Neighborhood in the News


Normally we bring you diverse – often lighthearted – stories from around the neighborhood, but this week we get serious as Wilson High School dominated the news after Principal Kimberly Martin instituted a policy of prior review for the school newspaper, the Wilson Beacon. In case you missed the coverage, here are a few of the stories about the controversy, and hopefully its resolution, that we thought were worth reading:

  • Beacon staff wrote an editorial staunchly opposing the new policy, stating in part: “Student journalism is about questioning the way that our school and our society operates. Not only does prior review take away our freedom to criticize, it creates an atmosphere of censorship that will make students more reluctant to tell their stories.” ~ Prior Review is Indirect Censorship

Stay tuned…