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Amazon Fires Are a Tipping Point For Change

October 10, 2019

This past summer, blazing fires in the Amazon reached new heights. This year alone, there have been 74,000 fires in the Amazon, according to Global News. The forest once considered to be “fire resistant”...

College Board’s Latest Evil Scheme

Illustration by Carol Chen
October 10, 2019

No matter who you are or what classes you’re taking, I’m sure everyone at Cal High can agree that the College Board is the absolute worst. It seems this “nonprofit” organization’s main goal...

First vaping deaths mark an epidemic

October 10, 2019

America’s vaping epidemic has recently taken a dark turn, with 17 deaths from vape-related illnesses as of Oct. 2. This is only the beginning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported...

Seniors are still not responsible adults

October 10, 2019

Many Cal High seniors exhale with relief as they walk to their cars, thankful that they don’t have to take a sixth class. Just as students approach their cars, a campus supervisor steps between them...

In this climate, school threats are not a joke

May 29, 2019

We frequently see Cal High on the news, and often it’s for all the wrong reasons.   Recently, we had multiple school shooting threats, the most recent involving detailed graffiti of a shooting...

Student journalists win censorship battle

May 29, 2019

The Californian applauds student journalists and the adviser at Bear Creek High School’s newspaper, The Bruin Voice, who recently fought for their right to free speech and rightfully won. An article...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)
May 29, 2019

Every May, high school students nationwide stress out over taking Advanced Placement exams for their AP classes.  For many students who take these test, the question arises: Is it worth it? AP...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (YES)

May 29, 2019

Since The College Board was founded in 1899, the non-profit organization has witnessed a great expansion in its loyal fanbase for its unique offering of standardized tests, including the Advanced Placement...

Absences for threats should be excused

May 29, 2019

The fact that certain schools will not provide an excused absence in response to violent threats is, for lack of a better term, inexcusable. One such high school is Harding High School in Ohio’s Marion...

There are many paths to success

There are many paths to success
May 2, 2019

As the end of the year draws ever closer, seniors are faced with a choice. For some of us, it’s the most important choice we’ve had to make in our lives. It’s the decision of our futures.  Many...

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