Question of the Day: Should high school publications cover controversy?

A week-long series featuring faculty and student opinion

"We should discuss controversial topics because high school is about preparing for the world," theatre junior Jessica Posey said. "Gender identity, for example, can be difficult to talk about, and talking about it educates us. Also, mental disorders are topics which I'm not familiar with, and exposure to them informs me and teaches me how to deal with mental health as we change through adolescence."
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“We should discuss controversial topics because high school is about preparing for the world,” theatre junior Jessica Posey said. “Gender identity, for example, can be difficult to talk about, and talking about it educates us. Also, mental disorders are topics which I’m not familiar with, and exposure to them informs me and teaches me how to deal with mental health as we change through adolescence.”
"I think we should always cover and not censor controversy. Open conversation is vital to progress, and we should as a whole always strive for improvement within our community," vocal senior Lauren Bates said. "Congratulations to The Muse for covering diverse subjects!"
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“I think we should always cover and not censor controversy. Open conversation is vital to progress, and we should as a whole always strive for improvement within our community,” vocal senior Lauren Bates said. “Congratulations to The Muse for covering diverse subjects!”
"We should review gender identity, sexism, and other controversial topics because kids must learn about everything around them," visual sophomore Roanne Kopacz-Ried said. "Kids should not be sheltered. When you shelter a kid, you damage their future as information equals preparation and success."
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“We should review gender identity, sexism, and other controversial topics because kids must learn about everything around them,” visual sophomore Roanne Kopacz-Ried said. “Kids should not be sheltered. When you shelter a kid, you damage their future as information equals preparation and success.”