Cal junior fights cancer

Cal junior fights cancer

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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Cal High junior Davis Bullock was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) on Jan. 9, and is undergoing chemotherapy. But those around him know that cancer is no match for the strong-will of Bullock, a three-year varsity soccer player for the Grizzlies. His teammates look up to their captain... Read more »

Senior Divya Wadhwani remembered fondly

Senior Divya Wadhwani remembered fondly

Annissa Bensalah, Features Editor
March 10, 2015
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Cal High senior Divya Wadhwani passed away due to a debilitating muscle disorder. She lost her battle to mitochondrial myopathy on Jan. 16. Divya had been battling the disease since she was a toddler, and had been in the hospital undergoing treatment on and off since April 2014. Although she had... Read more »

District explores new school schedule

Zoe Chan, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is proposing a new schedule change that would end first semester before winter break. The district is planning on starting and ending school earlier in order to accommodate this change, which could be implemented as early as the 2016-17 school  year. The... Read more »

Former coach sentenced

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
March 10, 2015
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Former Cal High head wrestling coach Kevin Lopez was sentenced last month to more than 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to eight felonies related to his inappropriate acts with three minors, prosecutors said. The eight felonies Lopez pleaded guilty to on Feb. 6 in Contra Costa County Superior... Read more »

Teacher returns from military mission

Teacher returns from military mission

Albert Liao, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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Cal High special education teacher Ryan Kral recently returned to campus after spending the last year deployed on a military mission in  Afghanistan. Kral, a captain in the Army, was deployed from December 2013 to January 2015.It was the second longest mission that Kral has been on. “It was... Read more »

City Council discusses court locations

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
March 10, 2015
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The popular 24-hour basketball courts on the southeast corner of Central Park along Bollinger Canyon Road are long gone, but the battle for their relocation is more fervent than ever. Since the courts’ destruction in September 2014, there have been multiple discussions at city meetings among citizens... Read more »

Box of bones discovered in Cal library

Box of bones discovered in Cal library

Caitlin Stein, News Editor
March 10, 2015
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When new librarian Nikky Ogden decided to clean out part of the Cal High library in January, she never imagined she would be transported back to 1971, let alone taken back another 2,000 years. “I was cleaning out one of the back cabinets of the library and found a box,” said Ogden recalling the... Read more »

Mock trial wins consecutive titles

Mock trial wins consecutive titles

Austin Hille, Editor in Chief
March 10, 2015
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Cal High’s mock trial team won its second consecutive county title on Feb. 26, but that’s not the real story. What students should be concerned about is that most of the mock trial team can be considered clinically insane. No person in his or her right mind would take on mock trial as a commitment. All... Read more »

Controversy swirls during first week of Assassins game

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
February 6, 2015
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

It’s been only a few days since the annual game Assassins began for more than 200 Cal High seniors, but controversy is already swirling on campus with school administrators and in the game among its participants. Principal Sarah Wondolowski sent an email to parents on Thursday referring to the game... Read more »

Veteran inspired by visit

Veteran inspired by visit

Kaila Young, A&E Editor
January 30, 2015
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Vietnam War veteran Steven Burchik visited Cal High two years ago as a guest speaker with a small assortment of pictures and some stories to tell. But enthusiastic student interest inspired him to turn those pictures, along with many others, into a book. The book, “Compass and a Camera: A Year... Read more »