The Californian

Should the death penalty be allowed to live?

Shirin Afrakheth and Kimberlee Saxer, Staff Writers

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

YES -Shirin Afrakheth, Staff Writer  In June of 2015, Dylann Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, fired 70 rounds into an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., killing nine people.  The day after the mass shooting, Roof confessed to his actions in a video released by the ...

Every 15 Minutes has impactful message

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Every 15 minutes somebody dies due to a drunk or distracted driver. The Every 15 Minutes program brought awareness to this shocking statistic this month. The Californian believes the message Every 15 Minutes brought to Cal during the two-day program opened the eyes of unaware teenagers. In a cult...

Mission Impossible: Reduce student stress

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Stress is the unwanted elephant in every high school classroom. Between standardized testing, AP and honors classes, extracurricular activities, and college, the pressure to succeed and thrive in an academic environment can be overwhelming. The Californian believes that students are far too st...

Muslim ban disregards constitutional rights

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

America, land of the free and the home of the brave. A beacon on a hill, the shining example of acceptance and opportunity for all. Except Muslims. More specifically the Muslim population of the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump’s recent executive order suspending all immigration...

Provisional licenses need to be mandatory

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

While Shakespeare may argue that some people are born great, not many people are born great drivers.  To be a great driver requires time, practice, and a decent level of coordination. Since most people require time to practice this skill, The Californian thinks it is reasonable for all new...

U.S. Treasury celebrates diversity with a new coin

U.S. Treasury celebrates diversity with a new coin

Joshua Kyser, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A big step for America is coming in an unexpected way.  For the first time in our nation’s history, the United States Mint and Treasury announced a Lady Liberty coin to be released for its 225th anniversary. A black woman will be represented on the coin. She, along with this change, wears...

Will Donald Trump make a good president?

Will Donald Trump make a good president?

Kiley Borba and Michael Bahk

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Yes -Michael Bahk, Staff Writer I will be speaking about the positives of Donald Trump’s presidency, not his personality. America needs to remember that there is a difference.  Being president is a job. The role of the president is first and foremost to regulate the on goings of our nation an...

Assemblies should have come sooner

Staff Editorial

December 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial

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


Filed under Editorial

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...

Native land and people should not be disrespected

Native land and people should not be disrespected

Kat LeTran and Emma Hall

December 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Army Corps of Engineers has finally declared to find a new route for the Dakota Access pipeline.  Over the past three  months, Sioux Native Americans have fought arduously to remove the pipeline construction from their land. But the fight is not over. Dakota  Access still has...

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