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Attacks on media are attacks on freedom

Attacks on media are attacks on freedom

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A journalist’s murder is the prelude to a war on freedom. Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to obtain his marriage documents. Instead, he was gruesomely tortured, killed, and dismembered by a group of 15 Saudi assassins. Khashoggi, a contributing...

Nationalism encourages political violence

Staff Editoria;

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While addressing a packed Houston arena on Oct. 22, President Trump called himself a proud American nationalist and encouraged his followers to use the word freely.   Trump’s embrace of the term  thrilled many of his white nationalist supporters. They interpret his remark to be an endorsem...

We are desensitized to regular gun violence

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Gun violence has taken the entire country by storm in the past couple of years. Sadly,   more and more students have to cope with the reality of school shootings.  Whether it is through the news, school shooting drills, or political discourse, all students in our nation have experienced ...

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...

Net neutrality is an internet necessity

Net neutrality is an internet necessity

John Symank, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In our day and age, we rely very heavily on the internet for almost everything we do. But what if I told you that the way we use the internet could turn on its head within the coming year? Net Neutrality is something that affects us every day, in ways that the average person might not even realize. In...

Mental health isn’t the problem

Mental health isn’t the problem

Meshek Gomez, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Over the course of this last year, over 512 innocent United States citizens were brutally murdered in mass shootings alone according to the Mass Shooting Tracker (MST).  The rapid fire of bullets whizzing through public spaces filled with crowds of people has become commonplace in the U.S, and...

Finals for freshman

Finals for freshman

Freyana Sunavala and Maira Nigaar

December 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The semester soars over our heads before we can even blink, causing an overwhelming feeling of stress and tension among students.  The circles beneath our eyes progressively darken at the thought of the long nights that lie ahead.  Finals are approaching, and as freshmen, that realization...

Trump, Bush and natural disaster recovery

Trump, Bush and natural disaster recovery

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was considered one of the greatest failures of the decade,  President Trump’s handling of Puerto Rico will go down as one of the greatest disgraces of modern US history.  One of the major criticisms of how Katrina was...

Are stricter gun control laws necessary?

Are stricter gun control laws necessary?

Luca Dickten and Michael Barry, Staff Writers

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Luca Dickten Staff Writer YES With the increasing deadliness of weapon technology and recent tragedies such as the Las Vegas tragedy or Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the need for gun control at the federal and state level becomes more apparent.  On Oct.1, Stephen Paddock, a 64...

Should Confederate statues be removed?

Should Confederate statues be removed?

Aidan Trejo and Tyler Peck

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  YES During a peaceful protest in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, a group of protesters gathered to stand up to the white supremacist and neo nazis that had taken to the streets. However, the protest soon turned violent when James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Challenger into a group, ki...

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