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Students stand up to racist graffiti

Students stand up to racist graffiti

Patrick Rettig, Editor in Chief
November 7, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Racism reared its ugly head on campus last month, destroying the feelings of safety, acceptance, and belonging felt by many students. Students and parents are outraged with the way that school administrators have dealt with the racist graffiti that was scribbled on the walls of multiple bathrooms... Read more »

Conservative Club sparks controversy

Conservative Club sparks controversy

Josh Iversen and Michelle Wang
November 7, 2016
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Cal High’s Young Conservatives Club recently disbanded in the midst of controversy among students and staff. Problems arose last month during the school’s annual Club Faire, when the club’s publicity poster featured an image of a rainbow-colored gun with the words “We shoot back” under it.... Read more »

Conspiracy swirls around club

Conspiracy swirls around club

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
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Quirky and interesting clubs have been a part of Cal High’s student culture for years. That tradition continued this year with the founding of the new Conspiracy Club. Seniors Caity Bailey and Megan Weinshelbaum first came up with the idea of a Conspiracy Club when they were freshmen. They had... Read more »

Student-run program works with special ed

Student-run program works with special ed

Emma Hall, A&E Editor
November 7, 2016
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Sophomore Samantha Meier created a system where she and volunteers from the school’s leadership program work alongside special education students. “Most of the time they only get to interact with their teachers,” said Meier. “So what we are really trying to do is to get the special ed students... Read more »

Cal Alumni involved in assault

Cameron Harris and Ingrid Lam
November 7, 2016
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San Ramon was recently shocked by the vicious assault of Casey Pletz, a professional snowboarder and former Cal High student. Pletz was attacked on Oct. 14 at 11:55 p.m. by four teenagers, including one Cal High graduate and at least one other boy who used to attend Cal. The alleged attacker... Read more »

Main building remains locked at lunchtime

Lauren Cambra, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
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School administrators have decided to lock the main building during lunch for at least the first few months of schools, causing many problems for students looking for spots to eat lunch and trying to meet with teachers or clubs. This policy is new from years past, when administrors closed the main... Read more »

Senior participates in prestigious coding program

Senior participates in prestigious coding program

Michael Bahk, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
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While most students hang out with friends or play video games for fun, Cal High senior Ridhi Vuriti enjoys coding. Vuriti took this love to the next level last summer by  attending an intensive seven week program known as Girls Who Code. At the program, Ridhi attended classes every day for seven... Read more »

‘Calcgate’ busted

‘Calcgate’ busted

Patrick Rettig, Editor in Chief
September 29, 2016
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Cal’s math department was rocked last year when a cheating ring was uncovered that raised questions about both test security and student integrity. The cheating was discovered late in the second semester last school year when scores were unusually high and inconsistent on the final, said Calculus... Read more »

McFerrin takes on leadership as the new advisor

McFerrin takes on leadership as the new advisor

Ariel Chow, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
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Organizing school-wide events, activities and clubs is not an easy job. In fact, it takes a lot of dedication, patience and hard work. Luckily for Cal High, Erin McFerrin, the new leadership teacher, is ready to use her skills to guide and improve the school through the leadership program. This... Read more »

Breaking Down the Walls strives to connect students

Breaking Down the Walls strives to connect students

Kimberlee Saxer, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under News

“It’s hard to hate someone whose story you know.” Phil Boyte, founder of Breaking Down the Walls, recently brought this message and his national program to Cal High Sept. 19-23, promoting a supportive and inclusive school climate. Breaking Down the Walls is a week-long program designed to... Read more »

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