A High School Allegedly Banned Students From Covering A Classmate’s Arrest
“I don’t understand why the administration wouldn’t want us to put out something that’s factual,” said Plainfield High School alum Kyra Howard.
A Man Sent 1,000 Men Expecting Sex And Drugs To His Ex-Boyfriend Using Grindr, A Lawsuit Says
“It was like an episode of Black Mirror,” said Matthew Herrick, whose high-profile lawsuit alleges that Grindr looked the other way while his ex-boyfriend tormented him.
It Took 20 Years, But The Feds Have Charged A Man In A Child Sex Abuse Case
James E. Jensen, whose alleged abuse of school athletes was detailed in a BuzzFeed News story, also faces separate state charges of possessing child porn.
The Secret Of Miles City: How A Friend Request Shattered A Small Town’s Innocence
A high school athletic trainer claimed his unorthodox treatments would change players’ lives. Dozens of victims say school officials, including one who’s now a state lawmaker, kept “Doc’s” secrets.
Lawsuits Say Harvard's Anti-Sexism Policy Discriminates Against Women
A group of fraternities and sororities said the Ivy League school’s policy gives students more freedom to join the Ku Klux Klan than an all-male or all-female social club.
MSU’s Former President Has Been Charged With Lying To Police About The Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Investigation
Lou Anna Simon resigned from MSU the same day Nassar was sentenced.
Betsy DeVos Wants New Regulations That Protect Students Accused Of Sexual Assault And Their Schools
The Education Department will make it harder for schools to be found in violation of Title IX, and require that schools must let accused students cross-examine their accuser through a third party.
“He Betrayed My Trust": How Students With Special Needs Finally Stopped Their Abusive Teacher
Kids had complained about him for years, according to documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News, but it was a decade before someone finally called police.
“I Go Here”: These Students Of Color Explained Why Life At Harvard Would Be Worse Without Affirmative Action
Asian American students and alumni shared personal stories to defend Harvard’s use of race in its undergraduate admissions process.
Harvard Wants To Admit Donors’ Kids, Even If That Makes The School More White
In federal court this week, the top admissions official at Harvard defends the university’s preference for the children of wealthy alumni and donors, as he fought off accusations of bias against Asian Americans.
Betsy DeVos Wants To Make It Easier For Religious Schools To Avoid Title IX
The proposed rule would prevent people from knowing which religious colleges discriminate against women and LGBT students.
Women Say A School For Troubled Teens Punished Girls For Being Gay
Former students and employees of the River View Christian Academy told BuzzFeed News that girls were disciplined if they even discussed the idea of being gay. "I didn't come out as queer for 10 years because of it."
Most Fraternities Are Banning Hard Alcohol In Response To A Series Of Drinking-Related Deaths
The new policy means that in the vast majority of frat houses, no one will be allowed to pour themselves a glass of tequila, whiskey, or vodka.
Men's Rights Activists Say This College Student Is Why They Need A #MeToo Moment
The unusual prosecution has been praised by men's rights groups, but Nikki Yovino's confession has raised questions about how police treat women who report rape.
An 18-Year-Old Posted A Rap Online. Then He Was Arrested For Threatening A School Shooting.
Michael Schmitt’s rap song was crude, but was it a crime? "They painted me as a school shooter, and that's terrifying," said the 18-year-old, who’s been on house arrest since March.
This Teen Said His Teammates Assaulted Him, Then His School Kept Their Punishment Secret
When kids report sexual assault to their schools, they expect to find out what happens to the alleged perpetrator. Instead, they’re getting the silent treatment because of privacy laws.
A Lawsuit Says This Private Religious High School Protected An Accused Rapist
The lawsuit says Holland Christian High School ignored the 15-year-old girl's needs but made special efforts to help the classmate who pleaded guilty to assaulting her.
17 Colleges Fell Short On Campus Safety, But The Education Department Didn’t Tell The Schools
The lapse discovered by BuzzFeed News suggests confusion in a department that has come under scrutiny on campus safety issues.
What It’s Like For School Shooting Survivors To Watch The Parkland Protests
Not every kid who’s lived through a school shooting has the same cause to advance. For some, this is their chance to march in memory of classmates killed years ago. Others will avoid the protests altogether.