The Californian

Thanksgiving’s main course is a real turkey

Thanksgiving’s main course is a real turkey

Lulu Khalil, Freshman Columnist

November 15, 2018


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It’s November, and you know what that means. Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  For most of us, I think it’s safe to say that food comes to mind when we think of Thanksgiving.  We’ve all heard the kindergarten story of how the pilgrims landed in North America and had ...

History taking a thematic approach

History taking a thematic approach

Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Imagine a history class that isn’t taught in the typical chronological fashion that most classes are. Imagine a history class where racial issues, politics, and many other themes are taught together rather than being covered in their respective time periods. Cal High students don’t have to...

Writing up a storm

Writing up a storm

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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An empty coffee cup balances on a sheaf of stained notes on the edge of your table as you squint at the messy word document that’s become your home for the past month.  The word count crawls by, until finally, you hit the magic number: 50,000. A handful of Cal High students are living th...

Cal welcomes new principal

Cal welcomes new principal

Shirin Afrakhteh, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018


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Despite being on campus for only a few weeks, new Cal High Principal Christopher George has already been described in countless ways – driven, charismatic, and humorous, to name a few.  But the one trait no one can argue with is his dedication.  As the former principal at Charlotte W...

Cal’s Fab Five

Cal’s Fab Five

Sam Campopiano and Luca Dicten, Californian Editors

October 16, 2018


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It seems that Cal High has become the set for School of Rock 2, as five teachers have started their own band. Scott Hodges, Anatoly Alexeeff, Hannah Cheng, Nicholas Patton, and Brandon Andrews are the five members of Cal’s teacher band.   The band, which is yet to be named, informally began...

Anti-vaping class implemented

Anti-vaping class implemented

Emmy Burrus, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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The vaping craze is sweeping the nation, and Cal High is no exception.  To combat this, the school district has implemented a program called Saturday Vape Alternative to Suspension Class. Suggested by Cal High assistant principal Catie Hawkins,the class helps educate students about the dan...

District limits out-of-state trips

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is re-examining the need for out-of-state trips this year, which should limit the number of students traveling beyond California’s borders. Although the district did not implement a new policy regarding out-of-state trips, all such trips will be scrutinized...

Librarian starts YouTube book talks

Librarian starts YouTube book talks

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Shhh, quiet please.  Cal High librarian Nikki Ogden is filming a book talk for her new Youtube channel, CHS Book Talks.  The channel, which started last month, includes book reviews of various genres of books that are available at the Cal High library.  Ogden has created nine ...

Senior interns at UCSF over summer

Senior interns at UCSF over summer

Varsha Ravi and Gina Wu, Staff Writers

October 16, 2018


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Senior Varun Thakur stares blankly at his computer. He’s dreading the long, grueling process of painstakingly typing out email after email to 150 professors, in search of the holy grail – a summer internship. But the struggle of writing 150 separate emails early second semester paid off. Thakur...

Californian editor publishes book

Californian editor publishes book

Vidhima Shetty, Editor in chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Recently, I had the opportunity to publish my first book, “An Adolescent’s Guide to ME/CFS.” What started as a newspaper article in The Californian two years ago led to a product that will hopefully educate one more person or patient about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. ...

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