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What Does Journalism Mean to You?

August 26, 2022

Break out your press badge and put on your Junior Journalist cap: TFK Press Club is back! (Don’t have a press badge yet? Download one here.) We’re giving you a chance to hone your reporting skills. In each issue, we’ll…

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Health

The Nose Knows

August 26, 2022

There might be a new way of sniffing out cases of COVID-19. Dogs can smell the disease in a person’s sweat. That is what a new study found. Dogs have a strong sense of smell. They can smell the chemicals…

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Animals

Helping Paws

August 26, 2022

Dogs have had a close relationship with people for thousands of years. They were one of the first animals to be trained to help people with tasks. Today, most dogs are pets. But there are still important jobs for them…

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Science

Tiny Trackers

August 19, 2022

Scientists are tracking the death’s-head hawk moth. They’re using tracking devices small enough to attach to the giant insects. A recent study followed 14 moths. Scientists are studying the creature’s migration patterns. They found that the moths fly in straight…

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Community

Spreading Joy

August 19, 2022

“Believe in yourself.” It’s okay to be different.” “If you’re feeling up high and unbalanced, think of groundhogs.” These are encouraging messages from kids. Callers can hear them on the PepToc Hotline. It is part of an art project.…

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Community

Being a Friend

August 19, 2022

Friends are important. They are the people in your life that you know and like. Friends do not have to be just the same as you. They can be older or younger. You and your friends can enjoy different things.…

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Arts

Arachnid Anniversary

August 17, 2022

This summer marks the 60-year anniversary of Spider-Man’s first appearance in comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spider-Man first showed up in Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15. It was published in August 1962. Fans like Tyler…

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World

Icelandic Volcano

August 12, 2022

The Fagradalsfjall volcano, near Reykjavík, Iceland, began erupting on August 3. Scientists had predicted an eruption because of recent earthquakes. Lava continues to flow from the volcano. Its last eruption started in March 2021. Lava flowed for six months. As…

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Science

Growing Galaxy

August 10, 2022

On August 2, NASA released a new picture taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This pink wheel is called the Cartwheel Galaxy. Its center is made of hot dust. Meanwhile, the outer part of the wheel has been expanding…

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Lights Up

August 5, 2022

The Kanto Matsuri, August 3–6, is a Japanese lantern festival. It has returned to the city of Akita for the first time since the pandemic began. Performers hang as many as 46 paper lanterns on each bamboo pole. The lanterns…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Teach It?

August 3, 2022

The ability to teach someone how to do something is a skill of its own. This week, Junior Journalists, you’ll put your teaching skills to the test. Mission 16: Can You Teach It? Do you have a special skill? Maybe…

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Arts

All Dressed Up

July 28, 2022

Comic-book fans dress up as their favorite characters at Comic-Con International. The convention took place July 21–24, in San Diego, California. It was the fir…

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Entertainment

Summer Book Reviews: Part 5

July 27, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Lucy Sandor and Gabri Blankson shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the last installment in our five-part series. We hope you’ve enjoyed TFK’s…

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Entertainment

Summer Book Reviews: Part 4

July 22, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! David Murtagh and Via Ryerson shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the fourth in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Weather Report?

July 20, 2022

Whether it’s sunny or gray, scorching hot or freezing cold, the weather is always a topic of conversation. This week, Junior Journalists, you’ll be in the weather reporter’s seat. Mission 15: What’s Your Weather Report? One of the first things…

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Entertainment

Summer Book Reviews: Part 3

July 13, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Credence Peterson and Ronak Bhatt shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the third in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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Science

Seeing Space

July 12, 2022

The first image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was released on July 11. It shows SMACS 0723. That’s a cluster of galaxies from nearly 5 billion years ago. The telescope uses the science of light and gravity to see…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Review?

July 8, 2022

You’ve got opinions, Junior Journalist, and the world wants to hear them. Step into the shoes of an entertainment reviewer. Mission 14: What's Your Review? With so many books to read, TV shows and movies to watch, video games to…

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