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Muslim ban disregards constitutional rights

Staff Editorial
February 15
Filed under Editorial

America, land of the free and the home of the brave. A beacon on a hill, the shining example of acceptance and opportunity for all. Except Muslims. More specifically the Muslim population of the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump’s recent executive order suspending all immigration...

Provisional licenses need to be mandatory

Staff Editorial
February 15
Filed under Editorial

While Shakespeare may argue that some people are born great, not many people are born great drivers.  To be a great driver requires time, practice, and a decent level of coordination. Since most people require time to practice this skill, The Californian thinks it is reasonable for all new...

U.S. Treasury celebrates diversity with a new coin

U.S. Treasury celebrates diversity with a new coin

Joshua Kyser, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

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...

Will Donald Trump make a good president?

Will Donald Trump make a good president?

Kiley Borba and Michael Bahk
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Yes -Michael Bahk, Staff Writer I will be speaking about the positives of Donald Trump’s presidency, not his personality. America needs to remember that there is a difference.  Being president is a job. The role of the president is first and foremost to regulate the on goings of our nation an...

Assemblies should have come sooner

Staff Editorial
December 15
Filed under Editorial

Too little. Too late.  These statements perfectly describe Cal High’s response to the school-wide assemblies on Nov. 29 that addressed several racist incidents that have taken place on campus since mid-October.  More than a month prior to the assembly, these incidents were featured...

Eminent domain is an unnecessary action

Staff Editorial
December 15
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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
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Ben & Jerry’s political move-mint

Summer Reich, Staff Writer
December 15
Filed under Opinion

“Go Shawty, It’s Sherbert Day,” “Pop, Lock and Chocolate,” and “All Chocolate Matters.”  These were just a few proposed names for the new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor that was created for the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter is a movement that has been...

Electoral college needs to be improved upon

Josh Choi, Staff Writer
December 15
Filed under Opinion

Americans across the nation went to vote for our next President on Nov. 8. But voters were not directly voting for the next president. They were participating in a system called the electoral college, a group of 538 electors.  Instead of directly voting for president, voters are voting to...

This is not Cal High

Staff Editorial
November 7
Filed under Editorial

Words are underrated. Just 26 letters have the potential to bring students together or tear apart a school community.  The recent racial incidents on Cal’s campus were, without a doubt, insensitive and unacceptable.   It is not OK to mark a urinal for “Whites” and another one for...

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