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Should Confederate statues be removed?

Should Confederate statues be removed?

Aidan Trejo and Tyler Peck

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  YES During a peaceful protest in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, a group of protesters gathered to stand up to the white supremacist and neo nazis that had taken to the streets. However, the protest soon turned violent when James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Challenger into a group, ki...

Should band and dance be sports?

Should band and dance be sports?

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s time to overhaul our outdated definition of sports. When the word sports is mentioned, most people think of football players. Those on the sidelines – marching band, color guard and dance – are still not considered sports. Cheerleading wasn’t considered a sport until this year, but that...

Sept. 11 should not be politicized

Amir Udler, Guest Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the founder of two new clubs on campus that are conservative in nature, my fellow officers and I were prepared for pushback in a school that leans heavily toward the left.  That was the reason why we chose to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 as our first school event. While...

Seniors should have a say in music for Ball

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Senior Ball is the last hooray for seniors and the culmination of all dances that have come before it. It should ideally be a night that has something for everyone so all seniors can have a night to remember. But 2017’s Senior Ball does not look like it’s going to be a night for the seniors as...

New schedule change will help students

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Recently, while meeting with students to discuss plans for next year’s classes, counselors offered the option of allowing students to leave campus after lunch rather than taking unnecessary classes. The option has been offered to most seniors who are on track for graduation. The Californian  believ...

Companies ruin public relations

Kimberlee Saxer, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everybody makes mistakes. But unfortunately for businesses, a mistake could mean their immediate downfall. Recently, Pepsi and United Airlines faced the challenge of overcoming negative publicity. Their responses were less than satisfactory in the public’s eye. On April 5, Pepsi uploaded a commercial...

Suicide text ‘prank’

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a world with ever-growing technological prowess, we are so wrapped up in buying the newest iPhone or gadget that we forget to ask ourselves what the actual role of technology and social media should be. Social media is overused and  makes people less social, as the importance of face-to-face...

Transgender bathroom law reversed

Summer Reich, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.”  Donald Trump made this statement regarding transgender bathroom usage at a town-hall-style event hosted by NBC in Manhattan on April 21,...

Transgender bathroom law reversed

Transgender bathroom law reversed

Summer Reich, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.” Donald Trump made this statement regarding transgender bathroom usage at a town-hall-style event hosted by NBC in Manhattan on April 21, 2016. But...

Prom is ultimately worth all the credit card swipes

Prom is ultimately worth all the credit card swipes

Ashley Mosbacher, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Prom season is also known as the time of never ending swipes of the credit card. High schoolers everywhere look forward to this magical night filled with friends, food, dancing, and maybe even a date you will ditch halfway through the night. Most will only experience a night like prom once, so...

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