The Californian

R-rated movies have educational value

Taylor Singer, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

It’s not surprising that the subject of R-rated movies in an educational environment stirs up mixed reactions among concerned parents and their children. Many people simply think that there is certain content contained within these movies that shouldn’t be exposed to students of the high school...

Why this election is the worst in years

Why this election is the worst in years

Adam Poklemba and Noah Thompson

April 29, 2016

It’s because Trump is a crazy fascist Adam Poklemba Almost everybody knows who Donald Trump is. And, according to the online polls, 40 percent of Republicans think he would make a great candidate for their party this year. His rallies attract huge amounts of people. Trump’s legendary “policies...

It’s time for California to legalize marijuana

It’s time for California to legalize marijuana

Editorial

February 28, 2014

The first of the year marked a historic day for Colorado when marijuana became legal in the state for the first time. Two dozen shops sold marijuana legally to consumers over the age of 21, and within a week 37 shops made more than $5 million, according to the Huffington Post. Many rallied agains...

Racism rears its ugly head once again

Editorial

February 28, 2014

Earlier this month, area high school, Carondelet, served fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, among other foods, for lunch intending to pay homage to Black History Month. While Carondelet administrators may believe they had good intentions, the lunch menu created  a lot of trouble for the all-girls...

New “Pay it Forward” program doesn’t pay off

New “Pay it Forward” program doesn’t pay off

Chiena Ty, Staff Writer

January 16, 2014

The high school students that cringe at the thought of having to come up with the money to pay tuition probably don’t know about a new program that has eliminated the tuition fee for college and has exchanged it instead with an interesting alternative. A program named “Pay It Forward,” also...

More funding for NASA will have huge returns

More funding for NASA will have huge returns

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2014

The Chinese lunar probe Chang’e-3 touched down safely on the moon on Dec. 14, marking the first landing on Earth’s closest neighbor in 40 years. But this landing is also evidence of something greater. It shows that, for the first time since Yuri Gagarin entered orbit in 1961, America is falling...

Homecoming a shocking experience

Homecoming a shocking experience

Erin Fox, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

As a new student to Cal High who had never experienced a homecoming dance, I was in for a shock last month when I learned about the absurd amount of money spent and the over-sexualized behavior that occurs. My previous high school in New Jersey only had two dances: a winter formal and the senior prom....

Finals should be before winter break

Delainey Willing, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

As Christmas break nears once again, the fear of finals lingers in the back of students’ minds. Having finals a mere two weeks after Christmas break is not only annoying, but frustrating and inconvenient. This causes many students to study during their two-week break. Many students bend themselves...

Food sweeps not handled properly

Food sweeps not handled properly

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

The school’s new practice of slapping lunch detentions on anyone found eating in the main building is almost as ridiculous as the idea of an “anti-homecoming.” The added precaution of closing down the third floor during lunch, also enforced by school administrators, is similarly preposterously...

It’s time to fix the Black Friday dilemma

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2013

Black Friday has a notorious reputation of causing people to do crazy things. Year after year, another story hits the media about an insane techie bombarding Best Buy for the best deal on a new TV the morning after Thanksgiving, inevitably hurting someone in the process. The holiday season is seen...