Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Fighting addiction on campus

Education | Amid frightening student deaths, a program at Baylor University integrates faith and recovery
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/20/19, 05:14 pm

Nine male students at the University of Southern California have died so far this semester, at least three from suicide and four from suspected overdoses. Three of them died over four days, starting Nov. 8.

“Students are pleading for answers from the university,” said Natalie Bettendorf, managing editor of The Daily Trojan student newspaper. “There’s a sense of desperation from within the student body. There have been too many deaths and not enough answers.”

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Lost in another world

Family | China tackles gaming addiction with regulations, while a U.S. group equips parents to fight it
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/15/19, 04:59 pm

The Chinese government announced six measures this week aimed at cracking down on young people’s video gaming habits.

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Sexual fluidity in teens

Family | A sign of sexual confusion, but also the possibility of change
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/08/19, 04:25 pm

Nearly 1 in 5 low-income teens in rural America reported a change in their sexual orientation during high school, according to a study released this week. The research raises questions about the permanence of sexual orientation and the ongoing battle to ban therapy for those who want to change.

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