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Justices rule for student in 'cursing cheerleader' case

Jun. 23, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the case of the cursing cheerleader, the Supreme Court notched a victory for the free speech rights of students Wednesday, siding with a high school student whose vulgar social media post got her kicked off the junior varsity squad. The court voted...

Utah student with Down syndrome left out, school criticized

Jun. 17, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A middle school cheerleading program in Utah has received criticism after a student with Down syndrome, who was working as the team manager, was excluded from an official team portrait this year. Shoreline Junior High School's cheerleading squad...

Memphis Grizzlies cheerleader smokes rib-eating competition

May. 23, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Lainey Abone stepped on the stage to compete in the Prairie Fresh Rib Rumble on May 13, she didn’t appear to be much of a threat. This 5-foot, 5-inch Memphis Grizzlies cheerleader was dwarfed in comparison to the large fellas she sat between on the second night...

Wary Supreme Court weighs student's Snapchat profanity case

Apr. 28, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wary Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether public schools can discipline students for things they say off campus, worrying about overly restricting speech on the one hand and leaving educators powerless to deal with bullying on the other. The...