Faith Perkins

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

Public Education
Illinois public school teacher arrested and charged with grooming a student

An Illinois high school teacher was arrested by the Rockford Police Department on grooming charges Friday. Marshall Pratt, 61, was investigated by the department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit after he was… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
‘Expected to follow the law’: Virginia governor calls out school district for vowing not to change its transgender policies

Virginia’s largest school district said Tuesday it doesn’t legally need to change its gender policies, including its practice of hiding information from parents. The governor disagrees. In a… Read More

August 18, 2023
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