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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,...

Frats lose themselves in a haze of toxicity

Frats lose themselves in a haze of toxicity

Ananya Nag, News Co-Editor

December 18, 2019

Greek life has been on a downward spiral for the past decade.  Gone are the days when sororities and fraternities were dedicated to a culture of philanthropy. Now, they are symbols of party culture and hazing. As freshmen in college, the rushing process is stressful for those going into fraternities...

Racism doesn’t belong at Cal

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

November 19, 2019

There is a crisis at Cal High. From prejudicial rhetoric used in everyday conversation to hateful remarks scribbled on bathroom stalls, a pattern of racism has surfaced on Cal’s campus in the past few years. After last week’s incident in which a student modified his Halloween costume he wore...

Muslim prejudice is intolerable

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

November 19, 2019

About 40 percent of Muslim students in California report that they have been targets of bullying because of their religion, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. This figure is twice as high as the national average. In addition to that, bystanders are present in 88 percent of bullying...

Should President Trump be impeached? YES

Should President Trump be impeached? YES

Ronnie Gogoi, Reporter

November 19, 2019

In the history of the United States, only two presidents have ever been successfully impeached: Bill Clinton in 1999 and Andrew Johnson in 1868.  In 2019, we face another impeachment proceeding. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump,...

Should President Trump be impeached? NO

Should President Trump be impeached? NO

James Murphy, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Donald J. Trump has been a very controversial president to say the very least, and now that the idea of formal impeachment is feasible, it seems to be the major political debate of our time.  But I don’t believe anyone has ever considered what the consequences of following through with this...

Schools shouldn’t close for religious holidays

Angela Deanne Paloma, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Public schools should not close for any religious reasons.  Many parents and students nationwide have been asking districts to close public schools on major religious holidays to allow kids to celebrate without worrying about schoolwork. There are not many opportunities to make up the time...

Block Schedules Benefit Students

Jett Gold, Reporter

October 10, 2019

Whether Cal High students are beyond bored with them or fully support them, block schedules and 100 minute periods are here to stay. And that’s good because block schedules are beneficial to students and teachers, giving both fewer classes every day. As a freshman coming from three years of middle scho...