KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

A Winter Celebration in Japan

Nanaka Takahashi

February 5th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter covers the Donto Festival, a centuries-old tradition with spiritual roots. 

Coping With the Pandemic Around the World

Annika Petras

February 3rd, 2021

Kid Reporters in Brazil, Lebanon, and Vietnam describe the disruptions that the deadly virus has caused to their daily lives. 

What Kids Are Saying About the New President

Varun Kabra

February 1st, 2021

Our Kid Reporter asks fellow students in Memphis, Tennessee, what their hopes and concerns are about the Biden Administration. 

Seeking Peace and Unity After a Violent Attack

Kai Koblentz

January 29th, 2021

Can President Biden help heal the political divisions that led to a riot at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6? 

An Unusual Election Season

Nora Onovo

January 22nd, 2021

Our Kid Reporter in the Bronx reflects on a presidential election shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. 

President Biden Is Sworn In

Sophia Emma Wolff

January 21st, 2021

Delaware's “favorite son” takes the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. 

A Day in the Life of a Helicopter Paramedic

Hinekerangi Waaka

January 15th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter talks with her aunt, who is a crew member on a rescue helicopter in New Zealand. 

Coronavirus Cases Rise in South Korea

John Woo

January 11th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter in Seoul describes renewed efforts to control the deadly virus on the Korean Peninsula.  

Kids Struggle With Mental Health

Teresa Fang

January 7th, 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, isolation and disruptions to daily life have led to an increase in depression and anxiety among young people. 

Marine Life in Hawaii Get a Break During the Pandemic

Lucia Dong

January 5th, 2021

Marine biologists are studying changes in Hanauma Bay, which was popular among snorkelers before the coronavirus pandemic forced its closure. 

Two New Vaccines Offer Hope

Kai Koblentz

January 4th, 2021

Amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic, vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are providing hope. 

A Democratic Official Reflects on the Electoral Process

Lincoln Miller

December 17th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with Terrie Rizzo, who has served as chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party for the past three years. 

Poupelle of Chimney Town

Nanaka Takahashi

December 16th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter in Japan visits an illuminated storybook exhibition that offers hope to kids during the pandemic. 

A Surprise Visit From a Snowy Owl

Zoe Adele Mirch...

December 14th, 2020

Residents of the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, have been enjoying unexpected company. 

Lights, Camera, Safety!

Kai Koblentz

December 14th, 2020

During the pandemic, the U.S. entertainment industry is following strict guidelines to keep actors and others safe when they’re on set. 

Inside the Creole Nutcracker

Zhoriél Tapo

December 12th, 2020

A magical 19th-century ballet for the holidays gets a Louisiana twist. 

A Plus for Canada at the Math Olympiad

Nikita A. Mohile

December 11th, 2020

Think of math problems as you would a fun puzzle, an award-winning team member advises. 

Volunteering at the Vet’s

Jaxon Jones

December 7th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter writes about a magical experience he had while helping out at a local veterinary clinic.

Paint Memphis Brings Color to the City

Varun Kabra

December 4th, 2020

A unique public mural program adds vibrance to neighborhoods in this city in Tennessee. 

Life With Chance

Olivia RL Rodgers

December 2nd, 2020

Our Kid Reporter in Minnesota writes in praise of her family’s beloved dog, Sir Chancellor Montague Rodgers I. 

Listening to Voters in Connecticut

Luke Lamour

November 23rd, 2020

Many people in the Nutmeg State cast their ballots this year with the hope of ending the pandemic and racism in the United States. 

Getting Through Lockdown in the Philippines

Colin Adrien Co...

November 23rd, 2020

Our Kid Reporter in Metro Manila talks with young people about the country’s strict stay-at-home orders.

What You Need to Know About Vaccines

Sophia Emma Wolff

November 19th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with a pediatrician about the purpose of vaccines and why getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year. 

A 14-Year-Old Student Wins a Top Science Award

Quade Kelley

November 17th, 2020

Anika Cherbrolu from Frisco, Texas, was recently recognized for her research on a potential cure for COVID-19. 

Rethinking Holiday Celebrations

Kai Koblentz

November 17th, 2020

With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, many families are changing their plans because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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