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ASB addresses anthem removal

February 9, 2018


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Dear Student Body, A few weeks before the rally it was brought to our attention that the National Anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially insensitive.  I have said this before and I will say this again, that ASB stands for Associated Student Body, that means for all. After learning...

National Anthem no longer at rallies

National Anthem no longer at rallies

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Students who attended the winter rally last month might have noticed that something was missing: the National Anthem. Although many students might not have even noticed that the “Star Spangled Banner” was not sung at the winter rally on Jan. 19, some students did.  And they were curious as to why it was removed. School leadership offic...

First year of community college free

First year of community college free

Michelle Kupperman, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Receiving a college education just got a whole lot cheaper.  The first year of community college will be free in California for the upcoming school year thanks to Assembly Bill 19, which was signed into law late last year by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law creates the California College Promise...

Local students arrested for firing flare guns

Local students arrested for firing flare guns

John Symank, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Four teenage boys were arrested right before the holiday break in December after allegedly shooting flare guns into several houses and vehicles, police said. A Cal High sophomore and three other area students were charged with two felony counts of arson, felony vandalism, and misdemeanor vandalism,...

Hackathon sparks student imagination

Hackathon sparks student imagination

Brian Nakajima, News Editor

February 9, 2018


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Sophomore Chris Liu is testing the fruit of his labor. On the screen of his laptop is a 3D model of a plant cell, every organelle visible to the eye from the cell walls to the mitochondria. The interactive model was created by his team at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s inaugural...

Health, World Geo may be eliminated

Health, World Geo may be eliminated

Junhee Park, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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The district school board decided Tuesday night to postpone its decision on the future of two required freshmen classes, health and world geography. The proposal is among the 10 ideas from Superintendent Rick Schmitt that have been passionately debated since they were announced earlier this fall....

Where in the world is Argenslavi?

Where in the world is Argenslavi?

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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With recent events causing many citizens to feel alienated from the concept of government and bureaucracy, Cal High’s new club, the Republic of Argenslavi, aims to show the complexities of running a country to students interested in government. The club’s purpose is to simulate a country in an...

Matthew saves life of student

Matthew saves life of student

Emma Hall, Managing Editor

December 15, 2017


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It’s not every day that a Cal High teacher steps up and becomes a hero. But that’s exactly what happened on Oct. 26 when PE teacher Lenard Matthews was faced with a dire situation as he discovered that one of his female students had drowned.  Once Matthews saw the student faced down in...

iQuest helps seniors get ahead

iQuest helps seniors get ahead

Anne Syed, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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For some students, career paths become clear before high school, so it’s frustrating knowing there’s still a long way to reach their career goal.  But with Cal High’s iQuest program, seniors are able to dive into their careers of choice much sooner through invaluable internships.  “The...

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...

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