The Californian

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

Austin Hille and Chandni Mistry

April 27, 2015

Last year, Cal High’s senior ball cost a staggering $108,030. The average amount spent by senior classes on this annual formal dance is normally between $60,000 and $70,000, nearly $40,000 to $50,000 less than what the Class of 2014 spent on last year’s event, according to class budgets provided...

Mock trial wins consecutive titles

Mock trial wins consecutive titles

Austin Hille, Editor in Chief

March 10, 2015

Cal High’s mock trial team won its second consecutive county title on Feb. 26, but that’s not the real story. What students should be concerned about is that most of the mock trial team can be considered clinically insane. No person in his or her right mind would take on mock trial as a commitment. All...

Flag confiscation creates controversy

Flag confiscation creates controversy

Austin Hille, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014

Is it within a student’s First Amendment rights to display a Confederate flag on a public school campus? Controversy swirled about this subject last month when two senior boys, both of whom are not being named for fear of retaliation, drove onto the Cal High campus with Confederate flags mounted...

Thank your lucky STARs

Austin Hille, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

The STAR test that most California students have despised since 1999 is officially dead after this school year. As a part of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), the majority of the California Standards Tests are going to be replaced. This new assessment system will be implemented...