The Californian

New attendance system is smart

May 30, 2012

Staff Editorial The San Ramon Valley school district has recently taken one more step to insure student safety during school hours by  implementing a new attendance system, School Messenger. With this new system, if a student has been marked absent and the absence has not been cleared by 10 a.m.,...

Fashion industry at fault for dress cuts

May 30, 2012

Courtney Carlson Staff Writer Amongst bad hair days, failed tests, and messy break-ups, dress cuts are one of the parts of high school that make teenagers full of angst. This distress would be eliminated if administrators altered their view of what is school appropriate so that it correlated...

Death sparks undeserved racism

May 30, 2012

Ye Kim Park Staff Writer Many have heard of the tragic incident that took place on Feb. 26: A young, unarmed, 17-year old African-American boy named Trayvon Martin was  shot and killed in Florida. Recently, the shooter, George Zimmerman was released on bail. Many have cried foul at the court...

Apple should manufacture in the U.S.

April 25, 2012

Sharanth Kumarasivan Opinions Editor Over the last few years, Apple Inc. has suddenly jumped from struggling competitor to dominator of the computer industry. With its new stylish, lightweight computers, range of i-products and signature stores, Apple has now become a household name the world...

‘Kony 2012’ has misplaced goals

April 25, 2012

Ashton DeLano Staff Writer In mid-February, the activist group Invisible Children released the “Kony 2012” video, a video prompting activism across the world to stop a warlord in central Africa. The warlord in question, Joseph Kony, is leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a militant...

District pulls plug on student Wi-Fi

March 13, 2012

STAFF EDITORIALS The Voice of California High School Those students who have needed cell phone Internet to study for a test last-minute, or check urgent email updates know this luxury was abruptly suspended by the district. For the past few years, students have been able to use the “SRVUSD-Student”...

District is being frivolous again

March 13, 2012

STAFF EDITORIALS The Voice of California High School For those who thought the district could not become more grandiose with its spending, think again. The San Ramon Unified School District recently announced it wants to put iPads in the hands of every fifth, eighth and 12th grade student. While...

Court right in denying Prop 8

March 13, 2012

Ashton DeLano Staff Writer A California appeals court found Proposition 8 unconstitutional last month, w–hich was a great move because it protects the rights of Americans. Prop. 8 was passed in 2008 to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, effectively barring homosexual couples...

Marines disgraced U.S. with ugly act

February 6, 2012

STAFF EDITORIALS The Voice of California High School As many students may have heard, a video went viral last month of four U.S. Marines urinating on the dead bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. With acts of military misconduct like this, it’s not hard to see why our nation is hated...

Republicans race to the White House

February 6, 2012

Alec Bandler Staff Writer Are President Obama’s days in the White House numbered? The Republicans think so. The Republicans started their presidential nominee search with their first caucus on Jan. 3, searching for the most viable candidate to beat Obama in the November election. Even if...