Category: Front Page

‘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

First Thoughts

Usually, there is nothing more gratifying than being validated, than knowing you aren’t alone in your sentiments and experiences. But this time, there was nothing more gut wrenching either. We all know there is a gaping disparity between genders. It’s...

/ November 27, 2016

Active Voice and Me

Being talked over, spoken for, dismissed and ignored is all too commonly experienced by women and as an Arab Latina, it just comes with the territory. One of the main reasons I got into journalism was because I wanted to...

/ November 27, 2016

Building a community: the Active Voice listening tour rolls on

“Activating girls’ voices” was the advertised title of the gathering, a Saturday morning at a high school journalism workshop in Indiana. It was our public “coming-out party” after months of groundwork by our student fellows, a chance for our most-wanted...

/ November 17, 2016