Community college a more viable option

Staff Editorial
January 30, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Seniors are officially being inundated with the same question from peers, teachers, dentists, crossing guards, and garbage men: What college are you going to? Many students can be seen wearing the answer proudly on the chest of their brand new collegiate sweatshirt. There is a significant portion... Read more »

Fine line between racism and free speech

Staff Editorial
January 30, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, both Islamic extremists belonging to the terrorist group Al Qaeda, shot and killed 12 illustrators working at the satirical French publication, Charlie Hebdo, on Jan. 7. Demonstrations and marches have taken place around the world to mourn the lost illustrators... Read more »

Threats lie in China and Russia

Ben Sellers, Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The United States is an empire in retreat. Throughout the 20th century, many of the greatest powers have literally disappeared from the map. The Ottoman Empire, the Soviet Union, the British Empire, the French Republic, Germany, and the list goes on. The United States, however has... Read more »

‘Mockingjay’ sparks protests in Thailand

Michelle Wang, Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

With the ongoing turmoil in Thailand, I’d consider them lucky to have had any violent revolts or riots. Despite the frequency of Thailand’s political turmoil and citizen dissent, its government has experienced few violent incidents or riots as of late. But the government does not acknowledge... Read more »

Government money ill-spent

Government money ill-spent

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Every citizen of the United States is taught to obey authority. Listen to your parents. Listen to your teacher. Listen to the government. Lately though, questioning authoritative power seems like all we are able to do. Due to numerous incidents nationwide involving police officers and questionable... Read more »

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 »