The Californian

Assemblies should have come sooner

Staff Editorial

December 15, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Breaking Down the Walls has potential

Staff Editorial

September 29, 2016


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It’s no secret that Cal High students and teachers seem disconnected at times. We struggle as a student body to bring a sense of unity among every individual on this campus. With this in mind, the Breaking Down the Walls program sought to reunite Cal in an accepting, positive atmosphere for every...

Campus is crowded, alternatives needed

Staff Editorial

September 29, 2016


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Welcome to Hoboville, USA. The population is ever growing and the people dwell in any possible space that will fit a human body. Especially at lunch. Like the exponentially rising human population, Cal is also reflecting these steady patterns of growth. Cal has experienced an increase of 100...

Fire drill pranks are the lamest in years

Staff Editoral

June 3, 2016


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’Tis a still moment, all is quiet, all is still. That is, until the sharp, high pitched screech of the fire alarm destroys the calm and disrupts every class. And it needs to stop. The 10-20 minutes of wasted class time is not worth the cost of hearing loss. Our ears are still ringing from...

Confusing college application process

Staff Editoral

June 3, 2016


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Sadly, as the school year comes to an end at Cal High, we’ll have to say goodbye to our class of 2016. The pressing question is: Did Cal High and its faculty properly provide its students with the information and tools for college applications and college life itself? In our opinion, academically,...

Campus is too crowded and should be opened

Staff Editorial, Staff Editors

April 29, 2016


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Instead of grassy lawns and birdie putts, the dreaded whir of assistant principal Bob Spain’s golf cart is able to strike fear into any student so bold as to step foot into the parking lot. The reason the parking lot is so intensely supervised is because Cal High is a closed campus.Once the morning...

Voting age should not be lowered to 16

Staff Editorial

March 15, 2016


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Eighteen is an age of independence. Eighteen year olds can serve on a jury, marry, and have a voice, however small, in the government and future of the nation. Recently, 16 and 17 year olds have also been advocating for the right to vote. According to The Sacramento Bee, a potential addition to Cal...

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