The Californian

Trump: A reverse Robin Hood with his tax plan

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Donald Trump has shoved down our throats a tax plan that is objectively bad for America. Reminiscent of Reaganomics, this tax bill gives tax breaks for luxuries like private jet ownership, something we all know that rich people need.  Trump released the Tax Cut and Jobs Act which was touted...

America’s culture is desensitized to violence

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida has sparked a nationwide debate about the Second Amendment and the laws surrounding guns in America.  This tragic event perfectly captures the issue within today’s culture because we as a country have become desensitized to violence. Just last...

Off-campus classes give students an advantage

Off-campus classes give students an advantage

February 9, 2018

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

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...

Can you be racist toward white people?

Can you be racist toward white people?

Michael Bahk and Brandon Victoriano

February 9, 2018

Michael Bahk A&E Editor Racism is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. For a sensible discussion to occur, a clear definition of the subject must be established. Every race has a prevale...

Sessions maintains blunt view on marijuana

Sessions maintains blunt view on marijuana

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use in 2012. Since then, 28 states have introduced laws broadly legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana in some form.  Twelve of the 28 states  have decriminalized the drug,  allowing people to possess...

Cal’s holiday generosity shines

December 19, 2017

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

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...

Net neutrality is an internet necessity

Net neutrality is an internet necessity

John Symank, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

In our day and age, we rely very heavily on the internet for almost everything we do. But what if I told you that the way we use the internet could turn on its head within the coming year? Net Neutrality is something that affects us every day, in ways that the average person might not even realize. In...

Mental health isn’t the problem

Mental health isn’t the problem

Meshek Gomez, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017

Over the course of this last year, over 512 innocent United States citizens were brutally murdered in mass shootings alone according to the Mass Shooting Tracker (MST).  The rapid fire of bullets whizzing through public spaces filled with crowds of people has become commonplace in the U.S, and...