Serena Solomon

Religion

Meet the Woke Young People Trying to Make Christianity Cool Again

The Christian leaders of tomorrow are surprisingly progressive on issues like LGBTQ rights, the environment, and racial inequality.
Serena Solomon
11.3.17
crime

The Sex Offender Registry Leaves Female Sex Offenders Open to Abuse

"It's harder to say, 'Well, I don't want to do this with you,' or 'I want to wait to have sex.' How do you assert a boundary when you have broken a law?"
Serena Solomon
10.24.17
Religion

Inside the Growing World of Christian Yoga

Many Christians feel yoga's Hindu roots make it incompatible with their Christian faith. Some have set out to create their own alternative.
Serena Solomon
9.5.17
Health

The Conservative Christian Moms Pushing for More Legal Weed in Texas

"We are the most unlikely people to be doing this."
Serena Solomon
3.27.17
immigration

Inside the Border Town That Would Be Split in Two by Trump's Wall

Donald Trump has called Laredo dangerous, but residents here are more worried about his proposed policies than crime.
Serena Solomon
3.23.17
Health

How People Commemorate the Day They Lost a Limb

Inside the growing trend of "ampuversaries."
Serena Solomon
2.27.17
immigration

The Undocumented Immigrants Trying to Get Sent to Detention

Sometimes, the only way to fix the system is to infiltrate it.
Serena Solomon
2.1.17
education

More Students Are Graduating Because High School Is Getting Less Boring

Lessons on technology and social skills are keeping kids engaged and in the classroom.
Serena Solomon
12.29.16
Stuff

The Legal Industry for Kidnapping Teens

Youth transportation services are essentially for-hire kidnappers who take "at-risk" youth from their homes to behavioral programs, per the instructions of their parents.
Serena Solomon
11.30.16
Stuff

How Immigrants Prepare for the Possibility of Deportation

Many immigrants are now making contingency plans—like a will, but for immigrants—to map out what will happen to their kids, belongings, and lives in the United States if they're deported.
Serena Solomon
10.19.16
Stuff

What Happens to Your Stuff When You Get Deported?

Immigrants are regularly deported with only the clothes on their back—no cellphones, no ID, no cash.
Serena Solomon
8.11.16
meat

Drop the Jerky and Start Eating Biltong

Warren Pala's New Jersey-based Braaitime is one of the few biltong producers in the country, and it's slowly chipping away at the giant market share of his biggest competitor, jerky.
Serena Solomon
7.27.16
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