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Seniors should have a say in music for Ball

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Senior Ball is the last hooray for seniors and the culmination of all dances that have come before it. It should ideally be a night that has something for everyone so all seniors can have a night to remember. But 2017’s Senior Ball does not look like it’s going to be a night for the seniors as...

New schedule change will help students

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Recently, while meeting with students to discuss plans for next year’s classes, counselors offered the option of allowing students to leave campus after lunch rather than taking unnecessary classes. The option has been offered to most seniors who are on track for graduation. The Californian  believ...

Companies ruin public relations

Kimberlee Saxer, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everybody makes mistakes. But unfortunately for businesses, a mistake could mean their immediate downfall. Recently, Pepsi and United Airlines faced the challenge of overcoming negative publicity. Their responses were less than satisfactory in the public’s eye. On April 5, Pepsi uploaded a commercial...

Suicide text ‘prank’

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a world with ever-growing technological prowess, we are so wrapped up in buying the newest iPhone or gadget that we forget to ask ourselves what the actual role of technology and social media should be. Social media is overused and  makes people less social, as the importance of face-to-face...

Transgender bathroom law reversed

Summer Reich, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.”  Donald Trump made this statement regarding transgender bathroom usage at a town-hall-style event hosted by NBC in Manhattan on April 21,...

Transgender bathroom law reversed

Transgender bathroom law reversed

Summer Reich, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.” Donald Trump made this statement regarding transgender bathroom usage at a town-hall-style event hosted by NBC in Manhattan on April 21, 2016. But...

Prom is ultimately worth all the credit card swipes

Prom is ultimately worth all the credit card swipes

Ashley Mosbacher, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Prom season is also known as the time of never ending swipes of the credit card. High schoolers everywhere look forward to this magical night filled with friends, food, dancing, and maybe even a date you will ditch halfway through the night. Most will only experience a night like prom once, so...

Should the death penalty be allowed to live?

Shirin Afrakheth and Kimberlee Saxer, Staff Writers

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

YES -Shirin Afrakheth, Staff Writer  In June of 2015, Dylann Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, fired 70 rounds into an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., killing nine people.  The day after the mass shooting, Roof confessed to his actions in a video released by the ...

Every 15 Minutes has impactful message

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Every 15 minutes somebody dies due to a drunk or distracted driver. The Every 15 Minutes program brought awareness to this shocking statistic this month. The Californian believes the message Every 15 Minutes brought to Cal during the two-day program opened the eyes of unaware teenagers. In a cult...

Mission Impossible: Reduce student stress

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Stress is the unwanted elephant in every high school classroom. Between standardized testing, AP and honors classes, extracurricular activities, and college, the pressure to succeed and thrive in an academic environment can be overwhelming. The Californian believes that students are far too st...

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