Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Staff Editorial
April 29, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school dance and an extremely irresponsible use of student and parent funds. San Ramon has a... Read more »

Welcome to the new Cal High Penitentiary

Staff Editorial
April 29, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Since the beginning of April, there have been at least two instances where Cal High students have either posted pictures around campus or on Twitter comparing the school to a prison or correctional facility. After the photographs were posted on Twitter, there was a magnitude of retweets, favorites... Read more »

New Indiana law offensive, troublesome

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence introduced last month the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” to his state. It’s exactly what the name suggests – a pompous bill for pious people. It would have allowed any business, whether an individual or an entire corporation, to legally refuse to serve gay and... Read more »

Choose diesel

Radeen Shemirani, Staff Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Since the beginning of the year, the United States has reached a surplus of crude oil, which is used for gasoline and diesel products. Even though America uses foreign oil, prices are dictated by the U.S. dollar, and how valuable it is. In May 2008, the U.S. economy fell into a recession, and because... Read more »

E-cigarettes dangerous, too

E-cigarettes dangerous, too

Benjamin Sellers, Staff Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

E-cigarettes are a dangerous substitute to other tobacco products. Clever advertising and fun flavors are deceiving, leading consumers to believe that this tobacco product is somehow safer than the others. This is not true. E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, allow the user to  inhale liquid... Read more »

Do vaccines harm more than help?

Do vaccines harm more than help?

Benjamin Sellers and Vaidya Keeran
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

YES As a nation, we are constantly in a state of fear of disease. The United States has faced many epidemics in the past and present from the flu to chicken pox. Today, we are seeing a large rise in the number of parents refusing to vaccinate their children and themselves, and... Read more »

Politicians must catch up with new media

Staff Editorial
March 10, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Social media has shaped a large part of our generation. We’re never without our phones and we’re constantly posting anything to our social media accounts. We can gather information at a faster pace, and this has changed the way that people receive information as a whole.Ask a crowd of teenagers... Read more »

Ugly shades of grey

Staff Editorial
March 10, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

50 Shades of Grey has origins innocent enough to almost discredit the hype it’s received as of late. It started off as Twilight fan fiction, detailing the sexual exploits of billionaire Christian Grey and his lover, Anastasia Steele. Do their relations involve a little spanking? Sure.... Read more »

NASA should continue Apollo program

NASA should continue Apollo program

Radeen Shemirani, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On Feb. 1, NASA hailed a proposal by Barack Obama to increase spending for any United States space expedition and announced plans to explore one of Jupiter’s moons. According to Discovery.com, “President Obama is proposing a fiscal year 2016 budget of $18.5 billion for NASA, building on the significant... Read more »

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 »