As a Muslim girl living in Texas, it was hard to find my voice at first. After 9/11, my dad would try to explain to me what hate was and instances I might come across it in life. I felt like I couldn’t speak out when someone talked about my religion and I felt like… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Nashwa Bawab
Looking back, I wish I had someone to help me develop confidence. I wish I had support from the few other black girls at my school to feel beautiful. I wish I had someone to tell me that there’s more to life than looks and that I would experience life outside of Woonsocket, RI. I… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Darlene Aderoju
A Juvenile Justice Information Exchange intern was among at least three reporters arrested Sunday night while covering protests in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A Rhode Island bill aimed at protecting students’ right to free speech and press died in committee after no action was taken on it before the legislative session ended.
State legislators have re-introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts and public universities from authorizing prior restraint of school-sponsored media.
The New York Senate passed a bill last month that would ban funding for student groups which encourage hate speech.
A student news organization filed its third lawsuit against the University of Central Florida last month after the student government budget committee met and discussed the organization’s multi-million dollar budget in secret and did not comply with open records requests, according to the complaint.
Members of the media were not allowed in the student government meeting intended to discuss the petition to defund the Argus if diversity efforts aren't made.
On Monday, students at the University of Alabama who tried to film a Harlem Shake video on the school's quad learned they couldn't gather without a permit from the university, according to reports in The Crimson White, Alabama's student newspaper. The school requires all groups to apply for a grounds use permit for events, speeches, rallies or protests on campus, and it can take up to 10 days for the school to approve permits.The large crowd that gathered was told by campus police to disperse, and the student who organized the event was given a ticket, The Crimson White reports.
As co-president of the Taconic Hills Middle School student council, an eighth grade student had a warm message to share with her classmates at the school’s annual “Moving Up” ceremony in June 2009.
“As we say our goodbyes and leave middle school behind, I say to you, may the LORD bless you and keep you; make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace."But a decision issued last month from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York defended the New York school district’s right to remove that very closing line from the unnamed student’s speech.