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Commons, science get facelift

Ingrid Lam and Brittany Jimena
June 3, 2016
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The outdated school commons and science building  will be renovated this summer, finally modernizing some of the oldest buildings on campus. The renovation project, funded by Measure D, will include the modernization of the two-story science building and the school’s kitchen and commons area. These... Read more »

Aqua Bears sink under corporate ambitions

Aqua Bears sink under  corporate ambitions

Patrick Rettig, Staff Writer
June 3, 2016
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What started as an abrupt removal of a historic swim team may result in a change for the entire community surrounding the San Ramon Golf Club. The San Ramon Golf Club was sold at the end of 2015 to Michael Schlessinger and Beverly Hills attorney Ronald Richards. The new ownership is in the preliminary... Read more »

CollegeConnect helps district students earn college credits

Jessica Yuan and Linda Wang
June 3, 2016
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The San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Diablo Valley College recently partnered to pilot CollegeConnect, a district-wide program that will allow 60 qualified incoming juniors, with 15 from each school, to earn high school and college credit concurrently. Participating students of this dual... Read more »

Parent pressure presence pushes pupils

Adam Poklemba, Staff Writer
June 3, 2016
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What drives AP students to kill themselves over hour upon hours of homework? There are those that get inspired internally and do schoolwork for themselves. But there are others that derive their motivation from external sources, specifically their parents. In a recent seven-question survey, 210... Read more »

Locked school bathrooms prompt Cal student outcry

Joanne Kim, Features Editor
June 3, 2016
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The issue of locked school bathrooms has prompted increasing outcry from Cal students over the past few months. Many students claim Cal’s locked bathrooms take away from their education and overall school experience because they spend too much time wandering around campus searching for an unlocked... Read more »

Cal student volunteers for Tri Valley Youth Court

Sarah Chi, Opinions Editor
June 3, 2016
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San Ramon is a safe city. According to Neighborhood Scout, San Ramon is safer than 87 percent of other Californian cities. But while this statistical report provides a fact, it neglects a percentage of the population who demonstrate usual misbehavior: Teenagers. Whether the cause is “angsty”... Read more »

Day of Silence sparks backlash

Day of Silence sparks backlash

Kat LeTran, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
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Duct tape slapped. Mouths shut. Silence spread. Many students at Cal High and throughout the nation actively took part in Day of Silence on April 15 to protest the struggles the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community faces everyday. “The point of Day of Silence is to bring... Read more »

Interim principal fills in until June

Interim principal fills in until June

Jessica Yuan, Features Editor
April 29, 2016
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Cal students will see a new face on campus over the course of the next few months as Janet Terranova serves as Cal High’s interim principal. While Principal Sarah Cranford is on  maternity leave to welcome a new baby boy into her family, Terranova has stepped in as interim principal for the remainder... Read more »

Double hotel bookings cost MUN Club more than $6,000

Double hotel bookings cost MUN Club more than $6,000

Aileen Villalpando, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
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The Model United Nations (MUN) Club recently squandered more than 70 percent of its budget after unknowingly booking twice as many rooms as needed at hotels for the Berkeley MUN conference last month. Bookkeeping records show the club spent $6,152 on reservations for two nights at the Nash Hotel for... Read more »

Drug use doubles between freshman, junior years

Neha Kaul and Athena Georgopoulos
April 29, 2016
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Drug use among Cal High students is on the rise. Results from the state’s 2014-15 Healthy Kids Survey show that alcohol and drug use for Cal students nearly doubled between freshman and junior years. Freshmen who participated in the survey revealed that 15 percent had experimented with drugs... Read more »

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