The Californian

Local government matters

Voters should really care about who they elect for local positions, such as San Ramon city council and mayor.

Staff Editorial

October 30, 2020

With a historically important election just around the corner, the eyes of Americans have been fixated on their TVs and social media feeds, attentively watching the race between candidates President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as the clash between their respective parties...

American pride has been perverted to fuel the anti-mask movement

Many anti mask activists have been seen protesting and causing disruptions throughout the nation.

Staff Editorial

October 6, 2020

With more than 7.45 million reported coronavirus cases in the United States as of early October, the world has been watching to see how the country with the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases has been dealing with the pandemic. Anyone who is watching closely can see how much of a mess things...

School board needs to get campus reopening right this time after the disaster of last summer’s decision-making process

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education originally recommended students return to campus in August under a hybrid model, but then it was forced to reverse course and keep students away from campuses. The board is now reviewing the best way for students to return to campus later this school year.

Staff Editorial

September 28, 2020

With the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education scheduled to further explore how to safely reopen school campuses for more than 32,000 students and 3,500 employees beginning Tuesday night, it’s important to closely scrutinize trustees’ decision-making process on this issue when...

Kamala Harris, For The People

Kamala Harris made history when she was selected as Joe Biden's running mate.

Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made history on Aug. 11 when he announced Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate against President Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Harris is the first Black woman of Indian descent to be nominated by a major political party for the national...

CON: Remote learning is a real drag

It's difficult for students to stay motivated and pay attention during remote learning, especially since teachers have no idea what's going on behind students' screens.

Jett Gold, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

When COVID-19 made on-campus learning unfeasible, the idea of remote learning was brought up as a solution - a solution that the district has continued to use up to the present day. Remote learning does have its benefits, but the cons strongly outweigh the pros. The negatives include a sedentary lifestyle,...

PRO: There are benefits to online learning

One of the main benefits of remote learning is students can actually sleep in.

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

What students originally saw as an extra week of spring break last March turned into the San Ramon Valley Unified School District starting the school year completely online. This decision has been a big point of controversy among students, parents, and teachers, who have a wide range of opinions about...

Colleges are ripping students off again

Even though colleges have set guidelines on social distancing, many have been forced to resort to virtual classes for which they're charging the same tuition as in-person instruction.

Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, colleges have lost millions of dollars in funding, forcing them to turn to tuition to help bring in money - even though school is online.  A significant amount of these schools’ budgets comes from the upfront tuition that students pay to enroll. But...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes down in history

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She died on Sept.18 at age 87.

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

Millions of American hearts sank last Friday upon hearing the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had lost her two decade long battle with various cancers.  Ginsburg died of complications related to her recurring struggle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. She was the second...

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