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Battle Over ‘Redskins’ Nickname Rages On...At Pa. High School

By Bryan Toporek — June 19, 2014 1 min read
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On Wednesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office decided to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademarks on the term “Redskins,” deeming it “disparaging of Native Americans.”

The Washington professional football team isn’t the only place in which this battle is taking place, however. Students at Neshaminy (Pa.) High School are locked in a similar fight over the name “Redskins.”

Last fall, the editorial board for the school’s student-run newspaper,

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.