FROM Abby Haglage
D.A.R.E. and Other In-School Drug Programs Most states require some sort of drug-prevention program to be taught to kids. Here in L.A., it’s a program called Too Good For Drugs. But one of the biggest drug-prevention programs in the country is D.A.R.E. an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Despite its ubiquity, D.A.R.E., like many other drug-prevention programs, relies on iffy science to teach drug abstinence to children. The abstinence-only approach has been found to be ineffective when it comes to preventing kids from experimenting with drugs.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.