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.
Now, any review of articles before publication will not go higher than the Wilson Beacon's staff advisers.
The principal, who is in her first year at the school, is now working with student editors to update their editorial policy after an intense outcry from the community.
Student journalists will now have editorial control over their coverage after the school board unanimously voted to implement a principal's recommendation to make the paper a public forum.
Fairmont State University’s newspaper adviser filed a grievance on Tuesday against the university in response to his dismissal in May, not long after The Columns student newspaper he advised published multiple articles critical of the university’s response to black mold on campus.
Starting this semester, the principal at Rochester High School has enforced a prior review policy over The Talon after parents complained about the November issue. Now, members of the student newspaper staff are fighting back.