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The Californian

  • Art makes memories with project
  • Schedule policy lets seniors leave
  • Soda crusade switches up Cal campus
  • Day of Silence now part of Pride Week
  • Students grapple with stress on a regular basis
  • Art makes memories with project

    Art makes memories with project

    Ariel Chow, Staff Writer

    May 15, 2017

    Art is not only a way for people to express themselves, but it’s also a way to give back to people and spread kindness. This past month, 11 students from Art 3 and AP Art have participated in the...

    Cal High students joined with many others worldwide to collaborate with the Memory Project by creating portraits of children facing poverty in more than 43 countries.

    Photo courtesy of memoryproject.org

  • Schedule policy lets seniors leave

    Schedule policy lets seniors leave

    Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

    May 15, 2017

    A new district policy will allow next year’s seniors to leave campus before fifth and/or sixth period if they have already completed enough credits to graduate. This change comes at a time when the...

    Photo courtesy of danvillesanramon

  • Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

    Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

    Shirin Afrakhteh, Staff Writer

    May 15, 2017

    A handful of students decided to gather and end an injustice that they believe has plagued Cal High for years: the quality of school lunches. Students have taken matters into their own hands by collecting...

    Illustration by John Ty

  • Day of Silence now part of Pride Week

    Day of Silence now part of Pride Week

    Christine Lee, Staff Writer

    May 15, 2017

    For the first time ever, Cal High’s Gender Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) and leadership have partnered up to create Pride Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness for the equality of members in the...

    Junior Jillian Casavant participates in the Day of Silence on April 21, when thousands of people nationwide hold a silent protest to represent the individuals within the community that are restricted from having a voice.

    Photo by Abby Fritz

  • Students grapple with stress on a regular basis

    Students grapple with stress on a regular basis

    Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer

    May 15, 2017

    It was 5 a.m. by the time junior Justin Lin went to sleep after finally finishing his presentation for his AP Language and Composition class. Sadly, this was not uncommon for Lin. On average, Lin goes...

    Many students are stressed out because they stay up until the wee hours of the morning completing their school work.

    Illustration by Avery Visola

Marijuana ban erupts conversation

Marijuana ban erupts conversation

Josh Choi, Staff Writer

On April 25th, San Ramon held a vote on the status of marijuana within the city limits. The vote led to the banning of outdoor cultivation, marijuana delivery services and the opening of any marijuana businesses, medical or recreational. However, the private and indoor cultivation of weed is still permitted in the city, but only up to six plants. The original bill proposed a potential ban on the use of recreational marijuana within the city. The bill specifically stated that it would...

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Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

A new district policy will allow next year’s seniors to leave campus before fifth and/or sixth period if they have already completed enough credits to graduate. This change comes at a time when the campus is more crowded than ever. Cal High staff anticipates an increase of about 70 more students next year, bringing the student-to-faculty ratio to about 27 to 1, according to the minutes from the March curriculum leaders meeting. Current juniors who are already ahead by 10 credits may opt...

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  • Soda crusade switches up Cal campus May 15, 2017
  • Day of Silence now part of Pride Week May 15, 2017
  • Club mentors young students May 15, 2017

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Art makes memories with project

Art makes memories with project

Ariel Chow, Staff Writer

Art is not only a way for people to express themselves, but it’s also a way to give back to people and spread kindness. This past month, 11 students from Art 3 and AP...

May 15, 2017No Comments

  • Cal choir jazzes it up May 15, 2017
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Cal High language classes embrace art

Cal High language classes embrace art

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

Both the French and Chinese classes have been turning to art exhibits to further their study of the history and culture of their language. On Monday April 17, Cal High’s...

May 17, 2017No Comments

Lana Del Rey’s first single enlightens

Lana Del Rey’s first single enlightens

Vidhima Shetty, Staff Writer

Prominent singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is set to release her latest album, “Lust for Life,” in the near future. Del Rey is known to take on dark themes, such as tragic...

May 15, 2017No Comments

  • Kendrick’s ‘DAMN.’ reflects life experiences May 15, 2017
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  • Student cast as extra in ‘13 Reasons Why’ May 15, 2017

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Sophomore will rep team USA

Haya Haidari, Staff Writer

Sophomore Dorian White is flying high with his acrobatic gymnastics team.  White will be representing team USA at the FIG (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique)...

May 15, 2017No Comments

Women’s lacrosse ready for NCS run

Women’s lacrosse ready for NCS run

Kallie Sedrel, Brendan Ogburn, Julia Tjan, Sidney Dutcher, Iris Kang, and Ashley Mosbacher

As the NCS playoffs begin this week, the women’s lacrosse team has its sights set on winning the section title after being crowned EBAL champion for the second year in a...

May 15, 2017No Comments

Warriors and Cavaliers destined to meet in Finals

Ashley Mosbacher, Staff Writer

The NBA playoffs are underway and the Golden State Warriors are looking to ride their overall top seed to another championship run. The Warriors clinched the top seed in...

May 15, 2017No Comments

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The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA
The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA