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Who Inspires You?

May 1, 2023

In April, TIME released its list of the 100 most influential people of the year. These individuals include leaders across a variety of fields. All are working for a better future. Some 2023 honorees include author Judy Blume, athlete Mikaela…

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What's Trending?

April 20, 2023

A trend is something that’s popular for a short period of time. For example, wraparound sunglasses were trendy in the 1980s. A decade later, kids begged their parents for Furbies and Tamogotchis. (Never heard of these toys? Trust us. They…

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United States

The Slugger

April 20, 2023

Aaron Judge plays for the New York Yankees. He is baseball’s new home-run king. Judge hit a home run on October 4. That was his 62nd of the season. It broke a record for most home runs in a season.…

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Animals

Tipping the Scales

April 20, 2023

A baby pangolin was born on February 2. The species is usually found in Asia. But this pangolin was born at the Prague Zoo, in the Czech Republic. This is the first of the species born in Europe. Pangolins are…

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Environment

Volcanic Activity

April 20, 2023

Mount Merapi is a volcano in Indonesia. That’s in southeast Asia. On March 11, Merapi erupted. Lava flowed down its slopes. The volcano let out clouds of gas and hot ash. The ash blocked out the sun and blanketed villages.…

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Entertainment

Learning to Earn

April 20, 2023

Little Daymond loves pop star Minka J. At a street fair, he sees a poster of her. He’s excited to buy it. There’s just one problem. He doesn’t have enough money. “Maybe you can earn the rest,” his mom suggests.…

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Entertainment

Exploring Science

April 20, 2023

Do you have a science question? Check out Tumble. It’s a podcast about scientific exploration and discovery. Each episode answers questions from kids. Marshall Escamilla and Lindsay Patterson host the show. Patterson spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Kellen Bhatt. Growing…

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Arts

Art of Work

April 13, 2023

There’s a mural in Winsted, Connecticut, that’s five stories high and 120 feet long. That’s longer than a blue whale! Artist Ellen Griesedieck created the mural. She had help from thousands of students all over the country. It took more…

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Arts

Art for All

April 13, 2023

Murals are large artworks painted on walls. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is known for its murals. Mural Arts Philadelphia has helped create thousands of them. Many of these represent their surrounding neighborhood. Lisa Murch works at Mural Arts Philadelphia. She’s also its…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Sports Story?

April 13, 2023

As the temperatures are getting warmer, spring and summer sports seasons are starting up. A news story about sports can take many different approaches. A sports journalist might write a profile of a player. A reporter might cover the highlights…

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Health

Stay Cool

April 6, 2023

Temperatures are rising. “We’re seeing the hottest summers in recorded history, multiple years in a row,” Dr. Grant Lipman told TIME. He’s an emergency doctor. It’s more important than ever to know how to keep cool. Being really hot is…

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Health

Feeling the Heat

April 6, 2023

Summer is just around the corner! In the summer, days are longer and temperatures are higher. When you spend time outside, you will experience the hot weather. There are many ways your body reacts to heat and sun. Read about…

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What's Your Earth Story?

April 6, 2023

News stories about the environment can cover a wide range of topics, such as pollution, extreme weather, and endangered animals. Sometimes, they look at solutions to environmental problems. Or a journalist might write about what someone is doing to help…

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Environment

Ocean Defender

March 30, 2023

Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist. That’s someone who studies life in the ocean. Earle is also one of the ocean’s biggest defenders. Here, she answers questions about threats to the oceans and what we can do to protect them.…

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Environment

Protecting Coral Reefs

March 30, 2023

Many underwater plants and animals depend on coral reefs for food and protection. But pollution and a warming planet are destroying coral reefs. Here is what you can do to protect them. Reduce, reuse, recycle. (Above) Plastic and other…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Explain It?

March 16, 2023

Sometimes, news stories cover specialized topics that require background knowledge the average reader might not have. For this type of story, a journalist might write an explainer article. An explainer provides what readers need to know about a complex topic.…

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