Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Bumper Sticker Wars

Walla Walla, WA. A high school student is suspended for a bumper sticker on her car. Its contents: “I fucked your boyfriend” Camp Lejeune, NC. Civilian employee and Marine Corps veteran, Jesse Nieto, is ordered to remove stickers from his … Continue reading

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A Preventable Tragedy

President Thabo Mbeki’s suppression of scientific information about AIDS has led to the deaths of thousands of people in South Africa. According to a new study conducted by Harvard researchers, the South African government could have prevented 330,000 premature deaths … Continue reading

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Super sez: ‘TTYL’ has g2g

Something is missing from the school lib in Round Rock, TX. Last week, school Superintendent Dr. Jesús Chávez pulled TTYL by Lauren Myracle from district middle school libraries. All of ‘em. That equals a book ban. A.k.a. censorship! The super … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom and Student Press at DuPage

At DuPage College – a community college outside of Chicago – the board has recently proposed a policy change that would give far more power to the board of trustees. This would influence “such questions as the future of the … Continue reading

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Reform Jewish leaders testify against adding creationism/intelligent design

by Sarah Falcon

On Wednesday, three Reform Jewish leaders testified in Austin, Texas against a language change in the school curriculum which would require teaching “strengths and limitations” of scientific theories. Texas’ current curriculum requires teaching the “strengths and weaknesses” of scientific theories. Testimonies from two of the rabbis is excerpted below: Continue reading

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Good idea.

We’ve addressed the study that links sex on TV to teen pregnancy, and came on the side of education rather than fear about content on TV. Not everyone agrees: In reference to the article, “Study suggests TV shows may spur … Continue reading

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Are you Offended?

Listening to: MC Luscious An 11th grade student was recently told to remove her bumper sticker from her car parked in the Walla Walla High School (WA) parking lot. The content of the sticker: “I Fucked Your Boyfriend.” There was … Continue reading

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