Russia has right to annex Crimea

Russia has right to annex Crimea

Mira Aboutaam, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The current situation in Ukraine has been escalating dramatically since November. With more riots, protests and Russia becoming involved, Ukrainian leaders are under a large amount of pressure to keep their country safe. What Russia is doing is not wrong.  They did not invade but were joined. Russia... Read more »

Formal dances are too costly

Formal dances are too costly

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Big dances call for big costs. But are these costs, which seem to grow each year, justifiable? Prom costs can easily exceed $250 at the cheapest, and that’s just covering a ticket, limo, dress, and shoes.  Throw in the price of going to a salon to get hair, makeup and nails done, as well as... Read more »

Teen lawsuit gives high schoolers a bad reputation

Erin Fox, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It’s common for teens to sometimes fantasize about running away from home and having a life in which parental supervision does not apply. But Rachel Canning, an 18-year old from New Jersey, made this fantasy a reality. She started a controversial  lawsuit involving her parents that now raises... Read more »

Teacher disturbed by racist incident

Ghalaza Niazi, Guest Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Recently I went for a walk up the hill one afternoon. A group of middle school boys were coming down the hill. As the last four boys went past me, one of them said something with an Indo-Pak accent. I turned around and said, “What did you say?” One of them replied, “It wasn't me.” “Come... Read more »

Driving safety program done in poor taste

Editorial
April 10, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

On March 24, the Cal High student body was informed of the tragic deaths of eight peers over the weekend. Many were hit by drunk drivers, although one was killed by a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, and one was struck by an individual who was texting while driving. So it’s easy... Read more »

Zimmerman vs. DMX?

February 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

          A fight to the death was reported to take place between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX. A Californian illustrator gave us her depiction of what it would look like. ... Read more »

Chinese government needs to take responsibility for pollution

Chinese government needs to take responsibility for pollution

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Many people can recall when China hosted the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and issued an order to close down factories and regulate traffic to improve the air quality for the duration of the event. Taking into account the high level of pollution in China, this helped tremendously. Before and after... Read more »

Online trend promoting eating disorders must stop

Online trend promoting eating disorders must stop

Mira Aboutaam, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Many high school students develop eating disorders each year because the pro anorexia (ana) and bulimia (mia) communities promote the diseases as healthy lifestyles. The rapid rise of followers on pro–ana  and pro-mia websites is alarming. These websites are glorifying eating disorders and are... Read more »

Paperless schools not a viable option

Paperless schools not a viable option

Annissa Bensalah, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

South Korean schools will soon be going paperless, and sadly, it seems American schools are not far behind. Korea’s Education Ministry recently announced the nation will replace all printed textbooks with digital versions in the next four years, including having all high school textbooks digitized... Read more »

It’s time for California to legalize marijuana

It’s time for California to legalize marijuana

Editorial
February 28, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The first of the year marked a historic day for Colorado when marijuana became legal in the state for the first time. Two dozen shops sold marijuana legally to consumers over the age of 21, and within a week 37 shops made more than $5 million, according to the Huffington Post. Many rallied... Read more »