U-High Midway

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EDITORIAL POLICY: In a time when the press is criticized, the U-High Midway seeks to inform, educate and serve the community of University High School. The Midway is developed and managed by students, for students.

REQUESTS TO CHANGE OR REMOVE CONTENT: Once a story is published, our general policy is to not change or remove any content (including quotes, names and information) due to requests from outside sources. Before publication, editors and other staff members have worked to ensure the validity, newsworthiness and ethics of publishing each piece. For these reasons, the editorial board will not take down past articles except in extraordinary circumstances. A task force will be assigned to respond to each request and determine action. Content will only change if it is found to be false, libelous, dangerous or insensitive. If a story is altered, we will make it clear to the readers what edits were made.

ERRORS AND CORRECTIONS: Staff members will strive to correct any errors before publication — and will correct errors after posting when necessary. If the editorial board determines a significant error has been published, a formal correction will appear on the site and remain as a part of the site’s permanent archive. To submit a correction, email [email protected]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND COMMENTS: Letters to the editor will be printed in the newspaper or published on the website. Letters to the editor may be submitted to [email protected] and should not exceed 300 words. The letter must be signed and must include the writer’s contact information for verification. No material will be published where content is obscene, invasive of another’s’ privacy, encouraging physical disruption of school activities and/or determined by editors to be potentially libelous. Student editors-in-chief reserve the right to withhold a letter or column or other submission and/or return it for revision if it contains unprotected speech or grammatical errors that could hamper its meaning. Deadlines for letters and columns will be determined by student editors-in-chief or designee. Submissions to the editor will not be returned to the author. Online comments will require a name and email address submitted for verification. Online comments for the website or social media that are found in violation of the editorial policy will be removed as quickly as possible.

A comment may be removed, without notice to the commenter, if any of its content meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Messages containing profanity, obscenity, or words that are racist, sexist, homophobic, or hateful in some other way.
  • Threats or encouragement of violence and/or other illegal behavior.
  • Disclosure of personal and/or private information about any individual, including (but not limited to) the writer of the piece or the writer of another comment.
  • The comment is written under the name or username of an individual other than the author of the comment.
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