By William R. Toler
While walking around campus during registration week, a few things caught my eye that seemed to be contrary to college policies.
The first seemingly hypocritical display involves drugs. The Student Organization Handbook includes a prohibition on organizations promoting or impling the use of “alcohol, tobacco or other illegal substance[s].”
While in the bookstore waiting to purchase my textbook, I noticed several DVDs in a display near the checkout counter. One of them was “PCU”, a comedy about political correctness run amuck on a college campus. The cover features actor Jeremy Piven in a pair of boxer shorts holding a beer mug. Near it was the stoner comedy “How High” starring rappers Redman and Method Man. According to an Amazon.com review, the movie is “destined to become a guilty pleasure of the cannabis crowd.”
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By Corey Friedman
Sometimes, explained Sigmund Freud, a cigar is just a cigar. And sometimes, it’s the First Amendment.
Craven Community College sneaked an unconstitutional prior restraint rule in its tobacco-free campus policy in spring 2009, and administrators appear unwilling to revise the problematic provision.
Included with the college’s ban on cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco on campus property is a declaration that student publications may not publish ads for tobacco products and student groups can’t accept money or gifts from tobacco companies. While this arrangement may sound palatable to some antismoking advocates, it violates students’ First Amendment right to free speech and free association.