The Californian

Should band and dance be sports?

Should band and dance be sports?

Junhee Park, News Editor

October 2, 2017

It’s time to overhaul our outdated definition of sports. When the word sports is mentioned, most people think of football players. Those on the sidelines – marching band, color guard and dance – are still not considered sports. Cheerleading wasn’t considered a sport until this year, but that...

UC schools no longer for California students

UC schools no longer for California students

June 5, 2013

The University of California system, one of the most prestigious public school systems in the world, should no longer be called the University of California.  It should be called the University of Out of State Students. Despite years of state taxes California families pay that go to support the UC...

The U.S. does not need stricter gun laws

The U.S. does not need stricter gun laws

Brittany Wurnitsch, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013

President Obama is planning to present Congress with a bill that will restrict private citizens’ ability to possess firearms. The argument is that this law will stop crimes, gun-related deaths, and to prevent shootings from happening such as the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy in Connecticut. But...

Deadlock results in Congress is not progress

Ashton DeLano, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2013

The 113th Congress opened its doors last month, but little has passed back out other than congressional representatives and defeated bills, struck down by a heavily deadlocked congress With the Republicans holding the majority in the House of Representatives and the Democrats seated deeply in control...

Internet should not be regulated

December 19, 2012

Ever since the Internet was created, it had been an amazing source of collaboration, information and innovation. People all over the world meet every day for work and play without uniform regulation across every website, forum, and board. This lack of regulation is why the Internet has been so...

District does care about healthy eating

District does care about healthy eating

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

Every day, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District serves about 6,500 meals to hungry students. That’s a lot of food, and it makes one wonder if all this food is healthy. After some research, I realized  the district actually cares about student nutrition and what schools serve. The...