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Assemblies should have come sooner

Staff Editorial
December 15, 2016
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... Read more »

Eminent domain is an unnecessary action

Staff Editorial
December 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial

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... Read more »

Native land and people should not be disrespected

Native land and people should not be disrespected

Kat LeTran and Emma Hall
December 15, 2016
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... Read more »

Ben & Jerry’s political move-mint

Summer Reich, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
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... Read more »

Electoral college needs to be improved upon

Josh Choi, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
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... Read more »

This is not Cal High

Staff Editorial
November 7, 2016
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... Read more »

Student economy intact after homecoming

Staff Editorial
November 7, 2016
Filed under Editorial

There comes a time in a man’s life when he must ask  himself certain questions, one of such being: “Is it OK that I paid more for my tie then I did for my homecoming tickets this year?” The answer is obviously, no, but that’s not the tickets fault. It’s the fault of a not-so savvy tie... Read more »

The Pledge should no longer be required

Sidney Dutcher, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

One morning last year I stood up, put my hand over my heart, and recited the Pledge of Allegiance just as I had about 750 times before.  But this time it was different because I wondered why I was doing it.  Why was I mindlessly pledging my allegiance to a piece of cloth? What was I even... Read more »

Breathalyzers are another useless attempt of admin power

Aaron Velasquez, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

By the late fourth millennium BC, formal civilizations were established in the Mesopotamian river valley, and ever since, there has been a shared effort amongst common people everywhere to fight against the powers that control.  This is no different from our fine establishment that we call California... Read more »

LGBT curriculum is important but will be ineffective

LGBT curriculum is important but will be ineffective

Rhea Saini, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The school dsitrict’s new LGBT curriculum has yet to be implemented at Cal High health classes.  This curriculum should have been in place long ago considering that since June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution.  It has... Read more »

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