Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's right next to Lenin Junior High

Okay, a little over-the-top, but this is ridiculous. The Gamera:
A student group is organizing to change the name of Boulder High School to Barack Obama High School.

The group Student Worker, a student-based activist club at Boulder High School, is planning to host a news conference at 3:30 p.m. today to announce the campaign.

"We initiate this campaign in order to honor the momentous achievement of his election as an African-American, inspire the community with his ideals of unity and hope, and reflect the progressive spirit that is shared by both Barack Obama and our school environment," the group said in a news release. . . .
Update: The Che of North Denver, El Presidente, has more at the People's Press Collective (motto: "Don't call us a collective").

Update: EP has the scooplet on student reaction to the campaign (negatory, to say the least)

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