Discussion Starter: Students Protest Anti-Protest Curriculum
29 September 2014
In The News Golden, Colo.—Hundreds of high school students near Denver have been walking out of classes to protest possible history-curriculum changes. For four straight days, students in Jefferson County, Colorado’s second-largest school district, have stood along busy streets during school hours, holding signs supporting..
FREEBIE: SYATP Discussion Starter
19 September 2014
Hey #YMNation! See You at the Pole, a global emphasis on student prayer, is on September 24, 2014! (That’s next week!!) Use this time to have some great talks in your small groups about prayer and representing Jesus at school. Stephanie Martin created an excellent questions and..
Discussion Starter: Critics Abound in Ray Rice Incident
11 September 2014
In The News Baltimore—After new video surfaced showing Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée, his team cut him and the NFL suspended him indefinitely. Initially, the star running back had been suspended for two games, based on surveillance video that showed him dragging..
Discussion Starter: Negative Cheering a No-No, Conference Says
05 September 2014
In The News New England—In a letter circulated by men’s soccer coaches in the NESCAC (New England Small Colleges Athletic Conference), parents and other fans are being asked to refrain from any “action that could potentially be construed as negative or confrontational.” This includes booing,..
Discussion Starter: Teen’s Shooting Leads to Violent Protests
21 August 2014
In The News Ferguson, Mo.—Confrontations between police and demonstrators have roiled this St. Louis suburb, following the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Angry crowds have taken to the streets, turning Ferguson into what Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called a “war zone.” On August 9,..