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Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez is a Staff Writer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2022. A recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University, she earned a bachelor's degree in Writing Seminars and Film and Media Studies. She is also a traditionally published YA author. In her free time, she love reading books, watching TV, and writing.

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Bright Lights

December 21, 2023

The Northern Lights—the aurora borealis—are a natural light display that can be seen near the Earth’s poles. This sighting on December 6 was captured over Kirkj…




December 8, 2023

The Teqball World Championships ended December 3. The sport is a mix of table tennis and kick volleyball. Thailand’s Jutatip Kuntatong won second place in the w…



Squash It!

December 7, 2023

This past May, Joy Kochar and 10 other students from P.S. 124 gathered in Columbus Park, in New York City. They set up a table with lemonade, cookies, and origami figures for sale. The kids were hoping to raise money…



Word of the Year

December 1, 2023

Merriam-Webster has announced its 2023 word of the year: authentic. The dictionary publisher highlights a word every year. The selection is based on increased searches on the company’s website and on world events. One definition of authentic is “not false…


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A Right Turn?

November 10, 2023

San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and other cities are rethinking an old traffic law. With rising accident rates, many officials want to ban right turns at red lights. Since the 1970s, most cities in the United States have allowed drivers…



Surprise Sidekick

November 9, 2023

As NASA’s Lucy spacecraft passes the asteroid Dinkinesh on November 1, it makes a surprising discovery. A small moon is circling the asteroid. The moon is a 10t…


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Getting the Lead Out

November 3, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to update rules that would reduce lead in drinking water. The agency says it will require utility companies to replace old lead water pipes. The current rules are decades old. They have failed…



Day of the Dead

November 2, 2023

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated around November 1. This celebratory parade was held in Brooklyn, New York. The holiday remembers family membe…

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Driving Change

November 1, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on  Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Siena DeBenedittis has wanted to protect the planet since she was a…

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Rebel Reading

October 19, 2023

Dear Rebel gathers advice from more than 145 women who’ve taken different paths to success. They share their stories and advice to inspire kids everywhere. Read excerpts of letters from neuroscientist Friederike Fabritius, inventor Andini Makosinski, and guitarist Berta Rojas.…