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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....

Three Cal alumni killed in recent American tragedies

Three Cal alumni killed in recent American tragedies

Emma Hall, Managing Editor

November 7, 2017


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  In the past seven weeks, Cal High alumni were faced with a staggering tragedy with the loss of three former students who were killed in two separate American tragedies. Cal alumni Christina Hanson (Class of 2008) died on Oct. 11 in the Northern California wildfires, while Stacee Etcheber...

My experience at Cal as a foreign exchange student

Antonin Urban, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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I have been here for three months and I am fascinated by Cal High. I looked around the campus and everything was new and totally different compared to my old school.  In my hometown of Berlin, Germany, we have only one schoolhouse, a little court and 800 students. Compared to Cal, it seems like...

Ballet brings excitement to French class

Ballet brings excitement to French class

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Pirouettes, pliés and pointed feet. It’s all just a part of aday in Cal High French teacher Miranda Kershaw’s classes.  When the class has time, verb conjugations are left behind and the desks are cleared away to make room for ballet.   It’s a splash of color in the monotonous...

Freshman’s first homecoming memorable

Christine Oh, Freshman Columnist

November 7, 2017


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As a middle schooler, I would always scroll through upperclassmen’s homecoming pictures on social media and hear about high school dance stereotypes.  A good week after my first homecoming experience, I have to say that the homecoming week, game and dance didn’t disappoint at all. Seeing...

9/11 survivor visits Cal

9/11 survivor visits Cal

Ingrid Lam and Joanne Kim

October 2, 2017


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On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, a speaker visited Cal High and shared her experiences surviving the 2001 terrorist attacks that remain one of the deadliest act of terrorism in history.  One of Cal’s student-run clubs, the Freedom Alliance, planned the public event on Sept. 11 in the school...

Bay Area white supremacy rallies stir controversy

Bay Area white supremacy rallies stir controversy

Conan Moran, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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  From Boston to Seattle to the Bay Area, cities across the US have been experiencing rallies that raise questions about the right to assemble, which is part of the First Amendment, following the events of Charlottesville, Va.  The Bay Area itself experienced last month a combination...

San Ramon celebrates 150th anniversary

San Ramon celebrates 150th anniversary

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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  San Ramon celebrated its 150 year anniversary on Sept. 9,  and boy has the city changed in the past century and a half. In 1867, the current intersection of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Deerwood Road featured the city’s first  schoolhouse. It had two roofs and was only13...

Good advice comes in threes

Celeste Virador, Freshman Columnist

September 28, 2017


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Remember that scene, for you Marvel fans, in “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II,” when everyone kept telling Nebula that the fruit was not ripe yet?  Besides being hilarious, this scene shows two things: one, if you really have to try things out for yourself first, be prepared not to make...

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