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Don’t expect a winner on election night

The traditional Electoral College map generally shows a clear winner on election night, but that might not be the case this year because of so many people voting by mail.
Mail-in ballot counting could delay outcome for weeks
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. Election day is Nov. 3, which means that’s when Americans will know who becomes the next president...

Former Vice President Joe Biden will restore civility to the White House

Democratic challenger Joe Biden hopes to return to the White House after servicing as vice president for eight years under President Obama.
October 31, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is one of the most crucial elections in decades.  The outcome will either secure a strong future filled with opportunity and prosperity for generations of Americans...

Cal High students get involved in 2020 presidential election

Cal High senior Kimi Shirai drops off her ballot at the dropbox inside San Ramon City Hall. Shirai is among the many Cal students participating in this year's election by either voting or volunteering.
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. It’s been four years since the last presidential election. That means on Nov. 3, American citizens...

Why does America still use the Electoral College?

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is essentially an agreement between states in which they would pledge their electoral votes to the candidate that wins the most votes nationwide.
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact provides a viable alternative
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. The Electoral College is America’s very own unique and almost unexplainable democratic lovechild. But...

What it’s like voting during a pandemic

This ballot drop box in front of San Ramon City Hall can be used for voters who prefer to mail their ballots instead of standing on line.
With the coronavirus posing a threat, millions of people are sending in their ballots by mail
October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. Millions of California’s voters will be voting in this most-unusual presidential election. Some...

Trump will make America even greater than he already has

President Donald Trump is hoping to be re-elected on Nov. 3.
October 30, 2020

With the 2020 election upon us, you might not be sure which candidate you would like to support. There are many reasons why you should support President Donald Trump, despite how the media portrays...

Biden v Trump

October 30, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website.

It isn’t easy for the Class of 2023

Cal High’s “middle child” has problems with the daily drudgery of remote learning too
September 25, 2020

The modern Cal High students’ morning routine goes a little something like this: waking up to light filtering in through the window, brushing their teeth, rushing to grab something for breakfast, picking...

Each class has its own bone to pick with the pandemic

Each class has its own bone to pick with the pandemic
September 25, 2020

After the 2020-21 school year started online, there have been many perks exclusive to the high school experience that freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are now missing out on.

High school’s hardest year has become more challenging

Junior year is difficult enough with AP classes and SATs, so whose idea was it to mix in a pandemic?
September 25, 2020

When junior Sishir Katta sat down to choose his classes last year, he was as oblivious to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic as anyone. He knew junior year was the time to go all out, so he chose...

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