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What They're Saying
January 18th, 2011 5:32PM

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"[At Northern] soccer is synonymous with the word unnecessary."

-- What 17-year-old Emil Cohen said, during an athletic assembly, about his Canadian high school's lack of support for the soccer program. Cohen's speech, which was interrupted by staff, earned him a two-day suspension. After hundreds of students and other supporters at a rally blasted the school for what they said amounted to a violation of Cohen's right to freedom of speech, Northern Secondary School had the punishment stricken from his record and has arranged to bring in a moderator to speak with Cohen about ways to improve the school's soccer program. (InsideToronto)



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