Access to post and edit content to the online version of The Playwickian, the student newspaper at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has been revoked for more than a month after student editors decided not to publish the word Redskin in a news article, despite being directed to do so by the school’s principal.
Over the next few days, high school journalists in Kentucky will hold a mock trial for the real case of the Playwickian newspaper, which was punished for refusing to print the school mascot name.
Editors of Neshaminy High School’s student newspaper, The Playwickian, decided to ban the school’s mascot name, the Redskins, from publication on the grounds that it was a racist term.
The Playwickian, which made national news last year after administrators punished the paper for not printing the word Redskins, has had its budget cut to $2,000 for the school year.
Along with editorials in high school papers inCalifornia and Missouri, and a silent show of solidarity at a high school in Texas, student editors in California have raised more than $1,100 in 24 hours to support the student newspaper at Neshaminy High School and its adviser.