The Californian

Muslim protests unjustified

October 12, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A group of violent  Muslim protestors, angered by a video on YouTube that mocked the prophet Mohammed and Islam, attacked embassies in Yemen, Libya, and Egypt on Sept. 11. Most well known of these attacks was in Libya, where U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and 17 others died in the attacks. While...

Cheating hurts all

April 25, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Cheating this year on tests has become a phenomenon both on the national level and locally at Cal High. In December, a scandal was uncovered in which students in a wealthy Long Island, NY, suburb arranged for others to take the SAT in their place. These “professional test-takers,” were paid between...

Dickenson taught students about life

April 25, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Margarita Dickenson passed away on April 7. The Cal High teacher left behind a husband and three sons, friends, and countless students as she lost her fight with liver cancer. I met Mrs. Dickenson in my freshman year, the first class of the day. Even at 7:30 a.m., Spanish was fun to learn, since our...

EDITORIAL: Donations to sports teams are necessary

March 17, 2011


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School sports are a big part of high school life. At Cal High, sports teams are very successful and bring the student body together. But these sports must be funded. Most of the funding for Cal High sports programs comes from donations made by the families of the players. In recent years, these...

Editorial: Egypt protests fueled by Facebook page

March 15, 2011


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Mark Zuckerburg intended Facebook to be an open and transparent Web site for people to become more comfortable in connecting and sharing ideas with other people. He even compared the openness of Facebook to a government. People need to be free, have representation and be able to vote, and Facebook...

STAFF EDITORIALS

February 4, 2011


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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was leading a town hall event on Jan. 8 when 22-year-old Jared Loughner unleashed a spray of bullets, murdering six people and seriously injuring Giffords. The warning signs of Loughner’s instability and violence were obvious, but he was allowed to walk...

Student should be allowed to display flag

January 3, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Thirteen-year-old Cody Alicea recently rode his bike to Denair Middle School in Sacramento, proudly displaying an American flag on his bike to support the veterans in his family. But the school forced Cody to remove the flag from his bike. Hispanic students were complaining about Cody’s flag, so...

Other holidays deserve excused absences

January 3, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Christmas is an important time for many students, and they relish the break they get to celebrate it. Other students who celebrate Hanukkah, Diwali or the Chinese New Year are not so lucky as to have a break near their major religious holidays. If these students take time from school to attend religious...

Students should not be afraid to report crime

November 4, 2010


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STAFF EDITORIAL Fearing to speak out against crime and wrongdoing only brings back memories of the corrupt police states of old, and not the modern democracy we live in today. In that case, why should students have hesitated to turn in those responsible for a series of disturbing fires on campus...

Homecoming dance was poorly planned

November 4, 2010


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STAFF EDITORIAL Attending the homecoming parade and football game, hanging out with friends, taking pictures, and exchanging corsages and boutineers build up anticipation to the peak of the homecoming festivities: the homecoming dance. But the dance itself was the low point of this year’s homecoming. With...

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