The Californian

Violence at Capitol highlights double standards in America

The contrasting measures taken break up right wing and Black Lives Matter protests has made many believe that
If Black Lives Matter protesters had been the ones storming the Capitol, would they still be alive?
January 14, 2021

Democracy was put in jeopardy on Jan. 6 when thousands of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building. With no regard for the well-being of America, these rioters put the lives of the vice...

Trump caps off four years of democratic backsliding by encouraging insurrection

Supporters of President Trump breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday and wrecked havoc, disrupting Congress's  certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. Five people died in the violent insurrection, including a Capitol police officer.
January 7, 2021

Words cannot adequately capture how we feel about the recent riot at the U.S. Capitol, though it is our duty to try. A terrible tragedy occurred on Wednesday at the Capitol building, where thousands...

Board makes right call by postponing hybrid learning

December 16, 2020

Like thousands of San Ramon Valley Unified School District community members, The Californian’s editorial board has been asking the question: Why are we going back to school? Luckily for our safety...

High school seniors catch nonprofit fever… and can’t seem to get better

Social media is the new (and only) outlet for many students' nonprofit organizations.
College applications are flooded with new 'surefire' way to gain admission to top schools
December 16, 2020

Right around the beginning of August, I had about 20 new follow requests on Instagram. Unfortunately, none of them were cousins or friends from school. Instead, my feed was jam-packed with student-run...

The choice of Kamala Harris’s replacement shouldn’t belong to just Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom, left, will name a replacement for Senator Kamala Harris, who becomes vice president on Jan. 20.
The governor making such an important political decision alone is not proper representation for Californians
December 16, 2020

Ideally, when democracy runs smoothly, the people vote for their representation in the government and citizens have a say in who their leaders are. The power to choose those who govern lies in the hands...

What losing in-class school has been like for students 

Many school events have gone dark for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
All grade levels have been affected by remote learning this year
December 16, 2020

Do you remember waking up in the morning and dragging your feet to get ready for school?  What about meeting up with your friends in the hallways, listening to teachers’ long lectures, eating...

The Californian’s wish list for the new board of education

December 14, 2020

As we approach winter break and begin to look forward to a new (and hopefully much better) calendar year, it is time once again to look to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education,...

Biden’s the clear winner, yet Trump stubbornly won’t follow the correct procedure

President-elect Joe Biden has yet to hear a concession from President Trump. More importantly, Biden's transition team isn't getting access to classified information related to national security because it's being blocked by Trump's administration.
November 16, 2020

It’s time for President Trump to act presidential during one of the last chances he has by acknowledging Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States. Every American by now has heard about...

Can society survive social media?

The blurred lines developing between reality and deluded perspectives hurt our democracy.
The spread of misinformation is helping tear American democracy apart
November 16, 2020

Political opinions are difficult to discuss in the current cultural climate of America because of the rampant stubbornness on either end of the political spectrum. Social media has only served to inflame...

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