Category: News

Apply for a 2017-18 Fellowship

The deadline for applications to the 2017-18 fellowship class has passed. Come back to this page in February 2018 to apply for our next class! The Student Press Law Center is looking for our second class of Active Voice fellows. Over...

/ February 14, 2017

Election Day 2016: I Wish It Was a Dream

On Election Day 2016 I had the privilege of working as a reporter for the Howard University News Service. My classmates and I were each responsible to produce at least one audio or video news package to be featured online....

/ January 2, 2017

Female Doctors under Trump’s Reign

According to Washington Post Journalist, Carolyn Y. Johnson in her article, “Women Really are Better Doctors, Study Suggests”, there exist indications that females possess increased aptitude and capability to excel in the medical arena. Specifically, they differ from men in their...

/ December 26, 2016

‘Twas the time for New Voices

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the nation High schools paused in writing some new legislation Those hard at work took a much-needed break But they’d return to it soon, for so much is at stake. The New...

/ December 25, 2016
It's #TalkBackTuesday

Shooting the messenger: Facebook post leads to community backlash against HS newspaper columnist

By Shelby Zeigler I am an opinion columnist for my high school newspaper, Uncaged News. I have always loved the excitement of writing an opinionated column that starts a civic discourse among the members of my community and it’s become...

/ December 13, 2016

Why I chose to get active with The Active Voice

Many high school students, particularly those in low-income communities, are not afforded the opportunity to access journalism courses. Additionally, many low-income high schools do not inform students of their free speech rights. Schools that allow students to contribute to their media often limit...

/ November 27, 2016