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Attacks on media are attacks on freedom

Attacks on media are attacks on freedom

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A journalist’s murder is the prelude to a war on freedom. Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to obtain his marriage documents. Instead, he was gruesomely tortured, killed, and dismembered by a group of 15 Saudi assassins. Khashoggi, a contributing...

Nationalism encourages political violence

Staff Editoria;

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While addressing a packed Houston arena on Oct. 22, President Trump called himself a proud American nationalist and encouraged his followers to use the word freely.   Trump’s embrace of the term  thrilled many of his white nationalist supporters. They interpret his remark to be an endorsem...

We are desensitized to regular gun violence

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Gun violence has taken the entire country by storm in the past couple of years. Sadly,   more and more students have to cope with the reality of school shootings.  Whether it is through the news, school shooting drills, or political discourse, all students in our nation have experienced ...

Brown rightly rejects school start time bill

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Earlier  this September Senate Bill 328 was passed by the California state senate and was expected to become law. The bill would have required all K-12 schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Proponents of the bill, specifically the American Academy of Pediatrics, believed that it would allo...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

Kathy Le, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There has been a lot of talk of Asian representation in the media lately. “Crazy Rich Asians” recently came into spotlight for having the first all-Asian cast since 1993 when “The Joy Luck Club” came out 25 years ago. But “Crazy Rich Asians” is not the only Asian representation we should...

District needs to do more to address mental health

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial

In an academic system that becomes more stressful almost by the day, it is no surprise that suicide and mental health issues are becoming more common. Combine increased academic challenges with the ever-present evil of bullying and social media, it’s no wonder that numbers have doubled since 2008...

AP Art was neglected

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial

While the education system attempts to standardize learning for a diverse population of students through Common Core Standards, the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) have been placed as the focal point for education, well ahead of arts and humanities. This was sadly...

Cal High should be recycling paper waste

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From classroom assignments to school newspapers, paper is everywhere at Cal High, but it all eventually ends up in the same place: landfills.  The catchy saying “reduce, reuse, recycle” is sadly not coming into play on Cal’s campus beyond bottles and cans. Students often receive paper ...

Should California be split into three states?, No

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The talks of splitting California into multiple states is nothing new, but after billionaire Tim Draper collected more than 600,000 signatures last fall, the possibility seems more likely than ever.  With the rise of Silicon Valley, the Golden State has become the fifth largest economy in th...

Should California be split into three states?, YES

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This November, Californian voters will be presented with the important decision of whether to split the state into three completely separate states.  The two points that exemplify the need to divide California are more accurate political representation and a fair division of California’s reso...

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