The Californian

Anonymous Cal student posts racist comment during class on the first day of school

The beginning of the 2020-2021 remote school year has brought forth a new set of challenges that Cal staff and students alike have to face.

Angela Deanne Paloma and Ronnie Gogoi

August 14, 2020

Cal High was once again attacked by an anonymous act of racism when a student submitted a racist comment in a virtual lesson on, of all days, the first day of school. In a letter emailed to the school community Thursday afternoon, Principal Megan Keefer wrote that a student posted, “I wish...all...

The case of Ahmaud Arbery is an unacceptable example of injustice

Ahmaud Marquez Arbery was 25 when he was shot and killed on Feb 23, 2020.

Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, left his house on Feb 23 to go for a run through his neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga. He was unaware that he was not going to return home. Something as ordinary as going on a jog was a ‘justified’ death sentence for Arbery according to two white men, a father...

Hate crimes rise after election

Brandon Victoriano, Online Moderator and Editor

February 15, 2017

While President Donald Trump entered the presidency with the lowest approval rating in US history, there are still millions people who rejoice at his victory. Within 10 days of Trump’s election, about 900 reports of harassments and intimidations occurred, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center,...

Racism remains an issue on campus

Freshman Lajolie Beurge addresses the student body with her poetry at the assembly.

Brian Nakajima, News Editor and Online Administrator

December 20, 2016

The previous months have taken a toll on Cal High as many students, staff and parents have become exhausted by the issue of racism. Since the first instance of racist graffiti at Cal was discovered on Oct. 18, three more incidents of graffiti, an emergency meeting between parents and the principal,...

Teacher disturbed by racist incident

Ghalaza Niazi, Guest Writer

April 10, 2014

Recently I went for a walk up the hill one afternoon. A group of middle school boys were coming down the hill. As the last four boys went past me, one of them said something with an Indo-Pak accent. I turned around and said, “What did you say?” One of them replied, “It wasn't me.” “Come...

Racism rears its ugly head once again


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...

Racial Studies Stir Students Statewide

September 13, 2010

By Caitlin Kawaguchi Throughout California, racially-charged incidents have been popping up. Intolerance towards ethnic opposites has created a chain of discrimination, and Cal High has not been exempt. Racially charged incidents occurred on two college campuses earlier this year. In February,...

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