I, Sierra Kidwell, write this opinion to support
the majority opinion on the case of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier. Knowing that the case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeler
is a school sponsored newspaper is why I agree with the majority side of the
decision. This article didn’t only affect the people and violated there
personal life, it was a distraction for others.
The topics of this article are touchy topics that can hurt someones
feeling and can resulting in them hurting themselves. How I choose my side was
keeping 3 key points in my mind, did they inform the father who is part of the
divorce story, was changing their names actually keeping the identity anonymous
and both these stories delt with kids at the High School. Knowing these points
I felt that they should take the article down because it could lead to bullying
favor for this case was undetermined. There is many ways to look at this case.
Although, you have freedom of speech, what you say can affect others around you
and you have to keep that in mind. The
school going towards the majority vote was just trying to protect the students
and their rights. The school newspaper for any school is to inform other
students of what is around them, not about students personal lives.
main influential point that led me to choose the majority vote was all the
negative conations within the stories, and the negative feedback that peers
gave towards the story. The fact that students and parents interviewed weren’t anonymous
in the stories is shocking to me because that can cause a major dilemma in someone’s
life. The people interviewed thought that it was an anonymous interview and it
ended up not to be which is false information given to them if they wouldn’t like
other people to know. This is what made my decision of going with the majority