Caroline Bologna

The Mental Health Toll Of Active Shooter Drills In Schools

On Tuesday, a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. This horrific shooting has again shone the spotlight on school safety and the increasing prevalence of active shooter drills. During the 2005-06 school year, an estimated 40% of American public schools conducted lockdown drills for students. By the 2015-16 school year, that number had risen to 95%. Advertisement Today, at least 42 states require schools to conduct safety or security drills related to human-caused threats, like an active shooter or a bomb. These drills involve children of all ages, including preschool students.One thing I wasn’t Read More

What Is Delta-8 THC And Why Are States Banning It?

If you keep up with the latest happenings in the world of cannabis, you’ve likely heard of delta-8 THC.With products available for purchase online, in head shops and even gas stations, delta-8 is being marketed as “weed light,” a way to “get high without the paranoia” and even “legal weed.” But is that actually true? And what exactly is it?Advertisement Below, experts break down the most common questions and information about the substance.What is delta-8 THC?Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol ― aka delta-8 THC ― is a psychoactive compound that is present in the cannabis plant. It is an isomer ― Read More

14 Mistakes Tourists Make While Visiting San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most popular cities in the United States for tourism ― and for good reason. It boasts a top-notch food scene, gorgeous parks, iconic architecture and more. But according to locals, Bay Area tourists tend to get things wrong during their visits. We asked San Francisco residents to share some of the faux pas they’ve observed, and they eagerly obliged. Advertisement From wearing the wrong clothes to leaving items exposed in a car, here are just a few mistakes tourists often make while visiting San Francisco ― and some advice for avoiding these errors during your Read More

Mistakes Tourists Make While Visiting Austin

Austin, Texas, has long appealed to tourists thanks to its live music scene, award-winning restaurants and unique attractions. In recent years, it’s also become a top destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties.While locals welcome the influx of tourists, they also can’t help but notice what visitors get wrong during their stays in the capital city. We asked people who live in Austin to share the various faux pas they’ve observed.Advertisement From missing out on the lake scene to choosing the wrong spot for tacos, here are 16 mistakes tourists often make while visiting Austin ― and some Read More