March 20th, 2019

Despite the rise of Amazon, indie bookstores are making a comeback. Our Kid Reporter finds out why.

Our Kid Reporter Visits SXSW

Truman J. Hamade

March 19th, 2019

From a “Fab Lab” and a lesson on climate change to the uses of augmented reality, this year’s tech festival showed why science matters.

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