The book, featuring the question in Spanish (''Quienes somos en verdad?'') on the front cover and in English on the back cover -- a reflection of the school's nearly 90 percent Hispanic majority -- reached the school's students on May 5 with little consequence.
In April, Salem agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to the U.S. Department of Education for Clery Act violations that occurred from 1997 to 1999. These violations included the failure to report five forcible sex offenses and three robberies, and the failure to issue timely reports about threats on campus.
Former staff members of the Tattler, Ithaca High School's student newspaper, filed a lawsuit against the Ithaca City School District in June claiming their First Amendment rights had been violated and guidelines restricting the paper are unconstitutional.
These obstacles can delay or prevent the public from obtaining information that could protect students from violent crime, potential health hazards or simply learning how state money is being used.
Student journalists, in the face of censorship, typically choose one or a combination of these paths, though a road less traveled exists: moving the paper underground.
It's a question both sides think they know the answer to and one both sides hope the state's supreme court will take up soon: Are the names of individual donors to public university foundations public under the state open records law?
A federal district court has ruled that the removal of Ron Johnson, former adviser of the student newspaper the Collegian at Kansas State University, was not a violation of the student editors' First Amendment rights because he was removed due to the 'overall quality' of the paper and not specific stories.
Johnson, who had been the paper's adviser for more than 15 years, was told in May 2004 that he was being dismissed, although he would continue to work as a professor in the school of journalism. He said he felt the staff was ''shell shocked'' after learning of his dismissal.
Former college President Veldon Law said in an affidavit, filed May 25 in federal district court, that he recommended Schartz's contract be renewed, but the Barton County Community College Board of Trustees voted not to renew it. Law, who was fired from the college by the Board of Trustees on July 19 after three former basketball coaches were accused of fraud, declined to answer questions for this story.
Student media advisers at the affected state universities -- Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona -- said the footnote will not have an impact on the papers at their schools because they say they do not currently receive state money.