The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA

Day of Silence sparks backlash

Day of Silence sparks backlash

Kat LeTran, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News

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 »

Confusion over district medicine policy

Verona Pichler, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under News

Some students believe the current school policy pertaining to medicine use is potentially harmful to those who are in need of emergency medication.Cal High and the other schools in the district require all prescription drugs to be registered with the school.But the problem is many students don’t... Read more »

Cal High HOSA club students return victorious

Cal High HOSA club students return victorious

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under News

For many, spring break means exotic vacations and tanning on the beach.But for 29 Cal High students, it meant only one thing: the HOSA State Conference.HOSA, which stands for Health Occupations Students of America, is an international organization that “provides a unique program of leadership... Read more »

Downtown San Ramon to be completed in 2018

Downtown San Ramon to be completed in 2018

Brittany Jimena and Cameron Harris
March 15, 2016
Filed under News

In spring of 2007, the city of San Ramon officially approved and finalized the building of a new City Center on about 40 acres located at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon.Though demolition of an old office park just west of the intersection is nearly complete, it will not... Read more »

New SAT is here

New SAT is here

Ingrid Lam and Emma Hall
March 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The SAT has been one of the most intimidating and constant institutions that has loomed over high schoolers since its creation in the 1920s.Over the last few years, the SAT has been undergoing a very high profile revamping  because of America’s new focus on Common Core standards and the test’s... Read more »

Cal alumnus earns ring with Super Bowl champions

Cal alumnus earns ring with Super Bowl champions

Jake Barnes and Paige Zilinskas
March 15, 2016
Filed under News

Cal High alumnus Anthony Lomando has taken his love of sports to a whole new level, and he has a Super Bowl ring to prove it.Lomando, a 2000 Cal graduate, is the assistant strength and training coach of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. This season marked Lomando’s fourth with the Broncos.“I... Read more »

Cal rings in Chinese New Year

Cal rings in Chinese New Year

Linda Wang, Features Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Wishing Cal High a year filled with luck, the Chinese class students celebrated the Year of the Monkey by bringing Chinese New Year festivities to campus.Students across all levels of Cal’s Chinese classes performed a variety of acts on stage on Feb. 19 during lunch in the quad. This was the second... Read more »