Back when I attended Hunter College High School, no major news journalist gave two cents about what happened there. In fact, when I edited What’s What, the school newspaper, I was confident that no sensible adult other than our faculty advisor and the principal would read the paper, let alone care what was in it. Today’s teenagers have no such comfort. If their institution is elite enough, they can look forward to coverage in the major news media. And not just by agreeing to appear on reality television (thanks, Bravo!). Just by GOING to a well-known school, they may find themselves in the spotlight. Especially when a Supreme Court Justice thinks it’s worth dropping in…
Here’s November’s round-up:
- Justice Kennedy Censors the Dalton School Newspaper’s Article about His Appearance (New York Times)
- Somebody Said the Word “Bazonga” at a Horace Mann Assembly (Gawker)
- Horace Mann Student Starts a Small Business (New Yorker)
I understand the news value of Justice Kennedy’s attempts at censorship. But overall, can we see more of a focus on accomplished adults rather than students at name brand schools?