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Brown rightly rejects school start time bill

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Earlier  this September Senate Bill 328 was passed by the California state senate and was expected to become law. The bill would have required all K-12 schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Proponents of the bill, specifically the American Academy of Pediatrics, believed that it would allo...

District needs to do more to address mental health

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial

In an academic system that becomes more stressful almost by the day, it is no surprise that suicide and mental health issues are becoming more common. Combine increased academic challenges with the ever-present evil of bullying and social media, it’s no wonder that numbers have doubled since 2008...

AP Art was neglected

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial

While the education system attempts to standardize learning for a diverse population of students through Common Core Standards, the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) have been placed as the focal point for education, well ahead of arts and humanities. This was sadly...

Trump not presidential

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial

The United States has had 43 presidents over the past 239 years. Many of these presidents have several traits in common.  All presidents attended prestigious schools, all but one were white, and almost all had previous experience in politics.  Donald Trump is breaking this mold. With...

Cal’s holiday generosity shines

December 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the midst of the holiday season, Cal High and its leadership students are running a toy drive for Wilson Elementary School in San Leandro. Growing up in a privileged area such as San Ramon is often taken for granted by many students. This toy drive, however, allows students to be grateful for what...

Assemblies should have come sooner

Staff Editorial

December 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Too little. Too late.  These statements perfectly describe Cal High’s response to the school-wide assemblies on Nov. 29 that addressed several racist incidents that have taken place on campus since mid-October.  More than a month prior to the assembly, these incidents were featured...

Campus is crowded, alternatives needed

Staff Editorial

September 29, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Welcome to Hoboville, USA. The population is ever growing and the people dwell in any possible space that will fit a human body. Especially at lunch. Like the exponentially rising human population, Cal is also reflecting these steady patterns of growth. Cal has experienced an increase of 100...

Confusing college application process

Staff Editoral

June 3, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Sadly, as the school year comes to an end at Cal High, we’ll have to say goodbye to our class of 2016. The pressing question is: Did Cal High and its faculty properly provide its students with the information and tools for college applications and college life itself? In our opinion, academically,...

Violence at political rallies is not justified

Staff Editorial, Staff Editors

April 29, 2016


Filed under Features

Violence has become commonplace at political rallies during this current presidential race. Clashes between protesters and attendants forced an early end to a Donald Trump rally in Chicago in March 2016. Demonstrators were seen wearing “Vote for Trump, you get jumped” T-shirts and flying communist...

Campus is too crowded and should be opened

Staff Editorial, Staff Editors

April 29, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Instead of grassy lawns and birdie putts, the dreaded whir of assistant principal Bob Spain’s golf cart is able to strike fear into any student so bold as to step foot into the parking lot. The reason the parking lot is so intensely supervised is because Cal High is a closed campus.Once the morning...

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