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Freshman arrested for planning attack at Cal

The Californian Staff

May 30, 2018


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A Cal High freshman boy was arrested last month on suspicion of planning a school shooting on campus his senior year.  The boy was arrested on April 19 and booked into Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall after it was reported by another student that he allegedly planned to shoot classmates in 2...

Honors Chemistry added

Honors Chemistry added

Vidhima Shetty, Features editor

May 30, 2018


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When next year’s class selections came out this spring, many Cal High students were surprised by one course addition in particular: Honors Chemistry. Known to challenge students with its grueling concepts and difficult subject matter, chemistry is required for students who want to move on to higher-level...

District to offer Saturday study sessions

District to offer Saturday study sessions

Shirin Afrakhteh, Opinions Editor

May 30, 2018


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Looking to recoup millions of dollars lost each year due to student absences, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District is implementing weekend classes next year. By having these classes, the district will be able to collect an additional $66 per student in average daily attendance (ADA) money...

New dress code begins next year

New dress code begins next year

Sam Campopiano, Assistant news editor

May 30, 2018


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Cal High has launched yet another initiative for the student body, and this time it’s a new dress code.   Cal students received an email from Principal Sarah Cranford on April 25 regarding the school’s newly created dress code, which will go into effect next year school.   In the ...

Michael Brown soars to new heights

Michael Brown soars to new heights

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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The Dublin High School track was filled on May 19 with league champion athletes getting ready to try and run and jump their way to the NCS Meet of Champions. One of them is Cal High freshman Michael Brown, a student with special needs who has already made history during his first year on campus. Brown...

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...

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