The University of Central Florida’s decision to suspend a student over a social media post -- and to later reverse the punishment -- has raised questions about the university’s approach to the First Amendment and social media.
In Overland Park, Kan., students don’t talk about sexism, says rising senior Rachel Pickett. At Blue Valley West High School, Pickett’s story on sexism within the debate team spurred controversy among the student body, with one student setting fire to the issue with her story on the cover. “Debate is a cornerstone of pride at… Continue reading Behind the Story: Debating sexism on a Kansas high school campus
The Newseum's annual survey finds generally strong public support for First Amendment principles, but that support wanes when the public is asked whether constitutional principles "go too far" in protecting hateful or offensive speakers.
Six high school students from various pockets of San Diego were chosen by The San Diego Union-Tribune to participate in the Community Journalism Scholars program. From June 19 through July, these students will work directly in the newsroom, receive mentorship from the U-T staff, and have the opportunity to publish their work online. In addition,… Continue reading Six San Diego high school students to learn in major newsroom
The GW Hatchet, an independent student newspaper at George Washington University, will have to pack up its office and move into a university facility by the end of the summer -- unless it can raise $100,000.
I counted feet in iambic pentameter in my freshman English class, discussed literary devices the following school year, identified rhetorical devices in AP Language as a junior, and wrote analytical essays my senior year. For all the Shakespeare I remember to this day, I never learned how to read the news in a classroom. More… Continue reading Bad News
“Sweetheart.” “Honey.” “You can’t be serious.” “That’s an inappropriate thing to say.” I’ve received these comments in actual professional settings, as well as in my positions as a student journalist. I’ve been disrespected, ignored, and not taken seriously on the basis of my gender—this bias being expressed in statements such as these. In high school,… Continue reading Why I’m Here