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Many seniors are finding their future in the arts to be a bright one

Pictured above is senior Abby Nguyen with the rest of her cast at the end of a program show. Nguyen is going to pursue a career in professional dance.

Liann Bielicki, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

As the class of 2020 graduates and matriculates, many talented seniors are pursuing the arts in college and changing the narrative of success in a conversation that is often dominated by STEM majors.  Cal High senior Abigail Nguyen, who plans on studying dance through the Ailey/Fordham Program...

College might be overwhelming, but you will be alright

Kan (pictured on the bottom right) is posing with a group of friends at UC Davis.

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You might not be able to walk across the stage in front of your loved ones and shake hands with the principal, but you do get advice from a former Cal High student. Although my first year at UC Davis has been cut short, I can undoubtedly say that this past year...

You are more than the numbers you put on your college applications

Joey Zhu, Guest writer

May 29, 2020

Looking back, I spent way too much time and effort preparing for and taking AP tests, to the point that they were hindering me rather than benefiting me.  Although I genuinely enjoyed learning the material each course had to offer, I found that I was taking them for the sake of taking them, trying...

What to do when you’re considering going to an art school

What to do when you're considering going to an art school

Isha Pandya, Graphics Editor

May 29, 2020

I am currently a student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. I am studying to get my bachelors degree in communications design with an emphasis in illustration. Pratt is an art school, and like many others, has its own set of challenges when applying. Here is some advice to anyone looking to...

The University of California is suspending the use of SAT and ACT

All UCs have turned their back on SATs and ACTs and are now considering making their own test.

Ronnie Gogoi, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had major impacts across the globe, and many students have been feeling some of these when it comes to the University of California admission process.  On April 1, the UC system temporarily adjusted admissions requirements to help students and their families in the...

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

CollegeConnect students must come to a study hall every Monday during last period because they need a certain number of instructional minutes to be technically qualified as Cal High students. They are given optional assignments that are designed to check in on how they're doing in their off-campus classes.

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?

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...