Next Gen

How university students and faculty are joining mask innovation race

PHOENIX – As the fight against COVID-19 rages on, such schools as University of California, San Diego and Arizona State University, are reimagining the technology behind crucial face masks.


State superintendent calls for equal funding for remote learning, help for mental health

PHOENIX – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman discussed funding, virtual learning and mental health in Arizona schools during her third annual State of Education address.


Dreamers in Arizona have mixed feelings about Biden’s immigration plan

PHOENIX – Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have mixed feelings about the immigration plan outlined by President Joe Biden.


Reading, listening, learning: ASU Libraries provides public BLM resource guide

PHOENIX – ASU Libraries supports its community by creating a comprehensive resource guide on anything and everything related to Black Lives Matter.


‘Life Is …’ documentary confronts youth suicide in Arizona

The documentary "Life Is ...," which confronts youth suicide in Arizona, analyzes the underlying societal, cultural, technological and medical causes behind the state’s troubling statistics and offers resources and potential solutions.


At Teen Lifeline, teens help in ways only they can

When distressed teens call Teen Lifeline, a peer-to-peer crisis call center in the Phoenix area, it's not an an adult health professional picking up the line but a teen their own age, a model experts consider the gold standard in youth crisis communications.


The other pandemic: Loneliness widespread with the loss of social connections

PHOENIX – Behavioral scientists say people suffer when their desire for belongingness is not met, and they feel they have become a burden to those around them. Both of these feelings have been amplified during COVID-19.


The fight at home: Suicide rate is highest among younger military veterans

Younger veterans ages 18 to 34 commit suicide more often than all other age brackets, and most of them had not experienced combat, recent reports say. Veterans Affairs is trying to address the issue.


Report: ‘Child care deserts’ hit poor, rural Arizona families hardest

WASHINGTON - Arizona has 304,180 infants and toddlers who need child care but only 234,270 slots to accommodate them, with poor and rural families most likely to be left out, which did not come as a surprise to state child care advocates.


Digitized health records, safety apps could be game-changer for athletes at every level

PHOENIX – PRIVIT, a leader in the protected health-information field, feeds off a year of uncertainty and aims to impact the way organizations prioritize health care history.


Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough

The efforts, and backlash, of Phoenix Police Department’s handling of mental health scenarios is being highlighted.


‘Yelp’-like reviews for social justice? ASU civil rights center seeks ways to target systemic inequality

PHOENIX – Ehsan Zaffar, a federal civil rights lawyer, is leading the initiative for a civil rights center at Arizona State University.