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The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Opinion

New FAFSA system causes unnecessarily stressful delays

Staff Editorial March 28, 2024

In late February, millions of high school seniors applying for federal financial aid in the U.S. received yet another shock. Typically, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on Oct....

Detention system needs alternatives

Staff Editorial March 28, 2024

When introduced in January, Cal High’s current automated detention system was met with criticism and judgment. Per the new policies, one unexcused absence or five tardies results in a 30 minute detention,...

Teens with a provisional license often drive their friends, despite restrictions stating they cannot without proper supervision.

Teen driving restrictions are impractical

Nidhi Sudheendra, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Many teenagers impatiently wait for the day they obtain a driver’s license and gain the freedom to go places without depending on their parents. But in the United States, when teenage drivers pass their...

Ethan Sun wears the new Apple Vision Pro, a mixed-reality headset that is priced at $3,500.

Apple Vision Pro is a key step toward the future

Vihaan Tigadikar, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

The future shown in retro TV shows seems to become more real every single day. Technologies such as Apple Vision Pro are being pushed as a new integral part of lives. Is this the future of the modern...

Book bans limit learning

Audrey Goddard, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

A parent spoke at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District board meeting on Feb. 20 with the intent of having “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” banned due to the book’s sexual...

History needed to understand Israel-Palestine conflict

Ben Andersen, Guest Writer February 14, 2024

Learning history and how to interpret it helps inform our worldview. Think about what this statement means for a moment. Our unique backgrounds and experiences lead us to interpret historical events differently,...

Counselors, students must communicate about course load rigor

Counselors, students must communicate about course load rigor

Staff Editorial February 14, 2024

During this time when students begin to select their courses for next year, counselors often advise students to refrain from taking too many AP and honors classes, or courses off-campus, in an effort to...

Cal High should maintain current block schedule

Staff Editorial February 14, 2024

Over the years, Cal High administrators and staff have engaged in recurring discussions about potential changes to the school schedule. Part of the reason is that the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s...

Tweens cause a mess at displays, demanding age-inappropriate products in beauty stores.

Parents must rein in “Sephora kids”

Mahita Chava, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Workers at popular beauty companies such as Sephora and Ulta are taking to social media to vent their feelings about children ages nine to 12 wreaking havoc in their stores. Since these stores don’t...

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