The Californian

College application costs are a money grab

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As getting into college is becoming more and more competitive because of an explosion in the number of applicants, colleges have found a way to profit at the expense of students.   It is common knowledge that college tuition can be absurdly high and can leave many students in debt for much o...

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Isabella Belof, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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. ...

Should race be considered in college apps?

Should race be considered in college apps?

Jenna Lyons and Ceci Musgrove

October 16, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

YES:  SAT score, GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essays. Should a student’s race be grouped with these as criteria for getting into college? Over the summer, previously made guidelines that promoted the consideration of race on applications were removed, meaning universities are...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

Kathy Le, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There has been a lot of talk of Asian representation in the media lately. “Crazy Rich Asians” recently came into spotlight for having the first all-Asian cast since 1993 when “The Joy Luck Club” came out 25 years ago. But “Crazy Rich Asians” is not the only Asian representation we should...

Sexual assault needs to be addressed

December 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the past couple of months, there has been an exponential amount of people, particularly in the Hollywood industry, coming forward about being sexually assaulted.  This brought attention to the issue of sexual assault and has shown the public how prevalent an issue it has become. Although...

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...

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...

U.S. Treasury celebrates diversity with a new coin

U.S. Treasury celebrates diversity with a new coin

Joshua Kyser, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A big step for America is coming in an unexpected way.  For the first time in our nation’s history, the United States Mint and Treasury announced a Lady Liberty coin to be released for its 225th anniversary. A black woman will be represented on the coin. She, along with this change, wears...

Eminent domain is an unnecessary action

Staff Editorial

December 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Eminent domain leaves landowners in the dust while the government overrules their ownership. It is protected by the U.S. Constitution’s Takings Clause in the Fifth Amendment, which states, “Private property [shall not] be taken for public use, without just compensation.” While the government...

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