The Californian

Government shutdown violates Trump’s campaign promises

Staff Editorial, The Voice of Cal High

February 12, 2019

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

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...

Finals schedule makes sense

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California HIgh School

December 18, 2018

With changing district credit requirements, many students are not taking classes after lunch during fifth or sixth periods. As a result, the last day of the traditional finals schedule when these two classes used to meet would have seen a significant number of students off campus. Because of this,...

College application costs are a money grab

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

December 18, 2018

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...

Nationalism encourages political violence

Staff Editoria;

November 15, 2018

While addressing a packed Houston arena on Oct. 22, President Trump called himself a proud American nationalist and encouraged his followers to use the word freely.   Trump’s embrace of the term  thrilled many of his white nationalist supporters. They interpret his remark to be an endorsem...

Sexual assault needs to be addressed

December 19, 2017

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...

Seniors should have a say in music for Ball

May 15, 2017

Senior Ball is the last hooray for seniors and the culmination of all dances that have come before it. It should ideally be a night that has something for everyone so all seniors can have a night to remember. But 2017’s Senior Ball does not look like it’s going to be a night for the seniors as...

New schedule change will help students

May 15, 2017

Recently, while meeting with students to discuss plans for next year’s classes, counselors offered the option of allowing students to leave campus after lunch rather than taking unnecessary classes. The option has been offered to most seniors who are on track for graduation. The Californian  believ...

Every 15 Minutes has impactful message

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017

Every 15 minutes somebody dies due to a drunk or distracted driver. The Every 15 Minutes program brought awareness to this shocking statistic this month. The Californian believes the message Every 15 Minutes brought to Cal during the two-day program opened the eyes of unaware teenagers. In a cult...

Mission Impossible: Reduce student stress

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017

Stress is the unwanted elephant in every high school classroom. Between standardized testing, AP and honors classes, extracurricular activities, and college, the pressure to succeed and thrive in an academic environment can be overwhelming. The Californian believes that students are far too st...

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