Cal High has come a long way

Cal High has come a long way

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Features

Forty years ago, California High School first opened with about 1,050 students and 25 teachers. Math teacher Gary Triebwasser said students started Cal as sixth graders and stayed until they graduated. All of the teachers comprised a new, young faculty and included some familiar faces still on... Read more »

A brief history of the Grizzly ‘newsiverse’

A brief history of the Grizzly ‘newsiverse’

Heather Wong, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Features

It was January of 1987.  As editor in chief of the first school paper, senior Christine Lew (then Christine Martin) eagerly watched as the Cal High Newspaper was distributed on campus. For the first time in the history of the school, an after-school club had been established in order to... Read more »

Drought’s effects felt on campus

Drought’s effects felt on campus

Heather Wong, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under Features

From running sinks in classrooms to water bottles sitting on top of desks, evidence of an ongoing drought may be well concealed. Despite San Ramon’s suburban setting, students, teachers and administrators are affected by the drought and fight to conserve water. San Ramon Valley Unified School... Read more »

California water levels are nearly at historic lows

California water levels are nearly at historic lows

Wynne Zhang, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

Despite the recent rain that many parts of the state has experienced, California is suffering through its driest period since becoming a state more than 160 years ago. Essentially, what the Golden State has on its hands is a severe drought. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Jan.... Read more »

Drought hits winter sports hard

Drought hits winter sports hard

Kaila Young, A&E Editor
February 28, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

California’s drought is causing major problems throughout the state, especially in the north where the absence of snow in higher elevations means a bad turnout for ski resorts and other businesses in the greater Lake Tahoe area. California has experienced the driest 12 months in recent memory, according... Read more »

SAT prep proves very costly

SAT prep proves very costly

Wynne Zhang, Staff Writer
January 16, 2014
Filed under Features

The official College Board SAT Study Guide costs $31.99. There is a required $51 fee to register for the SAT, and the test itself takes three hours and 45 minutes. Most students don’t see this as too big of a sacrifice to get into their dream college. But nowadays, $83 and four hours aren’t the... Read more »

Subject tests not necessary

Heather Wong, Staff Writer
January 16, 2014
Filed under Features

All high school hopefuls want to enhance their college applications as much as possible. To give their resumes that added heft, many students continue to take SAT subject tests even though they are no longer mandatory to get in to a University of California school. The SAT subject tests are hour-long... Read more »

College Applications Overpriced

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer
January 16, 2014
Filed under Features

Most people don’t want to spend $1,000 on something that will most likely not even yield any rewards. But that is what senior Kelsey Williams will spend on her college applications this year. “I know you have to pay people to read the apps, but I don’t think it should be that expensive,”... Read more »

Girls style: hot or not?

Girls style: hot or not?

Mira Aboutaam, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Features

Fall’s finally here, and it’s time for students to switch from summer styles to their fall favorites, replacing all their tanks, shorts and sandals for sweaters, leggings, and boots. One of the several must haves for all the girls on campus this fall is an oversized sweater. “Oversized sweaters... Read more »

Fall Fashion: What not to wear

Fall Fashion: What not to wear

Annissa Bensalah, Staff Writer
November 22, 2013
Filed under Features, Showcase

One day, many Cal High students will look back on the outfits they wore to school and cringe with embarrassment. Why? Many students choose to participate in fashion trends so ridiculous it brings their mental sanity into question. The first step students need to take to avoiding a fashion faux... Read more »