The Californian

Is district trying to censor students?

Is district trying to censor students?

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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...

Guantanamo Bay must be shut down

Guantanamo Bay must be shut down

Tim Hoffman, Staff Writer

June 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Less than six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, the United States set up one of the most infamous prisons in U.S. history. Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) Prison was established in January 2002, and has held almost 800 prisoners over the last 11 years, according to the American Civil Liberties...

‘Traditional prom’ unconstitutional

March 19, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Rejection letters understandably make students lament some of their decisions in school. But affirmative action sparks feelings of regret for a factor students cannot control: ethnicity. Despite its claims to bring diversity to society, affirmative action instead takes away the value of merit and...

Facebook suffers from loss of face

Facebook suffers from loss of face

February 11, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The year was 2008. The hottest thing was Facebook, which had just reached 100 million users. We were all at that age where Mafia Wars and Pet Society were games to be checked daily, if not every second. Facebook would always lie open in the background and it was often people were called to attention...

Conspiracies over Sandy Hook deaths

February 11, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

No matter your age, race, religion, political affiliation or defining demographic, it would seem that everyone should be able to agree that the Sandy Hook shootings were an awful tragedy. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Not long after the burials of the 26 killed in this mass shooting, a group...

The U.S. needs stricter gun laws

The U.S. needs stricter gun laws

Tim Hoffman, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“How many more schools? How many more movie theaters? How many more houses of faith?” These questions were asked only a few days after the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy in a video by demandaplan.org, a website that pushes for a plan against gun violence. It is imperitive that Congress passes...

Donovan situation was mishandled

Donovan situation was mishandled

December 19, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Almost every year we hear about a coach resigning or a player being cut from a sports team because “it was all politics.” Maybe it’s time to put these practices to an end. Politics have widely been accepted as the inescapable reality of playing high school sports, or even sports in general. ...

Marriage equality long overdue

Marriage equality long overdue

Ye Rim Park, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion

After 32 consecutive losses on statewide ballots, things were looking sour for supporters of gay marriage. But a radical social shift tipped the scales on election day last month. Maine, Maryland and Washington were added to the growing list of states that allowed gay marriage when they became...

Common core is not right for California

Erica Drake, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The state of California has decided to jump on the common core standards bandwagon. Beginning the 2014-15 school year, say goodbye to the old California education standards students are used to and hello to the same standards seen in 45 other states and the District of Columbia. Even though most...

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