The Californian

Kaep’s protest is divisive

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Features

Although San Francisco 49ers  quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s intentions are noble, his controversial actions of taking a knee during the national anthem are ineffective. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick...

What to do in the Bay Area

What to do in the Bay Area

Jasmine Wu, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Cal High students are all ready to pack their vacation bags and get out of here. Summer begins next week. But what if you could stay where you are and still have a great summer? The Bay Area provides some of the best places and events that will surely capture your attention. So make sure you grab...

Cal students to take on part-time jobs

Cal students to take on part-time jobs

Ashley Aguado, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


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With summer rapidly approaching, there is only so much time to plan a family vacation or to figure out summer jobs. Then again, for students who are “one of those types of people”, the only trip they’ll be making is to the fridge and back. For some people, summer is definitely a time to relax...

Making the most of a shorter summer

Making the most of a shorter summer

Karina Myrenget, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


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With summer just around the corner, most students are already making plans. In summer, the average person carries less responsibility, giving them the freedom to do what they please without the restriction of school. This summer happens to be shorter than in the past because of the district’s...

Violence at political rallies is not justified

Staff Editorial, Staff Editors

April 29, 2016


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Violence has become commonplace at political rallies during this current presidential race. Clashes between protesters and attendants forced an early end to a Donald Trump rally in Chicago in March 2016. Demonstrators were seen wearing “Vote for Trump, you get jumped” T-shirts and flying communist...

School club promotes diversity

School club promotes diversity

Linda Wang, Features Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Among the wide variety of clubs at Cal High, the culture club distinctively sets itself apart from the rest. Led by junior Kathley Letran, the Culture Club shares and informs students about the diverse cultures within Cal High and around the world. “The purpose of our culture club is to educate...

Multicultural fair showcases ethnicities

Multicultural fair showcases ethnicities

Lorela Cabral and Jasmine Wu

April 29, 2016


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For the past four years, Cal High has celebrated the Multicultural Faire with its students through a variety of cultural-based clubs to bring awareness to the cultures present on the school’s campus. Cal is considered the most culturally diverse high school in the San Ramon Valley School District...

Teachers embrace more than country’s language

Teachers embrace more than country’s language

Ashley Aguado, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016


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Learning a completely new language can be extremely difficult and daunting for many students. But at Cal High, foreign language teachers do more than just teach students Spanish, French, and Chinese. The foreign language teachers on campus also showcase the cultures of the countries that speak...

Program helps all students achieve

Program helps all students achieve

Ashley Aguado and Karina Myrenget

March 15, 2016


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Cal High is full of many amazing programs, but the special education classroom in the Support Services Department is one that often flies under the radar. When most students think of programs offered on campus, they connect it with various sports, clubs, and academic activities. They often overlook...

TAs prepare for career in special education

Ashley Amor and Adam Poklemba

March 15, 2016


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For most student TAs, their job consists of grading papers, running errands, putting grades in the gradebook, and perhaps completing their homework that’s due later in the day. But TAs for the special needs class have an entirely different set of responsibilities. Although it takes a bit more...

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