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Racism remains an issue on campus

Racism remains an issue on campus

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The previous months have taken a toll on Cal High as many students, staff and parents have become exhausted by the issue of racism. Since the first instance of racist graffiti at Cal was discovered on Oct. 18, three more incidents of graffiti, an emergency meeting between parents and the principal,... Read more »

Cal hosts Winter Wonderland

Cal hosts Winter Wonderland

Joanne Kim, News Editor
December 20, 2016
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Students, teachers, and parents came together at Cal High for a festive dance like no other. More than 200 students with special needs attended the Winter Wonderland dance on Dec.  2, and enjoyed dancing, playing games, making crafts and many other activities at the annual Bay Area event. An additional... Read more »

Student involved in verbal altercation with teacher

Josh Iversen and Patrick Rettig
December 20, 2016
Filed under News

An alleged verbal altercation between a student and teacher last month resulted in a student being suspended for what he believes to be an offense he did not commit. But the teachers who heard it tell a drastically different story. The incident took place right after school on Nov. 9. The senior... Read more »

Cal finals set to be done before the new year

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under News

The holiday season is almost upon us and for the first time in Cal High history this also means that final exams will end before students go on break next week. Typically, Cal students have taken their first semester finals in late January after the winter break. But thanks to the district’s new... Read more »

College, career counselor retires after 10 years

College, career counselor retires after 10 years

Kaityln Martin, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under News

Dr. Seuss once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” But it’s very hard not to cry over the fact that come today Cal High will say goodbye to the school’s beloved college and career counselor, Harvalee Grimm. Grimm is retiring today after helping guide Cal... Read more »

Cal finals set to be done before the new year

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under News

The holiday season is almost upon us and for the first time in Cal High history this also means that final exams will end before students go on break next week. Typically, Cal students have taken their first semester finals in late January after the winter break. But thanks to the district’s new... Read more »

Local golf course could close

Local golf course could close

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The San Ramon Golf Club could close this month if the new owners are not allowed to build housing. If the city of San Ramon does not change the zoning of the San Ramon Golf Course to allow the new owners to build housing on part of the course by the end of the month, the new owners have pledged to... Read more »

Students taking part in new CollegeConnect program

Students taking part in new CollegeConnect program

Vidhima Shetty, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
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For CollegeConnect students like Ursella Cheung and Ashley Tran, a normal weekday consists of classes at Cal High until lunch before either heading straight for Diablo Valley College or enjoying an afternoon free from any lectures or classwork. CollegeConnect is a partnership between Diablo Valley... Read more »

Student spreads love with anonymous notes

Student spreads love with anonymous notes

Sidney Dutcher, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Can you make a stranger’s day without ever speaking to him or her? That is the goal of Cal High junior Sanjana Murthy, who has made it her personal mission to change the campus culture for the better. Murthy has begun leaving handwritten letters of encouragement around campus for strangers to... Read more »

Nation, community respond to election

Nation, community respond to election

Shirin Afrakhteh, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under News

Donald Trump defied almost all media predictions when he was elected president of the United States last month. The reaction to this event was truly indicative and revealing of the ideological and racial divisions that exist amongst the people of America. Some are excited for what they see as a... Read more »

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