In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep up. For your weekend reading, we’ve started in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some of the week’s top USA TODAY Opinion pieces. As always, thanks for reading, and for your feedback.
— USA TODAY Opinion editors
By Alison Young
“Eventually a test found an organism growing in Lylah’s blood that initially eluded identification. It was only after a neurosurgeon took a small sample from Lylah’s brain that the hospital was able to confirm this curly haired little girl from a small Texas town had been infected with deadly foreign bacteria that aren’t supposed to be sickening people in the United States.”
By Rachael Denhollander
“Reading the report is painful – the betrayal runs deep. But perhaps just as agonizing is the reality that despite knowing the truth (something most survivors never get), there are still no consequences for the bad actors who allowed more than 100 children to be sexually violated.”
By Adrian Montgomery
“Gen Z has a totally different relationship to celebrities. They’ve grown up engaging directly with their favorite content creators. On social platforms, they message with these people – who are, quite often, close to their own age. Nowhere is this more clear than in the world of gaming. Gen Z watches more eSports than traditional sports, a study by Bank of America found. They see their favorite celebrities more as peers. They don’t want these influencers telling them what to do. “