Nick News Story Archive

Kids Try to Set a Reading Record

  Ask Jayonte Jones why you should read a book and he’ll give you a simple answer.   “Because it’s fun,” said Jayonte, a student at Hintgen Elementary School in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, in an interview

A picture of a partial solar eclipse, taken last November

Partial Solar Eclipse Coming Up This Week

  If you like astronomy, this is definitely your month.   The Orionid meteor shower is going on right now.   We’ve already had a lunar eclipse.   (Lunar = moon-related.)   And coming up

A picture of the Ebola virus, as seen under a microscope

Ebola Fears Keep New Jersey Kids Out of School

  It looks like Ebola ignorance has reared its ugly head at a New Jersey elementary school.   According to several media reports, Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade Township refused to allow two

Kids ducked under their desks during an earthquake drill at Cobb Elementary School in San Francisco three years ago.

Kids Learn What to Do if There’s an Earthquake

Mohammed Mahmud knows exactly what to do if there’s an earthquake in his hometown of Harrisonburg, Virginia.   “Gotta drop, cover and hold on!” said Mohammed, a fourth grader at Stone Spring Elementary School, in

The Great Pumpkin!

  “For me, the bigger the pumpkin, the bigger the smile,” John Hawkley told the Bay Area News Group.   That’s why Hawkley was grinning from ear to ear on October 13.   A pumpkin

First Lady Michelle Obama gets help from kids in the White House Garden this month.

Kids Help Harvest the White House Garden

    If you want some dirt on the White House, you should have been there on October 14.   That’s when First Lady Michelle Obama got down and dirty with some school kids –

Kids Learn What to Do If There’s a Fire

    Eight-year-old Kelsey Nieman knows the first thing to do if there’s ever a fire at her home.   “You have to get yourself out,” she told the Alliance Review, her local newspaper in

A chimpanzee

Should a Chimp Be Considered a Person?

He has his own stereo.   He has lots of toys.   He even has cable TV.   From what Patrick Lavery told the Albany Times-Union, Tommy has it pretty good.   Especially for a

A picture of the Ebola virus, as seen under a microscope

Ebola: Myths and Facts

  On Wednesday, health officials confirmed that a second nurse who helped treat an Ebola patient at a Dallas, Texas, hospital, has come down with the virus herself.   Amber Vinson is being treated at

An artist’s rendition of what bullying looks like

Arizona Teacher Says She Was Fired for Confronting Bullies

  “Stupidhead.”   “Monkey.”   “You belong to a zoo.”   Nine-year-old Malacai Washington says he heard those words all the time at Four Peaks Elementary School in Fountain Hills, Arizona.   And they were