The Californian

Driving program now required for parking pass

Tyler Peck, Tyler Peck

December 15, 2017


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The district announced earlier this school year that there would be a mandatory two hour class for all  high school students looking to secure a parking pass for next year.  These classes are free and sponsored by Street Smarts and the California Highway Patrol. All four San Ramon Valley...

Cal’s MUN team is best in the country

Cal’s MUN team is best in the country

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Cal High’s Model United Nations (MUN) team is certainly making a name for itself these days.   The most recent rankings placed Cal among the best 25 teams on the West Coast and in the top 150 nationally. This comes on the heels of Cal being awarded the Outstanding Large Delegation Crystal...

Doug Mason’s class is a splash of fun

Doug Mason’s class is a splash of fun

Narges Torabi, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Doug Mason’s passion for aquatic animals is not confined by the boundaries of open water.  Mason shares his love for the ocean with his marine biology students on a daily basis with the help of an important partner: his coldwater aquarium. The aquarium, which Mason brought with him when...

Multiple actors accused of sexual assault

Multiple actors accused of sexual assault

Emilio Carrera, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Many men and women have recently come forward with accusations of sexual assault against household names in the entertainment industry. These Hollywood players have created art that will live on forever whether people choose to continue watching or choose to protest the behavior of the men and women...

District proposing significant changes

District proposing significant changes

Cameron Harris and Brian Nakajima

November 7, 2017


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Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s vision for sweeping changes at Cal High and other secondary schools in the district, is so far being met with resistance from students, teachers and parents. At an Oct. 24 meeting, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education heard many parent and...

Student arrested for alleged fire extinguisher attack

John Symank, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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A  sophomore boy was arrested on suspicion of battery after allegedly spraying a schoolmate in the face with a fire extinguisher, police said. San Ramon police Youth Resource Officer Jacob Benjamson said the suspect was arrested and taken to the police station after the incident on  Sept....

Three Cal alumni killed in recent American tragedies

Three Cal alumni killed in recent American tragedies

Emma Hall, Managing Editor

November 7, 2017


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  In the past seven weeks, Cal High alumni were faced with a staggering tragedy with the loss of three former students who were killed in two separate American tragedies. Cal alumni Christina Hanson (Class of 2008) died on Oct. 11 in the Northern California wildfires, while Stacee Etcheber...

My experience at Cal as a foreign exchange student

Antonin Urban, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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I have been here for three months and I am fascinated by Cal High. I looked around the campus and everything was new and totally different compared to my old school.  In my hometown of Berlin, Germany, we have only one schoolhouse, a little court and 800 students. Compared to Cal, it seems like...

Ballet brings excitement to French class

Ballet brings excitement to French class

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Pirouettes, pliés and pointed feet. It’s all just a part of aday in Cal High French teacher Miranda Kershaw’s classes.  When the class has time, verb conjugations are left behind and the desks are cleared away to make room for ballet.   It’s a splash of color in the monotonous...

Freshman’s first homecoming memorable

Christine Oh, Freshman Columnist

November 7, 2017


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As a middle schooler, I would always scroll through upperclassmen’s homecoming pictures on social media and hear about high school dance stereotypes.  A good week after my first homecoming experience, I have to say that the homecoming week, game and dance didn’t disappoint at all. Seeing...

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