Recent Student Reports

Scientists study pygmy mammoth skull from Channel Islands National Park

Reporting Lab Report | May 3, 2017

Last fall, researchers in California began the painstaking process of cleaning a pygmy mammoth skull discovered in Channel Islands National Park.

Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

West Virginia searches for alternatives as coal mines close

Reporting Lab Report | May 1, 2017

Mine closures in West Virginia have changed the state's economic landscape, forcing workers and legislators to reevaluate its environmental resources and look for new sources of income.

Richwood High School, Richwood, WV

Can indoor farms feed Newark — and the nation?

Reporting Lab Report | Apr 27, 2017

One company in Newark, New Jersey is proving that it can grow leafy produce indoors in a way that that is both tasty and sustainable.

Hip-hop mentoring aims to bridge generational divide

Reporting Lab Report | Apr 21, 2017

A high school program mixes hip-hop music and mentorship to encourage self-expression and open dialogue among teenagers.

Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Texas youth unite in fight for immigration reform

Reporting Lab Report | Apr 20, 2017

Teen participants in Youth Rise Texas learn to organize their community in order to heal and prevent families from being separated by deportation.

Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock, TX

New Jersey soup kitchen meets kids on their own turf

Reporting Lab Report | Apr 19, 2017

Toni's Kitchen packs backpacks with meals that kids can pick up from their school.

Students help scientists hoping to save bats at Mammoth Cave National Park

Reporting Lab Report | Apr 11, 2017

Bats play an important role in the unique ecosystem of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, but a mysterious disease — white-nose syndrome — is now threatening the local bat population.

Central Hardin High School, Elizabethtown, KY

Dance helps Mexican-American teen stay connected to mother’s culture

Reporting Lab Report | Mar 9, 2017

A local dance class allows Amaya to learn about and experience the culture she left behind when she moved to the U.S. from Mexico as a child.

Indian-American performer finds balance between identities

Reporting Lab Report | Feb 27, 2017

Growing up as the child of Indian immigrants, Abhaya Krishnan-Jha sometimes felt caught between her heritage and American upbringing.

San Mateo High School, San Mateo, CA

Haitian ex-pat works to empower communities in home country

Reporting Lab Report | Feb 21, 2017

Ismail Jean Baptiste founded Dream Haiti to create a connection between his new community in Buffalo, New York and his home country.

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