Discussion Starter: Young People Express Anger Over Brexit
24 June 2016
In the News London—As shockwaves ring out from the United Kingdom’s historic vote to exit the European Union, young Brits are venting their frustrations. Most young people were on the “Remain” side, but an earlier proposal to lower the voting age had failed. “I love..
Discussion Starter: Orlando Massacre Leads to Calls for Love and Action
15 June 2016
In the News Orlando, Fla.—After the country’s deadliest mass shooting, Americans are struggling with how to respond—and how to bring about change. Early Sunday, a gunman loyal to ISIS killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Afterward, while politicians..
Traditions: Keep or Toss?
13 June 2016
Ten years ago my wife and I made the biggest transition in the history of our lives together. We moved from Michigan to California. My first thought when we started discussing it was, “You don’t move away from family.” And my reasoning was, “It’s just..
Discussion Starter: Rape Sentence Causes Outrage
10 June 2016
In the News Palo Alto, Ca.—Reaction was swift after a Stanford University athlete received a six-month prison sentence for a brutal sexual assault. Meanwhile, emotional letters shared by the victim and the perpetrator’s father sparked wildly different reactions. Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, was..
Discussion Starter: Gorilla’s Death Sparks Outcry
02 June 2016
In the News Cincinnati—Soon after zookeepers killed an endangered gorilla to save a boy who’d fallen into its enclosure, outrage and finger-pointing began. On Saturday, a 4-year-old boy crawled through a barrier, landing in the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla exhibit. Harambe, a 400-pound silverback, first appeared..