The Californian

Driving safety program done in poor taste

Editorial

April 10, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

On March 24, the Cal High student body was informed of the tragic deaths of eight peers over the weekend. Many were hit by drunk drivers, although one was killed by a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, and one was struck by an individual who was texting while driving. So it’s easy...

It’s time for California to legalize marijuana

It’s time for California to legalize marijuana

Editorial

February 28, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The first of the year marked a historic day for Colorado when marijuana became legal in the state for the first time. Two dozen shops sold marijuana legally to consumers over the age of 21, and within a week 37 shops made more than $5 million, according to the Huffington Post. Many rallied agains...

Racism rears its ugly head once again

Editorial

February 28, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Earlier this month, area high school, Carondelet, served fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, among other foods, for lunch intending to pay homage to Black History Month. While Carondelet administrators may believe they had good intentions, the lunch menu created  a lot of trouble for the all-girls...

More funding for NASA will have huge returns

More funding for NASA will have huge returns

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Chinese lunar probe Chang’e-3 touched down safely on the moon on Dec. 14, marking the first landing on Earth’s closest neighbor in 40 years. But this landing is also evidence of something greater. It shows that, for the first time since Yuri Gagarin entered orbit in 1961, America is falling...

Is district trying to censor students?

Is district trying to censor students?

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In our last issue, The Californian published a story on an alleged physical conflict between a student and a teacher. Californian adviser Brian Barr received an email from Principal Mark Corti the day of publication highlighting district policy and  explaining the district’s concerns with the arti...

It’s time to fix the Black Friday dilemma

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Black Friday has a notorious reputation of causing people to do crazy things. Year after year, another story hits the media about an insane techie bombarding Best Buy for the best deal on a new TV the morning after Thanksgiving, inevitably hurting someone in the process. The holiday season is seen...

Society raising a generation of wimps

Society raising a generation of wimps

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

There is an epidemic sweeping our nation. Children are becoming increasingly wimpy. What’s the cause of this travesty? The answer is overparenting. We all know those moms. The ones who shower their children with compliments and seem to be oblivious to the world outside of their child. They pour...

International actions stems from selfishness

International actions stems from selfishness

Staff

October 17, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As the possibility of Syrian intervention came closer and closer, flashbacks of Iraq and Afghanistan came to the forefront of the minds of  many Americans. With every American intervention in poor, developing nations, it becomes more and more obvious that the United States only concerns itself with...

UC schools no longer for California students

UC schools no longer for California students

June 5, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Showcase

The University of California system, one of the most prestigious public school systems in the world, should no longer be called the University of California.  It should be called the University of Out of State Students. Despite years of state taxes California families pay that go to support the UC...

Seniors lacking basic life skills

June 5, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

What really makes the world go round? Is it a five on an AP test, or 4.0 on a high school transcript? The answer to the above questions is a simple no. More and more society is realizing that graduating seniors are not ready for life itself. Although every graduating class is becoming increasingly...

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