The Californian

The hustler mindset is harmful to mental health

Photo courtesy Andrea Piacquadio.

Izzy Belof, Opinions Editor

May 19, 2020

Whether it’s hoarding toilet paper or starting an online business, it’s evident that people are finding different ways to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. But it seems that we’re overlooking the current main priority: maintaining our physical and mental health. The quarantine has forced people...

Many Parkland students face PTSD

Mourners pay tribute at a memorial for victims at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Two survivors, Sydney Aiello and Calvin Desir, recently committed suicide.

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...

Teen language and humor disguises warning signs

Teen language and humor disguises warning signs

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

During a time of high stress and anxiety, teenagers often turn to humor to express themselves. Consequently, this often leads to over dramatic ex- pressions that undermine and normalize the severity of serioustopics such as suicide and rape. Recently, I had a friend say that he wanted to ...

Tests before finals hurt student performance

The schedules of many students have begun to be more and more overwhelming around finals week.

Isabella Belof, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Cramming isn’t the ideal way to absorb information, but scheduling tests right before finals week seems to encourage this method of studying.  As the end of the semester approaches this year, it seems too many teachers feel pressured to finish their current unit as quickly as possible. ...