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Neshaminy High School

Redskins, Revenge, Censorship: The Ridiculous Mascot Fight at a Pennsylvania High School

Dan Reimold | Posted 10.09.2014 | Education
Dan Reimold

Neshaminy High School officials have been locked for a year now in an uproariously abhorrent battle royale of their own making with the school's student newspaper. Why? Because staffers decided they would no longer print the name of the school's mascot.

Student Newspaper Editor Punished After Refusing To Print The Word 'Redskin'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.19.2014 | Teen

A Pennsylvania high school newspaper faculty advisor and editor-in-chief were reportedly suspended this week over their refusal print the word “reds...

Teacher, Editor Suspended for Banning Use of 'Redskin' in School Newspaper

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
Evelyn Lauer

As a journalism teacher, I'm appalled by the clear neglect of First Amendment rights to this student publication. As a citizen, I'm appalled by this administration's desire to keep a racial slur as a mascot because of tradition.

Pennsylvania School Proposes Policy to Force Use of Slur

Adam Goldstein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Adam Goldstein

Once government property is set aside for an educational purpose, students have a protectable free expression right within the scope of that purpose. Students no more have a right to take control of the newspaper away from the editors than they do the right to take control of the footballs away from the football team.

Student Newspaper Fights For Right To Ban The Word 'Redskins'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

A student newspaper that was told it could not ban the word “Redskins” from the publication may go to court over the issue. Several months ago...

High School Students Ban 'Redskins,' Get Sent To Principal

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 11.16.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When a high school newspaper at a suburban Philadelphia football powerhouse decided the word "Redskins" had no place in its page...

Pennsylvania School Demands Students Keep Using Racial Slur

Adam Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Adam Goldstein

What happens next? Presumably, either the school will see reason or they'll put the students in a position where they'll have to pursue legal options to defend their rights.

Redskins Controversy: High School Kids Understand Better Than Daniel Snyder

Steve Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Steve Young

This is not about which side is right. This is a lesson on how to approach differences. In this case, the Neshaminy kids took into consideration the opposing view. The billionaire NFL owner is just a bore.

Dollars More Important Than Kids: Accidental Death, Suicide, Tragedies Highlight Safety Net Cuts

Steve Young | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Steve Young

Bucks County, home to such literary giants as James Michener and Pearl Buck, is also home to a school district that is crafting an embarrassing non-fiction story of financial irresponsibility and worse, child neglect.