The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA

District approves new school calendar

District approves new school calendar

Annissa Bensalah, Editor-in-Chief
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District school board unanimously voted on Dec. 15 to implement a schedule that would move first semester finals before winter break next school year.The new schedule will shift the beginning of the school year to Aug. 15, about two weeks earlier than the current... Read more »

Davis Bullock beats cancer

Davis Bullock beats cancer

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Last year at this time, senior Davis Bullock was lying in a hospital bed wondering if he would ever be able to play soccer again.Bullock was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage IV Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma over a year ago. But after months of extensive treatments, Bullock’s cancer is finally in remission... Read more »

Former Walt Disney teacher arrested

Joanne Kim and Linda Wang
February 8, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

More than a dozen Cal High students were shocked to learn that their former fourth grade teacher was recently arrested for allegedly molesting one of his 10-year-old students while at Walt Disney Elementary School.Jeff O’Hearn, who was  working as a counselor at Dougherty Valley High at the time... Read more »

Behind the social media craze

Behind the social media craze

Ingrid Lam and Abby Fritz
February 8, 2016
Filed under News

Social media is perhaps one of the most interesting and intricate modern institutions of our time.On one hand, it is a glamorous exciting world, a glittering ode to the new technology, territory that belongs almost exclusively to the new generation throughout the world.On the other hand, it is... Read more »

Two teachers celebrate 40-plus years at Cal

Two teachers celebrate 40-plus years at Cal

Jasmine Wu, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under News

After entering his 41st year of teaching at Cal High, no one knows the school better than Algebra II teacher Fred Albano.He has watched the school grow over the years and has a lot to say about it.Albano started as a student teacher on campus while he attended UC Berkeley in the summer of 1975.“When... Read more »

Gary Triebwasser has been teaching math at Cal since 1976

Gary Triebwasser has been teaching math at Cal since 1976

Adam Poklemba, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under News

What is in a name? He who we call Trieb could by some other name seem twice as chill.“I got yelled at every day” said AP Euro teacher and former Cal student Chris Doherty.Or, perhaps, still just as sour.Gary Triebwasser, affectionately known as Trieb by his students, is an Honors Precalculus... Read more »

Make a Memory club helps ill patients

Make a Memory club helps ill patients

Rebekah Cha, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under News

Living in a world where society and media uplift American ideals of self-love and independence, Cal High junior Hailey Clark is just trying to do her part with her new Make a Memory Club.Clark grants final wishes for terminally ill patients through Cal’s Make a Memory Club, as she sends them and... Read more »

Eight students qualify for county honor band

Eight students qualify for county honor band

Brittany Jimena, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under News

This year, Cal High wind and jazz ensemble teacher Kent Johnson is proud to announce that eight of his students will perform with the Contra Costa Honor Band on Saturday.“The Contra Costa Honor Band is a group of  the top performing band students in the Contra Costa County,” Johnson said.The... Read more »

District Danceathon for a Cause

Saif Khan, Staff Writer
January 29, 2016
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Leadership is organizing a districtwide, ‘Danceathon’ fundraiser  that will take place on Saturday at the Cal-High event center. All proceeds from the dance will be donated in full to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (UCSF CHO).The event was thought of and planned by junior Drew Mccarthy who... Read more »

District sued for not reporting coach

District sued for not reporting coach

Patrick Rettig, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

California High and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District cannot escape the ominous shadow left by the Kevin Lopez scandal of last year.A new lawsuit has been filed against the school district and New Life Church in Alamo, alleging that school and district administrators knew about Lopez’s... Read more »