Category: Editorial

Lasso Staff

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
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
2016 Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

By Shea Smith Sophie Gordon was born in Fuzhou, China and moved to the United States when she was just ten-months-old. After living roughly a year-and-a-half in Iowa, her family moved to St. Charles, Missouri before she left for college...

/ September 6, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Sunshine Cho

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sunshine Cho

By Holly Speck Sunshine Cho has a confession to make. Before she was a rising sophomore at the University of California, San Diego, 7-year-old Shine ‘borrowed’ her father’s credit card and subscribed to a two-year TIME Magazine subscription. Luckily, Shine’s...

/ August 30, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Nashwa Bawab

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Nashwa Bawab

As a Muslim girl living in Texas, it was hard to find my voice at first. After 9/11, my dad would try to explain to me what hate was and instances I might come across it in life. I felt...

/ August 26, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Darlene Aderoju

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Darlene Aderoju

Looking back, I wish I had someone to help me develop confidence. I wish I had support from the few other black girls at my school to feel beautiful. I wish I had someone to tell me that there’s more...

/ August 24, 2016