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Where Have You Been?

November 10, 2022

On November 2, the northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, were seen in Tromsø, Norway. The colorful display has dazzled people for as long there have been people to see it. For people who live in countries in the…

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What's Your Animal Story?

November 3, 2022

Sir Väs, a deadly, seven-foot-long king cobra, escaped from its enclosure at the Skansen Aquarium, in Sweden, on October 22. A week later, after a desperate search, staff members were relieved to find that the snake had returned on its…

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What Matters to You?

October 20, 2022

When getting ready to cast a ballot, voters consider the issues that matter most to them. Then they find out how the candidates feel about those issues. The issues can be local, such as how a community should manage its…

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Can You Set the Scene?

October 13, 2022

Imagine you’re reading two articles about a Halloween parade. One includes only numerical information: the temperature outside, the number of people in attendance, a ranking of the costumes. The other includes facts, but it also describes the sights and sounds…

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Can You Hook Readers?

October 6, 2022

Nothing draws a reader into a story like a great lede. A lede is an article’s first sentence or paragraph. It introduces a story, provides key information, and makes a reader want to know more. Sometimes, a lede contains an…

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United States

Filling a Need

September 30, 2022

Refrigerators are popping up around the United States. You can see them on street corners and outside cafés. They are near churches and apartment buildings. The food inside them is free. Anyone can take it. Many community fridges are stocked…

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Environment

Waste-Free Coffee

April 22, 2022

Starbucks is a popular coffee shop. It uses about 7 billion disposable cups each year. This creates a lot of waste. More than one-third of the company’s packaging waste is cups and lids. Starbucks hopes to cut its waste in…

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Arts

The Four-Step Formula

February 4, 2022

Roots & Shoots has a mission. It is to help young people make change in their communities. The group’s guide to doing this is called the Four-Step Formula. It helps young activists identify and complete service projects. Read a summary…

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Arts

On the Ball

January 28, 2022

More than 1,600 artists entered the 2021 Youth with Refugees Art Contest. The competition is run by UNHCR. That’s the United Nations’ refugee agency. UNHCR challenged young people to design a soccer ball. The theme: “Together through sport.” Five winners…

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