Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

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Virginia school deems airsoft guns a threat to student safety

Education
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 9/27/13, 02:18 pm

Seventh-grader Khalid Caraballo was playing with friends in his front yard when a passing driver called 911 and reported them to the local Virginia Beach Police Department, according to local television station WAVY. Three of the boys are now expelled from school.

Their crime? Playing with airsoft guns, a legal toy that shoots small, plastic pellets.

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One Direction won't have twerk-off with Miley Cyrus

Culture
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 9/03/13, 03:24 pm

Pop star Miley Cyrus did not invent the sexualized dance move known as “twerking,” but her outrageous performance at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards got everyone talking about it. Many of her fellow entertainers came to her defense, but some, including the heart-throb British boy band, One Direction, disapprove.

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Fighting back

Back to School | Christian public school teachers go to court, and scientists quietly advance intelligent design
by Mary Jackson, Elise Grafe, Angela Lu Fulton, Daniel James Devine & Samantha Gobba
Posted 8/23/13, 12:00 am

Golden state warriors

by Mary Jackson

Buena Parks, Calif., teacher Rebecca Friedrichs is married to a college professor and has a long list of family members who are educators, including her husband’s 96-year-old aunt who once taught in a Minnesota one-room schoolhouse. Even as her love for teaching runs deep, Friedrichs, 47, has voiced concern over her union’s one-sided politicking, its resistance to education reform—and its forced membership dues.

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