The Californian

Legal drinking age should be lowered

Courtney Carlson, Online Editor

November 16, 2012

The United States is one of four countries with the legal drinking age of 21.  This is the highest age requirement for the legal consumption of alcohol worldwide, with most other countries permitting drinking at 18, and some as low as 16. America should modernize its laws and lower the legal drinking...

Fashion industry at fault for dress cuts

May 30, 2012

Courtney Carlson Staff Writer Amongst bad hair days, failed tests, and messy break-ups, dress cuts are one of the parts of high school that make teenagers full of angst. This distress would be eliminated if administrators altered their view of what is school appropriate so that it correlated...

Students learn: If you shoes, you lose

March 13, 2012

Courtney Carlson Staff Writer Cell phones are a huge problem nowadays, keeping students from falling asleep during lectures by enticing them with “Temple Run”, texting, and Facebook updates. Teachers and administrators have recognized this problem and are prohibiting the use of these devices,...

Beating down corporal punishment

February 6, 2012

Courtney Carlson Staff Writer Tyler Anastopoulos, a junior from Wichita Falls, Texas, became the victim of corporal punishment for simply failing to attend a detention in early 2011. His punishment was three whacks of a paddle that sent him to the hospital later that day. He is one of thousands...

Cal students shine as solar panel interns

October 7, 2011

Courtney Carlson Staff Writer SunPower, an international solar panel corporation, offered four Cal High students summer internships as an opportunity to share information about the company’s trade and encourage students to do the same. The whole student population took note last year as workers began deconstruction on Cal’s parking ...

Students return from abroad

February 4, 2011

By Natasha Halarnkar, staff writer “Since my family doesn’t travel much, it was a major change,” said senior Michelle Chung.  “It was my first time traveling alone.” Michelle and sophomores Miranda Shakes and Courtney Carlson spent last semester on an exciting journey exploring new cultures...

Freshman girl to study abroad

September 21, 2010

Picture by Brittany Hover By Alex Kinnee While most students will be spending their time soaking up the last rays of summer sunshine in August, freshman Courtney Carlson will be on her way to Germany to study abroad for her sophomore year. Courtney will leave the first week of August and be complet...