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. 

 

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. 

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.  

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. 

TikTokking With Jami Kinton

Nolan Pastore

May 28th, 2020

During the pandemic, an Ohio actress and model has gone viral with her hilarious skits on social media.

Community Volunteers Help Medical Workers

Siroos Pasdar

May 26th, 2020

Amid the PPE shortage, neighbors in a New York City suburb pitched in to create fabric masks for local doctors and nurses. 

Saving Lives With 3D Printing

Annika Petras

May 21st, 2020

Students at Diamond Bar High School in California are using 3D printers to make reusable face shields for healthcare workers. 

Eyewitness: Coping With the Pandemic in Washington

Zoe Adele Mirch...

May 19th, 2020

A Kid Reporter shares her experiences during the coronavirus pandemic

“My Father Is a Firefighter”

Tony J. Smith II

May 18th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter in North Carolina talks with his dad, who was in quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19. 

A Kid Reporter Talks With Frontline Workers

Alula Alderson

May 12th, 2020

What is it like for doctors and nurses to care for patients who have COVID-19? What should kids know about the virus? Our Kid Reporter finds out. 

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