From where we last left off…

*Note: This is an informal update. 

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Students support Coach Chris Kwan at San Gabriel’s annual Spring Pep Rally. (Photo by Sydney Trieu/The Matador)

Though the school administration appeared to be settling down over the past few months, it is not so. According to The Matador, San Gabriel High School P.E. teacher and volleyball coach Chris Kwan was not rehired for the 2016-17 school year, leaving the community once again wondering: why? Recent action by the volleyball coaching staff (see below) appears to raise even more questions regarding this dismissal, particularly the resignation of Coach Larry Kanow.
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AUSD Board Member Russell-Chavez responds to community concerns, compares concerns to situation in the 80s

AUSD board member Joanne Russell-Chavez expresses her discontent with students' continuous concerns.

AUSD board member Joanne Russell-Chavez expresses her discontent with students’ continuous concerns.

Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD) board member Joanne Russell-Chavez’s comments following the close of the public comments section of the Sept. 15 board meeting left many audience members dumbfounded as she expressed her discontent with community members’ persistence in voicing their opinions regarding various issues in the district including workplace bullying and retaliation. Many audience members strongly disagreed with Russell-Chavez’s assertions that evening and attempted to interrupt her as she spoke. Below are some of the responses from the audience.
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Journalism Integrity Fund supports young reporters

Though San Gabriel High School media adviser Jennifer Kim remains out of the classroom after having been put on administrative leave two months ago, Kim continues to support young journalists through the Journalism Integrity Fund. The fund seeks to increase the reporting and stories coming from the San Gabriel Valley by providing honorariums to bold, young reporters and investigative journalists.
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