The Californian

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...

In this climate, school threats are not a joke

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

May 29, 2019

We frequently see Cal High on the news, and often it’s for all the wrong reasons.   Recently, we had multiple school shooting threats, the most recent involving detailed graffiti of a shooting on May 9.  This is not a problem with just one student, as administrators found the threats came from...

Absences for threats should be excused

Izzy Belof, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2019

The fact that certain schools will not provide an excused absence in response to violent threats is, for lack of a better term, inexcusable. One such high school is Harding High School in Ohio’s Marion school district. The school received a shooting threat on Feb. 20, and failed to notify the students’...

School faced with even more threats

Christine Oh, Vidhima Shetty, Kate Hong and Rachel Pak, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

A series of four shooting threats targeting Cal High this month have shaken students and staff and resulted in the lowest attendance in school history. San Ramon police and the FBI continue to investigate threats that led to about 80 percent of Cal’s 2,811 students staying away from campus on May...

V-Day raises awareness for violence

Erin Fox, Managing Editor

February 28, 2014

Valentine’s Day is a national holiday well known for being symbolic of romantic love between significant others. But amidst the sappy Hallmark cards and Russell Stover chocolates there is a less popular, less glamorous aspect of Feb 14 called Violence Against Women Day (V-Day), which some Cal High...

Video games do not cause teen violence

Video games do not cause teen violence

Brittany Wurnitsch, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

Since 1947, video games have been used and admired in America. But the video games today have changed drastically since “Pacman” and “Tetris.” It has been debated how  modern games such as “Grand Theft Auto” and “Carmageddon” may contribute to teen violence, but these games are not...

Video games cause teen violence

Video games cause teen violence

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor

April 29, 2013

Although video games are becoming more popular, some claim that these games have no impact on the average teenager. But the truth of the matter is that violent video games have a huge bearing on the psychological and ethical makeup of a teenager’s mind. Studies show the average youth between...

Students respond to at-home tutor violence

Sam Canter, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

The recent case of a San Ramon tutor physically abusing his students has people asking how safe and trustworthy at-home tutors actually are. San Ramon man Hyungwoo Lee was arrested on suspicion of physically abusing the South Korean teenage exchange students that he provided with room, board and academic...

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