Category: Front Page

The Mission: Magnify Their Voices

I remember my final days at East St. Louis Senior High School (circa 2010). As senior class president, there was so much to accomplish in such a short amount of time. But I was no stranger to juggling commitments. Not...

/ August 2, 2017

What Not to Wear: A Yearbook Edition

For many rising seniors, the summer leading into the school year is one of preparing to finally graduate: drafting college applications, studying for standardized tests, and taking senior portraits. For Grace Goble at Maine South High School in Park Ridge,...

/ July 28, 2017

Opinion: Stop holding their hands

Practicing as a free press isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It taught me to be too responsible and too aware of how my actions affect others. It allowed me to cover stories on topics that the public needs...

/ July 24, 2017

Behind the Story: Debating sexism on a Kansas high school campus

In Overland Park, Kan., students don’t talk about sexism, says rising senior Rachel Pickett. At Blue Valley West High School, Pickett’s story on sexism within the debate team spurred controversy among the student body, with one student setting fire to...

/ July 13, 2017

Speaking Up: Fellows at FIU

The inaugural class of Active Voice fellows presented their projects on a panel at the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center at Florida International University on April 20, 2017. After a ten-month long process, watch Darlene Aderoju, Nashwa Bawab, Shine Cho, Sophie...

/ July 7, 2017

Introducing the 2017-18 Fellows

We are proud to announce our second annual class of Active Voice fellowship recipients. Active Voice is designed both to help diversify the field of First Amendment advocacy and to build a support system for high-school journalists struggling to exercise...

/ June 2, 2017