News & Commentary

Used guitar strings help women in recovery

Making jewelry from old guitar strings helps women in recovery support themselves in Nashville, Tenn., as seen in this multimedia project by 2017 Chipsters Olivia Peterkin and Tomas Rodriguez.
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Organization provides help to women in transitional housing

Making jewelry from old guitar strings helps women in recovery support themselves in Nashville, Tenn., as seen in this multimedia project by 2017 Chipsters Olivia Peterkin and Tomas Rodriguez.
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2018 Competitors

School Name Team Number Boston College 1 University of Maryland 2 Wayne State 3 Temple University 4 Loyola University – Chicago 5 University of California – Los Angeles 6 Florida
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Can anti-profanity laws and the fighting words doctrine be squared with the First Amendment?

First Amendment scholar David Hudson discusses why these laws are constitutional–and why that’s a problem.
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Chipsters Cover the March for Our Lives

From Washington, D.C., to Denver to Reno, Nev., Chipsters documented the student-led March for Our Lives protests against gun violence on March 24, 2018.
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Florida State University College of Law Wins Moot Court Competition

The team took top honors at this year’s Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition.
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Students Made Noise and Put the Best of the First Amendment on Display

Thousands of people and Newseum visitors put their First Amendment freedoms in action during the March for Our Lives weekend.
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Dear interns, we’re sorry. We should have warned you about sexual harassment.

Interns are vulnerable to sexual harassment at work but we didn’t warn them about it. The #MeToo movement showed us our mistake and we’re changing.
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Podcast: Diversity in the Newsroom

Gene Policinski talks with the Women’s Media Center about their recent report on the status of women of color in the American media.
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Are high schools teaching students to devalue free speech?

When high school students are threatened and punished for using their First Amendment rights, is it any wonder they show intolerance of free speech as they enter college?
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