The Californian

Cal’s holiday generosity shines

December 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the midst of the holiday season, Cal High and its leadership students are running a toy drive for Wilson Elementary School in San Leandro. Growing up in a privileged area such as San Ramon is often taken for granted by many students. This toy drive, however, allows students to be grateful for what...

Sexual assault needs to be addressed

December 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the past couple of months, there has been an exponential amount of people, particularly in the Hollywood industry, coming forward about being sexually assaulted.  This brought attention to the issue of sexual assault and has shown the public how prevalent an issue it has become. Although...

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 ...

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...

Every 15 Minutes has impactful message

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Every 15 minutes somebody dies due to a drunk or distracted driver. The Every 15 Minutes program brought awareness to this shocking statistic this month. The Californian believes the message Every 15 Minutes brought to Cal during the two-day program opened the eyes of unaware teenagers. In a cult...

Mission Impossible: Reduce student stress

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Stress is the unwanted elephant in every high school classroom. Between standardized testing, AP and honors classes, extracurricular activities, and college, the pressure to succeed and thrive in an academic environment can be overwhelming. The Californian believes that students are far too st...

Muslim ban disregards constitutional rights

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

America, land of the free and the home of the brave. A beacon on a hill, the shining example of acceptance and opportunity for all. Except Muslims. More specifically the Muslim population of the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump’s recent executive order suspending all immigration...

Provisional licenses need to be mandatory

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

While Shakespeare may argue that some people are born great, not many people are born great drivers.  To be a great driver requires time, practice, and a decent level of coordination. Since most people require time to practice this skill, The Californian thinks it is reasonable for all new...

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