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San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

July 2, 2020

The San Ramon Police Department has officially banned the use of carotid restraints in the aftermath of nationwide protests reacting to the death of George Floyd. “Effective immediately, the San Ramon Police Department has banned the use of the carotid restraint,” wrote San Ramon police Chief...

San Ramon community protests SRVUSD spending and issues with remote learning

A group of SRVUSD parents and students sat outside of the district office on June 23 to protest.

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

June 27, 2020

San Ramon Unified School District parents organized a sit-in protest on Tuesday in front of the district office before the Board of Education meeting to show both their opposition to management raises and support for allowing students to return to campus in the fall. Approximately 75 individuals showed...

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2020

Students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will return to campus full-time in August if the school board has its way. The district’s Board of Education said it unanimously supports having students on campus for a full-time in-person schedule during Tuesday night’s meeting streamed...

San Ramon community joins in support for the Black Lives Matter movement

The protestors in San Ramon marched from the Safeway on Bollinger Canyon Rd to the city hall.

Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor

June 10, 2020

Hundreds of people swarmed the streets of San Ramon and surrounded City Hall the afternoon of June 3 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In coordination with the San Ramon Police Department, the peaceful protest lasted from 5-7:30 p.m. and followed other similar protests in Dublin, Livermore,...

Cal’s 2020 Class is the first ever to have a virtual graduation ceremony

Cal's 2020 Class is the first ever to have a virtual graduation ceremony

Avni Kalur, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this means missing out on creating more memories with friends and finishing out the school year as expected. For seniors,...

Dillman bids Cal High adieu

Jean Dillman graduates with the Class of 2020 and moves on to a new chapter in her life.

Rahul Deshpande, Online Editor

May 29, 2020

As this year’s seniors say goodbye to Cal High in an unprecedented way, so does iconic AP Calculus AB teacher Jean Dillman, who announced her retirement after quarter of a century at the school. Many of this year’s seniors have fond memories of Dillman’s unbounded positivity, supportive attitude,...

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

May 29, 2020

The class of 2020 walked off campus on March 13 not knowing that it would be there last time in high school.  My classmates and I struggled the first couple weeks handling the news of not being able to participate in many senior traditions and having to leave behind classmates and teachers without...

Many seniors are finding their future in the arts to be a bright one

Pictured above is senior Abby Nguyen with the rest of her cast at the end of a program show. Nguyen is going to pursue a career in professional dance.

Liann Bielicki, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

As the class of 2020 graduates and matriculates, many talented seniors are pursuing the arts in college and changing the narrative of success in a conversation that is often dominated by STEM majors.  Cal High senior Abigail Nguyen, who plans on studying dance through the Ailey/Fordham Program...

‘Zoom bombers’ target Cal High’s video conference with Vietnam War veterans

With online classes using virtual meetings to hold lectures, people have found ways to hack into these calls to disrupt the peace.

Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor

May 24, 2020

Nearly 100 Cal High juniors had their Zoom meeting for U.S. history hijacked on Friday when they were continuously shown screen shared videos depicting racial abuse, suicide, executions, and pornographic material.  The meeting was designed to give students taking U.S. history an opportunity to...

Seniors lose out on graduation ceremony, and so much more

Yard signs decorate the homes of many seniors, thanks to Cal High Parents through the PTSA.

Avni Kalur, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this means missing out on creating more memories with friends and finishing out the school year as expected. For seniors,...