The Californian

School Cancels Powderpuff Game

School Cancels Powderpuff Game

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

October 10, 2019

Because of concerns for student safety, Cal High’s annual powderpuff flag football game, which pits senior and junior girls against each other, has been cancelled. The decision was made by former Principal Christopher George and assistant principal Andy Briggs at the end of the previous school year...

Transfers to Cal Jump 85 Percent in Last 3 Years

Transfers to Cal Jump 85 Percent in Last 3 Years

Nick Harvey, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Cal High has seen over the past three years a jump of nearly 85 percent in intradistrict transfer students, the majority of whom are coming from Dougherty Valley High School. Transfers to Cal have increased from 59 students in 2017 to 109 this year, an 84.75 percent increase, according to San Ramon Valley U...

Students Utilize New Wellness Room

Students Utilize New Wellness Room

Ronnie Gogoi and Angela Paloma

October 10, 2019

Mullins said. “It’s a place for students to go to feel safe, [have] a sense of belonging and to educate about what wellness is.” One way the counselors plan to develop the room is by hosting games during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mullins plans on opening the wellness room throughout th...

Freshman Leadership Class Added

Freshman Leadership Class Added

Christine Oh, News Editor

October 10, 2019

    For the first time in Cal High history, leadership has been split into two courses: a general and freshman leadership class. In fact, Cal was the last of the four high schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to implement this change. “[The leadership advisers at the thr...

Senior Explores World of Medicine

Senior Explores World of Medicine

Liann Bielicki and Jeana Lee

October 10, 2019

Not many high school students can say that they’ve conducted laboratory research at Stanford University. But after this summer, senior Nadya Higgins can. Higgins received the eight-week experience of a lifetime through the Stanford Institute of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR), a program for hig...

Junior Returns After Year in Italy

Junior Returns After Year in Italy

Ronnie Gogoi and Angela Paloma

October 10, 2019

Most students can’t entertain the thought of moving to a new high school, but a brave few dare to learn in a completely different environment. Junior Layla Duran-Jakubec is one of them. Without knowing any Italian, Duran-Jakubec attended Instituto Clasico de don Bosco in Sardinia, Italy, from Sep...

Meet Cal’s New Principal

Meet Cal’s New Principal

Ananya Nag, Christine Oh, and Emily Burrus

August 29, 2019

Cal High has gone through its fair share of principals recently, the newest of whom is Megan Keefer. Keefer, who is Cal’s third principal in the last 12 months, was hired in May to replace Christopher George after 2018-19 school year. George is now the assistant director of secondary education for ...

School faced with even more threats

Christine Oh, Vidhima Shetty, Kate Hong and Rachel Pak, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

A series of four shooting threats targeting Cal High this month have shaken students and staff and resulted in the lowest attendance in school history. San Ramon police and the FBI continue to investigate threats that led to about 80 percent of Cal’s 2,811 students staying away from campus on May...

Where in the world is Nick Harvey?

Where in the world is Nick Harvey?

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

Freshman Nick Harvey is pursuing his passion in geography, going on to win awards on a national level.  In April, Harvey competed in the National History Bee and Bowl in Arlington, Va., reaching the semifinals in the National Geography Bee portion of the competition.  This placed Harv...

A student’s guide to getting a summer job

A student’s guide to getting a summer job

Priyanka Krishna and Maira Nigaar, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

Summer is right around the corner, which means the hunt for summer jobs has begun.  Searching for summer jobs is a seemingly intimidating and tiring task, and many are unsure how to begin looking for one.  For those students who are confused during the grueling task of sorting through endless j...