Censorship on Campus Publications
Censorship on college campuses have always been a controversial topic. In the United States, the government can not prevent the publication of a newspaper, even when there is reason to believe that it is about to reveal information that will endanger our national security. Some college schools, however, have limitations on what should be published on their campuses. These restrictions have caused a lot of outrage from students who believe in free speech and freedom of the press. Some students feel that these restrictions prevent them from expressing themselves and what they believe what is important. City College of San Francisco does not have any student publishing restrictions other than a copyright policy. This should be changed for City College should have some restrictions to protect students from being harassed by the press. Although censorship on campus publications attacks the first amendment, creates bad publicity, and prevents students from expressing what they think is important; it helps prevent violence, restricts hate speech, protects ones reputation, and gives a safer feel to students on college campuses. One of the main reasons why college campuses have restrictions on publications is because it gives a safer feel to students on college campuses. One example is when The Primary Source of Tufts University was charged for sexual harassment. The Primary Source, the conservative magazine at Tufts University, came into conflict with senior Iris Halpern when she filed a sexual harassment complaint against the paper for printing a cartoon of her in a tank top. Iris Halpern then teamed up with the Tufts Feminist Alliance (TFA) and rallied against The Primary Source at a hearing addressing the sexual harassment. At the meeting, Iris Halpern and the Tufts Feminist Alliance shouted "stop looking at my breasts" and "keep your First Amendment off my body." After all of this, the Committee of Tuft University...
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