Charissa Koh

Charissa is a reporter for WORLD.

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Higher Education | Biblical truth-telling at college newspapers can sometimes conflict with the way administrators want to portray the school. Here’s a case study of how Liberty University handled the tension last spring
by Charissa Koh, Elizabeth Rieth & Isaiah Johnson
Posted 8/16/18, 03:48 pm

Liberty University junior Jack Panyard rejoiced on March 16 when newspaper adviser Deborah Huff told him he would be 2018-19 editor-in-chief of the weekly Liberty Champion—circulation 16,000.

For Panyard and the 15 other undergrad students on the college newspaper staff, the Champion was a beloved part of their daily lives. They hustled to the newspaper office between classes to write, edit, or just hang out. They spent weekends there. Panyard kept textbooks in the office and extra clothes in his desk in case he had to work through the night.

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Sexual revolution cannibalism

Culture | The transgender movement cringes at Hollywood’s embrace
by Charissa Koh
Posted 8/10/18, 01:22 pm

Activists and onlookers are still talking about Scarlett Johansson’s withdrawal last month from a movie about a woman who identifies as a man and wondering what it means for future portrayals of transgender characters.

News broke in July that Johansson would play a transgender person in the new film Rub & Tug. Strong public backlash ensued, especially from activists who said portraying transgender characters was not good enough—transgender actors should play the roles as well.

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Nigeria leads the world in extreme poverty

International | The African nation overtakes India as the problem shifts from Asia to Africa
by Charissa Koh
Posted 7/31/18, 04:54 pm

Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the most people living in extreme poverty, according to a report released last month by the Brookings Institution. The study found 87 million people in the African nation living in such conditions, a number growing by six people per minute, compared to a steadily decreasing 73 million people in India.

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