The first issue of "React" a
new "underground newspaper appeared
yesterday afternoon in many of the
homerooms of Balboa High School.
The editors of "React"
stated their aims this way;
"With this paper, we hope to break
the bonds on administrative censorship
imposed upon the
"Parakeet." We do not
mean to replace the "parakeet"
as a school paper, but to supplement
it. We hope to interest the
students in school affairs, to involve
them, to get them to React."
The first edition was
devoted mainly to the problem of the
cafeteria which is due to open next
fall. The cafeteria was built
supposedly with student approval and now
threatens to cancel all lunch-time
functions according the paper.
"React" pointed out that all
clubs and other activities (ROTC, S.A.
meetings, prom committee meeting, pep
rallies) will be cut out almost entirely
by the existence of the cafeteria.
Butane gas leaks from the
chemistry labs have filled the college
building basement with gas more that
once, the new paper reported. IN case of
a fire, would four or five hundred
students be able to get out
of the cafeteria quickly enough with only
two narrow exits? It asked.