Cool API environmentalist: Sanjayan

As Earth Day approaches, environmentalists across the country are encouraging people to think green. Have you ever noticed that most Americans in the green movement are white? Sanjayan, a Sri Lankan American, is a lead scientist at the Nature Conservancy and one of the few high-ranking people of color in his field.  He comments on…

The battle over Carpinteria High’s mascot

The LA Times and Santa Barbara Independent, among other newspapers, recently covered a local debate involving cultural stereotypes, school pride, and history.  Eli Cordero, a junior of Chumash descent, has pushed to remove Native American imagery at Carpinteria High. The LA Times reports: Eli sees “Warriors” as an ethnically neutral name, but he said the images have…