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Independent Schools Deserve Protections For Journalistic Freedom

Independent Schools Deserve Protections For Journalistic Freedom

Drew Rosenblum, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 12, 2019

This story was originally published on February 1, 2019   “A student shall have the same right to exercise his or her right to free speech on campus as he or she enjoys when off campus.” While this is a seemingly desultory quote, it is the single most powerful tool of a private school j...

Poppy Harlow Gives a “Voice to the Voiceless”

Harlow hosting a 2019 CNN Town Hall Forum with presidential candidate Howard Schultz

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

When Poppy Harlow ‘01 was asked to conduct an interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the same week that her son was born, she was unsure whether she could realistically do it. But there she was, sitting with a Supreme Court Justice while wearing an adult pregnancy diaper. Harlow’s experiences...

Journalism contributes to idolization of school shooters

Graphic credit: Eva Berezovsky

Drew Rosenblum, News Editor

March 14, 2018

There’s a serious issue with school shootings in America, and part of that stems from an ancillary subject no one is talking about. Aside from the gun control debate, there is a serious problem with the journalism covering it. Every shooting sets off a clickstorm of searches of the shooters’ name and...

UVA article under scrutiny after Rolling Stone mishandles story

Take Back the Night is one example of a group speaking against sexual violence and assault and offering support and education.

Brianna Pomonis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

When Rolling Stone’s November article on UVA fraternities dropped,  widespread rage  caused colleges, students, and parents to refocus their view on sexual assault at college campuses. However, new evidence from an investigation by Columbia University shows that Rolling Stone mishandled evidence on the ...

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