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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Protection of First Amendment rights under scrutiny

Protection of First Amendment rights under scrutiny

Multiple Authors January 31, 2018

The lines determining one’s rights are more blurred than ever, with constitutional rights being mocked when in use. For example, mixed reactions occurred toward the ‘Take a Knee’ demonstration during...

Morse v. Frederick limits students freedom speech

Morse v. Frederick limits students’ freedom speech

Will Cover January 29, 2018

At the heart of Morse v. Frederick lies the First Amendment question of whether or not schools can limit students’ free speech. In 2002 Joseph Frederick, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School in Juneau,...

30 years later Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier still impacts student speech

30 years later ‘Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier’ still impacts student speech

George Frey January 29, 2018

In the United States teenage pregnancies or students dealing with divorce is not always unusual. In 2015 10 in 1000 people experienced divorce. In 1983 however, student journalists at Hazelwood East High...

Supreme Court ruling defines student led prayer

Supreme Court ruling defines student led prayer

Bailey Stover January 27, 2018

The First Amendment rights of students in public schools have long been a topic of controversy in the United States with debates ranging from what they can say to what they can pray. Amidst the numerous...

Want to start a club? Supreme Court says go for it

Want to start a club? Supreme Court says go for it

Ethan Hayes January 26, 2018

The core of Westside Community Schools v Mergens is one of complexity, conflict and comprehensive. The case is not that far off in recent history, and impacts all us as students. The landmark ruling in...

Bethel School District v Fraser continues to affect speech regulation

‘Bethel School District v Fraser’ continues to affect speech regulation

Jared Geyer January 25, 2018

Matthew Fraser was suspended from Bethel High School in April 1983. The previous day, Fraser had given a speech made for nominating a fellow student for the student government in front of the 600 students...

Tinker v Des Moines reaches out of modern history

Tinker v Des Moines reaches out of modern history

Anna Xu January 24, 2018

The United States of America joined the Vietnam War to impede the spread of communism. After two decades of warfare (1955-1975), the war became “the longest in U.S. history until the Afghanistan War.”...

Does W. Virginia vs. Barnette still affect students?

Does W. Virginia vs. Barnette still affect students?

Saly Seye January 24, 2018

[dropcap style="flat"]A[/dropcap]cross the United States, the topics of patriotism and respect for one’s country spark heated conversations. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick generated...

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