Discussion Starter: Transgender Bathroom Debate Intensifies
20 May 2016
Transgender Bathroon Debate Intensifies In the News Raleigh, N.C.—According to new federal guidelines, public schools must let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen identity, not their birth gender. President Obama says the rules are necessary to protect young people from..
Discussion Starter: First Daughter to Take Gap Year Before College
03 May 2016
In the News Washington, D.C.—Although Malia Obama has been admitted to Harvard University, she won’t begin classes there until the fall of 2017. Like a growing number of graduates, she’s taking a “gap year” before pursuing her college studies. Harvard is among an increasing number..
Discussion Starter: High School Fight Ends in Fatality
22 April 2016
In the News Wilmington, Del.—A fight in a girls’ bathroom resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl this week. Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, a sophomore at Howard High School of Technology, died Thursday from injuries sustained during an altercation. Two girls are being questioned about..
Discussion Starter: Defending Champ Has Epic Masters Meltdown
15 April 2016
In the News Augusta, Ga.—After a shocking collapse at The Masters last weekend, Jordan Spieth said the loss would “take awhile” to get over but that he wouldn’t give up. On the final day of the tournament, Spieth, 22, lost a five-shot lead through a..
Discussion Starter: Leaked Video Causes Locker Room Rift
04 April 2016
In the News Los Angeles—After a videotape of a private conversation went public, Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell now faces an uphill battle to regain his teammates’ trust. The 20-year-old rookie secretly recorded teammate Nick Young talking about cheating on his fiancée, rapper..