Twitter. It is a name many student journalists coming back from media conventions have heard so often.
Who would have thought that when Illinois-based Solo Cup Co. first introduced the red plastic drinking cup on Nov. 20, 1972, students would be getting reprimanded nearly 35 years later for posing in a photo with the telltale red container?
It was November 1965 when teenagers John Tinker and Chris Eckhardt were on a bus to Des Moines, Iowa, after participating in a protest against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. A discussion began about wearing black armbands to show disapproval of the conflict.
When Chris Lowry, Colton Dougan and Michael Joseph walked into their high school in Arkansas on Oct. 6, 2006, they did not expect to be filing a lawsuit against the school in federal court four days later.
As millions of high school and middle school students walked through the schoolhouse gate after summer vacation, many found their T-shirts were not so accepted by strict administrators and teachers.
Colin Moyer, 18, has no current plans to become a professional journalist but felt it was his civic duty to start his own independent newspaper at his high school.
If you did a Google search for the name "Thaddeus Grage" you would find the Indiana University at Bloomington sophomore's name associated with some unsavory allegations on the anonymous gossip Web site JuicyCampus.com.
Student journalists at a Belmont, Calif., highschool are scheduled to resume publishing their newspaper by January afterschool administrators shut down the paper following publication of acontroversial column.
The Watson Chapel School District has filed apetition to have the United States Supreme Court decide the legality ofpunishing students for wearing protest armbands.
A popular, controversial Web site has been bannedfrom Tennessee State University servers in Nashville, Tenn., making it the firststate-funded university to impose a ban on the Web site.