Its Scholastic Journalism Week (Feb. 22 – Feb. 28). I just want to take a moment to recognize the hard work of my newsmagazine staff and of other high school newspapers across the United States. Adults and lawmakers may look down upon us and view us as children incapable of making the right decisions, but we are professionals in the making.
Use this week to spread knowledge and love of the First Amendment and of the freedom of the press. Fight back against your prior reviews (peacefully, please) and help campaign for shield laws in your state legislature. Let them know that you will not have your voice silenced.