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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.”





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.


Pa. Senate unanimously votes in favor of bill limiting public-records exemptions at ‘state-related’ universities

(09/24/14 8:34pm)

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that could require state-related universities to provide additional information to the public, bringing requirements closer in line with those of all other public agencies in the commonwealth.



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.


'Publicly funded,' not publicly accountable

(11/24/14 4:26pm)

Delaware and Pennsylvania are the only states with open records exemptions for “publicly funded” or “state-related” universities — institutions that receive taxpayer dollars but receive a majority of their funding from private donors. The laws permit UD, Delaware State and four other institutions — University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University and Lincoln University — to limit what information the public has access to.


Pa. bills could require university police agencies, state-related institutions to disclose additional information

(02/20/15 1:28pm)

One bill would require state-related universities — institutions that receive taxpayer dollars but get a majority of their funding from private donors — to create online databases disclosing budget, salary and contract information. The other bill would require campus police departments at all universities to comply with the same open records requirements as municipal police departments.


3 Bucknell U. students expelled for racist comments during a student radio broadcast

(03/31/15 5:53pm)

A disc jockey for WVBU, the student radio station at the private liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania, and his two guests were on the air on March 20 when they used “racist and violent language,” Bucknell University President John Bravman said on Thursday in an email to students, faculty and staff.





Neshaminy High School revokes student newspaper editor's access to post and edit online stories

(06/13/16 5:11pm)

Access to post and edit content to the online version of The Playwickian, the student newspaper at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has been revoked for more than a month after student editors decided not to publish the word Redskin in a news article, despite being directed to do so by the school’s principal.