Make us your home page

NIE Blogging Zone

Times Newspaper in Education

Bully Blasters Week 1


Whether its the war in Iraq, a local street brawl or a domestic abuse situation, you can read about conflict every day in the St. Petersburg Times. Find a story about conflict in today's Times. Put yourself in the shoes of one of the people mentioned in the story. What would you have done differently that could have changed this story?

One story you should read is on today's front page: Guns pause for bereft mom. (Click on the headline to go to story.)

This is the story of Denise Swisher of St. Petersburg who took to the streets after the shooting death of her son. Swisher handed out flyers and started conversations with the city's most troubled youths and their counterparts who were afraid of being beaten or shot. You can hear Denise Swisher talk about her struggle and see photos at

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:39am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours