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Why You Truly Never Leave High School

Throughout high school, my friend Kenji had never once spoken to the Glassmans. They were a popular, football-�playing, preposterously handsome set …

These are the people paying journalists to promote brands in articles

How some publicists recruit writers to secretly mention or link their clients in stories on HuffPost, Forbes, and other sites.<p>When journalist Dimitar …

Public Relations

Bozeman teenager credits training for successful rowing career

Hard work and thorough training has paid off for Cooper Tuckerman.

What War Can’t Destroy

In South Sudan, street photography is essentially illegal. It is another casualty of the civil war. Young, fit, twitchy soldiers are everywhere, ready to crack down on anyone who pulls out a camera. No reasons are ever given and no laws are on the books specifically banning photography, but …

Africa

Report: Well-being of American Indian kids still lags in Montana

Montana American Indian children are more likely to live in poverty, have less access to health care and fall behind in school than the rest of the …

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

High School Students Explain Why They Protest Anthems and Pledges

In August, 2016, the National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick began sitting, and then kneeling, during the national anthem before games as a protest against racist treatment of black people in the United States. His gestures created a new front in the national conversation about race, …

Do Smartphones Have a Place in the Classroom?

From middle schools to colleges, cellphones’ adverse effects on student achievement may outweigh their potential as a learning tool.<p>LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Walking the hallways between classes at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, I dodge students whose heads are turned down to glowing …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Remembering Inge Perkins

As a kid growing up skiing the steep, rocky slopes of Bridger Bowl, Inge Perkins liked to wear dresses under her jacket and pants.

Texas Should Not Execute Robert Pruett Tonight

<i>Update: Robert Pruett was executed by lethal injection on Thursday.</i><p>Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas Thursday. He has never had a chance to live outside a prison as an adult. Taking his life is a senseless wrong that shows how badly the justice system fails …

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

High School

Death at a Penn State Fraternity

Tim Piazza fought for his life for 12 hours before his Beta Theta Pi brothers called 911. By then, it was too late.<p>At about 3 p.m. on Friday, February 3, Tim Piazza, a sophomore at Penn State University, arrived at Hershey Medical Center by helicopter. Eighteen hours earlier, he had been in the …

Aaron Hernandez Had Severe C.T.E. When He Died at Age 27

The brain scan came as a surprise even to researchers who for years have been studying the relationship between brain disease and deaths of professional football players.<p>Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end and a convicted murderer, was 27 when he committed suicide in April. …

Boston University

Three weeks after murder-suicide involving cop, officer with same police department arrested for domestic assault

Three weeks after a Bozeman, Montana, policeman fatally shot his wife and then killed himself, an officer with the same police department was put on …

In Chicago, two brothers are using Instagram to engage new audiences for investigative reporting

In early 2015, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, a freelance investigative journalist, published a story in <i>The Chicago Reporter</i> about a reverse mortgage scheme …

Journalism

Top journalists reveal the best reporting advice they have received

Journalism as a profession is more art than science. There are few codified rules of the trade, no official list of industry do’s and don’ts. All of …

Journalism

The Rise and Fall of Liz Smith, Celebrity Accomplice

<b>Liz Smith</b>, who is 94 and recovering from a minor stroke, would like it to be known that she is available for duty.<p>“I’m just fine,” she said the other day. “I can’t walk. I can’t talk as well as I used to, but I’m relatively healthy otherwise.”<p>It was a warm afternoon in her new Park Avenue …

Ugg: the look that refused to die | Marisa Meltzer

How an ostentatiously ugly Australian boot defied fashion’s laws of gravity<p>In December of last year, Kitson, a small chain of boutiques on the west coast of America, announced it was going out of business. The first Kitson store had opened back in 2000 on Robinson Boulevard, just on the edge of …

Lips

A Native American Basketball Tournament Bounces Back

The Oglala Lakota—also known as the Oglala Sioux—consider South Dakota’s Black Hills to be their spiritual homeland, and on a Tuesday in mid-December, a record snowfall had turned their pine-covered peaks white. In the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, in nearby Rapid City, a former tribal president …

South Dakota

Last of New York’s Master Wigmakers

Nicholas Piazza keeps 600 pounds of hair in his Staten Island garage.<p>He stores it in plastic bins and cardboard boxes, opposite the fishing supplies. “Got grays, got browns, got blonds,” he said. “Got everything.”<p>Inside one bin, shiny brown bundles nestled around one another like snakes. He picked …

Hair

The Fighter

Sam Siatta was deep in a tequila haze, so staggeringly drunk that he would later say he retained no memory of the crime he was beginning to commit.<p>It was a few minutes after 2 a.m. on April 13, 2014. Siatta had just forced his way into a single-story home in Normal, Ill., a college town on the …

Thirteen seconds. Dozens of bullets. One explosive photo.

<b>It is a photograph</b> all young journalists should pin to their cubicle walls: the iconic image of the 1970 Kent State shootings, in which a teenage …

Columbia Journalism School

Miss America's Q&A Segment: The Most Absurd Pageant of All

The competition’s one nod to the intellectual life of its contestants ends up proving just how regressive the whole show really is.<p>Here is an incomplete list of events that transpired during Sunday night’s Miss America competition:<p>Fifty-one women walked the stage in rhinestone-encrusted evening …

The Death of 'He Said, She Said' Journalism

The New York Times responds to a candidate who breaks all the rules by discarding some of its own.<p>Last Saturday, <i>The New York Times</i> published an extraordinary story. What made the story extraordinary wasn’t the event the <i>Times</i> covered. What made it extraordinary was the way the <i>Times</i> covered it.<p>On its …

Montana will cut services, lay off more than 20 employees to balance budget

After revenues came in $75 million lower than projected, the state Tuesday announced severe cuts that will deeply affect the way government serves …

A matter of <em>AP Style</em

<b>One sure sign of spring</b> is the sighting of new entries for <i>The Associated Press Stylebook</i>.<p>For the past few years, changes in the <i>AP Stylebook</i> have been …

Columbia Journalism School

The Incredibly True Story of Renting a Friend in Tokyo

It's muggy and I'm confused. I don't understand where I am, though it was only a short walk from my Airbnb studio to this little curry place. I don’t …

Montana has the highest child and teen death rate in U.S., study shows

Montana has the highest child and teen death rate in the U.S., according to an annual study.<p>The newly released Kids Count study, produced by the …