Women in college are among the most likely to become victims of domestic violence.
We have all been given the statistics and heard the stories from survivors, but it can be hard to imagine that you would ever be the on the other end of the story or that anything like that would ever happen to you or someone you know.
How do you know when to step in when friends tell you of potentially dangerous dynamics between themselves and their partners?
The answer is a lot harder to find when you are looking at your own life rather than a hypothetical situation.
When hot and dry weather dominates late summer, most experienced gardeners rely on the hardy lantana to maintain some color and greenery in the garden. Lantanas are tough, resilient plants that thrive in hot weather and bloom profusely from spring until frost. Native of tropical Americas, the lantana has been a common bedding plant in the South for many years.
Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White wants the state’s residents and educators to believe in its children.
Throughout the past two years, while I’ve been covering kindergarten through 12th grade education, I’ve repeatedly heard the excuse that teachers can only do so much and the big problems lie at home. I accept that may be true, but like White, I believe those hurdles can be overcome.