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Health, World Geo may be eliminated

Health, World Geo may be eliminated

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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The district school board decided Tuesday night to postpone its decision on the future of two required freshmen classes, health and world geography. The proposal is among the 10 ideas from Superintendent Rick Schmitt that have been passionately debated since they were announced earlier this fall....

Where in the world is Argenslavi?

Where in the world is Argenslavi?

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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With recent events causing many citizens to feel alienated from the concept of government and bureaucracy, Cal High’s new club, the Republic of Argenslavi, aims to show the complexities of running a country to students interested in government. The club’s purpose is to simulate a country in an...

Matthew saves life of student

Matthew saves life of student

Emma Hall, Managing Editor

December 15, 2017


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It’s not every day that a Cal High teacher steps up and becomes a hero. But that’s exactly what happened on Oct. 26 when PE teacher Lenard Matthews was faced with a dire situation as he discovered that one of his female students had drowned.  Once Matthews saw the student faced down in...

iQuest helps seniors get ahead

iQuest helps seniors get ahead

Anne Syed, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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For some students, career paths become clear before high school, so it’s frustrating knowing there’s still a long way to reach their career goal.  But with Cal High’s iQuest program, seniors are able to dive into their careers of choice much sooner through invaluable internships.  “The...

Driving program now required for parking pass

Tyler Peck, Tyler Peck

December 15, 2017


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The district announced earlier this school year that there would be a mandatory two hour class for all  high school students looking to secure a parking pass for next year.  These classes are free and sponsored by Street Smarts and the California Highway Patrol. All four San Ramon Valley...

Cal’s MUN team is best in the country

Cal’s MUN team is best in the country

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Cal High’s Model United Nations (MUN) team is certainly making a name for itself these days.   The most recent rankings placed Cal among the best 25 teams on the West Coast and in the top 150 nationally. This comes on the heels of Cal being awarded the Outstanding Large Delegation Crystal...

Doug Mason’s class is a splash of fun

Doug Mason’s class is a splash of fun

Narges Torabi, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Doug Mason’s passion for aquatic animals is not confined by the boundaries of open water.  Mason shares his love for the ocean with his marine biology students on a daily basis with the help of an important partner: his coldwater aquarium. The aquarium, which Mason brought with him when...

Multiple actors accused of sexual assault

Multiple actors accused of sexual assault

Emilio Carrera, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Many men and women have recently come forward with accusations of sexual assault against household names in the entertainment industry. These Hollywood players have created art that will live on forever whether people choose to continue watching or choose to protest the behavior of the men and women...

District proposing significant changes

District proposing significant changes

Cameron Harris and Brian Nakajima

November 7, 2017


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Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s vision for sweeping changes at Cal High and other secondary schools in the district, is so far being met with resistance from students, teachers and parents. At an Oct. 24 meeting, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education heard many parent and...

Student arrested for alleged fire extinguisher attack

John Symank, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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A  sophomore boy was arrested on suspicion of battery after allegedly spraying a schoolmate in the face with a fire extinguisher, police said. San Ramon police Youth Resource Officer Jacob Benjamson said the suspect was arrested and taken to the police station after the incident on  Sept....

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