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Collegiate Freedom of the Press Is a Pressing Issue

Collegiate Freedom of the Press Is a Pressing Issue

By WSN Editorial Board

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

By repressing the rights of campus newspapers, colleges are only damaging their reputations further by covering up scandals instead of working to solve them.

For Clinton, Attempts at Transparency Don’t Fly

For Clinton, Attempts at Transparency Don’t Fly

By WSN Editorial Board

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While Clinton's recent actions have been a welcome change from her usual guarded attitude towards the press, it is problematic that it has taken a year for her campaign to take this basic step.

Free Speech Post-Gawker Will Be Just Fine

Free Speech Post-Gawker Will Be Just Fine

By Tommy Collison, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A sex tape is only a “major scandal” if Gawker chooses to shove a retired wrestler back into the spotlight for no other discernible reason than to grab eyeballs and earn ad revenue.

Freedom of Speech Snubbed in Hogan Case

Freedom of Speech Snubbed in Hogan Case

By WSN Editorial Board

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Terry Bollea, whether he is play-acting Hulk Hogan or not, is a public figure. But the plaintiff carelessly conflated newsworthiness with taste and the jury fell for that legal sleight of hand. If this case holds up, the precedent it would set could prove disastrous.

Trump Attacks First Amendment Rights

Trump Attacks First Amendment Rights

By Paris Martineau, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If Trump can attack the basis by which we define ourselves as a nation without even the slightest drop in polls, it is terrifying to imagine where the American people will draw the line, if they ever do.

New York State should copy Florida’s transparency

New York State should copy Florida’s transparency

By Abraham Gross, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

New York State should follow Florida's example and amend their transparency laws.