Students contend that language that is considered vulgar by adults is socially acceptable among their fellow classmates. They say they should have the right to express it.
After more than a year and a half of playing the waiting game, the student radio station at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg resumed streaming music online.
In his May 27 ruling, U.S. District Judge John W. Sedwick said Juneau School District officials had a right to suspend a student under the school's anti-drug policy after he displayed a banner that read ''Bong Hits 4 Jesus.'' Joseph Frederick, then a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, held up the sign during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through the town in January 2002 leading up to that summer's games.
Whether it is called a media board, a publication board or a board of directors, the external group that governs a college student newspaper chooses either to protect or ignore the free-press rights of student journalists.
People are turning to the Internet in increasing numbers to express their views on a range of issues and, with a click of the mouse, sending information to an audience the size of the world.
The principal said allowing the Gay Straight Alliance to be in the Rebelation would violate an Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District policy that requires the school to “take a neutral stance on homosexuality.”
Lawrence, along with four other editors and the adviser of The Tangerine, said they left the newspaper last semester in fear that the creation of a media board would lead to the school having control over the paper’s content.
\nILLINOIS -- A lawsuit filed against a student photojournalist could be decided based on whether the court believes he gained consent from a model.
\nIn June, a nude figure model sued Columbia College in Chicago and its student-run magazine, claiming her privacy was violated when she was photographed for an article without providing her consent.
At West High School in Billings, more than 900 copies of the yearbook were handed out to students before administrators halted distribution because of a cartoon about that school year’s teacher strike.