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The Free Press, Vol.1, No. 1

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Title

The Free Press, Vol.1, No. 1

Description

This is the front page of the first issue of The Free Press, a student newspaper published in defiance of Queens College regulations. The headline calls for a "Dress Protest" against the college's dress codes.

Subject

Freedom of the press - United States;
Student activities - United States;
Student publications

Creator

Free Press

Source

AndrewBermanCollection.Box1.Folder12

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1966-03-10

Date Created

2010-11-12

Rights

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JPEG

Extent

609KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Queens (N.Y.)

Text

The FREE PRESS, Vol. 1, No. 1. Flushing, N.Y. 11367, Thursday, March 10, 1966.

RENEGADE NEWSPAPER HITS QUEENS CAMPUS

For the past seven years, there has been only one newspaper servicing Queens College. For a great deal of that time, we, as students, have tried to get that policy changed. We have been totally unsuccessful.
We aim to change that policy by direct action - something Queens College students have all but forgotten about.
There is no one pat reason why there should be two newspapers, or three, or four, or five. There is certainly no reason why there should be only one.
The fence surrounding the buildings on Kissena Blvd. is made of purest mesh. Life goes through both ways. And because there is no arbitrary cut-off line determining what the college is and what it is not, where it begins and where it ends, no one newspaper can serve its needs.
The premise of any academic community is that students and faculty alike must learn and explore. The present publications policy manacles that objective.

* * *
Freedom of the press is one of the most basic rights that can be granted to students - and one that they must fight for when it is denied. We feel that publication of the Free Press is the best way to meet that objective. Our admitted objective is to gain acceptance as a campus publication. We fervently believe that there is room, and that there is need for our brand of newspaper. Unlike the Phoenix, which is limited by page, budgetary and Redbook considerations, we are free to explore, to inquire, to question - what we want and where we want. We hope to do that as an integral part of the Queens College Community.
Our effort has been bred of determination and frustration. We are fully ready to continue publishing as an independent, off campus journal concerned with the fate and world of the Queens College student and the student in general - until we obtain our objectives. They are too valuable to ever be forgotten.

DRESS PROTEST TODAY
See Page 3

Original Format

Newspaper
11 x 17.5 inches (279.4 x 444.5 mm)

Citation

Free Press, “The Free Press, Vol.1, No. 1,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed July 2, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/84.

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