The Californian

Taylor Swift’s greed costs fans on Spotify

Taylor Swift’s greed costs fans on Spotify

Staff Editorial

November 21, 2014

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...

District should offer non-college options

Editorial

May 21, 2014

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

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....

Driving safety program done in poor taste

Editorial

April 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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...

Society raising a generation of wimps

Society raising a generation of wimps

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2013

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

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...