KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Corpse Flowers Bloom in San Diego

Quade Kelley

November 19th, 2021

The endangered—and stinky—flowers are drawing global attention to the San Diego Botanic Garden. 

Middle School Students Win Science Fair Prizes

Elise Choi

November 19th, 2021

The Broadcom Foundation and the Society for Science recently awarded $100,000 in prizes in the annual Broadcom MASTERS science competition.

Doodling His Way to Fame

Varun Kabra

November 16th, 2021

The artwork of Joe Whale, aka the “Doodle Boy,” has made him a viral sensation at the age of 12.  

A Conversation With Katherine Applegate

Munveer Singh

November 16th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter talks with the award-winning author about her latest book, Willodeen.

Afghan Refugees Come to Tulsa

Laya Kotihal

November 15th, 2021

Now that the U.S. has ended its 20-year war in Afghanistan, many Afghans are resettling in the Tulsa area.  

A Unique Marketplace

George Gray

November 15th, 2021

At Chicago’s Boxville, entrepreneurs and residents have helped establish a thriving marketplace and community gathering place.

A Friend for Wild Birds

Sasha Powell

November 12th, 2021

The Raptor Trust in New Jersey provides free care and assistance to injured, sick, or ophaned birds. 

Connecting the Dots

Gavin Gracey

November 12th, 2021

Award-winning artist Mo Willems helps people come together with a public mural at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Jeremy Lin Becomes UNICEF USA Ambassador

Logan Gracey

November 12th, 2021

The basketball star will speak out on children’s rights and mental health. 

Big Changes in Bollywood

Ronit Mitra

November 12th, 2021

The once-thriving film industry in India has had to adapt to closed theaters during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Marks Centennial

Quade Kelley

November 10th, 2021

The solemn monument in Arlington National Cemetery was established in 1921 to honor fallen soldiers from World War I. 

Clifford Hits the Big Screen

Zain Abbas

November 10th, 2021

The beloved picture book character created by Norman Bridwell is brought to life by Paramount Pictures. 

Changes to Middle School Sports

Layla Laramie

November 8th, 2021

During the pandemic, student athletes have had to cope with bus-driver shortages and mask mandates. 

New York Schools Welcome Comfort Dogs

Siroos Pasdar

November 5th, 2021

An increasingly popular program in the city’s public schools helps students learn and provides emotional support. 

Back at School in Lebanon

Dana Chaaban

November 3rd, 2021

How are students coping with the safety measures in place? Our Kid Reporter talks with young people in Beirut. 

The Invasion of Spotted Lanternflies

Sasha Powell

November 2nd, 2021

Bugs that are native to countries in Asia are now posing a threat to fruit crops and trees in the United States. 

The Dragon Kim Foundation Inspires Change

Elise Choi

November 1st, 2021

A nonprofit organization continues the work of a selfless teen who wanted to help kids in need. 

The Day of the Dead

Ximena Pérez Gómez

October 31st, 2021

The Mexican tradition of creating altars in honor of loved ones who have died began centuries ago. 

Maya and the Three

Ximena Pérez Gómez

October 29th, 2021

A new Netflix mini-series features a spirited princess with the heart of a warrior. 

Nageotte Vaults to Olympic Gold in Tokyo

Zain Abbas

October 28th, 2021

Champion pole vaulter Katie Nageott made her hometown of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, proud this summer. 

“The Kids Tonight Show” Debuts

Zhoriél Tapo

October 14th, 2021

Our Kid Reporter talks with the young co-hosts of a new show from NBCUniversal. 

Building the Car of the Future

Jaxon Jones

October 13th, 2021

In September, dozens of car manufacturers showed off their electric vehicles at Electrify Expo in Irvine, California.

An Olympic Runner Pursues His Dreams

Nikita A. Mohile

October 12th, 2021

Canadian sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Andre De Grasse talks about the rewards—and challenges—of competition. 

A Georgia Camp Welcomes Kids Back

Lincoln Miller

October 7th, 2021

After being forced to shut down due to the pandemic, Camp Blue Ridge re-opened over the summer. 

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze

Gavin Gracey

October 5th, 2021

In New York’s Hudson Valley, a maze of 7,000 illuminated jack-o’-lanterns delights visitors. 

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