In their own words

The Growl is accepting student essay submissions for a segment called "In their own words" which celebrates students' right to free expression. The Growl supports the right to free expression for all students who wish to share their thoughts and opinions on matters that are important to them. With this in mind, The Growl will not publish any essay that violates Iowa Code 280. 

All submissions will be edited by The Growl staff to ensure journalistic integrity, proper English conventions, and appropriate length. 

The views conveyed in all submissions are strictly those of the individual, and are not expressly endorsed by the high school or  The Growl and its staff.