The Californian

Absences for threats should be excused

Izzy Belof, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2019

The fact that certain schools will not provide an excused absence in response to violent threats is, for lack of a better term, inexcusable. One such high school is Harding High School in Ohio’s Marion school district. The school received a shooting threat on Feb. 20, and failed to notify the students’...

Many Parkland students face PTSD

Many Parkland students face PTSD

Izzy Belof, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2019

In light of the school shootings that American students have witnessed in recent years,  it’s not suprising how these tragedies are affecting some students. Sydney Aiello and Calvin Desir, two survivors of the Parkland shooting last year, were recently found dead after committing suicide. Bo...

CAASPP fails to adequately test students

CAASPP fails to adequately test students

Izzy Belof, Opinions Editor

March 26, 2019

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)  is an exam that is ridiculed by many.  After all, why should students waste their energy on a test that doesn’t benefit them, especially when they’re preparing for the SAT or ACT? Students’ disregard of the CAASPP s...