The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA

District approves new school calendar

District approves new school calendar

Annissa Bensalah, Editor-in-Chief
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District school board unanimously voted on Dec. 15 to implement a schedule that would move first semester finals before winter break next school year.The new schedule will shift the beginning of the school year to Aug. 15, about two weeks earlier than the current... Read more »

Davis Bullock beats cancer

Davis Bullock beats cancer

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Last year at this time, senior Davis Bullock was lying in a hospital bed wondering if he would ever be able to play soccer again.Bullock was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage IV Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma over a year ago. But after months of extensive treatments, Bullock’s cancer is finally in remission... Read more »

Former Walt Disney teacher arrested

Joanne Kim and Linda Wang
February 8, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

More than a dozen Cal High students were shocked to learn that their former fourth grade teacher was recently arrested for allegedly molesting one of his 10-year-old students while at Walt Disney Elementary School.Jeff O’Hearn, who was  working as a counselor at Dougherty Valley High at the time... Read more »

A reservoir of Tarantino filmmaking

A reservoir of Tarantino filmmaking

Hugo Suárez, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Of all the famous filmmakers in entertainment history, few can be considered as influential and unique as Quentin Tarantino.The 53-year-old American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, who arrived on the movie scene in the late 1980s, is widely believed to be one the greatest filmmakers... Read more »

Noah Tom has much talent to spare

Noah Tom has much talent to spare

Ashley Aguado, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Junior Noah Tom started bowling when he was 13 years old.It didn’t take long for Tom to become inspired enough to take that fun night out bowling with friends to a whole new level and start bowling in competitions.Tom, now 16, travels all over the country for tournaments and has placed in many,... Read more »

Grizzlies roar in NCS this fall

Grizzlies roar in NCS this fall

Kyle Tucker, Sports Editor
December 7, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Women’s Water PoloThe girls water polo team had their best season in school history by reaching the NCS semifinals before losing to eventual champion San Ramon Valley.The girls, coached by former Cal player Kimi Noltensmeir, had an overall record of 19-6, with a 4-3 record in league play. ... Read more »

District sued for not reporting coach

District sued for not reporting coach

Patrick Rettig, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

California High and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District cannot escape the ominous shadow left by the Kevin Lopez scandal of last year.A new lawsuit has been filed against the school district and New Life Church in Alamo, alleging that school and district administrators knew about Lopez’s... Read more »

Quakes shake San Ramon

Quakes shake San Ramon

Kathley LeTran, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Stop, drop, and roll! Turn off your lights and hide in a corner! It’s an earthquake!Hopefully, all Californians know that’s not what you do in an earthquake. It’s especially important now for San Ramon residents to know the proper earthquake drills and secure earthquake emergency packs because... Read more »

Senior runs her own newspaper

Senior runs her own newspaper

Rebekah Cha, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

As a part of a generation where many teenagers avoid reading the news and view politics and government with indifference, Cal High senior Abeeha Shamshad manages to run her own political newspaper.Shamshad’s political newspaper, North Star, is affiliated with the Junior Statesmen of America (JSA),... Read more »

‘The Force Awakens’ this month from a very long nap

‘The Force Awakens’ this month from a very long nap

Taylor Singer, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under A&E, Showcase

With “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” set for release on Dec. 18, fans will finally get their fix of epic space action for the first time in more than 10 years.The film has already gathered a massive amount of attention, with the official trailer reaching 55 million views in the first... Read more »