The Beachcomber

Prior Review and Student Censorship — Where’s the Line?

Amy Chen, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2020

During the past few years, The Beachcomber's coverage has come under increasing scrutiny, just as professional journalists have been increasingly attacked by politicians.  However, while the First Amendment may guarantee freedom of speech and freedom of the press, as a student publication that underg...

Beachcomber Subject to Censorship of Article in April Issue

Five members of the Beachcomber staff met with Srithai, Superintendent Dr. Robert Hardis and the school district’s attorney Daniel McIntyre of Brindza McIntyre & Seed after school on April 9 in  Davis’s classroom.
In the meeting, it was clear that administrators would not allow the article to be published. Photo by Nakita Reidenbach.

Clinton Sansonetti, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

School administrators censored an article submitted for publication in the April issue of the Beachcomber. Principal Tony Srithai explained that administrators censored the story because they were concerned about the privacy of a student, although the student was not identified in the article. “There...