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Fire drill pranks are the lamest in years

Staff Editors
June 3, 2016
Filed under Editorial

’Tis a still moment, all is quiet, all is still. That is, until the sharp, high pitched screech of the fire alarm destroys the calm and disrupts every class. And it needs to stop. The 10-20 minutes of wasted class time is not worth the cost of hearing loss. Our ears are still ringing from... Read more »

Confusing college application process

Staff Editors
June 3, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Sadly, as the school year comes to an end at Cal High, we’ll have to say goodbye to our class of 2016. The pressing question is: Did Cal High and its faculty properly provide its students with the information and tools for college applications and college life itself? In our opinion, academically,... Read more »

GNN episode appropriates Mexican culture

GNN episode appropriates Mexican culture

Patrick Rettig, Staff Writer
June 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Way to go GNN! You did it! You have brought your credibility to a new low. Your Cinco de Mayo episode was Fox News cringeworthy. Instead of just offending Mexican people with hateful rheotoric and discriminitory comments like Fox News, you guys opted for the route of death by appropriation, and... Read more »

Common Core, good idea bad execution

Common Core, good idea bad execution

Jon Dadgari, Opinions Editor
June 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The Common Core system has been surrounded by a cloud of critical discourse ever since its conception. Many argue that the new education program overcomplicates traditional methods of problem solving, while some argue that it provides students with a greater conceptual understanding of that which... Read more »

Cal limits which students can take A periods

McKenzie Brown, Staff Writer
June 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Out of the many changes coming to the Cal High schedule next year, none is more baffling than the limitations placed on taking an A period. Starting next year, students will only be allowed to take an A Period if they are in AVID, leadership, mock trial, band, choir, theatre, yearbook or newspaper,... Read more »

Campus is too crowded and should be opened

Staff Editorial, Staff Editors
April 29, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Instead of grassy lawns and birdie putts, the dreaded whir of assistant principal Bob Spain’s golf cart is able to strike fear into any student so bold as to step foot into the parking lot. The reason the parking lot is so intensely supervised is because Cal High is a closed campus.Once the morning... Read more »

R-rated movies have educational value

Taylor Singer, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s not surprising that the subject of R-rated movies in an educational environment stirs up mixed reactions among concerned parents and their children. Many people simply think that there is certain content contained within these movies that shouldn’t be exposed to students of the high school... Read more »

Why this election is the worst in years

Why this election is the worst in years

Adam Poklemba and Noah Thompson
April 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s because Trump is a crazy fascist Adam Poklemba Almost everybody knows who Donald Trump is. And, according to the online polls, 40 percent of Republicans think he would make a great candidate for their party this year. His rallies attract huge amounts of people. Trump’s legendary “policies... Read more »

School cellphone policy is outdated

Staff Editorial
March 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Technology has greatly impacted education in recent years. In fact, 74 percent of educators surveyed said technology is key to helping them expand on classroom content, according to a 2013 nationwide PBS survey. This opinion is not unfounded, as studies consistently show that students who use technology... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Susan Varela
March 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Editor – I am writing to express my concerns regarding the latest issue of The Californian. I understand that censorship is an issue, with the newspaper, but I am writing to express my concerns with the portrayal of  Quentin Tarantino. Although the article regarding “The Hateful Eight” was we... Read more »

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