The Californian

Interact club helps local community

Interact club helps local community

Angela Deanne Paloma, Reporter

March 28, 2020

The Cal High Interact club has been serving communities both locally and globally for years.  Interact is an independent service club for high schoolers sponsored by San Ramon Rotary, which is an organization of local adults who provide service and humanitarian aid.  Rotarians, members of Rotary, sometimes assist or accompany Intera...

Teachers strike averted

Teachers strike averted

Ronnie Gogoi, Reporter

March 28, 2020

The San Ramon Valley Education Association ratified a tentative agreement with the school district last week that helped prevent a teachers strike for the second straight year. Nearly 99 percent  of the 1,451 teachers who voted between March 17 and 19 approved the new three year contract with...

Junior prom: Behind the scenes

Junior prom: Behind the scenes

Emmy Burrus, News Co-Editor

March 24, 2020

Junior officers hope to impress with “Roaring 20’s” themed prom

Robotics state canceled

Robotics state canceled

Ronnie Gogoi and Angela Deanne Paloma

March 24, 2020

For the first time since 2008, both of Cal High’s robotics teams have made it to state competitions.  Officially, the teams are known as the Fighting Grizzlies. The two teams, known as 1516A and 1516B in VEX Competitions, were expected to compete at the state competition at a Google building...

Mock trial team makes history with three-peat

Mock trial team makes history with three-peat

Jeana Lee, Reporter, Photographer

March 20, 2020

For the first time in Cal High history, the mock trial team won the Contra Costa County championship and qualified for state finals for the third consecutive year.  “Everyone has worked really hard this year so it’s great to see that pay off,” sophomore prosecution attorney Cindy Zhu said.  Although...

History Bowl Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

History Bowl Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Andrew Sousa and Nick Harvey

March 12, 2020

Cal High was supposed to be the epicenter of the History Bowl for the 2019-2020 school year. For the first time in school history, Cal was going to host the Northern California History Bee and Bowl Championship, which was scheduled for March 15. But because of the increased threat of the Coronavirus,...

Lack of substitutes a problem

Lack of substitutes a problem

Christine Oh, News Co-Editor

February 11, 2020

Imagine having a foreign language teacher who doesn’t actually know the foreign language.  Seems strange, right?  Well, that’s been the situation in Cal High’s Spanish 3 classes since October, when teacher Amy Smith went out on leave. Since then, students have experienced a string...

Cool new classes offered

Cool new classes offered

Isabelle Coburn, Reporter, Artist

February 11, 2020

Cal High teachers are breaking the mold of what they teach by proposing new and fun classes for next school year. Some teachers’ passions are reflected in these new courses, all of which fulfill students’ A-G  graduation requirements.     Principles of Leadership and...

Hello, you fluffy stressball!

Hello, you fluffy stressball!

Emmy Burrus, News Co-Editor

February 11, 2020

In recent years, many Cal High students have been comforted by furry friends on campus, courtesy of administrators and staff. Started a few years ago,the school has brought in service animals to comfort overly stressed students as they prepared during finals week. California law insures that service...

Dublin High copes with losses

Dublin High copes with losses

Sabrina Contreras, Features Co-Editor

February 11, 2020

Tragedy struck Dublin High  over winter break when five students were involved in a terrible car accident that left three dead and two hospitalized on Christmas Day.  The five teenagers were in a car driving south on Foothill Road near Castlewood Drive in Pleasanton around 10 p.m. when their...