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Most students in the US don't have full First Amendment or press freedom rights on campus.

The road to students’ rights

Grace Marcus, features writer February 8, 2021

In 1965, in the middle of the Vietnam War, 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker wore a black armband to school to mourn the lives lost on both sides of the war. The principal, learning of the students’ plans,...

Mary Beth Tinker advocates for Lynne Jackson's book about Dred Scott.

Heroes of the First Amendment

Maddie Meyers and Emma Lingo November 7, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case and the "Year of the Student Journalist." To recognize the decision and celebrate the First Amendment, the U.S. District...

Jack Rintoul, TKC editor-in-chief, testifies in favor of the New Voices bill.

TKC testifies in support of Cronkite New Voices Act

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor February 7, 2019

Jack Rintoul, TKC editor-in-chief, and Mitch Eden, TKC adviser, testified, Wed., Feb. 6 in Jefferson City in favor of the Cronkite New Voices Act. The New Voices Act overturns Hazelwood School District...

On Wednesday Jan. 17, TKC Editor-in-Chief, Camille Baker, testifies during the hearing for the Cronkite New Voices Act which would repeal pro-censorship precedents set by Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier for student journalists. 
“My hope is for all student journalists to be heard loud and clear.” Baker said, “ To be able to dispel rumors that would otherwise circulate around our communities.”

Update: Cronkite New Voices Act

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor March 27, 2018

After passing through the Missouri House of Representatives with a vote of 129-20, the Cronkite New Voices Act will go to a hearing with the Missouri State Senate Education Committee on March 27. TKC Editor-in-Chief,...

Cronkite New Voices Act passes through Missouri House

Cronkite New Voices Act passes through Missouri House

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor February 22, 2018

The Walter Cronkite New Voices Act passed through the Missouri House of Representatives with a vote of 129-20 on Sunday, Feb. 19. The bill, if passed through Senate, guarantees First Amendment rights to...

Students head to Jefferson City for new voices hearing

Students head to Jefferson City for new voices hearing

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor January 17, 2018

KHS Journalism Adviser, Mitch Eden, and three KHS students will be traveling to Jefferson City to support the Cronkite New Voices Act on Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018. The act, which will be looking to pass...

New Voices for student journalists

Camille Baker, Chloe Hooker, and Zac Clingenpeel November 17, 2017

Every three weeks, the racks in the KHS hallways are restocked and the scent of freshly printed magazines fills the editor’s office in the south journalism building. As students enter the doors on...

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