The Californian

There are many paths to success

There are many paths to success

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

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 of us will go on to pursue higher levels of education. We have been told throughout our lives tha...

Students enjoy freedom of off-campus class

Students enjoy freedom of off-campus class

Priyanka Krishna, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Taking off-campus classes is a growing trend that has been gaining popularity among Cal High students recently.  Over the last few years, an increasing number of students have chosen to take courses at Diablo Valley College (DVC), a local community college, or online through platforms that offer Adv...

Bribes undermine hard-working students

Californian Staff, The voice of Cal High

March 26, 2019

The month of March means one thing for seniors: college decisions.  At any given moment students can be found either crying tears of joy or pain as the rejection and acceptance emails roll in.  But there’s been something that made this season particularly frustrating. A truth has been revea...

Should race be considered in college apps?

Should race be considered in college apps?

Jenna Lyons and Ceci Musgrove

October 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...