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There are many paths to success

There are many paths to success

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

May 2, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As the end of the year draws ever closer, seniors are faced with a choice. For some of us, it’s the most important choice we’ve had to make in our lives. It’s the decision of our futures.  Many of us will go on to pursue higher levels of education. We have been told throughout our lives tha...

Texas abortion bill sparks controversy

Staff Editorials, The Voice of California High School

May 2, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Ever since abortions became a plausible “plan c” for unexpected pregnancies, the debate regarding Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice has been a hot-button issue. More recently, the controversial debate has reached a boiling point.  Earlier this year, Texas Republican Representative Tony Tinderholt proposed a ...

The real cost of Senior Ball

The real cost of Senior Ball

Maddy Klessel, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Senior Ball has just ended for Cal High. The wild dancing and loud singing last Saturday night was all fun and games until some girls got home and realized they had just spent nearly $500 for one three-hour long night.  Simply put, some girls have to put in far more effort, and money, when it...

The bystander effect starts in high school

The bystander effect starts in high school

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

hen individuals fail to act during an emergency situation because of the presence of others.  While this occurs during extreme situations, such as sexual assault and murder, the development of becoming a bystander can be seen in high schools.  The bystander effect, a social psychological phenomenon, became popularized after the mur...

Homework policy still ignored

Homework policy still ignored

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Stress levels are rapidly increasing in high school students, so it begs the question: Is the district’s homework policy really as effective as it’s meant to be?  As an attempt to reduce stress in students, the district introduced years ago a homework policy that supposedly limited the amount ...

There is hope for Venezuela

Sabrina Contreras, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

  Beautiful beaches, mountains that are full of life, warm bread with coffee, cheese on everything, intense card games, awfully translated TV shows, and the sweetest mangoes. If I told a stranger that these were the things that represent Venezuela to me, they would either think I’m crazy or they...

Bribes undermine hard-working students

Californian Staff, The voice of Cal High

March 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The month of March means one thing for seniors: college decisions.  At any given moment students can be found either crying tears of joy or pain as the rejection and acceptance emails roll in.  But there’s been something that made this season particularly frustrating. A truth has been revea...

Potential 2020 presidential candidates emerge

Potential 2020 presidential candidates emerge

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Our nation’s presidential election will be coming up fast, and this race is shaping up to be quite the stunner...or not. The current field is shaping up to be largely Democratic, a move that could drastically hurt the party if votes are spread among a plethora of candidates.  Nevertheless, both parties will come up with a plan to f...

Doors open for gender equality in sports

Californian Staff, Voice of California High School

March 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

High school football standout Toni Harris is breaking down gender barriers in an era where women have become more prominent in the sports industry.  Harris announced on Feb. 26 her decision to continue her football career playing free safety at Central Methodist University, an NAIA program, mak...

CAASPP fails to adequately test students

CAASPP fails to adequately test students

Izzy Belof, Online Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)  is an exam that is ridiculed by many.  After all, why should students waste their energy on a test that doesn’t benefit them, especially when they’re preparing for the SAT or ACT? Students’ disregard of the CAASPP s...

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