The Californian

Why are we still at school?

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

March 12, 2020

The San Ramon Unified School District announced the cancellation or postponement of out of school events on Wednesday because of the growing concerns associated with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings up the question: Why are the district’s 32,000-plus students still in class? Despite...

Coronavirus can be China’s Chernobyl

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

February 11, 2020

The first case of the coronavirus, a highly contagious virus that can lead to lethal respiratory infections in humans, was first confirmed  in Wuhan, China in December 2019.  Today, the virus is circulating among people through contact, spreading rapidly to 28 countries and infecting more...

Political media distorts the truth

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

February 11, 2020

When news sources that we see as reliable become mouthpieces for those with an abundance of political power and wealth, it’s difficult for the average citizen to know the truth. An example of this is the Democratic primary debate hosted by CNN that featured a confrontation between Elizabeth Warren...

Should students embrace senioritis? YES

Should students embrace senioritis? YES

Ananya Nag, News Co-Editor

February 11, 2020

Senioritis has hit hard this year. I can’t count the numerous times I have questioned what I’m doing at school or why I’m studying when I know I simply need to pass the class.  Many 12th grade teachers refuse to acknowledge that this is the final stretch of the year for seniors, criticizing...

Should students embrace senioritis? NO

Should students embrace senioritis? NO

Avni Kalur

February 11, 2020

The phrase “second semester senior” is usually followed by a sigh of relief. After grueling years of work, it’s expected for senioritis to kick in at some point.  There are four years and eight semesters of high school. Seniors typically start to check out during the beginning of the second...

Dark humor is crucial for surviving global tragedy

Dark humor is crucial for surviving global tragedy

Nick Harvey, Reporter

February 11, 2020

With the recent tensions between the United States and Iran looming over our heads, the Internet has taken to Twitter, Reddit, and TikTok with full force to make WW3 memes. In the aftermath of the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, #WW3 reached more than 200,000 tweets on Twitter,...

Hollywood Hypocrisy: Oscars are still so white

Hollywood Hypocrisy: Oscars are still so white

Ronnie Gogoi, Reporter

February 7, 2020

The student population at Cal High is extremely diverse, with a variety of different races from all over the globe. Pulling the best and brightest from our school would result in a wide net of people from various walks of life.  It’s a simple concept… unless you’re the Academy of Motion...

Sex trafficking is a growing epidemic

December 18, 2019

In such a developed country as the United States, human trafficking shouldn’t be as big of a problem as it is. But the U.S. is known to be one of the most prevalent countries for forced sex labor, and California sits atop the list with the highest demand in this industry. Sex trafficking isn’t...

Younger students exposed to threats

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

December 18, 2019

The true number of school shooting victims extends far beyond the already substantial list of the dead.  School shootings are at the root of tragedies such as teen suicides and PTSD, psychological factors with long-term effects. Unfortunately, gun violence continues to impact even our youngest...

Please don’t ask seniors this question

Please don’t ask seniors this question

Varsha Ravi, Managing Editor

December 18, 2019

College application season is a bogeyman. We spend the first three years of high school anticipating and then dread the upcoming autumn equally.  Despite that, we’re immediately overwhelmed with work. In between filling out applications and coordinating meetings with teachers and counselors,...