Social Issues

“Everything was on fire” – ‘Selma’ director aims to capture spirit of civil rights moment

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“Selma,” the first feature film to focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is inspiring discussions about the civil rights movement and artistic interpretations of history. Continue reading

Deadly attack on cartoonists in Paris shocks France

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Three men with assault rifles entered the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Wednesday and fatally shot editor Stéphane Charbonnier, two cartoonists, a police guard and eight others. Continue reading

Transgender issues in the spotlight after teen’s death

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The death of transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn has inspired a national conversation about society’s treatment of LGBTQ youth. Continue reading

Undocumented students face unique challenges

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Schools around the country are grappling with how to provide care and education to the over 60,000 unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally from Central America in 2014. Continue reading

Students investigate how apps enable cyberbullying

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Students and educators at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia explore the ways apps contribute to cyberbullying and what the school is doing to combat hurtful behavior online. Continue reading

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