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Tag: San Gabriel High School
Embattled high school newspaper loses a year's worth of archived stories after school officials shut down website
After administrators shut down the Matador's website without advance notice, the student editors learned they had lost all online content since February 2014 — including their coverage of an ongoing censorship battle.
Adviser for The Matador placed on indefinite administrative leave
The student media adviser for The Matador student newspaper, which has been involved in a censorship dispute, was placed on administrative leave indefinitely, after an encounter with the principal at yearbook camp.
Calif. students say principal forbade them from reporting popular debate coach's firing
Editors at a Pasadena-area high school say their principal ordered them to water down coverage of a popular teacher's removal, claiming it would invade the teacher's privacy. A local ACLU lawyer is asking the district to investigate whether the school censored not only the journalists, but also students who planned to protest the teacher's firing but were pressured to cancel the demonstration.