Kansas Teens to Continue Publishing Underground Paper

| September 25, 2000

Kansas Teens to Continue Publishing Underground Paper, Aarika Mack, Freedom Forum Online
Two Kansas high schoolers have been prohibited from attending classes after publishing a newspaper mocking the school's official paper. Lee Dunfield and Brad Quellhorst distributed 200 copies of the first issue of The Low Budget, a spoof of Lawrence High School's official The Budget, on August 31 with articles like 'Veteran's Park Set on Fire to Discourage Smoking,' 'Pope Apologizes for All 2000 Years of Christian Persecution,' and 'NYC Police Arrest Man for Being Black.' The paper is now online, where it is not subjected to the high school's policy of prior view and approval before distribution (or any real rules at all), and the kids don't intend to stop publishing. -- Amanda Luker
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