The Californian

Hey, where’s my lunch?

Hey, where’s my lunch?

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

After four long hours of classes, Cal High’s collective stomach is grumbling. Before lunch starts, students place orders on DoorDash and other food delivery services and eagerly wait in class for the food to arrive. But when third or fourth periods end and everyone rushes to the front of the...

Military gives outlet for students ready to serve

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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There are many paths to take after graduating high school, and it’s difficult to know where life will lead. Most students know about the process of applying to college and how to enter the workforce directly, but not many know how the process of military recruitment works. Some students are contacted...

Words should matter every week, not just one

Words should matter every week, not just one

Leilani Lau, Freshman Columnist

March 26, 2019


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I found last month’s Words Matter week rally to be ironic. People seated near me made comments about the presentations, the games and the people chosen to play the games that were hurtful and disrespectful.  They said things with the intent of putting another down. Their comments were insultin...

Cal alum creates innovative eco-friendly company

Cal alum creates innovative eco-friendly company

Siddhant Gupta, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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David Crinnion has started a company that produces biodegradable, environmentally-friendly plastic.  The catch? It’s made of algae. A 2014 Cal High graduate, Crinnion founded Algotek in 2017 during his senior year at the University of Oregon.  Algotek is a research and development ...

Holocaust survivor talks on campus

Holocaust survivor talks on campus

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Emotions ran high as Holocaust survivor and San Ramon resident Bernie Rosner recount-ed his experiences during World War II to students last month. Several sophomore and junior classes gathered in the library on Jan. 25 to listen to Rosner, who was born in 1932 in a small town in Hungary and ...

AP Students conflicted on long finals

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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The dragging monotony ofnals season has long sinceceased to be a surprise. But some students were sur- prised by the length of their APnal exams in late December. Last semester, two AP class-es had nals that took somestudents a lot longer than the two-hours allotted per class inthe exam s...

Gender-neutral bathroom is relocated

Gender-neutral bathroom is relocated

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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The second floor female restroom had been designated the gender-neutral bathroom at Cal High since the end of the 2017-18 school year. But when students returned to campus after the winter break, they found the gender-neutral bathroom had been moved to therst oor women’s bathroom. The change was ...

Teachers adopt new standards based grading

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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e rise, but the system is notjust grading students – studentsare grading the system. Instead of a single, overall grade, this standards based grading system breaks down thecontent of the subject into small- er sub-topics using a numbered scale rather than percentages. This scale is later translat...

AP Comparative Gov should be offered

AP Comparative Gov should be offered

Nick Harvey, Freshman Columnist

February 12, 2019


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AP Comparative Govern- ment (APCG) is a fascinating class that we need at Cal High. The class consists of learningabout the political systems of sixdifferent countries - the Unit- ed Kingdom, Russia, China,Mexico, Iran, and Nigeria - andcomparing them, as the name of the class implies. ...

Memorial dedicated to fallen student

Memorial dedicated to fallen student

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The afternoon of Nov. 27 was one of remembrance for the Cal High community as one of their own was forever etched in the foundation of campus. Lance Corporal Kyle D. Crowley, a proud Cal graduate and even prouder Marine, was honored with a stone memorial dedicated to him in the school quad.  ...

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