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Cal looks for new principal

Cal looks for new principal

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Cal High Principal Christopher George will be leaving the school and starting his new job  at the district office. Beginning on July 1, George will be the new assistant director of secondary education for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. He will oversee the district’s eight mid...

Band director takes his final bow

Band director takes his final bow

Siddhant Gupta, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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 leading Cal High’s music program to regional dominance, marching band and music instructor Kent Johnson will be departing next month. Johnson said the move is the result of his spouse’s company relocating to Scottsdale, Ariz. “The company ended their lease early in San Francisco which f...

Global Studies works with juvenile hall

Global Studies works with juvenile hall

Sabrina Contreras, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Imagine getting the chance to collaborate with students who are behind bars. That’s exactly what sophomores are doing in their global studies class. Students are in the midst of a unique projectinvolving a school of incarcerated students with one essential question in mind: How can we empower ourselves...

Editor takes state as mock trial journalist

Editor takes state as mock trial journalist

Emmy Burrus, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Californian editor in chief  Vidhima Shetty recently earned the title as state champion courtroom journalist at the 38th annual Mock Trial State Finals. Shetty, a senior, beat 21 other county champion courtroom journalists to claim her title at the State Finals, which was March 22-24 in Sacram...

Many Parkland students face PTSD

Many Parkland students face PTSD

Izzy Belof, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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In light of the school shootings that American students have witnessed in recent years,  it’s not suprising how these tragedies are affecting some students. Sydney Aiello and Calvin Desir, two survivors of the Parkland shooting last year, were recently found dead after committing suicide. Bo...

Students enjoy freedom of off-campus class

Students enjoy freedom of off-campus class

Priyanka Krishna, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Taking off-campus classes is a growing trend that has been gaining popularity among Cal High students recently.  Over the last few years, an increasing number of students have chosen to take courses at Diablo Valley College (DVC), a local community college, or online through platforms that offer Adv...

We’ll miss you, Costco food court. See you soon!

Lulu Khalil, Freshman Columnist

May 2, 2019


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Unpopular opinion: grocery shopping is actually fun. Most people my age dislike grocery shopping, but I oddly enjoy it.  I find it relaxing, plus my brother never comes, so I always get first pick out the snacks. Just last week, I took a visit to the motherload of grocery stores, Costco. ...

District teacher strike averted

District teacher strike averted

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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The past month has been interesting for both Cal High staff and students in the wake of a possible teacher strike that appeared imminent and would have involved all 36 schools of the San Ramon Unified School District. But on March 8 the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA), the district’s...

Leadership leaves its legacy

Leadership leaves its legacy

Emmy Burrus, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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Members of Cal High’s leadership program are leaving their mark on the school through new legacy projects designed to improve the community. In creating these projects, first-year leadership teacher Ross Dautel took inspiration from Las Lomas High School, his alma mater. But more than that, he wanted...

Top 5 hidden gems at Cal

Top 5 hidden gems at Cal

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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It’s the second semester, and by this point in the school year, most of students are ready to call it quits. It’s hard to continue through the school year when spring break and summer vacation are so close, but not close enough. The glee and determination from the beginning of the school year...

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