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Finding Jake: A Talk With Bryan Reardon

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.23.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The suspense builds inexorably as Simon struggles to find his child, while clinging to the belief his son is not a cold-blooded killer.

Do Mass Shootings Like Newtown Actually Reduce Support for Gun Control?

John A. Tures | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The increased demand for more gun rights predates the election of President Barack Obama. Sure gun control support increased as the overall crime rate fell in the 1990s, but also fell as the crime rate continued to decline in the following decade.

Asking to Be Seen: An Actor Takes on the Role of Eric Harris in the World Premier Play, The Erlkings

Em Grosland | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Em Grosland

I was there in my best teenage boy attire: Baggy jeans, chest binder, crew neck T-shirt, chucks, and no makeup. I knew that I still didn't pass completely from across an audition room, but I walked up to the table, and flashed my equity card.

More Time for Marysville-Pilchuck

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Andrew Fryberg died November 7th at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, two weeks after being shot in the head by his cousin, Jaylen Fryberg, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Who Will Be the Next School Shooter?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.27.2014 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

Can we -- should we -- accept the chilling reality that, even with school-wide crisis drills, metal detectors, and other safety measures, a shooter somewhere in our own community is inevitable? Or are there other measures that, short of ensuring safety, can be helpful?

Play About Columbine Shooting Slated To Open In New York

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A play about the Columbine High School massacre written from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere i...

Students of Jefferson County Colorado Give the Nation a History Lesson

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Right-wing critics adhere to a rigid ideological script that has no room for student protest. Yet, along with the students, there are parents, teachers, and even the educators in charge of the AP curriculum who are saying history should never be sanitized.

Chain Reaction

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Duffy

In the end, many things eventually fade away, both good and bad. When the good fades away, the vacuum is consumed by hate. When the bad fades away, it is consumed by love. I have not given up on love.

What Does Depression Look Like? Anyone and Everyone

Williesha Morris | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Williesha Morris

This is the life of someone who is depressed and anxious. Only a few people knew the whole back story until now. I hope this encourages someone to continue living as well as they can, because each day, every day, there is something to live for.

Newtown: A Shared Experience

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A noteworthy event took place in Newtown, CT last month. On May 31, the Newtown community proudly hosted a gathering of visitors. No media, no politics -- just people.

Please Help Our Boys

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

"The country has to do some soul searching about this. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that, as a parent, are terrifying ...

Media Should Stop Showing Videos By Mass Shooters Like Elliot Rodger

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.03.2014 | Media
Larry Atkins

The most important reason not to show these videos is the element of copycat shooters. In the future, troubled and angry people might see the videos of Cho, the Columbine killers, and Rodger and decide to get their 15 minutes of fame as well.

Guns vs. Misogyny vs. Mental Illness: A False Choice

Briallen Hopper | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Briallen Hopper

In the wake of last week's massacre at UCSB, people have been arguing about what the tragedy was "really" about. The "#YesAllWomen" campaign blames mi...

Why Our Children Need Us Now More Than Ever

Stephanie Bender | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Many believe that the current age of technology keeps us more connected. I disagree. Computers, cellphones, iPads, etc. serve a purpose, but it's not to keep us connected with each other. The disconnect amongst people is startling. Instead of interacting with a real, live human being, we read emails or texts. Or, perhaps we read a blog. We're far more attached to technology than people.

15 Years After Columbine Shooting -- Reflections From Survivors

Liz Carlston | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Liz Carlston

Why do some thrive while others stumble? Is it a simple matter of making a personal choice, choosing between surrender versus overcoming or despair versus happiness?

Teen Accused In Planned School Shooting Cited Columbine

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old Connecticut woman cited the 1999 Columbine school shootings in her diary alongside plans to shoot up her hig...

Talking to Your Kids About Tragic Events

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Sheri Meyers

On the surface, your child may seem OK because they are not talking about how your new family situation or that terrible event is affecting them. That doesn't mean they're OK.

Colorado Shootings: Something in the Water? No, Just an Invitation to Reflect

Liz Carlston | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Liz Carlston

There are no definitive answers to end school shootings, but we do get to make the choice to live and to love each day and that makes everything better.

The Right to Not Bear Arms

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Kristen Hotham Carroll

I am not trying to convince the government to take your guns away. I'd just prefer for you to not want them.

Tucson Shooting Survivor: 'It's A Nightmare That's Relived Over And Over'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Mass shootings might seem like a distant fear, a random act of violence, and something that will not affect the lives of the ones we love so dearly. Y...

He Didn't Call You a Nazi? Yes, He Did

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an editorial Monday, The Denver Post slammed Mike McAlpine, a leader of the Evie-Hudak-recall campaign, for calling pro-Hudak protesters Nazi "Bro...

Lisa Belkin

Should We Blame The Parents Of The Nevada School Shooter?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents

I have been very public about my disagreement with those who would have guns in homes with children, and even going so far as to call it lax parenting. But is it criminal? And is punishing parents when children do the wrong thing the way to keep other children from doing the same?

Michael Calderone

Should Media Give Mass Shooter The Spotlight?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Dave Cullen, a journalist and the author of the definitive book on the Columbine High School massacre, says he's conflicted when interview...

Screaming for One Direction

Bob McKinnon | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

Caring is not a feeling it is an action. If we care about school safety, we need to move beyond hoping for it when we drop off our kids and towards acting upon it every day after we do.

Every Teacher in America Should Have a Gun

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The Arkansas Christian Academy in Bryant, Arkansas, is making national headlines after it announced that some staff members will be armed with guns. ...