KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Testing a New COVID-19 App

Laura Zhang

September 21st, 2020

The new app lets Virginia residents know if they’ve been exposed to someone with the infectious disease caused by the coronavirus. 

Competing in the Junior Olympic Games

Andrew Raymundo

September 21st, 2020

The annual competition allows young athletes from around the country to come together and achieve new heights in their respective sports. 

A Conversation With Louisiana Lawmakers

Zhorie'l Tapo

September 18th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with Democratic and Republican state representatives about listening to voters. 

Preparing for Virtual School

Aanya Kabra

September 16th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with students and teachers in Memphis, Tennessee, about the switch to online classes. 

Getting Ready to Vote by Mail

Sophia Emma Wolff

September 10th, 2020

Amid the pandemic, state election officials are preparing to handle more mail-in ballots than ever. 

“Back to School” in Texas

Truman J. Hamade

September 9th, 2020

As the pandemic continues, families are coping with new ways of educating kids. 

Republicans Make Their Case for President Trump

Bobby Liberatos

August 29th, 2020

At the Republican National Convention, the party officially nominated Donald J. Trump for re-election.

 

Democrats Hold a Virtual Convention

Claire Olivia H...

August 24th, 2020

Nearly 25 million people watch as Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pledge to “unify the country.” 

A Unique Summer Vacation

Nolan Pastore

August 21st, 2020

During the pandemic, many vacationers have swapped their summer getaway plans for an RV adventure.

A New “Normal” for New Jersey Schools

Gavin Naar

August 17th, 2020

What will back-to-school look like in Northern New Jersey? Our Kid Reporter talks with his superintendent. 

A Break From Tourism in Dubrovnik

Rade Meech-Tatic

August 14th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter visits the ancient European city on the Adriatic Sea, which has long been overwhelmed by tourists. 

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. 

 

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.

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.

 

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. 

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