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Liz Zelinksi could not ignore the strikingly high number: In just a few months, editorial staffs at more than a dozen college newspapers woke up to find distribution boxes inexplicably empty, just hours after they were circulated.
When Megan Chase wrote her first opinion column, calling for tolerance of homosexuality, she never imagined it would trigger a war that would take the job of her newspaper adviser.
Many aspiring journalists learn about press censorship laws in a textbook or the national news, but students at Danbury High School witnessed it live when their newspapers were locked up and they were locked out of a public school board meeting.
He was rushing to school that January morning after digging his car out of 10 inches of accumulated snow and ice. Somehow, his car started despite the below-zero temperatures. No matter, it was not the tardy bell he was worried about; he just wanted to make it to town in time for the parade.
Nearly 40 years have passed since Mary Beth Tinker first entered the vaunted halls of the U.S. Supreme Court. Since then, the plaintiff in the landmark student expression case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District has heard her name invoked countless times as the gold standard protecting students’ free expression rights.
When Patrick Esfeller, a junior at Louisiana State University, learned he was under investigation from school administrators, he says his feelings quickly moved from shock to outrage.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of claims made in a lawsuit that challenged the state’s criminal libel statute that was filed by a former University of Northern Colorado student.
This spring, the SPLC celebrated Sunshine Week, an annual event that encourages organizations to promote open government Although Sunshine Week is celebrated in March, advocates and journalists agree that open government should be an everyday occurrence.