Court OKs 10-day suspension for holding up 'bong hits' poster

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.

Big Brother?

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.