I want more football stories because football season has started now! Do you like football?
Jacob, Age 9
Yes, I do like football! I'll be watching the games on Sunday. I hope there's a fun story to tell! ๐Ÿˆ
Russ

I really liked the jazz article. You should do another like that.
Tommy, Age 8
Hey, thanks, Tommy! I also love when we have stories about famous musicians. They always have such cool life stories! ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽต
Russ

Hi Russ, I really love reading News-o-matic. We read it every day at school. I really love the Wacky Week ones. Can you please make some more soccer articles because I love soccer.
Jesus, Age 11
Thanks for telling me what you want to read about. That really helps us choose our articles! I'll look for more soccer stories for you. โšฝ๏ธ
Russ

Hey Russ! I have written a few comments already, but you keep writing REALLY great articles and I want to let you know how awesome they are!!๐Ÿ‘ I really liked the article on the airplane races.๐Ÿ›ฉ My Dad is a pilot, so that was pretty cool to read about!
Ada, Age 11
Thanks, Ada! Did you show your dad the article? Make sure to check out the video. It's so cool!
Russ

I thought the planet article would be boring, but then I read it and it was very good! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ™ I'm so excited to look for Uranus on Thursday! Thank you for making News O Matic! I love it and read it whenever I can!
Harper โค๏ธ, Age 10
That's about the best compliment I could ever get! Thanks, Harper. The sky is not dark enough where I live to see Uranus. I hope you get the chance!
Russ

Sup, Russ! That article about the richest americans was REALLY cool! Thanks for writing about that!! What would YOU do with all of that money? I live in the Philippines, but i'm from the U S.
Ada, Age 11
Sup, Ada. I thought it was interesting too. If I had billions of dollars... I'd make News-O-Matic even better! ๐Ÿ˜Ž I'll try to write a Philippines story soon.
Russ

I liked the article on the artwork in New York City. Fences seemed different from other types of artwork. I live in New York City, and maybe I'll visit some of the fences!
Sophie, Age 10
It is definitely a different type of show, Sophie. If you're in New York, you should totally check it out. Maybe I'll see you there!
Russ

Amazing news about Syria! ISIS is a horrible group, hurting the innocent! But the victims were avenged by the amazing soldiers of the land, true and loyal to their country! It gave hope to many others, fighting against the ISIS.
Annelie, Age 9
What a powerful message! You're a terrific writer, Annelie. The soldiers gave hope indeed!
Russ

HEY RUSS, how old is LeBron James?
Amanda Nallie, Age 9
LeBron is 32 years old. He'll turn 33 at the end of the year.
Russ

Like some other readers, I also celebrate Diwali!! I practice the religion Hinduism, and my favorite thing to do is celebrate Diwali! Also, did you know that Diwali is also the Indian New Year?
Shayna, Age 11
Happy Diwali, Shayna! I wish you a wonderful celebration. If you tap the "Fact" in the story, it also tells about the Indian New Year!
Russ

Hey Russ! I donโ€™t think you know this, but we celebrate Diwali! We follow the Indian tradition and we are studying India at school! Everybody will get to see what our tradition is and I am very excited! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Jaya, Age 9
I am so glad that we could help share your culture, Jaya. And that's awesome that you're also studying India at school!!!
Russ

I liked the new update about Australia. I had been longing for it. It also gave me a good information about how dangerous global warming could get.
Haardik, Age 11
I'm glad you liked that story, Haardik. The article had important information.
Russ

Wow! Itโ€™s possible to see Uranus with the naked eye!
Eli, Age 7
Yes, Eli! You won't need a telescope to see Neptune's neighbor on Thursday night!
Russ

How do you know that the Warriors will be the champs again?
Jeffrey, Age 0
We don't know for sure, Jeffrey. It's just our prediction. But after looking at Golden State's talented roster, we thought the team would have another "golden" run!
Russ

Sup Russ! Thanks for writing the article about basketball! I really donโ€™t know who I should go for. I am a big fan of the Golden State Warriors but I am from Texas and I kinda like the Houston Rockets. Any tips?
Joshua, Age 12
Hi, Joshua! I think that the Rockets' duo of James Harden and Chris Paul will be electrifying to watch. But if you're looking for a Texas team, think about the Spurs! San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard is an all-around superstar! ๐Ÿ€
Russ

I've just finished reading the Sand cats article. Those tiny creatures are so cute! I'm glad that someone finally got them on film!
Ayla K, Age 0
I couldn't agree more, Ayla! I could watch that little video for hours! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป
Russ

Sup Russ. I was wondering if you could visit Marist Primary school Mt Albert because everyone is crazy about you.
Anna, Age 9
Sup, Anna. I am not sure I could fly to your class in New Zealand. But maybe we can talk over the computer! Ask your teacher to email me at info@press4kids.com!
Russ

What is the Kuiper Belt?
Haardik, Age 11
Hey Haardik! The Kuiper Belt is a huge circle of asteroids and other space rocks that goes around our solar system. The belt includes Pluto and Haumea! ๐ŸŒŒ
Russ

Hi Russ! When I saw the sand cats, I completly fell in love. ๐Ÿ˜ I know it might sound crazy and I am not even a big cat fan! But I couldnโ€™t help it! They were sooo cute! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฑ
Jaya, Age 9
I understand completely, Jaya! I think I fell in love with the wild sand cat kittens too. ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป
Russ

I updated the NOM app, and it said that there are quizzes to test reading comprehension. Is this true? If so, how do you get there?
Shayna, Age 11
It's true, Shayna! Check out all the buttons. One says "Questions." Now you can test how you understood the story!
Russ

I love Charlotte's Web! I read it many times and i still love it. It's a great tale of friendship, bravery, animals and more. I totally recommend it!
Sophie, Age 10
Thanks for the recommendation, Sophie! I started reading some of it while I helped with that article. I didn't want to put it down! ๐Ÿ“–
Russ

In my school, we are doing biography projects with partners. I am doing Malala Yousafzai with my partner. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ
Cheetah๐Ÿ†, Age 9
That's awesome! Malala is a great subject. Maybe you can use our news for some of your research. I'd love to read your report.
Russ

Hi Russ, I was just messaging you to tell you I love the upgrade!
Sohayla, Age 10
Well, thanks, Sohayla! We are always trying to make News-O-Matic better. If you have more ideas to improve it, let me know!
Russ

I would like to thank you for educating children of all ages and genders. I know a lot of kids love News-O-Matic and I do too. It must be hard to make that many articles, run an app and make kids happy! Thanks again. ๐Ÿ˜
Skyler, Age 10
It IS hard, Skyler. But it is worth it! Notes like yours make me want to work as hard as I can every single day. Thank you.
Russ

I really liked today's articles, and I have a question. Do you read all the letters and consider each one carefully before you write your articles?
Rosie, Age 1
Yes, Rosie. We really do read all the comments. We can't respond to them all. But the notes do help us decide what stories to cover.
Russ

Hi Russ! The article about America losing that soccer game was sad. I wish they had won. Well, they might get a chance to be in the World Cup next year!
Joshua, Age 12
It was sad for Team USA. The next World Cup will not be until 2022. So the fans will have to wait for a while!
Russ

Hey Russ, I love Charlotte's Web. I read in third grade and now I'm in fifth grade and I still love it and read it.๐Ÿ˜
Sarah, Age 10
It is such a wonderful book, Sarah. It was fun to write a story about it! I may have to read it too...
Russ

Hi Russ, thank you for fixing the problem some people had when they were trying to get into an article from the past.
๐ŸŒˆTaylor๐ŸŒˆ, Age 9
You got it, Taylor! All you have to do is update your app. Then the bug will be fixed!
Russ

Hey Russ, how are you doing? Iโ€™ve always meant to ask who are those people in the photo of the desk?
Imani, Age 10
Hey Imani! I'm doing fine, thanks for asking. That is a drawing of my kids! Owen is on the left and Aubrey is on the right. โ˜บ๏ธ
Russ

How was Yellowstone?! I have always wanted to go there! Please tell me. I really really really hope it does not burst!
Priyanka, Age 10
Hey, Priyanka. Yellowstone was AMAZING! I loved watching Old Faithful launch water out of the ground. And it was even sweeter to experience it with my daughter!
Russ

Dear Russ, You said the emoji contest would end on October 6. It should have ended by now, but how do we know who won?
Iris L, Age 10
We got so many awesome emojis! We will run an article about the "winning" emoji during Media Literacy Week in November. Stay tuned!
Russ

I just read the unicorn article and really enjoyed it. I liked all the examples of how it might be real or where the legend came from. I love News-O-Matic.๐Ÿ˜œ๐ŸŽ 
Anna, Age 11
Thanks, Anna! The idea for the story came from a reader like you. If you have a question for an article, let me know!!!
Russ

It's so sad to hear about all the hurricanes :( I know someone who lives in Nicaragua and their power went out in their restaurant and lost all their food :( hopefully everyone there is now safe!
Tyler G, Age 10
Hurricane Nate was a really bad storm, especially for Central America. I hope your friend got his or her power back in Nicaragua.
Russ

I like how you put in a little mini post about the Nintendo World Championships. As a HUGE Nintendo fan, this was a must-have feature! ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ„
Andrea๐Ÿ˜‰, Age 9
We even went to the Nintendo World Championships! It was a pretty cool event. I'm glad we could write about it for you, Andrea.
Russ

The article about the races in Australia was cool. Maybe it will promote more environmentally friendly carsโœŒ๏ธ
Maddie, Age 11
That is the idea, Maddie. And it also forces people to create better, faster solar cars. ๐Ÿš˜
Russ