The Californian

California water levels are nearly at historic lows

California water levels are nearly at historic lows

Wynne Zhang, Graphics Edior

February 28, 2014

Despite the recent rain that many parts of the state has experienced, California is suffering through its driest period since becoming a state more than 160 years ago. Essentially, what the Golden State has on its hands is a severe drought. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Jan....

SAT prep proves very costly

SAT prep proves very costly

Wynne Zhang, Graphics Edior

January 16, 2014

The official College Board SAT Study Guide costs $31.99. There is a required $51 fee to register for the SAT, and the test itself takes three hours and 45 minutes. Most students don’t see this as too big of a sacrifice to get into their dream college. But nowadays, $83 and four hours aren’t the...

Backpacks becoming a weighty issue

Backpacks becoming a weighty issue

Wynne Zhang, Graphics Edior

October 17, 2013

Exactly how heavy is too heavy for backpacks and purses? This is the question The Californian set out to answer after watching students lug massive backpacks to class that make teens look like The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Californian staff members visited countless classes and weighed the backpacks...