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Virginia student confronts school board to end prior review — Q & A with Kate Karstens

Kate Karstens is a senior at George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia and the editor of their student newspaper, The Lasso. Since last March, she’s been on a campaign to codify press freedom in her school district by...

/ March 7, 2017
Fellow Sophie Gordon talks to two student journalists who stopped by the SPLC booth at the national journalism convention in November 2016.

If you’re a feminist (and you should be), be intersectional

On Jan. 21 — just one day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration — people who identify as women (who I will from now on collectively call women because that is what they are) across the world participated in #WomensMarch(es). Women...

/ February 25, 2017

Now is the time for New Voices

It’s time to cure Hazelwood. In 1988, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-3 ruling that hurt student journalism publications everywhere. The landmark Hazelwood v Kuhlmeier decision determined that school administrators could exercise prior restraint if a school can present...

/ February 25, 2017

Apply for a 2017-18 Fellowship

UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 31, 2017. The Student Press Law Center is looking for our second class of Active Voice fellows. Applications are due Friday, March 17, 2017 Friday, March 31, 2017. Over the course of the 2017-18...

/ February 14, 2017

Bad News

I counted feet in iambic pentameter in my freshman English class, discussed literary devices the following school year, identified rhetorical devices in AP Language as a junior, and wrote analytical essays my senior year. For all the Shakespeare I remember...

/ January 13, 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