How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

Austin Hille and Chandni Mistry
April 27, 2015
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Last year, Cal High’s senior ball cost a staggering $108,030. The average amount spent by senior classes on this annual formal dance is normally between $60,000 and $70,000, nearly $40,000 to $50,000 less than what the Class of 2014 spent on last year’s event, according to class budgets provided... Read more »

Wheeler voted best teacher at Cal High

Wheeler voted best teacher at Cal High

Austin Hille and Raz Mostaghimi
April 27, 2015
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Throughout their high school careers, Cal High students have been affected by many things: seagulls, excessively heavy books, and most importantly, teachers. Of course, every teacher is different. But some teachers are so special they warrant not only respect, but admiration. How would one define... Read more »

Aspiring jockey trains

Aspiring jockey trains

Joyce Ho, News Editor
April 27, 2015
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Senior Cassidy Burg climbed on her first horse at six months old and has loved riding ever since. Burg, president of Cal High’s National Honors Society,  graduated one semester early to focus on riding. She formerly competed in equestrian events and is currently training to become a professional... Read more »

Cal students observe Day of Silence

Cal students observe Day of Silence

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor
April 27, 2015
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Communication has always been a vital part of society, to the point where it is nearly impossible to go a day without it. But on April 17, students across the nation vowed to not speak for an entire day to recognize the Day of Silence. The Day of Silence, first organized at the University of Virgina... Read more »

Freshman excels in history competition

Freshman excels in history competition

Annissa Bensalah, Features Editor
April 27, 2015
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It’s not everyday you meet a history genius who is only a freshman. Michael Bahk recently won first place in the performance category of the Contra Costa division of the National History Day Competition. His accomplishment advances him to the  statewide division of the competition in Rocklin... Read more »

Community service possible for truants

Albert Liao, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
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A Cal High junior girl was recently punished at a district hearing with 10 hours of community service for multiple cuts and excessive tardies. But when she did not finish the 10 hours within the one month window she was given, she was punished again with an additional 30 hours of community service. She... Read more »

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 »