The Californian

Spring sports seasons cancelled due to coronavirus

Due to the cancellation of school for the rest of the semester, spring sports have been stopped mid way into the season.

Sabrina Contreras, Features Editor

May 24, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic swept through the United States in March, professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports were canceled, devastating many athletes.   This includes many at Cal High who officially saw their spring sports come to an end on April 3 when the California Interscholastic...

People are turning to outdoor activities during quarantine

The Tri-Valley is home to many outdoor trails used by equestrians, pedestrians, and cyclists, such as the Pleasanton Ridge Trail.

Ananya Nag, News Editor

May 24, 2020

With the shelter-in-place order set indefinitely, people are resorting to outdoor activities to keep themselves busy and active. In an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, gyms, malls, school sports, and all other forms of social gatherings have been suspended. During this time,...

Seniors lose out on graduation ceremony, and so much more

Yard signs decorate the homes of many seniors, thanks to Cal High Parents through the PTSA.

Avni Kalur, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this means missing out on creating more memories with friends and finishing out the school year as expected. For seniors,...

San Ramon community spreads positivity amid the pandemic

Many late March and April birthdays were held in cul-de-sacs as guests would arrive in cars to honk at the birthday person.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Since March 17, counties across the Bay Area have been on a strict shelter-in-place order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  Despite being stuck indoors for the most part, people have still been finding ways to spread positivity within their neighborhoods. Many people have been leaving positive...

Exchange students’ year is cut short at Cal

Marta Albertoni from Italy and Vilma Nilson from Sweden (pictured left to right) had to be sent back home after school closed on March 13.

Christine Oh, News Editor

May 22, 2020

When the San Ramon Valley Unified School District made the decision to temporarily close all schools on March 13, students prepared to stay inside, do schoolwork online, and stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic. But for juniors Marta Albertoni and Emma Soelgaard and senior Vilma Nilson, this wasn’t...

The University of California is suspending the use of SAT and ACT

All UCs have turned their back on SATs and ACTs and are now considering making their own test.

Ronnie Gogoi, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had major impacts across the globe, and many students have been feeling some of these when it comes to the University of California admission process.  On April 1, the UC system temporarily adjusted admissions requirements to help students and their families in the...

Schools worldwide have responded to coronavirus pandemic in different ways

Sterling Daly is a graduating senior from Castro Valley High School. Due to the closure of schools, he celebrated his graduation at home.

Isabelle Coburn, Staff Writer, Artist

May 22, 2020

Schools from all over the world rushed to take action when the coronavirus pandemic spread in February and March, forcing most schools to close.  In the urgency to set up virtual education, different schools nationwide and internationally have taken very different approaches to accommodate their...

Healthcare practitioners are risking their lives to save others

Through this chaotic time of stress and an influx of patients affected by the pandemic, many healthcare practitioners have been keeping their heads high for their patients, families, and for the public.

Isabelle Coburn and Nima Pendar

May 21, 2020

Healthcare workers are putting their lives on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Many photos and videos taken by nurses and doctors on shift have gone viral, giving the world a glimpse of the front lines in hospitals across the nation. Many of these images include snapshots...

Cal High students are working in grocery stores as essential workers

This picture was taken at the Safeway on San Ramon Valley Blvd. before the mandate to wear face masks in public.

Liann Bielicki, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Mile-long lines, brawls over toilet paper and waves of frenzied shopping have put the brunt of the coronavirus panic on grocery store workers.  While other workers across the world may find ways to turn their jobs digital, these employees must be at work because of the highly essential nature...

Students are picking up hobbies during shelter-in-place

Many students have turned to baking as a cure for their boredom during quarantine.

Nick Harvey, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Students have been up to a variety of interesting activities during the stay-at-home orders, from mastering the art of lockpicking to adjusting to online learning. Although students have had to continue doing their schoolwork, most students are doing less schoolwork and as a result have found themselves...