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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

Kathy Le, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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...

Native land and people should not be disrespected

Native land and people should not be disrespected

Kat LeTran and Emma Hall

December 15, 2016

The Army Corps of Engineers has finally declared to find a new route for the Dakota Access pipeline.  Over the past three  months, Sioux Native Americans have fought arduously to remove the pipeline construction from their land. But the fight is not over. Dakota  Access still has...

GNN episode appropriates Mexican culture

GNN episode appropriates Mexican culture

Patrick Rettig, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016

Way to go GNN! You did it! You have brought your credibility to a new low. Your Cinco de Mayo episode was Fox News cringeworthy. Instead of just offending Mexican people with hateful rheotoric and discriminitory comments like Fox News, you guys opted for the route of death by appropriation, and...

Cal limits which students can take A periods

McKenzie Brown, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016

Out of the many changes coming to the Cal High schedule next year, none is more baffling than the limitations placed on taking an A period. Starting next year, students will only be allowed to take an A Period if they are in AVID, leadership, mock trial, band, choir, theatre, yearbook or newspaper,...