The Californian

Cal High rehearses for the holiday season

Ariel Chow, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

The holiday season isn’t complete without some classic holiday music to get people in the mood for winter festivities.  Each year, the Cal High bands perform at winter concerts with songs that are sure to spark the holiday spirit in everyone. Jazz band and jazz ensemble performed on Tuesday...

Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use in the state of California?

Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use in the state of California?

Kaylie Rankin and Shirin Afrakhteh

November 7, 2016

YES FOR PROP 64 Kaylie Rankin Vote yes for proposition 64, which will legalize recreational marijuana in California. By doing this, the sales of marijuana will be taxed and no one under age of 21 will be allowed to use or have possession of the drug, which wouldn’t be a change from current law. ...

Some of 16 California propositions outlined

Julia Tjan, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

There is no doubt that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have taken center stage this election, leaving important inner-state propositions largely ignored. The 16 propositions that will appear on the ballot for tomorrow’s election have the potential to directly affect the lives of Californians, perhaps...

San Ramon City Council seats are up for grabs

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Although many voters are focusing on the national election, local San Ramon city elections take place tomorrow as well. Four candidates are competing for two spots on the San Ramon City Council.  The candidates are incumbents Scott Perkins and Phil O’Loane, and newcomers Sabina Zafar and Susmita...

Presidential candidates square off

Presidential candidates square off

Gabby Reid, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

With all the buzz about tomorrow’s election, it can be almost overwhelming to take everything into account. Students that are or will be 18 by Nov 8 can legally vote, so it is important to inform everyone of what the candidates stand for. The two candidates with the greatest support so far are...

Cal split on knee-Kaeping issue

Cal split on knee-Kaeping issue

Josh Iversen, Managing Editor

September 29, 2016

Two years ago, a quiet, easygoing Cal High student stood up and explained to his sociology class why he chose to sit during the national anthem. “He presented a very thoughtful, articulate explanation,” sociology teacher Eghosa Obaiza said of her former student. “It was awesome that his classmates...

Protected student expression dates back more than 50 years

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

The extent of student expression and First Amendment rights has a long history. In 1965, John Tinker, 15, Mary Tinker, 13, Hope Tinker, 11, and Paul Tinker, 8, all wore black armbands to a school in Des Moines, Iowa, to protest the Vietnam War. The principals of the Des Moines schools met and created...

Kaep’s protest is justified

Josh Kyser, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked national controversy when he sat down on a sideline bench during the national anthem last month before a preseason game. Despite his decision to kneel  during the national anthem at subsequent games, the common criticism of Kaepernick is that...

Kaep’s protest is divisive

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

Although San Francisco 49ers  quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s intentions are noble, his controversial actions of taking a knee during the national anthem are ineffective. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick...

What to do in the Bay Area

What to do in the Bay Area

Jasmine Wu, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016

Cal High students are all ready to pack their vacation bags and get out of here. Summer begins next week. But what if you could stay where you are and still have a great summer? The Bay Area provides some of the best places and events that will surely capture your attention. So make sure you grab...