The Californian

Remembering Columbine

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Last Friday, there were walkouts at schools across the nation to remember the Columbine High School shooting 19 years later, and to continue to bring light to the issue of gun control. Columbine is often regarded as the instigating factor in the fight for gun control. Despite being such an impactful...

National anthem video response is insufficient

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial

In order to solve the issue of whether the national anthem should be played at rallies, the school leadership has decided to bring it down to a vote.  Last week, a video was played presenting the opinions of two students from two opposing sides of the argument. It was meant to inform the stude...

Students are leaders in gun violence debate

March 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Gun violence has taken the center stage of news within these past couple of years. Each story brings its share of passionate debates and distasteful rhetoric.  A commonality all  these stories share is that they are from the voices of adults.  It has not been until recently that...

Gender neutral dress code a positive step

March 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Often times, when we refer to the school dress code, there are stricter restrictions placed upon girls than boys.  The rationale for this discrepancy is often explained to be that clothing that is deemed provocative for women is distracting to others. It often seems like legs, midriffs, and...

Off-campus classes give students an advantage

Off-campus classes give students an advantage

February 9, 2018


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There has been a push by the district to encourage high school students to take more classes off campus. The shift toward having more off-campus classes is a key part of the district’s “10 point plan” proposed by Superintendent Rick Schmitt this school year.  The plan, among other things,...

Trump not presidential

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial

The United States has had 43 presidents over the past 239 years. Many of these presidents have several traits in common.  All presidents attended prestigious schools, all but one were white, and almost all had previous experience in politics.  Donald Trump is breaking this mold. With...

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


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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 ...

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