lakeridge high school

A Microcosm of Censorship

By |2019-03-13T15:13:01-04:00March 18th, 2009|Blog|

We’ve noticed that the State of Oregon has been a hotbed for censorship incidents lately.  Here’s what’s been happening around the state: A Portland fifth grader has decided not to perform his act about President Barack Obama in his elementary school’s talent show after the principal forbade him from wearing a mask that depicts Obama during the performance.  The principal [...]

Prior review, psychedelics, and high school newspapers

By |2019-03-15T16:22:26-04:00March 4th, 2009|Blog|

Promoting drug use in a high school newspaper is undeniably inappropriate, but is there ever room for critical discussion about drugs?  How about reporting on substantial medical research, which claims some psychedelic drugs might offer positive effects?  Lakeridge High School senior Tyler Smith’s January op-ed, “Psychedelics: Agents of spiritual growth?” which reported on the effects of psychedelic drugs and brought [...]