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US school shootings: Have drills gone too far?

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on BBC News.  school in Indiana has been criticised for apparently shooting teachers "execution style" with pellets as part of an "active-shooter drill". The case…
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Friendly springtime reminder to leave snakes alone

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Spring has sprung in the Southwest and evidence is everywhere. Gambel’s quail are calling, brackets are busted and the first fearful snake…
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A child’s chronic illness should prompt your support, not pity

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star.  "People around the world gather to raise awareness about epilepsy on March 26, which we observed two days ago. Known as Purple Day…
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https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/435211-vaccine-exemptions-create-problems-for-states

Drs. Heidi L. Pottinger and Felicia Goodrum Sterling, 2018-2019 Fellows. This piece was first published in the Hill. "The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed six measles outbreaks so far in New York State, New…
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How Border Communities Support One Another

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in Latino Rebels. "I grew up in the small town of Nogales, Arizona next to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, also known as Ambos Nogales (or “both…
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The International Politics of Gut Health

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece first published in Scientific American. "For immigrants to the U.S., we need to focus on political and economic structures that ultimately affect the microbiome."
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Supporting Teen Moms; Vaccine Exemptions; New Tax Reforms

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This TV appearance first ran on PBS AZ360.
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Kathleen Bethel: SARSEF helps kids to make a better world

Kathleen Bethel, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "As the CEO of the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches critical thinking through science and impacts…
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Masculinity Needs to Learn Kindness as a Skill | It’s time for traditional norms of masculinity to change.

Laura Gronewold, 2018-2019 Fellow.  This piece was first published in Thrive Global. "Pixar’s new short film “Purl” highlights the negative power of toxic masculinity in the workplace. The main character, Purl, initially participates in the unhealthy…
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Food insecurity is a legitimate basis for seeking asylum

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow.  This piece was first published in The Hill.  " In debates about whether to give asylum to the thousands of migrants at the southern border of the U.S., one crucial issue has…
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