The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA

Paris attacks: a wake up call for humanity

staff editorial
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Since terrorists launched the attacks on Paris on Nov. 13, it has become very clear that the United States’ foreign policy strategy in Syria needs to change as soon as possible.The terrorist network ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) claimed responsibility for the horrific events that unfolded... Read more »

New schedule will be beneficial for students

staff editorial
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

A school year is 180 days – 180 days spent accumulating knowledge that will eventually be put to the ultimate test in that a six-letter death word called “finals”.The school board will decide on Tuesday night if the first semester finals will be moved  to before winter break by changing the... Read more »

Should Cal use gender-neutral bathrooms?

Should Cal use gender-neutral bathrooms?

Abby Fritz and Ashley Aguado
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

YES Because of how our society has evolved throughout the years, it is crucial that we establish the idea of having more gender-neutral bathrooms on Cal High’s campus.Although one already exists in the nurse’s office, located in the administration building, adding more gender-neutral bathroom... Read more »

‘Not so social’ social media

‘Not so social’ social media

Athena Georgopoulos, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In an era filled with iPhones, computers, tablets, Siri, and objects that can talk to us, social media plays a crucial role in today’s society. Without today’s technology, one may say, “Oh my god, I would die without my phone!”But who’s to say that’s not true? So many people become attached... Read more »

The Black Friday food chain

The Black Friday food chain

Ashley Aguado, Staff Writer
November 20, 2015
Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Now that Halloween is over and you have enough candy to last you until next October, it is time to get excited for Thanksgiving! What's not to be of the only holidays where you have to be rolled out of the dining room, and where you have to travel many miles to see your once-a-year relatives, before r... Read more »

Presidential ‘hair’ apparent isn’t Trump

Staff Editorials
October 19, 2015
Filed under Editorial

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has turned our country’s presidential election process into a farce.Trump’s insults regarding other candidates, ethnic groups and women have all crossed a line. Rather than debating the effectiveness of Republican candidate Carly Fiorina’s proposed policies,... Read more »

New SAT format is far from perfect

Staff Editorials
October 19, 2015
Filed under Editorial

For years American universities have determined they can rank the potential intelligence of high school students across the nation with a standardized test,  aka the dreaded SAT.The new model SAT will debut in March 2016 to test standards that are more parallel with Common Core.Some favorable... Read more »

Syrians in need of rational solutions

Syrians in need of rational solutions

Jon Dadgari, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under Opinion

A three year old boy named Aylan Kurdi was discovered washed up on a Turkish beach on Sept. 3 after he and his entire family drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on their journey to the Greek island of Kos.The picture of the toddler circulated worldwide and begot a feeling of sympathy for the Syrian... Read more »

Dublin water park a wasteful idea

Dublin water park a wasteful idea

Nate Rankin, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The City of Dublin has begun construction on a 31,000 square foot aquatic complex at Emerald Glen Park featuring indoor and outdoor pools, six water slides, and several small splash pools.Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Except for the unfortunate fact that California is in the midst one of the worst... Read more »

Dress code drools

Mackenzie Brown, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Dear whoever came up with the bright idea of “your shorts-must-be-finger-length rule,”It’s 2015, not 1615. Please update the dress code.With the new school year nearly two months in, students have fallen back into old patterns such as stealing lockers that do not belong to them, rushing... Read more »