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Cohesiveness, discussions make Free Speech Club unique

Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – The Free Speech Club meets on thursdays to share opinions in an environment that hopes to promote healthy conversation on the topics discussed. By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP The Free Speech Club is a new group on campus that allows students to share their opinions while cultivating discussion […]

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Diocese policies on free speech repress student voices

By Julian De Ocampo ’13

“You should know that since you are a student in a private school, you have very few, if any, constitutional rights,” Principal Mr. Bob Ryan told me in an email requesting an interview concerning the right of the student body to freedom of speech.

Mr. Ryan was not saying that as a threat, but was rather describing how case law and diocese policy impact a private school. Landmark cases have determined students’ constitutional rights don’t stop at the school house gates – for public schools. Other court cases have found that private school students simply have to make do with limited rights.

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