Discussion Starter: Church Shooting Breaks State’s ‘Heart and Soul’
19 June 2015
In the News Charleston, S.C.—Residents of Charleston, known as the “Holy City” for its many churches and religious tolerance, are grieving after a white gunman allegedly shot and killed nine black people in a church prayer meeting. Dylann Roof, 21, was captured after a 14-hour..
FREE Discussion Starter: Cyrus Confirms Bisexuality
16 June 2015
In the News New York—Saying she’s “open to every single thing that’s consenting and…legal,” Miley Cyrus bares all in a just-released Paper magazine cover story. The pop star, now 22, describes being just 14 when she told her mom she loved girls just as much..
Discussion Starter: Duggar Parents ‘Did the Best We Could’
05 June 2015
In the News Tontitown, Ark.—Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, parents of the 19 Kids and Counting reality-show clan, are defending their handling of oldest son Josh’s “very bad mistakes” more than a decade ago. When Josh was 14, he admitted to improperly touching four of..
Discussion Starter: Mom Shames Daughter for Racy Facebook Page
26 May 2015
In the News Denver—After discovering that her 13-year-old daughter was pretending to be 19 on Facebook and posting inappropriate photos, mom Val Starks berated the girl in a video she posted to the social-media site. “You still have a bedtime,” Starks said, making the girl..
Discussion Starter: Over-reported Outbreak Sparks Sex-Ed Controversy
18 May 2015
In the News Crane, Texas—A small town recently made headlines when a report surfaced of an STD outbreak at its high school, which uses an abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum. Although that report was later disproven, it sparked debate about what teenagers should be taught about sexuality...