[UPDATED: Administration-Sanctioned?] Canyon High School Kids Dress Up as "Mexicans" and Border Patrol Agents; School Officials Get Mad

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And an Indigenous mascot, too!
UPDATE, JUNE 9, 8:19 P.M. Gustavo here again. The priceless Elias--who's popping up in the comments below with English barely better than a wab--also has an Instagram photo of a Canyon High poster for Senior Spirit Week with the command for Wednesday being "Señores and Señoritas." It seems every day this past week had a specific theme (others included "Senior Citizens" and "Avenge the Seniors"). Then another commenter left the following:

"Ya it was a stupid move on our asb part for choosing this senior get up day, i did not do this, technically it was also waikiki wednesday so I dressed as such, but our school is stupid."

Which begs the question: if it was ASB sanctioned, did school officials sign off on this in advance?

UPDATED: June 9, 6:36 P.M.: Gustavo here. Our original source for this story didn't tell us where they got the photos from, so when I got an angry email from someone purporting to have taken the photos and demanding Gabriel take them down, threatening "if you don't I am reporting to the police who taking [sic] these pictures off of my facebook [sic] which is private and person [sic]," I naturally became curious. Current publishing laws prohibit the use of Facebook photos without the account holder's permission, so I asked Gabriel to take them down while I investigated.

Another source then came to save the day, to show Gabriel and I that the photos were, indeed, public.

The photo taker (who we're only going to refer to as Elias to spare him any further embarrassment) took to his Twitter account (which is open to the public) to attack Gabriel's story.

"SO IM THE stupid OC Weekly someone stole pictures and gave it to them off my Facebook which is private and m" he tweeted, adding an Instagram link.

Bad move, Elias. See, his Instagram account is also public, and if you start poking around his Twitter and Instagram accounts, you'll see this tweet:

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The exact picture Elias claimed was private!

A lesson for you, young Elias: when you want something to be private, don't post it on public Twitter or Instagram accounts (his Facebook account, on the other hand, is private, although his profile picture is the pendejo in his faux-cholo garb). The screenshot of your Twitter account stays. Have a bitchen' summer!

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lonhall
lonhall

based on the vast majority of posts related to this article, I have to assume that I am untypical of most of your readers who seem to have a rather limited vocabulary and a non-existant knowledge of common decency. I am a gabacho. I have lived for years in Latin America. I am fluent in Spanish. I have a great number of latino friends. And none of them ever sound as stupid and uneducated as most of the posters here.

henry12500
henry12500

if you can tell me you whernt even more crazy in highschool then leave these fuckers alone and stop wasting your time on them for a news cast lollll

henry12500
henry12500

fuckin americans... ignorant and stubborn... if i were to see any of you complain about this im public id first ammendment all of you in the ass. 

henry12500
henry12500

dude fuck all of you... its high school you guys are all gay... what ever you guys are hating about means you guys are raciest 

daybreaker1
daybreaker1

I'd like to see these fucken kids in my neighborhood dressed like this. then they'll see how funny it is when the real cholos and cholas are beating the shit out of them all.

scamposbruin
scamposbruin

Thank you Gustavo, just stopping by to show some love and appreciate the attention you brought to this ignorance. Looking forward to submitting my DACA application in the next few days along with thousands of other Dreamers! Amor y paz

Whophantom
Whophantom

Back in the old days, I'd kick the gabacos ass's. Their Hureas girlfriends would laugh @ them & suck Mexi vega while laughing @ their culeto gabacho wanna be boyfriends. LOL... Bunch of pussy MF's. I'll c u @ Hurricanes, Fred's or wherever. U know who I am!

Student at Canyon High School
Student at Canyon High School

I fucking HATE you gustavo ! Get a fucking life and stop being pathetic. That's really sad for an old man like you wih no godd damn life . I LOVE ELIAS and leave him alone. I, myself attend Canyon High and it was spirit week soo stfu with all your bullshit . Dumb cunt !

YOLO
YOLO

FUCK YOU Gustavo !

Truth.
Truth.

You're arguing with high school kids. You're acting so out of proportion and immature, basically you're acting as though if you were ONE OF THEM. If you want proof, look for it. It's not that hard, I mean you already creep on their instagrams and facebooks.  All the years before did do the SAME exact themes pretty much. 

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

That's really funny but no, it's the BEANERS.

Tapatia
Tapatia

 Wrong. It is white High school chemistry teachers from New Mexico.

rosie_please
rosie_please

Dear Elias I know you think it was funny or a joke whatever but if you read the comments of the people that think it's funny you will see they are racist and ignorant. If you dont love your culture and language then how can you love yourself and your family? Be proud of your cultura embrace it and you will be a happier person and "jokes" like this wont seen funny anymore. Rent the movie A better life and maybe you will understand this issue better...good movie :)

Winston Blake
Winston Blake

You cannot possibly dress up like a Mexican without the handlebar mustachio...

Winston Blake
Winston Blake

Exactly... I dress up like a Texican Mexican caballero every day and I am gringo! There are more cowboys in Mexico than in California. Do you know the difference between a California cowboy and a Texas cowboy? They both see a cow with it's head stuck in the fence... The Texas cowboy runs over and rapes the cow and asks the California cowboy if he wants some. The California cowboy runs over, sticks his head in the fence, pull down his drawers and says "o.k." 

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

Not sure where sex came into this, but no thanks. Just because your dad is a champion cocksucker. You are just angry at the world because you have a shit job at the OC WEEKLY is all. We understand your anger. 

Sam Infusia
Sam Infusia

Gawd, didn't your teachers tell you that wikipedia is a joke?  You quote it like it's some definitive authority...

Howard_x
Howard_x

Let us know who you end up getting on the phone.

Howard_X
Howard_X

Yes his rise from part time columnist to editor of a large alt weekly clearly show he is unqualified, as do the numerous books he has published. From where I sit your main claim to fame is your casual OC racism, no contest really.

mitch young
mitch young

All his 'advertisers', at least online, are in Dallas and Miami. He can't even sell a local ad! It is pretty cool to read about events we can't attend, bars we can't drink at, etc. (Except when traveling to those fair cities).

mitch young
mitch young

Okay, so my contribution to Arellano, Coker, etc is, what, 2¢ per week? Would my not coming here really affect V V M?   Besides, if Arellano didn't have this job he'd likely be stealing cars.

mitch young
mitch young

They are available at the Centers for Disease Control website. In 2008, the last year I can find, 66 of 1000 'Latino' girls in California gave birth. Taking girls from 15-18 over a four year period, that would be over 250 births to that teenage 'cohort'.  In contrast, 15.4 of 1000 'Anglo' girls gave birth.

Howard_x
Howard_x

There is no such law, there is also no law saying you cant be ridiculed for your choices.

yooo
yooo

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

alex2013
alex2013

I am going to ignore all of the grammatical errors in your statement and move on to pointing out the obvious flaws in your judgement/generalization. 1) When you say things like 'fuckin americans' you alienate yourself from your own country - presuming that you are a legal citizen (I am not attempting to be stereotype or generalize or offend you in any way, it is just a statistical fact that there is a large number of illegals in Southern California). 2) Ignorance is defined in the dictionary as a general lack of knowledge. by generalizing the students from one high school in Southern California as American society as a whole (or 'fuckin americans' as you prefer to call them), you have just proved yourself to be very hypocritical. also, the word 'dumbass' might adequately describe you. 3) What in God's name does being stubborn have to do with a senior week dress-up day? this only further supports my theory about your secret (or rather not-so-secret) life as a dumbass.4) The First Amendment protects the right to freedom of speech. Under that very amendment, I could legally 'complain' and protest about this article as publicly as I wish. It would appear that my theory is pretty close to reaching law-status. Gotta love physics.5) I am absolutely sure that it is physically impossible to 'first ammendment someone in the ass'. However, if you are implying that you would attempt to take any and all protesters/complainers to court, I would like to refer you back to my point in #4. If you should choose to ignore it, I invite you to attempt to send any and all complainers/protesters to court and see what happens. Regardless, in either way you end up as a dumbass. 6) A quick google search led me to this site. Maybe it can be of use to you in your future endeavors.   

BIgD3681
BIgD3681

 @daybreaker1 Definition of Cholo=Unemployed,lives on welfare,has 25 roomates and a silly car that hops on all fours,and of course is illegal!!!

 

 

alex2013
alex2013

I'd like to see your 'fucken' cholos and cholas attempt to 'beat the shit out of us all'. I would be more than happy to call 911 and laugh as you get arrested and charged with assault and battery. 

anaheimguy
anaheimguy

yeah fuck him for saying the truth lol

alex2013
alex2013

Dear Rosie,It was absolutely a joke, as part of senior week. It's a tradition at our school. As per racism/ignorance involvement, I can assure you there is absolutely none. The dictionary defines a racist/racism as an idea that one's own race is superior towards another or as hatred/intolerance toward another race. I can assure you that there was no such attitude involved in the dress-up day. Ignorant is defined in the dictionary as unknowing or unlearned. I am well aware that it is a part of Hispanic culture to wear large jeans, starched and creased. However, in my own personal opinion (to which I am entitled to by the Constitution), I feel that it is rather ridiculous. Building on your flawed perception of 'racism' and 'ignorance', I can see a lot of uncalled for hate and verbal aggression and general lack of background information amongst  many of the comments of presumably Latino/Hispanic people. At first glance, it would appear that a large part of your culture is based on an ignorant sense of hatred towards whites. My family and I came from across the Atlantic Ocean. We left our friends and family in Eastern Europe. We (somewhat) adapted to American culture. Out of courtesy to the rest of the American population, we keep our culture amongst ourselves. I still have much love for my culture and heritage and my language. In America, people throw around STEREOTYPICAL JOKES back and forth. There is no personal offence intended, and none admitted. Get informed on highschool teenager culture and push for changes in your own culture (ones that do not involve undue hatred towards kids having a day of fun during their last week of school). :) Sincerely, A Canyon High School Senior 

henry12500
henry12500

i thought it was funny as fuck... tell a comedian that tells racist jokes that hes racist  and hell laugh at you

anaheimguy
anaheimguy

 @alex2013  the high school should have had Black History Week that way everyone can dress in white lol that way no one would be mad for dressing like mexicans!and about you calling 911 you just admitted that your a little bitch for not backing up ur shit lol

anaheimguy
anaheimguy

 @alex2013 they should have done a better job in dressing like cholas and cholos lol

anaheimguy
anaheimguy

 @alex2013 i bet you call the cops for every little thing! typical white folks! lol i bet you will shit ur pants and start crying if a cholo starts talking to you lol

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