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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...

Assemblies should have come sooner

Staff Editorial

December 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Too little. Too late.  These statements perfectly describe Cal High’s response to the school-wide assemblies on Nov. 29 that addressed several racist incidents that have taken place on campus since mid-October.  More than a month prior to the assembly, these incidents were featured...

Eminent domain is an unnecessary action

Staff Editorial

December 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Eminent domain leaves landowners in the dust while the government overrules their ownership. It is protected by the U.S. Constitution’s Takings Clause in the Fifth Amendment, which states, “Private property [shall not] be taken for public use, without just compensation.” While the government...

This is not Cal High

Staff Editorial

November 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Words are underrated. Just 26 letters have the potential to bring students together or tear apart a school community.  The recent racial incidents on Cal’s campus were, without a doubt, insensitive and unacceptable.   It is not OK to mark a urinal for “Whites” and another one for...

Student economy intact after homecoming

Staff Editorial

November 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial

There comes a time in a man’s life when he must ask  himself certain questions, one of such being: “Is it OK that I paid more for my tie then I did for my homecoming tickets this year?” The answer is obviously, no, but that’s not the tickets fault. It’s the fault of a not-so savvy tie...

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