Why punish speech after the fact, when you can censor it before it happens? That is the attitude of Los Angeles City College. According to the LA Times and Student Press Law Center, LACC is attempting to assert control over the student newspaper, The Collegian, by combining its operations with the student activities department. LACC cites budgetary concerns, but the student journalists and their advisor are concerned that the move will give the administration editorial control of the paper. All this comes on the heels of LACC punishing Jonathan Lopez for expressing his religious beliefs on campus and attempts by the administration to belittle student reporters at public hearings.
LACC in more hot water over student speech rights