Faith Perkins

Faith Perkins is a staff writer for The Lion. She graduated from Missouri Western State University with a bachelors in convergent journalism.

World chess bans transgender women from competing in the women’s category, citing fairness

The federation that governs international chess competitions updated its gender policy to ban transgender women from playing in women’s events. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) published its new handbook on… Read More

August 18, 2023
Lawsuit over Texas law restricting gender treatments for minors gets court hearing

A two-day hearing in a lawsuit challenging the Texas law banning gender treatments for minors began Tuesday. The new law prohibits minors from receiving treatments such as puberty blockers and… Read More

August 17, 2023
Public Education
Wisconsin high school to allow biological male on girl’s sports team despite parental opposition

A Wisconsin school district announced its decision to allow a transgender high school student to play on a girl’s sports team in the fall, ignoring the concerns of parents. In… Read More

August 16, 2023
Public Education
Mother of 6-year-old who shot his 1st grade teacher pleads guilty to felony charge of neglect

The mother of the 6-year-old boy who shot and nearly killed his 1st grade teacher at a Virginia elementary school earlier this year pleaded guilty to felony child neglect Tuesday. Read More

August 16, 2023
Public Education
Former police chief under fire for rising crime and discrimination hired as middle school teacher in Georgia

After being forced to retire over racial discrimination allegations and rising crime, Columbus, Georgia’s former police chief has been hired as a middle school social studies teacher. Freddie Blackmon, who… Read More

August 15, 2023