The Californian

Finals schedule makes sense

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California HIgh School

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With changing district credit requirements, many students are not taking classes after lunch during fifth or sixth periods. As a result, the last day of the traditional finals schedule when these two classes used to meet would have seen a significant number of students off campus. Because of this,...

College application costs are a money grab

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As getting into college is becoming more and more competitive because of an explosion in the number of applicants, colleges have found a way to profit at the expense of students.   It is common knowledge that college tuition can be absurdly high and can leave many students in debt for much o...

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Isabella Belof, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Cramming isn’t the ideal way to absorb information, but scheduling tests right before finals week seems to encourage this method of studying.  As the end of the semester approaches this year, it seems too many teachers feel pressured to finish their current unit as quickly as possible. ...

Attacks on media are attacks on freedom

Attacks on media are attacks on freedom

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A journalist’s murder is the prelude to a war on freedom. Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to obtain his marriage documents. Instead, he was gruesomely tortured, killed, and dismembered by a group of 15 Saudi assassins. Khashoggi, a contributing...

Nationalism encourages political violence

Staff Editoria;

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While addressing a packed Houston arena on Oct. 22, President Trump called himself a proud American nationalist and encouraged his followers to use the word freely.   Trump’s embrace of the term  thrilled many of his white nationalist supporters. They interpret his remark to be an endorsem...

We are desensitized to regular gun violence

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Gun violence has taken the entire country by storm in the past couple of years. Sadly,   more and more students have to cope with the reality of school shootings.  Whether it is through the news, school shooting drills, or political discourse, all students in our nation have experienced ...

Brown rightly rejects school start time bill

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Earlier  this September Senate Bill 328 was passed by the California state senate and was expected to become law. The bill would have required all K-12 schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Proponents of the bill, specifically the American Academy of Pediatrics, believed that it would allo...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

Kathy Le, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There has been a lot of talk of Asian representation in the media lately. “Crazy Rich Asians” recently came into spotlight for having the first all-Asian cast since 1993 when “The Joy Luck Club” came out 25 years ago. But “Crazy Rich Asians” is not the only Asian representation we should...

District needs to do more to address mental health

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial

In an academic system that becomes more stressful almost by the day, it is no surprise that suicide and mental health issues are becoming more common. Combine increased academic challenges with the ever-present evil of bullying and social media, it’s no wonder that numbers have doubled since 2008...

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