Best bay area summer activities

Best bay area summer activities

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer
May 21, 2014
Filed under Features

San Ramon is notorious for having a limited selection of summer activities for teens. Besides Golden Skate, famous for 8-year-olds’ birthday parties, the city swimming pool, and visiting one of the 53 local parks there is pretty much nothing to do. But there are plenty of fun activities to try... Read more »

A summer of blockbusters

A summer of blockbusters

Julia Savage, Staff Writer
May 21, 2014
Filed under Features

This summer - aptly named the summer of sequels - is going to be full of movies for everyone, from action-comedies to animation. “22 Jump Street,” starring Jonah Hill as Schmidt and Channing Tatum as Jenko, follows the same plot line as its predecessor, but this time these undercover cops are... Read more »

Music festivals are sure to impress

Music festivals are sure to impress

Sam Canter, Features Editor
May 21, 2014
Filed under Features

One of the most popular activities once school gets out is attending concerts, and for good reason. There is nothing like connecting with fans from your favorite bands or discovering an awesome new artist. Arguably, the single biggest summer festival in the bay area, Warped Tour returns this year... Read more »

Cal High has come a long way

Cal High has come a long way

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

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 »