PRESS RELEASE: Overdevelopment article

Alex Brown and Samara Anderson

:The Lancer Link would like to formally address any misconceptions surrounding a recent article on our website On Nov. 1, we, the editors-in-chief, published an article titled “Overdevelopment ruins local beauty” on our site. Over the next two days, the article was spread online through various local community groups and caught the eyes of many Carlsbad residents.

A city council member contacted The Lancer Link editors via email regarding the article and stated he would be interested in speaking with the writer about the piece. It was a professional email that did not suggest any opinion about the content of the article.

Although there have been comments online suggesting censorship by the city council, in no way or fashion did the council member ask or suggest the article be changed or removed by the editors, adviser or the school.  

Due to a few inaccuracies and a need for better citation, the article was taken down for the day on Nov. 3 in order to add more statistics and sources. The brief removal of the article from the site was at the discretion of the student editors after a discussion with the journalism adviser.

Our intent is to become better journalists and the decision was made to pull the article down briefly so that the writer could improve the piece and continue to learn in our classroom. Here at The Lancer Link, we strive to promote true and honest student journalism. We fully support the writer’s beliefs and ideas and always avoid censorship of these ideas as we publish our stories.

Despite this bit of controversy, we are very excited that the Carlsbad community is interested in reading and supporting journalism created by students at Carlsbad High School.


The Lancer Link Editors-in-Chief