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Letters to the Editor

In addition to staff-written content, The Standard encourages members of the school community to send feedback to the staff. These must adhere to the same set of ethical guidelines that all staff content is held to, and will only be published at the discretion of the editorial board and the adviser. The Standard retains the right to edit stories for length and AP/Standard style, though without modifying in any way the writer’s intent. We reserve the right to refuse publication of letters for legal and ethical reasons. All Letters to the Editor must be signed.


We encourage readers to voice their opinions respectfully on anything that appears on Comments will be pre-moderated, and may be removed if deemed to be in violation of this policy. Comments should be on-topic and related to the article. Brevity is encouraged. Posting under a pseudonym is not permitted. A comment will be deleted if: 1) The comment attacks a named or identified person or group unreasonably; 2) The comment makes readers unreasonably uncomfortable on the basis of one’s race, gender, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or otherwise. 3) The comment attacks personally any member of the school community. 4) The comment is obscene or contains sexual explicitness. 5) It is determined that the comment is made under a false name or uses another person’s name or email address. 6) The comment threatens or encourages violence. 7) The comment encourages illegal behavior. 8) The comment violates copyright or privacy protections.