Are Ferguson protests solving racial problems?

Are Ferguson protests solving racial problems?

Austin Hille and Emily Mun
December 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

YES When there are protests within a nation, they’re usually a sign of unrest and a want for change. And by protests, I don’t mean stormy nights filled with townspeople carrying torches, pitchforks and other sharp gardening tools. Look back at the history of any repressed or minority group... Read more »

Etiquette has a place on social media

Annissa Bensalah, Features Editor
December 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

There’s been a lot of buzz recently on whether social media sites such as Twitter are acceptable places to debate opinions on controversial topics. Some say that Twitter is a site teens go on just for fun and to make jokes, and it isn’t the place to discuss serious issues such as police brutality,... Read more »

New Eminem album draws harsh criticism

Radeen Shemirani, Staff Writer
December 18, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Eminem released his long waited 15th anniversary record, “ShadyXV,” on Nov. 24. As a revelation to all hip hop/rap listeners, the record wasn’t very welcome to some big name pop artists who were mentioned in the music As the record being a tribute to 15 years of Eminem’s record company,... Read more »

Taylor Swift’s greed costs fans on Spotify

Taylor Swift’s greed costs fans on Spotify

Staff Editorial
November 21, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Most of us would not admit it, but almost all of The Californian editorial staff loves Taylor Swift. So one can imagine the pain we were all viciously thrown in to when we logged on to The Californian’s Spotify account on Nov. 3 and saw that ALL of her music was gone. Following... Read more »

Confederate flag is offensive but protected

Staff Editorial
November 21, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Administrators recently confiscated two students’ Confederate flags that were flying in the backs of their pick-up trucks in the school parking lot. This is kind of shocking, as we live in California, and Confederate flags are certainly a rarity around here. Upon seeing this eyesore, administrators... Read more »

U.S. goverment must protect citizens from Ebola

Ben Sellers, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Ebola is a serious threat to our nation’s health. It kills between 50-80 percent of its hosts. That means that well over a majority of those infected will die from this disease. Sadly, Ebola is in our country, but thankfully has recorded cases in only a few states. Currently, only Texas and New... Read more »

Sexual assault a serious problem

Mira Aboutaam, Ad Manager
November 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion

America has a sexual assault problem. The rate of rape, abuse, and other sexually violent crimes has increased dramatically especially on college campuses, turning these campuses into a less-friendly learning atmosphere. Nearly one in five women surveyed said that they had been raped or had experienced... Read more »

Hong Kong protests misguided

Hong Kong protests misguided

Albert Liao, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Hong Kong, Asia’s world known trade hub, had started a non-violent protest to fight for democracy following the central government’s instistance in screening candidates running for chief executive. This decision was made on Aug. 31 that forced all candidates running for Hong Kong’s chief executive,... Read more »

Should America be more involved in Middle East?

Benjamin Sellers and Radeen Shemirani
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

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Cal parent poses possible solution to closed campus

Michell Bishoff, Guest Writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Editor – As a parent of a Cal High freshman, I read the recent articles in the Cal High paper with interest. The closed campus seems to be a source of contention and I hope the school finds a solution soon to meet the students desire for variety during lunch while also satisfying the school’s... Read more »