The Koala, UCSD’s independent newspaper that claims to have been “baitin’ you into starting race wars since 1982,” released their newest issue on March 3, 2010. Reacting on the recent racial events that occurred on UCSD’s campus, the editor-in-chief Kris Gregorian, or “White Supremacist Extraordinaire,” (a self-proclaimed title), published eight pages of literary hate crimes. Among many new additions, The Koala’s newest issue satirizes the demands issued by the BSU in the recent weeks, by introducing a mock program–the Coalition of Outreach and Opportunity for Negro Students, or C.O.O.N.S for short. The “program” proposes such things as “Special All Black Housing” and “Special Classes Just 4 U!” including “SOC20N: Blame it on Whitey” and “Swimming 101: It’s not actually that deep!” For eight pages, The Koala never ceases to compose new racially ignorant categories.
The Koala is currently on a temporary funding freeze by the UCSD Administration and the Associated Students of UCSD, while they attempt to shut down the publication.
In response to the legal battle, the Koala released a statement available here.