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Most kids were online quite a bit before the pandemic. You may have watched a viral video, laughed at a meme or gif that your friend texted to you, played games online, or video chatted with out-of-state grandparents or cousins. A lot of kids are connected, but the last year and a half changed things in a big way. Being online went from being a convenience to becoming a necessity for kids and families.

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Kids in the Know

  • NASA HIGHLIGHTS MARS ROVER IN WEBINAR

     Prior to the landing of the NASA Rover Perseverance on Mars, I attended a live NASA webinar, Mars Perseverance: Mission Overview & Countdown to Mars.

  • CELEBRATE SUSTAINABILITY IN FEBRUARY

     On Jan. 21, Young Reporters had another virtual opportunity to interview a guest, Kelly Saunders.

  • GAME SYSTEM AND A SNACK? CHICKEN CONSOLE!

     KFC is developing the KFConsole, a gaming system shaped like a bucket of chicken.

Going Places

Movies & TV

  • DREAMS REALIZED IN NEW CINDERELLA

     This weekend, I got to watch the new “Cinderella.” The movie includes some familiar faces like Camilla Cabello, Idina Menzel and James Corden.

  • ANIMAL CROSSING CELEBRATES SUPER MARIO

     Do you like Animal Crossing? How about Super Mario? Well, you’re in luck. Nintendo decided to do a collaboration with Animal Crossing for Super Mario’s 35th anniversary.

  • HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL REBOOTED

     On Jan. 20, 2006, Disney introduced “High School Musical.” Gabriella is transferring to East High, Troy's school.

Sports Beat

  • NEW TUCSON ARENA FOOTBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED

     Southern Arizona has a new football team. On Thursday, Sept. 20, I went to hear the announcement of the new team’s name and logo.

  • Talking Wildcat Sports

     I was very nervous when I arrived at Arizona Stadium. We went through the media elevator to the skybox. The hallways were crowded with journalists running through them.

  • College Football Bowl Time Excitement

    Last year during the college football bowl game season, the UofA Wildcats in the PAC 12 conference played Purdue from the Big 10 conference in the Foster Farms Bowl.