The Californian

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...

Admin will have zero tolerance for senior pranks

Admin will have zero tolerance for senior pranks

John Symank, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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As the end of the year quickly approaches, Cal High administration have warned senior classes that there will be zero tolerance for student pranks this year.  Administrators have adopted a zero tolerance policy toward senior pranks and threatened students with suspension if they pull a senior...

Potty City: Where to go when you gotta go

Potty City: Where to go when you gotta go

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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This lovely high school that we’re privileged enough to attend is one of the highest ranked in the state.  But that isn’t because of high graduation rates, test scores, or alumni success stories. It’s our top-of-the-line bathrooms that put the rest of the country’s public schools to...

Mock trial team returns to state

Mock trial team returns to state

Ingrid Lam and Joanne Kim

March 14, 2018


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Cal High’s mock trial team will represent Contra Costa County in the California Mock Trial Finals this weekend after winning the county championship last month. The mock trial team won the county mock trial championship for the fourth time in the past eight years, defeating Alhambra High School...

Trump’s controversial first year in office

Trump’s controversial first year in office

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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The Year 2017 could rightfully be called the Year of Donald Trump.  Major news organizations on both sides of the political spectrum have seemed to aim a majority of their content on Trump and his cabinet. Major scandals have seem to dominate his administration day after day, with a new “scandal”...

Cal welcomes the Year of the Dog

Cal welcomes the Year of the Dog

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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For many people, New Years has already passed. But for those who celebrate Chinese New Year, the party has just begun. The holiday, also referred to the Lunar New Year, is celebrated for 15 days in January or February. This year, the Year of the Dog begins on Feb. 16  and culminates with the...

ASB addresses anthem removal

February 9, 2018


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Dear Student Body, A few weeks before the rally it was brought to our attention that the National Anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially insensitive.  I have said this before and I will say this again, that ASB stands for Associated Student Body, that means for all. After learning...

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