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District’s proposed changes present concern

November 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Last month, Superintendent Rick Schmitt introduced his Ten Point Plan to alter the way Cal High and other district secondary schools operate. Schmitt wants to implement several changes which include limiting the number of classes high school students can take from seven to six which would change graduation...

Cultural appropriation is a growing issue

November 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Halloween has a notorious history of cultural appropriation, so we see that term get thrown around this time of year.  We at The Californian believe that cultural appropriation is a growing and prevalent issue that needs to be discussed. There are many misconceptions about what it actually means ...

Trump, Bush and natural disaster recovery

Trump, Bush and natural disaster recovery

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was considered one of the greatest failures of the decade,  President Trump’s handling of Puerto Rico will go down as one of the greatest disgraces of modern US history.  One of the major criticisms of how Katrina was...

Are stricter gun control laws necessary?

Are stricter gun control laws necessary?

Luca Dickten and Michael Barry, Staff Writers

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Luca Dickten Staff Writer YES With the increasing deadliness of weapon technology and recent tragedies such as the Las Vegas tragedy or Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the need for gun control at the federal and state level becomes more apparent.  On Oct.1, Stephen Paddock, a 64...

Should Confederate statues be removed?

Should Confederate statues be removed?

Aidan Trejo and Tyler Peck

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  YES During a peaceful protest in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, a group of protesters gathered to stand up to the white supremacist and neo nazis that had taken to the streets. However, the protest soon turned violent when James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Challenger into a group, ki...

Should band and dance be sports?

Should band and dance be sports?

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s time to overhaul our outdated definition of sports. When the word sports is mentioned, most people think of football players. Those on the sidelines – marching band, color guard and dance – are still not considered sports. Cheerleading wasn’t considered a sport until this year, but that...

Sept. 11 should not be politicized

Amir Udler, Guest Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the founder of two new clubs on campus that are conservative in nature, my fellow officers and I were prepared for pushback in a school that leans heavily toward the left.  That was the reason why we chose to memorialize the victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 as our first school event. While...

Seniors should have a say in music for Ball

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Senior Ball is the last hooray for seniors and the culmination of all dances that have come before it. It should ideally be a night that has something for everyone so all seniors can have a night to remember. But 2017’s Senior Ball does not look like it’s going to be a night for the seniors as...

New schedule change will help students

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Recently, while meeting with students to discuss plans for next year’s classes, counselors offered the option of allowing students to leave campus after lunch rather than taking unnecessary classes. The option has been offered to most seniors who are on track for graduation. The Californian  believ...

Companies ruin public relations

Kimberlee Saxer, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everybody makes mistakes. But unfortunately for businesses, a mistake could mean their immediate downfall. Recently, Pepsi and United Airlines faced the challenge of overcoming negative publicity. Their responses were less than satisfactory in the public’s eye. On April 5, Pepsi uploaded a commercial...

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