The Californian

The year of procrastinating productivity is nearly over

With 2021 almost here, it's time to start thinking about making some New Year's Resolutions. Don't procrastinate. That's what we all did in 2020.
So it's time to make New Year's Resolutions for what will hopefully be a better 2021
December 16, 2020

This is it.  This is going to be your year. You already feel like a brand new person as the clock ticks down from 10...9...8… you can feel it.  Head brimming with the ambitious dreams...

Rudy Giuliani: From America’s mayor to national embarrassment

Rudy Guiliani and his crew host a post-election press conference in front of the illustrious Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
Trump’s personal attorney has seen his reputation take a graceless swan dive off a cliff over the past few years, and his most recent gaffes and failures are not helping
December 16, 2020

On Sept. 11, 2001, New York City was ready to move on from Rudy Giuliani.  After two full terms as mayor, mixed results of combating crime with policies of broken windows policing, and overall growing...

Why I hate the holiday season

From corny Hallmark movies to the obligation of buying gifts for friends, there is so much to hate about the festive time of the year.
December 16, 2020

As we all know, the holiday season has kicked into full gear. For most, this is a fun time to spend with family and friends (before COVID), but not for me. I hate the holiday season with a passion....

Even 2020 cannot stop Florida man’s antics

 Even in the midst of pandemic chaos, Florida men across the state have still found ways to keep the crazy energy going.
He has spent the craziest year transcending time and space itself, ascending to new heights of ridiculousness
December 16, 2020

There are three inevitabilities in life: Death, taxes, and Florida man.  Praise be to Florida man. Granted, 2020 has been a rough year, that's for sure. Murder hornets, fire, plague, and a severe...

Virtual visit to Santa leads to the question: Why aren’t we all getting immunity to COVID for Christmas?

Opinions Editor Nick Harvey waits in the line to virtually meet with Santa Claus Saturday at the City Center. Kids of all ages were able to remotely engage with Santa, who appeared on a large, flatscreen TV. Mrs. Claus was there in person to help out.
St. Nick is hiding something and editor Nick Harvey is determined to get to the bottom of his big red bag
December 11, 2020

Last year, I wrote for The Californian about my experience of visiting Santa at the ripe old age of 15. I thought my interaction with St. Nick had ceased at that point, with my Christmas experience forever...

“Among Us”: saving 2020 one emergency meeting at a time

The newest hit game, Among Us, has formed many friendships and broken several more. Jelly beans run around, do tasks, and avoid getting killed as they vote players off the ship.
November 4, 2020

If there’s one phrase every student recognizes right now, it’s this: red sus. From game maker Innersloth, “Among Us” is shaping up to be one of 2020’s biggest phenomenona. Though the game...

No more COVID restrictions for teens!

Life’s been hard during the pandemic, especially on teens in affluent communities.
What do scientists know anyway? Students know what they're doing
November 4, 2020

Have you ever just found yourself sitting inside your pretty nice house in San Ramon holding your nice, new iPhone and being bored all day because of the coronavirus pandemic? Are you sitting around...

Online schooling has brought out a whole different side of us

Adapting to remote learning has been a challenge for all of us, but some people have chosen to cope in unique ways...
Unfortunately, the side shouldn't always be shown on Zoom and Google Meets
November 4, 2020

Google Meet and Zoom recently faced some new security features from the district to keep unwarranted that happened earlier in the year out of classes. Those changes may be working, but they’re not...

Officials downplay COVID-19, then proceed to get COVID-19

President Trump removing his mask in front of cameras on the White House balcony three days after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
November 4, 2020

President Trump and others catch the coronavirus - was it ironic or inevitable? With all the turmoil going on in day-to-day life, it's difficult to find humor in some situations.  In normal...

Letter from the football gods

With the NFL seeing a heavily monitored and somewhat successful restart to their regular season, injuries have been piling up. On Oct. 11, the Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott was wheeled off the field after a gruesome ankle fracture during a Week 5 game against the Giants.
November 4, 2020

Dear Football Fans,  It is our favorite time of year. So many healthy ACL’s to feast on. A seemingly endless bounty of untouched, Achilles tendons. So many unbruised hip flexors. Can you smell...

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