Category Archives: CNN – US

Middle school invites drag queens to encourage students to be themselves

In middle school, it’s hard to be different. It’s even harder if a student identifies as LBGTQ+. This week, a couple of teachers at Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina, decided to enlist the help of some local drag queens to celebrate the unique differences between the school’s students — queer or…MORE

Some very good dogs, a chance encounter and a kind police officer

What’s full of water and fat, weighs about as much as a toaster and is the most precious thing you’ll ever own? Your brain! (For all of you going to weigh your toasters, it’s about three pounds.) Your brain is the reason you’re reading this newsletter. It’s the reason you’re you. You owe it to…MORE

Former college football standout reportedly tackles gunman at Oregon high school

Keanon Lowe, head football and track coach at Parkrose High School in northeast Portland, is being hailed as a hero after tackling a gunman in a classroom Friday. Lowe was a standout receiver for the University of Oregon and played for the Ducks between 2010 and 2014, according to the school’s athletic website. Neither police…MORE