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
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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 »

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer
April 21, 2015
Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Spring. S-P-R-I-N-G. Spring. Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers, pastel colors, allergies and bees. More specifically, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Cal High’s first musical in five years where the choir, drama and band departments collaborate for this show. This... Read more »

Rao strives for linguistic excellence

Rao strives for linguistic excellence

Dhanush Patel, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under A&E, Showcase

It was not until senior Shashank Rao reached eighth grade that he learned how to communicate in his mother tongue of Kannada. Now, through self-study and help from family members, Rao has not only learned Kannada, but he has also learned Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, and Catalan. He is currently... Read more »

Wrestlers win league championship

Wrestlers win league championship

Max Walker, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In order to be a wrestler, an athlete must have resilience, dedication, and mental strength. This past season, Cal’s wrestling team has not only displayed all of these qualities, but has dominated their way through the league. Despite the heartbreaking start to the year when coach Kevin Lopez... Read more »

Cal junior fights cancer

Cal junior fights cancer

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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Cal High junior Davis Bullock was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) on Jan. 9, and is undergoing chemotherapy. But those around him know that cancer is no match for the strong-will of Bullock, a three-year varsity soccer player for the Grizzlies. His teammates look up to their captain... Read more »

Box of bones discovered in Cal library

Box of bones discovered in Cal library

Caitlin Stein, News Editor
March 10, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

When new librarian Nikky Ogden decided to clean out part of the Cal High library in January, she never imagined she would be transported back to 1971, let alone taken back another 2,000 years. “I was cleaning out one of the back cabinets of the library and found a box,” said Ogden recalling the... Read more »