The Californian

New homework policy is not working so far

Staff Editorial, Editor

February 8, 2016


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Students have been rapidly evolving into a competitive species seeking more knowledge and success. Especially in high school, the drive to seek higher education has been accompanied by adapting teachers who unload piles of assignments onto students. According to the San Ramon Valley Unified School...

It’s OK for teachers to share political beliefs

Staff Editorial, Editor

February 8, 2016


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With the 2016 elections coming later this year, almost everyone is talking about who they want to vote for as the next president of the United States. It’s not uncommon for teachers to share their political opinions and discuss who they want to vote for with their students. Some argue that teachers...

Presidential ‘hair’ apparent isn’t Trump

Staff Editorials

October 19, 2015


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Republican front-runner Donald Trump has turned our country’s presidential election process into a farce. Trump’s insults regarding other candidates, ethnic groups and women have all crossed a line. Rather than debating the effectiveness of Republican candidate Carly Fiorina’s proposed policies,...

New SAT format is far from perfect

Staff Editorials

October 19, 2015


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For years American universities have determined they can rank the potential intelligence of high school students across the nation with a standardized test,  aka the dreaded SAT. The new model SAT will debut in March 2016 to test standards that are more parallel with Common Core. Some favorable...

Vandalism disgusting

Staff Editorial

June 5, 2015


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Unfotunately, Cal High lived up to its reputation of being the most “ghetto” school in the district on May 18. Sleepy students strolled onto campus that morning, only to see the beautiful white walls of the main building, event center, and technology building covered with obscene and hideous graffiti. The...

AP cheating widespread

Staff Editorial

June 5, 2015


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Ah, AP classes. They get the best of us. For those students that don’t know what an AP course is let this editorial staff give you a rundown. An AP class is a weighted class taught by a (sometimes) qualified teacher that ends its course in May, when the nation-wide AP tests take place. These tests...

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015


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As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school dance and an extremely irresponsible use of student and parent funds. San Ramon has a certai...

Welcome to the new Cal High Penitentiary

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015


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Since the beginning of April, there have been at least two instances where Cal High students have either posted pictures around campus or on Twitter comparing the school to a prison or correctional facility. After the photographs were posted on Twitter, there was a magnitude of retweets, favorites...

Politicians must catch up with new media

Staff Editorial

March 10, 2015


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Social media has shaped a large part of our generation. We’re never without our phones and we’re constantly posting anything to our social media accounts. We can gather information at a faster pace, and this has changed the way that people receive information as a whole.Ask a crowd of teenagers...

Ugly shades of grey

Staff Editorial

March 10, 2015


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50 Shades of Grey has origins innocent enough to almost discredit the hype it’s received as of late. It started off as Twilight fan fiction, detailing the sexual exploits of billionaire Christian Grey and his lover, Anastasia Steele. Do their relations involve a little spanking? Sure. Maybe some bi...

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