Hugh Hefner to offset costs of Chicago high school newspaper

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has renewed a grant to fund the student newspaper at the Chicago high school he attended.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Hefner made the commitment to Steinmetz College Prep last week. He will continue to donate $7,500 a year for another 5 years to cover printing costs. Hefner began the pledge to his alma mater in 2010.

The announcement comes a little over two months after Steinmetz Star student reporters clashed with the school’s principal over allegations of censorship.

In December, students wanted to publish a story about later dismissal times. The principal says he held the piece so students could make it less “one-sided.” The story was eventually published on the front page.

The Sun-Times reports Hefner was a reporter and cartoonist for the paper before graduating in 1944.
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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times