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Neshaminy administrators confiscate newspapers printed by student editors without principal's approval

(06/13/14 12:00pm)

Neshaminy High School administrators confiscated the student newspaper’s final issue of the year Friday, after students printed the paper without administrative approval following renewed disagreement over the students’ ban on the word “Redskins.”

SPLC, JEA-SPRC Condemn Neshaminy School District For Punishing Newspaper Editor, Adviser in Ongoing Fight Over “Redskins” Name

(09/17/14 3:16pm)

The Student Press Law Center and Journalism Education Association Scholastic Press Rights Commission condemned the actions of the Neshaminy School District in Pennsylvania Wednesday, following the District’s retaliatory and illegal actions calculated to punish the Playwickian student newspaper, its editors and its adviser.

Playwickian adviser, student editor receive nationwide support following suspensions

(09/18/14 5:16pm)

Along with editorials in high school papers in California and Missouri, and a silent show of solidarity at a high school in Texas, student editors in California have raised more than $1,100 in 24 hours to support the student newspaper at Neshaminy High School and its adviser.

Censorship-fighters from Wis., Pa., recognized with 'Courage in Student Journalism' award

(11/11/14 10:38am)

Tanvi Kumar, former editor-in-chief of Cardinal Columns at Wisconsin’s Fond du Lac High School and co-editors Gillian McGoldrick and Reed Hennessy of The Playwickian at Pennsylvania’s Neshaminy High School will share the Courage award, presented annually to recognize students who show exceptional fortitude in overcoming adversity to bring important stories to the public.

Neshaminy newspaper adviser named Pennsylvania journalism teacher of the year

(06/11/14 12:00pm)

The last few months for the students of Neshaminy High School’s The Playwickian haven’t been easy. As the student staff has fought administrators for editorial control, their adviser Tara Huber has stood behind them at every step. Tuesday night, Huber found out she was being named Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania High School Press Association.“It makes it worth continuing to fight the good fight,” Huber said.In October, the staff announced they wouldn’t use the word Redskin – the school’s mascot – because they say it’s a racial slur. Administrators pushed back and demanded students print it.