This is the logo of Girls Can Create - an Eagle Rock High School Club for young women (and non-binary) founded in 2020.

Girls Can Create

By Margaret Irwin
Tomiko Younge and Sidney Hament founded the new school club, Girls Can Create, in the midst of the 2020 pandemic lockdown. They dreamed of social justice and creativity co-existing in a space for their fellow students, also quarantined. Younge and Hament graduate this year but the Club, now numbering 50 members has become their legacy. Margaret Irwin brings you this success story right here.

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A message chalked by students on a walkway at Occidental College reads, “Protect Oxy AAPI.” The College administration is facing criticism by students, faculty and staff for its handling of an anti-Asian text exchange between two students. | Photo by: Grace Meadows/The Occidental

At Occidental College, fallout continues from racist, anti-Asian text exchange between two students

By T.A. Hendrickson

Occidental College President Harry J. Elam, Jr. will make another attempt on Monday to address the uproar over the College’s handling of a racist anti-Asian text exchange between two students that came to light on
Feb. 1.
The text exchange at the heart of the matter began with one student texting her friend: “all asian people need to die.”

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Derek Steinorth, a veteran teacher and administrator, is the new principal of Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School. | Photo courtesy of LAUSD

Derek Steinorth is the new principal at Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School

Mr. Derek Steinorth has been selected as the Principal of Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School. He will begin this assignment on December 1, 2021.  

Mr. Steinorth brings over 30 years of educational experience as a middle and high school teacher and administrator. Read more about Mr. Steinorth here.

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