The Californian

Our education system breeds ignorance

Our education system breeds ignorance

Sam Campopiano, Managing Editor

May 29, 2019

The days of education and the formation of a well-rounded individual are long gone and have been replaced by a formal schooling factory model of education.   A well rounded individual who received an education is well versed in literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, the laws of nature, and the w...

Some students choose military after graduation

Some students choose military after graduation

Luca Dickten, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2019

With the school year drawing to a close, the majority of seniors look forward to joining thousands of other bright-eyed freshmen at our nation’s countless universities.  But some seniors feel a duty to join a much more exclusive group. Less than one percent of the entire population of th...

Colleges place too much importance on SAT scores

Maddy Klessel, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Colleges need to start looking beyond a one-time standardized test taken within four hours to determine who gets accepted to their schools. The SAT and ACT are over analyzed by colleges in order to make a life altering decision for potential students.  The SAT contains reading, writing, and two mat...

Embrace senioritis, the ruthless disease

Embrace senioritis, the ruthless disease

Siddhant Gupta, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

With every day that goes by that we have to endure eight grueling hours at an educational institution comes that insatiable urge to just… not care.   As we get closer and closer to the end of the school year, a seasonal epidemic sweeps through our school. Tardies are stockpiled, attendance...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Kate Hong, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Every May, high school students nationwide stress out over taking Advanced Placement exams for their AP classes.  For many students who take these test, the question arises: Is it worth it? AP tests are not worth the time and trouble because they create undue stress and results often don...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (YES)

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Since The College Board was founded in 1899, the non-profit organization has witnessed a great expansion in its loyal fanbase for its unique offering of standardized tests, including the Advanced Placement (AP) tests, which are notorious for their high price and the immense amount of stress associated...

Brown rightly rejects school start time bill

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018

Earlier  this September Senate Bill 328 was passed by the California state senate and was expected to become law. The bill would have required all K-12 schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Proponents of the bill, specifically the American Academy of Pediatrics, believed that it would allo...

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015

As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school dance and an extremely irresponsible use of student and parent funds. San Ramon has a certai...

Tiger parents

April 25, 2012

by Joshua Gu, staff writer As Cal High becomes an increasingly competitive environment, it is not uncommon for parents to put students under pressure to encourage better academic, athletic, and social performance. But these demands can sometimes be unnecessary and even detrimental. Parental pressure...

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,...