The Californian

Cal’s holiday generosity shines

December 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015

As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school dance and an extremely irresponsible use of student and parent funds. San Ramon has a certai...

Welcome to the new Cal High Penitentiary

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015

Since the beginning of April, there have been at least two instances where Cal High students have either posted pictures around campus or on Twitter comparing the school to a prison or correctional facility. After the photographs were posted on Twitter, there was a magnitude of retweets, favorites...

Politicians must catch up with new media

Staff Editorial

March 10, 2015

Social media has shaped a large part of our generation. We’re never without our phones and we’re constantly posting anything to our social media accounts. We can gather information at a faster pace, and this has changed the way that people receive information as a whole.Ask a crowd of teenagers...

Ugly shades of grey

Staff Editorial

March 10, 2015

50 Shades of Grey has origins innocent enough to almost discredit the hype it’s received as of late. It started off as Twilight fan fiction, detailing the sexual exploits of billionaire Christian Grey and his lover, Anastasia Steele. Do their relations involve a little spanking? Sure. Maybe some bi...