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…

Supporting Student Media

Most schools have a journalism department.  They have professors who are renowned journalists, teaching lecture classes of eager students who are equally eager to get into the journalism field.  Internship programs are offered and they’re competitive. But even though UCLA is one of the largest and most well known universities in the world, with record…