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Student walkouts continue

Student walkouts continue

John Symank, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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After years of mass shootings on school campuses, students have finally decided to do something about it.  Sparked by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who suffered the deadliest high school shooting in history on Feb. 14, students nationwide have taken ac...

Cal Nicotine use appears on the rise

Cal Nicotine use appears on the rise

Alex Suehiro, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs.  That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily conceal in their palms.  It resembles a flash drive, but instead of computer files, this device stores nicotine. Vaping, the cigarette for a new ge...

UC acceptance rates drop

Conan Maron, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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This year has seen a record number of people apply to the nine University of California campuses.  Early reports indicate that more than  200,000 students applied for undergraduate admissions to the University of California system for next fall, according to the The Mercury News.  The n...

SF hosts Cherry Blossom Festival

SF hosts Cherry Blossom Festival

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Cherry blossom trees are blooming in San Francisco, marking the start of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The festivals are held all over the country, including a national one in Washington, D.C., and a local one in San Francisco.  These festivals originate from Japan, where the cherry blo...

Philosophy class coming next year

Narges Torabi, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Tyler Gulyas has decided to give Cal High students the opportunity to be part of  his new philosophy class next year. Gulyas plans on teaching a course on philosophy that focuses on understanding and explaining people’s beliefs. Students will be learning these skills through writing and class dis...

Gender Sexuality Alliance promotes acceptance

Gender Sexuality Alliance promotes acceptance

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) has been a club at Cal High for almost five years, helping create a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies every year.  The GSA meets every other Tuesday and is open to all students. It promotes acceptance and equality for all, and is pr...

Grad night off campus

Grad night off campus

Sam Campopiano, Assistant Editor

March 14, 2018


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Cal High’s senior Graduation Night will be off campus this year for the first time ever.   This year’s Grad Night will be at Plank in Oakland because the last day of finals and graduation fall on the same day, Friday, June 1. “Grad Night usually takes a full day to set because the campus...

District plan implemented for next year

District plan implemented for next year

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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After months of debating Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s controversial changes to the district’s secondary schools, the school board recently approved  a new plan that includes the  reduction of graduation credits by 20 units. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education...

District working on gender neutral dress code

District working on gender neutral dress code

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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The district has recently been working toward implementing a new and fairer dress code for all students.  While the details for the new dress code have not been specified yet, the goal of the changes is to make rules gender neutral, said assistant principal Andy Briggs. The dress code has...

Florida shooting spurs student walkouts

Florida shooting spurs student walkouts

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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In the wake of the deadliest school shooting in American history, students, parents and teachers are turning to mass protest and political action in an effort to achieve their goal of putting an end to such gun-related tragedies. Soon after the Feb. 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

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