Welcome to the Hotel California

Welcome to the Hotel California

October 17, 2014
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Corti says so long to Cal

Corti says so long to Cal

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
October 17, 2014
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Over the summer, an email was sent out to faculty and parents by former Principal Mark Corti, regarding his acceptance of a new position in the district. The email, sent June 24, read: “Last year, I began to contemplate when I might retire... Recently, however, I have been offered a position at... Read more »

Wrestling coach faces new charges

Wrestling coach faces new charges

Austin Hille, Editor in Chief
October 17, 2014
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For Cal High’s wrestling program, it seemed like just another preseason. Off-season trainings were starting up as members of the team were preparing for the winter sports season. But any sense of normalcy was destroyed on Sept. 10 when Superintendent Mary Shelton emailed all school district staff... Read more »

Seniors attend military seminars

Seniors attend military seminars

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer
October 17, 2014
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While most students usually breathe a sigh of relief when released for summer and plan to be lazy until the next school year, four Cal High seniors, including myself, got accepted into the nation’s highly competitive military service academy summer seminars. Instead of sleeping until the afternoon,... Read more »

New teachers head up major programs

New teachers head up major programs

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer
October 17, 2014
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This year, Cal High welcomes Nick Patton, Mikel Jackson, and Jenna Ray, who are putting their own personal stamps on the choir, sports medicine, and leadership programs, respectively. Patton is taking over as the new choir teacher after longtime program leader Lucerne Mottaz moved to Chicago to teach... Read more »

Classes explore different career paths

Zoe Chan, Staff Writer
October 17, 2014
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Many Cal High students are unaware of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program, which offers unique classes in both the Biomedical and Engineering pathways. The classes offer a more hands-on learning experience in order to better prepare and familiarize students with  possible future careers in these... Read more »

Bomb threat clears campus

Bomb threat clears campus

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
September 19, 2014
Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Nearly 2,800 Cal High students were evacuated last week after an anonymous phone call was made to the front office regarding a possible bomb threat on campus, school administrators said. The call was made at 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 7, forcing students and staff to the football stadium, where they remained... Read more »

Wondolowski takes over

Wondolowski takes over

Austin Hille and Kaila Young
September 19, 2014
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After coming in about 10 minutes late for her interview, new Cal High Principal Sarah Wondolowski rushed to quickly put away all of the extraneous papers and folders that she had been given while she had been away from her desk for the past hour. She was quick to apologize for her lack of focus, and... Read more »

Everyone wants a first floor locker assignment

Everyone wants a first floor locker assignment

Stephany Kim, Guest Writer
September 19, 2014
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Everyone knows if a student wants a first floor locker, the first week of school means war. Somewhere along the way, students began ignoring the locker assignments on their schedule sheets. It becomes a matter of who gets there faster. While this first-come-first-serve method has been relatively... Read more »

Senior Pranks: 2014

Senior Pranks: 2014

Ashton DeLano, Editor in Chief
June 9, 2014
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No senior prank in the history of California High school can rival the multi-stage June 6 prank that began during A-period and continued until the end of school. The intricate series of pranks touched all parts of the school, ranging from the parking lot to the main building to San Ramon... Read more »