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9/11 survivor visits Cal

9/11 survivor visits Cal

Ingrid Lam and Joanne Kim

October 2, 2017


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On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, a speaker visited Cal High and shared her experiences surviving the 2001 terrorist attacks that remain one of the deadliest act of terrorism in history.  One of Cal’s student-run clubs, the Freedom Alliance, planned the public event on Sept. 11 in the school...

Bay Area white supremacy rallies stir controversy

Bay Area white supremacy rallies stir controversy

Conan Moran, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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  From Boston to Seattle to the Bay Area, cities across the US have been experiencing rallies that raise questions about the right to assemble, which is part of the First Amendment, following the events of Charlottesville, Va.  The Bay Area itself experienced last month a combination...

San Ramon celebrates 150th anniversary

San Ramon celebrates 150th anniversary

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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  San Ramon celebrated its 150 year anniversary on Sept. 9,  and boy has the city changed in the past century and a half. In 1867, the current intersection of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Deerwood Road featured the city’s first  schoolhouse. It had two roofs and was only13...

Good advice comes in threes

Celeste Virador, Freshman Columnist

September 28, 2017


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Remember that scene, for you Marvel fans, in “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II,” when everyone kept telling Nebula that the fruit was not ripe yet?  Besides being hilarious, this scene shows two things: one, if you really have to try things out for yourself first, be prepared not to make...

Be proud, freshmen

Rachana Balakrishnan, Freshman Columnist

September 28, 2017


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Surviving high school is a hard feat. But surviving the first month is even tougher.  Primarily, you have to know that you’re the future of this high school. You are bound to become a great person, talented in the area of expertise in which you specialize. So, let me give you some blind...

Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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A new district policy will allow next year’s seniors to leave campus before fifth and/or sixth period if they have already completed enough credits to graduate. This change comes at a time when the campus is more crowded than ever. Cal High staff anticipates an increase of about 70 more students...

Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

Shirin Afrakhteh, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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A handful of students decided to gather and end an injustice that they believe has plagued Cal High for years: the quality of school lunches. Students have taken matters into their own hands by collecting Switch sparkling juice that come with the school lunch and storing them in lockers as a form...

Day of Silence now part of Pride Week

Day of Silence now part of Pride Week

Christine Lee, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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For the first time ever, Cal High’s Gender Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) and leadership have partnered up to create Pride Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness for the equality of members in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community.  Pride Week, which took place...

Club mentors young students

Cherry Tam, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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Cal High’s Science Alliance club allows students to guide young kids in making science fair projects and cultivating a love for science. The club is available at all four district high schools, providing club members with the opportunity to help a fifth grader with his or her project for a science...

Staffer builds homes in Mexico

Staffer builds homes in Mexico

Kaylie Rankin, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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Last month, I had the opportunity to go to Tijuana, Mexico, with my church to build homes.  I initially found out about the La Morita Mexico Youth Mission through my neighbor, Zachary Montalvo, who is currently a Cal High senior. After learning more about the program, I really wanted to get involved...

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