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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Colonists For Now: Anaheim High School Students Vote to Keep Name

Updated: Mar 27

A century ago, Anaheim High School students voted to become known as the home of the “Colonists.” A hundred years to the day, the nickname came before another vote amid petitions and protest efforts by some in the community to replace what they see as an “insensitive” moniker given the school’s supermajority Latino student population.

As it turns out, many of those students want to keep the “Colonists” name — and even the mascot, too.

The results of the Nov. 9 vote were revealed during a Wednesday town hall ahead of a scheduled Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting that will address the students’ recommendation next month.

Read more on my latest TimesOC article:

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