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District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2020

Students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will return to campus full-time in August if the school board has its way. The district’s Board of Education said it unanimously supports having students on campus for a full-time in-person schedule during Tuesday night’s meeting streamed...

School was better than this

Angela Zhang, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

“I’m bored.”  Don’t worry, we’ve all said it. To many people’s surprise, including my own, this break has not been the usual vacation from school that was expected. Instead of being able to hang out or play sports, we get to spend a good amount of time in our lovely homes. On top...

Did Class of ’21 really get it done?

School was cancelled halfway into the junior class' CAASPP testing. What will become of their promised carnival?

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

I’m definitely not the first to say or feel this: I am straight up not having a good time right now. School has been pretty much canceled through the rest of the year and with it, every fun activity. We have lost graduation, senior ball, junior prom, spring sports and shows, spring trips, senior...

Our education system breeds ignorance

Our education system breeds ignorance

Sam Campopiano, Managing Editor

May 29, 2019

The days of education and the formation of a well-rounded individual are long gone and have been replaced by a formal schooling factory model of education.   A well rounded individual who received an education is well versed in literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, the laws of nature, and the w...

Some students choose military after graduation

Seven seniors are joining the military after graduation including, from left to right, Samantha D’Arpino, Cole Waskey, Aidan Otero, and Luke Nye. Not pictured are Luca Dickten, Josh Ferrer and Ezekiel Nunez.

Luca Dickten, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2019

With the school year drawing to a close, the majority of seniors look forward to joining thousands of other bright-eyed freshmen at our nation’s countless universities.  But some seniors feel a duty to join a much more exclusive group. Less than one percent of the entire population of th...

Colleges place too much importance on SAT scores

Maddy Klessel, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Colleges need to start looking beyond a one-time standardized test taken within four hours to determine who gets accepted to their schools. The SAT and ACT are over analyzed by colleges in order to make a life altering decision for potential students.  The SAT contains reading, writing, and two mat...

Embrace senioritis, the ruthless disease

With school almost over, seniors fight to save their grades.

Siddhant Gupta, Managing Editor

May 29, 2019

With every day that goes by that we have to endure eight grueling hours at an educational institution comes that insatiable urge to just… not care.   As we get closer and closer to the end of the school year, a seasonal epidemic sweeps through our school. Tardies are stockpiled, attendance...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Kate Hong, A&E Editor

May 29, 2019

Every May, high school students nationwide stress out over taking Advanced Placement exams for their AP classes.  For many students who take these test, the question arises: Is it worth it? AP tests are not worth the time and trouble because they create undue stress and results often don...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (YES)

Gina Wu, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2019

Since The College Board was founded in 1899, the non-profit organization has witnessed a great expansion in its loyal fanbase for its unique offering of standardized tests, including the Advanced Placement (AP) tests, which are notorious for their high price and the immense amount of stress associated...

Brown rightly rejects school start time bill

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018

Earlier  this September Senate Bill 328 was passed by the California state senate and was expected to become law. The bill would have required all K-12 schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Proponents of the bill, specifically the American Academy of Pediatrics, believed that it would allo...

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