The Californian

Community college a more viable option

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Seniors are officially being inundated with the same question from peers, teachers, dentists, crossing guards, and garbage men: What college are you going to? Many students can be seen wearing the answer proudly on the chest of their brand new collegiate sweatshirt. There is a significant portion...

Fine line between racism and free speech

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, both Islamic extremists belonging to the terrorist group Al Qaeda, shot and killed 12 illustrators working at the satirical French publication, Charlie Hebdo, on Jan. 7. Demonstrations and marches have taken place around the world to mourn the lost illustrators and su...

Taylor Swift’s greed costs fans on Spotify

Taylor Swift’s greed costs fans on Spotify

Staff Editorial

November 21, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Most of us would not admit it, but almost all of The Californian editorial staff loves Taylor Swift. So one can imagine the pain we were all viciously thrown in to when we logged on to The Californian’s Spotify account on Nov. 3 and saw that ALL of her music was gone. Following the release o...

Confederate flag is offensive but protected

Staff Editorial

November 21, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Administrators recently confiscated two students’ Confederate flags that were flying in the backs of their pick-up trucks in the school parking lot. This is kind of shocking, as we live in California, and Confederate flags are certainly a rarity around here. Upon seeing this eyesore, administrators...

Popular eateries ban students from entering

Staff Editorial

October 17, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Recently, fast-food restaurants in Antioch have been taking drastic measures to discourage high school students from eating at their establishments because of disruptive behavior in the restaurants and in parking lots. Taco Bell and McDonald's has barred teenage entry to their dining rooms from 3-4:30...

Modern feminism is here to stay for good

Staff Editorial

October 17, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Amidst the haze of social media, where ideas are fleeting and movements are unfinished, it is rare for our generation to fight for change. And not just for the length it takes to favor a post, but for an actual measurable amount of time that can result in real change. Thankfully, this fourth wave...

More campus accommodations necessary

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2014


Filed under Editorial

After the town hall meeting was hosted by Principal Sarah Wondolowski on Aug. 23, it was made painfully clear to the Class of 2015 that Cal High’s closed campus will not be opening any time soon. Students have swarmed the commons at lunchtime, snuck off campus to score Taco Bell, and expressed general...

District should offer non-college options

Editorial

May 21, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the “bubble town” known as San Ramon it seems that all of society sets up students for only one option after high school: college. While college is certainly one of the best choices for a career path after high school, The Californian finds it somewhat offensive and narrow-minded that the sc...

Fires cause students to evacuate, or not

Fires cause students to evacuate, or not

Editorial

May 21, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The typical American high school is a myriad of smells. The scents of floor cleaner, sweat, perfume, and coffee mix together to make a pungent aroma that is unique to a group of teenagers gathering together to receive an education. Out of all these odors, one odor that should never be present is smoke....

Teacher disturbed by racist incident

Ghalaza Niazi, Guest Writer

April 10, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Recently I went for a walk up the hill one afternoon. A group of middle school boys were coming down the hill. As the last four boys went past me, one of them said something with an Indo-Pak accent. I turned around and said, “What did you say?” One of them replied, “It wasn't me.” “Come...

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