Retiring teachers leave the Grizzly den

Retiring teachers leave the Grizzly den

Albert Liao, Staff Writer
June 9, 2015
Filed under Senior Issue 2015, Showcase

As Cal says goodbye to students who leave for college, it also bids farewell to seven teachers who have dedicated years of their lives for the well-being of their students. The teachers who are retiring from Cal this year include Arlene Addison, Cindy Bonagura, Irene Brewster, Barbara Coffman, Doug... Read more »

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 1)

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 1)

Adam Jackson and Gabby Silva
June 9, 2015
Filed under Senior Issue 2015, Showcase

As we roll into June, the seniors begin to say their final goodbyes to Cal High. It’s bittersweet. There are so many things to look forward to, especially graduation and the world beyond high school. But there is also a lot to miss about the school that raised us. What we’ll miss the most... Read more »

Anti-drug speaker misleads students

Anti-drug speaker misleads students

Michelle Wang, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Freshman Juliette Mohr thought she was in for a typical anti-drug presentation when Alex Matthews from Narconon Redwood Cliffs visited her health class. Matthews started his April presentation with an anecdote of how his chances of playing for the NFL were ruined by his marijuana use. It turns... Read more »

‘P.E. Diddy’ goes viral

‘P.E. Diddy’ goes viral

Vaidya Keeran, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

San Ramon recently made the Bay Area proud. How so? We made the news. OK, so maybe nothing big really happened. But when you live in San Ramon, making the news is something worth telling future grandchildren. For years, students have all seen viral videos starring ordinary people engaging in crazy... Read more »

Senior Morgan Yee co-writes UCSF oncologist’s research paper

Senior Morgan Yee co-writes UCSF oncologist’s research paper

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Senior Morgan Yee has researched cancer radiation treatment with a doctor at UCSF over the past two summers and is a co-author on the doctor’s research paper. She interns with Dr. Dilini Pinnaduwage, a radiation oncologist whose job is to treat cancer with radiation therapy. “In order to treat... Read more »

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

Austin Hille and Chandni Mistry
April 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »

Freshman excels in history competition

Freshman excels in history competition

Annissa Bensalah, Features Editor
April 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »