The Californian

There are many paths to success

There are many paths to success

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

May 2, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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...

Texas abortion bill sparks controversy

Staff Editorials, The Voice of California High School

May 2, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Ever since abortions became a plausible “plan c” for unexpected pregnancies, the debate regarding Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice has been a hot-button issue. More recently, the controversial debate has reached a boiling point.  Earlier this year, Texas Republican Representative Tony Tinderholt proposed a ...

The real cost of Senior Ball

The real cost of Senior Ball

Maddy Klessel, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Senior Ball has just ended for Cal High. The wild dancing and loud singing last Saturday night was all fun and games until some girls got home and realized they had just spent nearly $500 for one three-hour long night.  Simply put, some girls have to put in far more effort, and money, when it...

The bystander effect starts in high school

The bystander effect starts in high school

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

hen individuals fail to act during an emergency situation because of the presence of others.  While this occurs during extreme situations, such as sexual assault and murder, the development of becoming a bystander can be seen in high schools.  The bystander effect, a social psychological phenomenon, became popularized after the mur...

Homework policy still ignored

Homework policy still ignored

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Stress levels are rapidly increasing in high school students, so it begs the question: Is the district’s homework policy really as effective as it’s meant to be?  As an attempt to reduce stress in students, the district introduced years ago a homework policy that supposedly limited the amount ...

There is hope for Venezuela

Sabrina Contreras, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

  Beautiful beaches, mountains that are full of life, warm bread with coffee, cheese on everything, intense card games, awfully translated TV shows, and the sweetest mangoes. If I told a stranger that these were the things that represent Venezuela to me, they would either think I’m crazy or they...

Doors open for gender equality in sports

Californian Staff, Voice of California High School

March 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

High school football standout Toni Harris is breaking down gender barriers in an era where women have become more prominent in the sports industry.  Harris announced on Feb. 26 her decision to continue her football career playing free safety at Central Methodist University, an NAIA program, mak...

Government shutdown violates Trump’s campaign promises

Staff Editorial, The Voice of Cal High

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For now, the government shutdown is over. But for the everyday government worker, the shutdown left a scorching path in its wake, leaving more than 800,000 federal workers without pay for 35 days. A report released on Feb. 4 by the nonpartisan CongressionalBudget Office found that the econo...

Anti-vaccine movement endangers students’ lives

Staff Editorial, The Voice of Cal High

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When the first vaccine was created in 1796, people were resistant to the idea. But in1955 the polio vaccine and its widespread use led to a fall in US cases from more than 50,000 in 1952 to zero reported in 1966. While the safety of vaccines was then unchallenged, a recent movement among people...

Teen language and humor disguises warning signs

Teen language and humor disguises warning signs

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

During a time of high stress and anxiety, teenagers often turn to humor to express themselves. Consequently, this often leads to over dramatic ex- pressions that undermine and normalize the severity of serioustopics such as suicide and rape. Recently, I had a friend say that he wanted to ...

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