KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

The Art of Writing Comic Books

Marley I. Alburez

August 7th, 2020

“What would make a great comic-book class?” This summer, our Kid Reporter found out.

California Prepares for the Presidential Election

Ella Porter

August 4th, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most people will be able to vote by mail in this year’s election.  

Summer Camp Goes Virtual

Zhorie'l Tapo

August 4th, 2020

Because of the pandemic, a few summer camps look very different this year. 

After Primaries, New Jersey Looks to November Elections

Josh Stiefel

July 30th, 2020

In the wake of the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, many people are taking their right to vote more seriously than ever. 

Mother of Four on the Frontline

Kennedy Phifer

July 30th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter interviews her mother, a healthcare worker in Wisconsin, about caring for patients during the pandemic. 

Staying Safe at National Parks

Sophia Emma Wolff

July 27th, 2020

Parks and recreational areas across the country are starting to reopen, but visitors must keep a distance from each other—and wildlife. 

Walt Disney World Reopens in Florida

Andrew Raymundo

July 27th, 2020

After its forced closure in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the theme park welcomes visitors back, with new safety guidelines in place. 

 

Top Filipino-American Journalist Is Convicted of Cyber Libel

Colin Adrien Co...

July 26th, 2020

When investigative reporter Maria Ressa was charged with a crime, many critics accused the government of the Philippines of trying to silence the press.  

A Champion of Immigrants’ Rights

Zoe Adele Mirch...

July 24th, 2020

In Washington State, lawyer Jorge Baron leads a nonprofit organization that assists and defends immigrants and refugees. 

For Many, the Pandemic Is a Puzzling Time

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

July 24th, 2020

After states around the country instituted stay-at-home orders, jigsaw puzzles found a popularity not seen since the Great Depression. 

Teens Campaign for Racial Equality

Aanya Kabra

July 24th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with two of the six teenage girls who are sparking change in Nashville.

Caring for Rescue Cats in Hawaii

Lucia Dong

July 23rd, 2020

This summer, our Kid Reporter is volunteering at a nonprofit rescue organization on the island of Oahu. 

Helping Healthcare Workers in California

Munveer Singh

July 20th, 2020

When the pandemic started, volunteers in the Bay Area helped address the PPE shortage. 

This is America — From the Primaries to the Pandemic to the Protests

Marley I. Alburez

July 15th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter got ready to cover the 2020 presidential primary elections, and then everything changed.

 

Meet the New Babysitters

Suzanne McCabe

July 13th, 2020

Our Kid Reporters talk with the breakout stars of The Baby-Sitters Club, a new TV show from Netflix. 

A Challenger in Kentucky Senate Race

Leo Sebastian Tobbe

July 12th, 2020

After a tumultous primary election in Kentucky, retired Marine pilot Amy McGrath will try to unseat U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on November 3. 

Behind the Scenes of the Lion King

Brian Kan King Lun

July 10th, 2020

The story, puppetry, and pageantry of the long-running musical have inspired generations of theatergoers. 

My Hero Is You: Helping Kids Cope With the Coronavirus

Munveer Singh

July 7th, 2020

An online storybook published by the WHO and UNICEF helps children cope with their fears during the pandemic. 

The Pandemic Throws Shade on Summer Camps

Bobby Liberatos

July 6th, 2020

In New Jersey, summer camps will be able to reopen on July 6, but things will look very different. 

During the Pandemic, a “Much-Deserved” Break for Wildlife

Sophia Emma Wolff

June 29th, 2020

Amid widespread stay-at-home orders, some animals were able to find a little peace. 

New Jersey Students Cope With Remote Learning

Liset Zacker

June 26th, 2020

Fourth graders in South Orange tell our Kid Reporter about the pros and cons of learning at home during the pandemic.  

Juneteenth Jubilees in Louisiana

Zhorie'l Tapo

June 19th, 2020

A celebration of the unofficial end of slavery in the United States takes on a new significance amid the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Understanding the Coronavirus

Josh Stiefel

June 18th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with scientists at the CDC about confronting the pandemic, which has hit the U.S. particularly hard. 

In California, a Hold on Kids’ Sports

Johnny Chen

June 17th, 2020

During the pandemic, young athletes have had to find creative ways to exercise. 

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge

Annika Petras

June 12th, 2020

Before the pandemic, our Kid Reporter visited the set of the new game show.

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