Vandalism disgusting

Staff Editorial
June 5, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Unfotunately, Cal High lived up to its reputation of being the most “ghetto” school in the district on May 18. Sleepy students strolled onto campus that morning, only to see the beautiful white walls of the main building, event center, and technology building covered with obscene and hideous graffiti. The... Read more »

AP cheating widespread

Staff Editorial
June 5, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Ah, AP classes. They get the best of us. For those students that don’t know what an AP course is let this editorial staff give you a rundown. An AP class is a weighted class taught by a (sometimes) qualified teacher that ends its course in May, when the nation-wide AP tests take place. These tests... Read more »

UC schools gamble with state over limited funding

UC schools gamble with state over limited funding

Arman Tafazzoli , Managing Editor
June 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The months of March through May are the most anxious months in the lives of high school seniors. These months are characterized by checking emails and logging onto school portals daily in the hope of finding that they get accepted to college. For Cal High students, the California State University... Read more »

Police brutality inspires art

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
June 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Imagine my surprise when casually browsing Facebook last month and noticing on the right-hand side of the page that my hometown of Westfield, New Jersey, was the No. 1 top trend. Indeed, the place I lived for 16 years was trending ahead of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence, a deadly Amtrak accident,... Read more »

Gay marriage should be decided by state

Benjamin Sellers, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The United States is a nation founded on the principles of liberty and the ability for the states to be self-governing over their respective territories within the country. America is a federal democracy that follows the principle of federalism, or the decentralization of the powers of government... Read more »

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Staff Editorial
April 29, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school dance and an extremely irresponsible use of student and parent funds. San Ramon has a... Read more »

Welcome to the new Cal High Penitentiary

Staff Editorial
April 29, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Since the beginning of April, there have been at least two instances where Cal High students have either posted pictures around campus or on Twitter comparing the school to a prison or correctional facility. After the photographs were posted on Twitter, there was a magnitude of retweets, favorites... Read more »

New Indiana law offensive, troublesome

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence introduced last month the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” to his state. It’s exactly what the name suggests – a pompous bill for pious people. It would have allowed any business, whether an individual or an entire corporation, to legally refuse to serve gay and... Read more »

Choose diesel

Radeen Shemirani, Staff Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Since the beginning of the year, the United States has reached a surplus of crude oil, which is used for gasoline and diesel products. Even though America uses foreign oil, prices are dictated by the U.S. dollar, and how valuable it is. In May 2008, the U.S. economy fell into a recession, and because... Read more »

E-cigarettes dangerous, too

E-cigarettes dangerous, too

Benjamin Sellers, Staff Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

E-cigarettes are a dangerous substitute to other tobacco products. Clever advertising and fun flavors are deceiving, leading consumers to believe that this tobacco product is somehow safer than the others. This is not true. E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, allow the user to  inhale liquid... Read more »