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The mission of the Ralston Valley Review is to share ideas, news, and information in an entertaining and interesting style while introducing new, diverse perspectives and opinions in a professional fashion.

Editorial Policies

These policies are printed in each issue of The Review and are available to anyone at www.rvhsreview.org. They are the general policies that guide The Review.

The Ralston Valley Review is proud to be the official student newsmagazine of Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colo. In accordance with the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Colorado state law, the Review is not subject to prior review by school or district administration and is, therefore, solely the product of student editors and reporters.

The Review is a public forum for free expression  by all students, faculty and community members and will, therefore, publish all letters to the editor for which space will allow. Letters should be signed and include contact information for the writer. The Review reserves the right to return the letter to the writer for editing. Letters may be delivered to adviser Mr. Jeff Fleischman in room C2230 on blue days or room E2246 on white days or they may be submitted online at www.rvhsreview.org.

Because the Review is produced by students and is not subject to prior review by school officials, the content contained within it does not express the views or opinions of Ralston Valley High School nor those of the Jefferson County Public School District. All views within The Review are the opinions of their listed writers, except unsigned editorials, which are considered the opinion of the Review Editorial Board. All content from outside sources, including but not limited to quotes in articles, published interviews, “Herd in the Halls” and letters to the editor is solely the view of the original speaker, even when no name is listed. Said content is not the opinion of the writers, Editorial Board or adviser of The Review.

The first two copies of The Review are free and available throughout Ralston Valley High School. Additional copies may be purchased for one dollar in room C2230 or where available. Taking or purchasing one or more copies of this publication with the intent of preventing other individuals from readily accessing the information within it is prohibited by C.R.S. 18-4-419. Violators will be prosecuted, as stated in C.R.S. 13-21-123.

The Review advocates for free press and speech, upholding of the First Amendment Rights in the Ralston Valley community and fair and honest journalism. The Review strives to educate students and community members of topics of local, national and global importance. All content printed within each issue is available online at www.rvhsreview.org, along with supplementary content and coverage.

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Prior Review

The Review does not engage in prior review by anyone except the editors and adviser of the publication. Sources wishing to pre-screen their representation in The Review will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor. The school administration is never to be granted prior review of the issue, except in special cases as determined by the Editor-in-Chief and Adviser. As a reporter, you do not need to let anyone outside of the newspaper staff see your story before it is published. You have the right to print it as long as it is approved by the editors without it being seen by outside teachers, students, or school officials.

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