New Hampshire High School Newspaper Puts Out Sex Edition


You know, the line between discussion and obscene has many different layers, but most of us can agree that a high school should not put out an edition of the school paper that is based on sex. The discussion of janitors finding vibrators, anal sex, and topics like why men love women who love women are not appropriate for a high school paper.

But the faculty advisor to the paper seemed to have no problel with it thinking it was a proper venue for expression by the students. And the moron also was confused why parents at the middle school were up in arms that the paper was scheduled to be sent to their students.

The notion of freedom of expression by some of these liberal educators has to be curtailed and common sense let into the room. Sure you want the kids to think outside of the box, but at the same time you need to teach them that expression in a newspaper has to have proper boundaries.

And do not tell me that this same faculty advisor would not have gone ballistic if the student newspaper published a racist or sexist issue on the front page. He then would have felt that there were boundaries.

Some parents are protesting the “sex” edition of the student newspaper at Winnacunnet High School. Several said they were especially offended by a photograph of two women kissing under the headline, “Why men love women who love women,” a quiz question about anal sex, and an interview with an unnamed custodian who said he had found a vibrator in the girls’ shower.

“Those articles offended me personally as a parent,” said Venus Merrill, a school board member. “It’s not something you want to read with your 10-year-old and it’s not something that should be going home.”

Principal Randy Zito said the Winnachronicle had crossed the line of responsible reporting and that he had dealt with the problem privately. He also said he had pulled copies of the paper that normally would have been sent to middle schools in the cooperative school district.

The newspaper’s faculty adviser defended the editors’ decisions and said the February edition of the paper was intended to inform students, not shock people — although they knew it would stir controversy. via

Posted March 30, 2007 by
Bizarre, Education, WTF | 16 comments

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  • Comments

    16 Responses to “New Hampshire High School Newspaper Puts Out Sex Edition”

    1. joe bear on March 30th, 2007 10:30 pm

      This is not right.WTF

    2. Gunslinger on March 30th, 2007 10:43 pm

      Ya’ll! This is what the left wingers want our children doing in high school. I am sorry, but I have an issue or two with it!

    3. Scared Monkeys on March 30th, 2007 10:53 pm


      Don’t apologize, there is a subculture that wants to take all of the fun out of being a kid and turn them into little adults.

      This has been going on for a long time, think of A Miracle on 42nd Street…


    4. Sherry on March 31st, 2007 3:35 am

      This makes absolutely no sense. I bet we end up seeing the faculty advisor on ‘Dateline’ being caught for going to a 12 year old girl’s house to have sex.

    5. Houston on March 31st, 2007 4:22 am

      Public education is certainly not what it was 50 years ago…..the taxpayer is not getting much for the money these days….this type of subject should be left at home.

    6. Patti on March 31st, 2007 6:04 am


    7. Richard on March 31st, 2007 8:08 am

      As I read the article, this happened at a public high school, funded by taxpayer money.

      The principal says he handled this privately? What gives him the right to handle it privately? He should be held accountable. Look at the money that is poured into the education bureaucracy … and stuff like this is the payback?

      I referred in an earlier post to Richard’s law: the more money you throw at something, the worse the results.

      Stuff like this is the strongest argument you can find for the school voucher program. The New Hampshire community should speak up, in my view, and demand personnel changes.

    8. Jonathan on March 31st, 2007 5:57 pm

      All you people are full of shit! These are young adults talking about topics that matter to them. All this outrage is caused by insecure adults. It is better for these students to talk about these things and learn about the facts instead of having to find out about them the hard way. So if this high school newspaper talking about sex offends you, then you really need to take a look in the mirror and think for a second because how many of you have ever had anal sex, have owned (do own) a vibrator, and I bet you can learn a thing or two about the myths about sex. So shut the hell up and let these students learn.

    9. Cassie on March 31st, 2007 6:32 pm

      I completely agree with what the school newspaper published. I think that parents like to remain naive about that their children are exposed to, what they have seen and what they have done. I don’t think parents know the half of it! There are so many rumors out there that kids don’t know what to believe! Kids aren’t going to talk to their parents about it and if you have fooled your self into thinking they will, I’m sorry. Being a teenager is so much more difficult today then it was even 10 years ago. Ask your self, what did you feel comfortable asking your parents about sex. Where did you learn what you know today? It wasn’t from your parents! Talking about it is in no way shape or form saying it’s ok to go do itI Kids need to be educated! I agree there is an appropriate age to learn this but it is getting younger and younger every day. The number of 12 year olds who have had sex or done anything in a sexual nature is astounding and disturbing! If kids knew the half of it, don’t you think that number would be lower?Sex is a sensitive conversation subject for parents! These are qualified adults answering questions. Kids WANT answers. Shouldn’t they be given the correct ones? If they don’t get it from responsible adults, they will keep looking and who knows what they will be told. They won’t know if it’s correct!

    10. Scared Monkeys on March 31st, 2007 7:01 pm

      Jonathan and Cassie

      Stay in the city and drink your latte. And please make sure that your birth control is up to date and used.

      If you do ever think of reproducing, please remember you informative comments and read them back to your children the day they enter 6th grade.

      Or find a friend or relative that has a 6th grader and get both in a room. Read to them your comments and see the parents reaction. Odds are there may be bloodshed so have 911 dialed and ready to be pressed on your cell phone. Just for safety sake.

      Because it is just educational, right?


    11. Dylan on March 31st, 2007 7:06 pm

      Why are you people so afraid to let your kids know what the real world is like? Life isn’t sunflowers, rainbows, and bunnies all day long. It’s definitely more complex, and especially on more levels than sex. Everyone will have to witness violence and sex at some point in their life; if not they’re probably better off living in an opaque bubble for the rest of their lives. And don’t give the excuse, “I don’t want my 10 year old to be reading this.” If your 10 year old attends high school then I want some answers here. And to say the students or principal is a pervert is absurd. It’s a natural thing, and our teenagers are going to have to get some education/advice for it sooner or later. I bet all of you parents out there have experienced far worse things; everyone has.

    12. Dylan on March 31st, 2007 7:17 pm

      Oh well as you can see the creator of this website loves to shelter him/herself and everyone he/she knows from the world. And let me guess you’re going to call us extreme liberal bastards from “the city” and that we should burn in hell with all the other demon seeds. Wake up, you raging lunatics, and smell the coffee. Your lives are being reduced to basically nothing. Soon you’ll say smiling is illegal and laughing gets you hung. And I already see the term “Left Wingers.” Get over the political bullshit and realize what reality really is. And then you could become part of this nation.

      Oh and by the way, Europeans came to this country and created the USA to escape religious, sexual, and political discrimination; yet now it’s America that’s becoming too “conservative” and Europe that is basically open to everything. So let’s just think for a minute who the true Americans are..

    13. Mike on April 1st, 2007 4:03 pm

      “Oh and by the way, Europeans came to this country and created the USA to escape religious, sexual, and political discrimination; yet now it’s America that’s becoming too “conservative” and Europe that is basically open to everything. So let’s just think for a minute who the true Americans are..”

      Good grief…the came here to make a future…the American make a buck.

    14. Mike on April 1st, 2007 4:08 pm

      Since when is it a high school newspapers job to teach student about sex?

      You do know that they were sending this paper to middle school students as well? Thats 11-13 year olds right?

    15. Richard on April 2nd, 2007 6:27 am

      Is it the place of a school newspaper to be delving into these topics? And whose decision is it?

      Seems to me we’re hearing the school administrators once again take the position that they are in charge, rather than being the paid servants of the community.

      I’m surprised that some of the language in certain posts above made it through … I suppose that the idea of rational argument is foreign to certain people.

    16. Richard on April 2nd, 2007 6:28 am

      The comment about “who the true Americans are” is as baffling as it is nonsensical.

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