KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

A Unique Summer Vacation

Nolan Pastore

August 21st, 2020

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

How Kids Can Build Resilience

Hinekerangi Waaka

August 21st, 2020

It’s not easy to recover from a scary experience. An author in New Zealand helps kids develop inner strength through the characters she creates. 

Who Will Win Election 2020?

Andrew Raymundo

August 18th, 2020

Our Kid Reporter talks with Florida voters about which presidential candidate they plan to support.

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. 

Biden Chooses Harris as His Running Mate

Annika Petras

August 13th, 2020

Senator Kamala Harris of California is the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major political party. 

Will North Carolina Vote Democratic in 2020?

Teresa Fang

August 11th, 2020

According to the polls, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has a narrow margin in this key Southern State. 

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

Zhoriél 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. 

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