I’m A Teacher Who Took Part In A School Shooting Simulation. I Wasn’t Prepared For The Horror.

This first-hand account provides a powerful reminder of what it would actually mean to arm teachers.

My intuition that arming me wouldn’t save my precious students was confirmed. This was a ridiculous idea and the people who thought it up obviously know nothing about the reality of teachers’ lives or the horrors we could face at any moment.

Source: HuffPost
Published: May 27, 2022
Length: 7 minutes (1,851 words)

Kip Kinkel Is Ready to Talk

“At 15, he shot and killed his parents, two classmates at his school, and wounded 25 others. He’s been used as the reason to lock kids up for life ever since.”

Source: HuffPost
Published: Jun 13, 2021
Length: 60 minutes (15,200 words)

Selfies, Surgeries And Self-Loathing: Inside The Facetune Epidemic

“We’ve been sinking deeper into this reality for a while now, but it has accelerated during the pandemic, when we’ve spent more time than ever on social media, and when our digital selves have for so long been the only version anyone has seen of us. The result is a body dysmorphia epidemic with increasingly unattainable beauty standards that — at the extremes — defy basic human physiology.”

Source: HuffPost
Published: May 20, 2021
Length: 28 minutes (7,182 words)

‘I Miss My Mom’: Children Of QAnon Believers Are Desperately Trying To Deradicalize Their Own Parents

“What it’s like to lose the person who raised you to a far-right cult.”

Source: HuffPost
Published: Feb 11, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)

What Is The Internet Doing To Boomers’ Brains?

“Social media platforms are sucking a generation into a misinformation rabbit hole.”

Source: HuffPost
Published: Oct 29, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,393 words)

All the President’s Men

“Looking back at four years of MAGA terror.”

Source: HuffPost
Published: Oct 11, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,739 words)

The Inside Story Of How Arkansas Exploited COVID To Stop Abortions

“Under pressure by anti-abortion activists―including a board of health member―the state health department became a weapon.”
Source: HuffPost
Published: Jun 22, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,485 words)

Driving A Bus Through A Pandemic

With limited protective gear and no way to avoid the public, bus drivers have little way to protect themselves from exposure, and they cannot tell which passengers carry the virus.

Source: HuffPost
Published: Apr 10, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,056 words)

A Pandemic Is Not a War

Comparing the COVID-19 crisis in terms of war is not only inaccurate. It is offensive and harmful.
Source: HuffPost
Published: Apr 13, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,995 words)

As A Grocery Store Worker, I’m On The Frontline Of Coronavirus And I’m Overwhelmed

“I return to work because I’m just as freaked out as everyone else. I find comfort in routine, in seeing the same faces day after day. My grocery store job is the only facet of my life that hasn’t completely changed in the last two weeks. Without it, I wouldn’t recognize anything at all and would probably sooner collapse with a nervous breakdown.”

Source: HuffPost
Published: Mar 24, 2020
Length: 5 minutes (1,466 words)