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Here's something you don't know about LAist: we used to advise a college newspaper. You probably wouldn't know that, though, considering how many times we get a story wrong or only sort of right around here. But enough about us.'s mom, Toni Allen, is fighting to save the college newspaper at Oxnard College. Waxy, whose given name is Andy Baio, notes that thenewspaper and the college administration have clashed in the past over articles that didn't put the school in the best of light and now on the school's board meeting agenda this week is discussion of closing down the paper and the entire journalism department.

Ms. Allen, we know your pain. In our year of advising for a paper at a small private college campus, we were often at odds with the administration over the students' desire to highlight problems they were facing on campus that had to do with facilities, professors, and administrative red tape.

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We won't be attending the board meeting in Oxnard tonight but if you're in the area, we encourage you to attend. We're not so far from our college days that we don't remember what it's like when students and professors get together to battle for something they believe in.

photo by O. Caritas.