BY JAMES FULLER
PRESSING ISSUE, UNBIASED ANGLE
The issue that arises is that school administrators were abusing the freedom of speech. Students were allowed to wear shirts that read 'Gay pride' but not allowed to wear those that read 'Straight pride'. They insisted that the 'Straight pride' was offensive and promoted homophobic bullying. In order to maintain an ubiased angle- the author was not opinionated, but factual. He made no claims to or against either side of the spectrum. This is a quality of a good journalist, especially when writing for a newspaper.
PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR INVOLVEMENT
Not only does he explain the issue, but the author provides opportunity for the reader to get involved and share their opinion if interested. He provides information to a school board meeting in the near future in which 100 students are estimated to attend.