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Government shutdown violates Trump’s campaign promises

Staff Editorial, The Voice of Cal High

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For now, the government shutdown is over. But for the everyday government worker, the shutdown left a scorching path in its wake, leaving more than 800,000 federal workers without pay for 35 days. A report released on Feb. 4 by the nonpartisan CongressionalBudget Office found that the econo...

Anti-vaccine movement endangers students’ lives

Staff Editorial, The Voice of Cal High

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When the first vaccine was created in 1796, people were resistant to the idea. But in1955 the polio vaccine and its widespread use led to a fall in US cases from more than 50,000 in 1952 to zero reported in 1966. While the safety of vaccines was then unchallenged, a recent movement among people...

Teen language and humor disguises warning signs

Teen language and humor disguises warning signs

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

During a time of high stress and anxiety, teenagers often turn to humor to express themselves. Consequently, this often leads to over dramatic ex- pressions that undermine and normalize the severity of serioustopics such as suicide and rape. Recently, I had a friend say that he wanted to ...

Prep school fraud is sad

Prep school fraud is sad

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Behind the laptop sits an African American student dressed in gear from an elite university. Around the student is a crowd of fellow classmates witnessing the most suspenseful moment ofa high schooler’s life: opening a college acceptance letter. The second of tension just be- fore the webp...

Finals schedule makes sense

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California HIgh School

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With changing district credit requirements, many students are not taking classes after lunch during fifth or sixth periods. As a result, the last day of the traditional finals schedule when these two classes used to meet would have seen a significant number of students off campus. Because of this,...

College application costs are a money grab

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As getting into college is becoming more and more competitive because of an explosion in the number of applicants, colleges have found a way to profit at the expense of students.   It is common knowledge that college tuition can be absurdly high and can leave many students in debt for much o...

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Isabella Belof, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Cramming isn’t the ideal way to absorb information, but scheduling tests right before finals week seems to encourage this method of studying.  As the end of the semester approaches this year, it seems too many teachers feel pressured to finish their current unit as quickly as possible. ...

Attacks on media are attacks on freedom

Attacks on media are attacks on freedom

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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A journalist’s murder is the prelude to a war on freedom. Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to obtain his marriage documents. Instead, he was gruesomely tortured, killed, and dismembered by a group of 15 Saudi assassins. Khashoggi, a contributing...

Nationalism encourages political violence

Staff Editoria;

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While addressing a packed Houston arena on Oct. 22, President Trump called himself a proud American nationalist and encouraged his followers to use the word freely.   Trump’s embrace of the term  thrilled many of his white nationalist supporters. They interpret his remark to be an endorsem...

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