The Californian

Students learn to keep it simple

November 2, 2010

  By Shawna Stinson Junior Alec Baird wasn’t on Facebook for two weeks. Friends who texted him during that time wouldn’t have received a response because his phone was turned off and locked in a school safe. During that same time period, junior Jessica Williams had the choice of only s...

Gay student suicides bring focus on bullying

November 2, 2010

By Shahzeen Nasim When footage of his sexual encounter with another man was broadcast on the Internet last month, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers student, jumped from the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River and ended his life. Around the same time, 13-year-old Seth Walsh hanged...

Election decides many area, state races

November 2, 2010

By Jacqueline Uranga, staff writer Election results: Governor: Jerry Brown (D) House of Representatives: Jerry McNerney (D) State Assembly: Joan Buchanan (D) U.S. Senate: Barbara Boxer (D) Measure W: Failed --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today,...

Trips may be cancelled

November 2, 2010

By Joseph Bugbee, staff writer Out-of-state trips for all Cal High clubs and sports teams may be cancelled for the next three years beginning in the  fall of 2011, administrators said. The main reason these trips could be put on hold for several years is because of funding issues, said Principal Mark Corti.  “Only 52 percent of the football team families have ...

The Man Behind the Mask

October 26, 2010

By Amelia Arvesen For students who have ever received a bear hug at a Cal High football game, there’s a good chance  it was from Cooper Jensen. Junior Cooper Jensen has been the Grizzly mascot since his freshman year. Since then, bear hugs have taken on a whole new meaning. During Cooper’s freshman year, ...

Dancing through the decades

October 11, 2010

by Tyler Hollander, staff writer It’s that time of year again, when all the buzz on campus is of  homecoming  and the festivities that come with it. Homecoming begins next week and ends with the annual, much-anticipated dance on Oct. 16. “I’m excited that it’s a huge event and there’s a lot of people,” junior Cydney House said, ...

Big Brother is Watching

October 11, 2010

By Melanie Eiges In February, students at Harriton High School in Pennsylvania were thrilled to receive new laptops from the school. This was until they found out they were being tracked by the web cams in the laptops that took a screenshot every 15 minutes. The Lower Merion School Disrict received over 56,000 photos showing student’s p...

Cheer, song told skirts too short

October 5, 2010

By Ramsey Delano, managing editor As administrators crack down on short shorts and spaghetti straps, they also decided late last month to enforce the dress code for Cal High’s song and cheerleading teams, no longer allowing them to wear their skirts during school hours. After recent complaints...

New Liaison on Campus

October 5, 2010

by Tate Delano, staff writer Cal High welcomed a new school resource officer for the 2010-11 school year when Hollis Tong took over for Rob Ransom. Tong, who has worked as a police officer for the past 12 years has recently become Cal’s new resource officer. “My role is to mentor, teach,...

Boobies Bracelet Is the Rage

October 1, 2010

By Nisha Panjabi and Shazeen Nasim Photo by Alex Archuleta Much to the dismay of many parents and teachers, students at Cal High and throughout the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have lately been sporting their love for “boobies” on their sleeves. The silicone brace...