The Californian

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 ...

Dear College Board, you really suck

Dear College Board, you really suck

Siddhant Gupta, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

Dear College Board, Thank you for being the na-tion’s leading education basednonpro t association dedicated to preparing, inspiring, andconnecting students to college. Ever since you created the rst American College Entrance Exam for multiple colleges in 1899, you have made high scho...

Prep school fraud is sad

Prep school fraud is sad

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Behind the laptop sits an African American student dressed in gear from an elite university. Around the student is a crowd of fellow classmates witnessing the most suspenseful moment ofa high schooler’s life: opening a college acceptance letter. The second of tension just be- fore the webp...

College application costs are a money grab

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As getting into college is becoming more and more competitive because of an explosion in the number of applicants, colleges have found a way to profit at the expense of students.   It is common knowledge that college tuition can be absurdly high and can leave many students in debt for much o...

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Isabella Belof, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Cramming isn’t the ideal way to absorb information, but scheduling tests right before finals week seems to encourage this method of studying.  As the end of the semester approaches this year, it seems too many teachers feel pressured to finish their current unit as quickly as possible. ...

Should race be considered in college apps?

Should race be considered in college apps?

Jenna Lyons and Ceci Musgrove

October 16, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

YES:  SAT score, GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essays. Should a student’s race be grouped with these as criteria for getting into college? Over the summer, previously made guidelines that promoted the consideration of race on applications were removed, meaning universities are...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not total Asian representation

Kathy Le, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There has been a lot of talk of Asian representation in the media lately. “Crazy Rich Asians” recently came into spotlight for having the first all-Asian cast since 1993 when “The Joy Luck Club” came out 25 years ago. But “Crazy Rich Asians” is not the only Asian representation we should...

Sexual assault needs to be addressed

December 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the past couple of months, there has been an exponential amount of people, particularly in the Hollywood industry, coming forward about being sexually assaulted.  This brought attention to the issue of sexual assault and has shown the public how prevalent an issue it has become. Although...

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