The Californian

BCS bowl system does not make any sense

January 3, 2011

By John Sexton I spent a leisurely day on the couch watching college football on Dec. 4. It was Championship Saturday, and there was a ton of great games to watch, including the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State and the SEC Championship game between South Carolina and Auburn. I was enjoying...

People are ready to promote gay tolerance

November 8, 2010

by Kathy Tussy, guest writer The extreme prejudice about all things gay is reflected in the often heard put-down, “That’s so gay.” How many times a day do you hear it? How many times a day do you say it? Do you ever stop to think what it must feel like to be gay and hear it over and over...

DEBATE: Should marijuana be legal

November 4, 2010

YES: IT IS GOOD FOR THE STATE by Tate Delano, staff writer Today, Californians will vote on Proposition 19, which aims to legalize marijuana. Passing this proposition will benefit the state because it will increase tax revenues while still preventing the possession of large quantities of marijuana...

Students should not be afraid to report crime

November 4, 2010

STAFF EDITORIAL Fearing to speak out against crime and wrongdoing only brings back memories of the corrupt police states of old, and not the modern democracy we live in today. In that case, why should students have hesitated to turn in those responsible for a series of disturbing fires on campus...

Homecoming dance was poorly planned

November 4, 2010

STAFF EDITORIAL Attending the homecoming parade and football game, hanging out with friends, taking pictures, and exchanging corsages and boutineers build up anticipation to the peak of the homecoming festivities: the homecoming dance. But the dance itself was the low point of this year’s homecoming. With...

October Editorial Cartoon

October 21, 2010

Administration has strictly enforced the school's dress code so far this year. By Cheyenne Liu....

Is Ground Zero Mosque OK, CON

October 21, 2010

by Jacob Hirsohn, staff writer New York City is a very large place, and the only area where it would be extremely insensitive to build a mosque is the area around Ground Zero. On Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim extremists hijacked two planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center Towers, causing the buildings to collapse. The area wher...

Is Ground Zero Mosque OK, PRO

October 7, 2010

by Jacqueline Uranga, staff writer The First Amendment of the Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The roughly 600,000 Muslims living in New York City are as entitled to this right as all other Americans. It...

Concerns about PG&E raised after San Bruno

October 5, 2010

STAFF EDITORIAL Imagine having to suddenly flee your home and losing everything you have into a huge ball of fire. This is what many San Bruno residents had to endure on Sept. 9 when a rusty PG&E gas line ruptured from too much pressure and caused an explosion that killed seven people, injured...