Tackling concussions head on

Tackling concussions head on

Jake Barnes, Staff Writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

High school football players throughout the state won’t be able to practice in full pads more than twice a week beginning next year. In light of public outcry over football related head injuries, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law this summer that restricted high school football teams from practicing... Read more »

Welcome to the Hotel California

Welcome to the Hotel California

October 17, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

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Corti says so long to Cal

Corti says so long to Cal

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »

Longtime wrestling coach arrested

Longtime wrestling coach arrested

Austin Hille, Editor in Chief
September 19, 2014
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase

Students and staff were shocked to learn last week that varsity wrestling coach Kevin Lopez was arrested on suspicion of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a minor more than 10 years younger than him, police said. Superintendent Mary Shelton informed parents and staff of the situation in an... 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
Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

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 »

Sophomore leads policy opposition

Sophomore leads policy opposition

Chandni Mistry, Features Editor
September 19, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

As a response to the closing of the campus, sophomore Ryan Freels started a petition to reopen the school for seniors at lunch on Aug. 25, posting it on his personal Twitter account, @ryanfreels. Just a day later, the petition reached 100 signatures, and,... Read more »

Closed campus angers students

Closed campus angers students

Joyce Ho and Heather Wong
September 19, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

Two hundred frustrated students filed out of the town hall meeting on Sept. 3 immediately after learning from new Principal Sarah Wondolowski that reopening Cal High’s campus at lunch was not an option. The remaining 70 students who stayed voiced their opinions and offered suggestions toward a compromise,... Read more »