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Neumann takes biking head on

Neumann takes biking head on

Kallie Sedrel, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Halfway down Follow Me, a mountain bike trail in Mammoth Lakes, California, junior Kayla Neumann hit a root with her front tire coming off a drop. She flipped over the handlebars, which jammed into her pelvis, causing a fracture.  Despite the fall, Neumann continued the last mile, knowing that... Read more »

Presidential candidates square off

Presidential candidates square off

Gabby Reid, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

With all the buzz about tomorrow’s election, it can be almost overwhelming to take everything into account. Students that are or will be 18 by Nov 8 can legally vote, so it is important to inform everyone of what the candidates stand for. The two candidates with the greatest support so far are... Read more »

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »

Student-run program works with special ed

Student-run program works with special ed

Emma Hall, A&E Editor
November 7, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »

Trump Tape shows true colors

Trump Tape shows true colors

Jenna Baner, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

Well, Donald Trump’s microphones aren’t always broken. He’s just not always aware that they’re on.   Unfortunately, this means that the American people along with the rest of the world had to hear him brag about sexually assaulting women.   Last week, a video was leak... Read more »

‘Calcgate’ busted

‘Calcgate’ busted

Patrick Rettig, Editor in Chief
September 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »

Cal split on knee-Kaeping issue

Cal split on knee-Kaeping issue

Josh Iversen, Managing Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Two years ago, a quiet, easygoing Cal High student stood up and explained to his sociology class why he chose to sit during the national anthem. “He presented a very thoughtful, articulate explanation,” sociology teacher Eghosa Obaiza said of her former student. “It was awesome that his classmates... Read more »

Billeci’s actions were out of line

Billeci’s actions were out of line

Brendan Ogburn, Sports Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The Cal High varsity football team enjoyed a 56-7 blowout victory over visiting Livermore on Sept. 9. The Grizzlies excelled in every facet of the game and cruised to a dominating win, pushing their record to 3-0 at the time. The only thing missing from the near-perfect performance was head coach... Read more »

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