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Campus leaders have new plans

Campus leaders have new plans

Kate Hong, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Senior Tanner Draper seems like he was meant for his role as ASB president. Draper has been a class president ever since middle school, including his freshman, sophomore, and junior years, before being elected ASB president last spring. As head of student government, Draper believes that he can...

She’s busy exploring the Final Frontier

She’s busy exploring the Final Frontier

Priyanka Krishna, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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For many students, working at NASA is a seemingly unreachable goal. But senior Madison Cicchitto reached for the stars and scored the opportunity of a lifetime at just 17 years old.  For nearly six months, Cicchitto worked to earn an internship at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain ...

City Center finally opens

City Center finally opens

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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After years of construction, planning, and hard work, the City Center Bishop Ranch is finally open to the public.  The 300,000-square-foot center on Bollinger Canyon Road near the Target shopping center features 70 different shops and restaurants.  The $300 million City Center also feat...

Thanksgiving’s main course is a real turkey

Thanksgiving’s main course is a real turkey

Lulu Khalil, Freshman Columnist

November 15, 2018


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It’s November, and you know what that means. Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  For most of us, I think it’s safe to say that food comes to mind when we think of Thanksgiving.  We’ve all heard the kindergarten story of how the pilgrims landed in North America and had ...

History taking a thematic approach

History taking a thematic approach

Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Imagine a history class that isn’t taught in the typical chronological fashion that most classes are. Imagine a history class where racial issues, politics, and many other themes are taught together rather than being covered in their respective time periods. Cal High students don’t have to...

Writing up a storm

Writing up a storm

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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An empty coffee cup balances on a sheaf of stained notes on the edge of your table as you squint at the messy word document that’s become your home for the past month.  The word count crawls by, until finally, you hit the magic number: 50,000. A handful of Cal High students are living th...

Cal welcomes new principal

Cal welcomes new principal

Shirin Afrakhteh, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018


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Despite being on campus for only a few weeks, new Cal High Principal Christopher George has already been described in countless ways – driven, charismatic, and humorous, to name a few.  But the one trait no one can argue with is his dedication.  As the former principal at Charlotte W...

Cal’s Fab Five

Cal’s Fab Five

Sam Campopiano and Luca Dicten, Californian Editors

October 16, 2018


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It seems that Cal High has become the set for School of Rock 2, as five teachers have started their own band. Scott Hodges, Anatoly Alexeeff, Hannah Cheng, Nicholas Patton, and Brandon Andrews are the five members of Cal’s teacher band.   The band, which is yet to be named, informally began...

Anti-vaping class implemented

Anti-vaping class implemented

Emmy Burrus, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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The vaping craze is sweeping the nation, and Cal High is no exception.  To combat this, the school district has implemented a program called Saturday Vape Alternative to Suspension Class. Suggested by Cal High assistant principal Catie Hawkins,the class helps educate students about the dan...

District limits out-of-state trips

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is re-examining the need for out-of-state trips this year, which should limit the number of students traveling beyond California’s borders. Although the district did not implement a new policy regarding out-of-state trips, all such trips will be scrutinized...

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