The Californian

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...

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...

AP Art was neglected

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial

While the education system attempts to standardize learning for a diverse population of students through Common Core Standards, the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) have been placed as the focal point for education, well ahead of arts and humanities. This was sadly...

Remembering Columbine

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Last Friday, there were walkouts at schools across the nation to remember the Columbine High School shooting 19 years later, and to continue to bring light to the issue of gun control. Columbine is often regarded as the instigating factor in the fight for gun control. Despite being such an impactful...

National anthem video response is insufficient

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial

In order to solve the issue of whether the national anthem should be played at rallies, the school leadership has decided to bring it down to a vote.  Last week, a video was played presenting the opinions of two students from two opposing sides of the argument. It was meant to inform the stude...

Students are leaders in gun violence debate

March 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Gun violence has taken the center stage of news within these past couple of years. Each story brings its share of passionate debates and distasteful rhetoric.  A commonality all  these stories share is that they are from the voices of adults.  It has not been until recently that...

Gender neutral dress code a positive step

March 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Often times, when we refer to the school dress code, there are stricter restrictions placed upon girls than boys.  The rationale for this discrepancy is often explained to be that clothing that is deemed provocative for women is distracting to others. It often seems like legs, midriffs, and...

Off-campus classes give students an advantage

Off-campus classes give students an advantage

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial

There has been a push by the district to encourage high school students to take more classes off campus. The shift toward having more off-campus classes is a key part of the district’s “10 point plan” proposed by Superintendent Rick Schmitt this school year.  The plan, among other things,...

Trump not presidential

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial

The United States has had 43 presidents over the past 239 years. Many of these presidents have several traits in common.  All presidents attended prestigious schools, all but one were white, and almost all had previous experience in politics.  Donald Trump is breaking this mold. With...

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