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A Conversation About Those Little Hearts

All around the world, on February 14, people celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s giving your partner flowers, or just receiving ...

ROBOMIND Ep. 3: You’ve Got a Friend In Me

Episode #3: You've Got a Friend in Me Transcript: Hello, my name is Misha Ahmed, and I am your host ...

Poetry Soup – Ep. 16: “Kids Who Die” by Langston Hughes

Hello, and welcome to Poetry Soup! I’m your host, Emma Catherine Hoff. Today, I’ll be talking about the poem, “Kids ...
The biggest win playing soccer

The History of Soccer By Alex O’Hare, 10

Even though soccer is played by millions around the globe, people do not talk about its history very often. Because ...
A Christmas Wish in the house with grandma

An Essay On Outrage By Schamil Saeed, 11

Have you ever heard your parents say, “Back in my day, life was so much more difficult. Kids these days ...

Sistories Ep. 3: Cool Places to Visit

Sistories is a podcast about travel hosted by two sisters–Maryam and Nour! NOUR and MARYAM: Hi, everyone!! Welcome to our ...

My Soup Is Getting Cold and Other Funny Stories about the Stealing of the Mona Lisa

On August 21st, 1911, a person named Vincenzo Peruggia committed one of the most famous art heists in history. He ...

We will fly higher, Reviewed by Caroline Gao, 12

"Once upon a time, from a wounded land/ My family was pushed to leave our homeland," writes Parwana Amiri in ...

The Story That Cannot Be Told, Reviewed by Roxy Messier, 12

A few days ago, something happened. If it had not happened, it wouldn’t have been told. What happened was this: ...

Spaced Out, Reviewed by Arjun Nair, 11

“There’s nowhere to hide on the world’s first moon base. After all, it’s only the size of a soccer field.” ...

Fever 1973, Reviewed by Zoe Li, 12

Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical novel Fever 1793 takes place in Philadelphia during the Yellow Fever epidemic. Nearly 5,000 people died ...

The Fort, Reviewed by Sydney Kesselheim, 11

The Fort, by Gordon Korman, is a novel about four 6th grade boys who all share a clubhouse in the ...