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Because I’m a journalist, I can’t go home

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I thought I wanted to study law but then, while doing an internship for an online newspaper and radio station in my hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico, I fell in love with journalism. As with most places, when you’re an intern your job is to make copies, get coffee and do whatever people ask you to…

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Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last October–which she made available on her website–threatening the social media platform with “increased regulations” if it did not do more to stop people from using it for “propagating hate.” Although regulating speech on social media that “propagates hate” in general would violate…

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The First Amendment is under attack at Mercer

Mercer’s Human Resources department has emailed all college faculty and staff a link to a mandatory online compliance training and has required completion by May 14. The training includes information on Title IX and other important and relevant policies, but one point in the first module, on slide 22 of 84 states that “employees should…

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Locals turn out for second annual First Amendment 5K race

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By: Anna Bosted and Laura Pollack The VOICE held its second annual First Amendment 5K Run-Walk on October 1.  Nearly seventy participants arrived to race that supported Mercer’s award-winning paper and the first amendment. For Stephanie Nawracaj, the first place overall woman’s finisher with a time of 22:41, the themes of freedom and charity were…

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EDITORIAL: Phelps didn’t belong at CMA

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Over spring break seven VOICE staffers travelled to the 2011 College Media Advisers convention in New York City. The convention was attended by more than a thousand students and advisers from journalism programs across the country. Days were filled with lectures and workshops on new media and journalism from some of the most prominent names…

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