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Should race be considered in college apps?

Should race be considered in college apps?

Jenna Lyons and Ceci Musgrove

October 16, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

YES:  SAT score, GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essays. Should a student’s race be grouped with these as criteria for getting into college? Over the summer, previously made guidelines that promoted the consideration of race on applications were removed, meaning universities are...

College apps are not fun

Maddy Klessel, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under News Lite

Welcome to senior year, seniors! The fun year ahead of you will slowly approach, but until then you’re stuck completing the long, dreaded process of college apps.  Not only do seniors have extracurricular activities, sports, and schoolwork, but they now also have to add college apps. College...

Free colleges in NY smell like socialism

Aaron Velasquez, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under Senior Issue

The state of New York has decided to implement The Excelsior Scholarship, a government aid program aimed at making state and city colleges in New York tuition free. Anybody who is in high schools knows that a high school diploma is not what it used to be. For most students, higher education, ma...

Race now a factor in college admissions

Stephany Kim, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014


Filed under News

For the past 18 years, Proposition 209, also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative, has ensured that no one is discriminated against on the basis of his or her race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in state institutions. This includes the University of California schools, the California...

College Applications Overpriced

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer

January 16, 2014


Filed under Features

Most people don’t want to spend $1,000 on something that will most likely not even yield any rewards. But that is what senior Kelsey Williams will spend on her college applications this year. “I know you have to pay people to read the apps, but I don’t think it should be that expensive,”...

UC schools no longer for California students

UC schools no longer for California students

June 5, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Showcase

The University of California system, one of the most prestigious public school systems in the world, should no longer be called the University of California.  It should be called the University of Out of State Students. Despite years of state taxes California families pay that go to support the UC...

Seniors lacking basic life skills

June 5, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

What really makes the world go round? Is it a five on an AP test, or 4.0 on a high school transcript? The answer to the above questions is a simple no. More and more society is realizing that graduating seniors are not ready for life itself. Although every graduating class is becoming increasingly...

Affirmitave action causes more problems than it fixes in America

Danielle Rector, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Rejection letters understandably make students lament some of their decisions in school. But affirmative action sparks feelings of regret for a factor students cannot control: ethnicity. Despite its claims to bring diversity to society, affirmative action instead takes away the value of merit and...

Student dances to scholarship

Student dances to scholarship

Kaila Young, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


Filed under News

Repetition is the key to mastering any skill, and after 14 years of dancing, senior Allie Gomes’ hard work is starting to pay off. After a nerve-wracking audition among thousands of students in October, Gomes’ dream came true when she became one of 30 dancers to earn a scholarship to the University...

In-state colleges welcome many Cal High students

June 11, 2012


Filed under Recent News, Senior Issue

By: Sierra Rainbolt Staff Writer Our futures are set, goodbyes are nearing, and plans are in place. After the long, tedious months of applying to colleges, as of May 1, the stress finally subsided. After years of preparation and hardwork, Cal High seniors have finally taken the next step. As...

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