The Student News Site of New Bedford High School

The Whaler Post

The Student News Site of New Bedford High School

The Whaler Post

The Student News Site of New Bedford High School

The Whaler Post

About The Whaler Post

The Whaler Post
230 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02740

508-997-4511 — fax: 508.497.9829

 

The Whaler Post is created by the Journalism course and the Newspaper Club at New Bedford High School in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Whaler Post is an open forum of student expression, and all content decisions are made by the student staff. The publication adheres to the requirements of Massachusetts Student Free Expression Law (part 1, title XII, ch. 71, section 82 of Mass. General Law):

Section 82 – Right of Students to Freedom of Expression:

  • The right of students to freedom of expression in the public schools of the commonwealth shall not be abridged, provided that such right shall not cause any disruption or disorder within the school. Freedom of expression shall include without limitation, the rights and responsibilities of students, collectively and individually, (a) to express their views through speech and symbols, (b) to write, publish, and disseminate their views, (c) to assemble peaceably on school property for the purpose of expressing their opinions. Any assembly planned by students during regularly scheduled school hours shall be held only at a time and place approved in advance by the school principal or his designee. No expression made by students in the exercise of such rights shall be deemed to be an expression of school policy and no school officials shall be held responsible in any civil or criminal action for any expression made or published by the students. For the purposes of this section and sections eighty-three to eighty-five, inclusive, the word student shall mean any person attending a public secondary school in the commonwealth. The word school official shall mean any member or employee of the local school committee.

Students interested in joining The Whaler Post should contact Mr. Zinger in 4-316. Letters to the editor are welcome, but only signed letters will be considered for publication. Letters may be edited for length or clarity. We reserve the right to refuse advertisements for any reason. All unsolicited ads will be reviewed by the student staff.