The Californian

Why are we still at school?

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

March 12, 2020

The San Ramon Unified School District announced the cancellation or postponement of out of school events on Wednesday because of the growing concerns associated with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This brings up the question: Why are the district’s 32,000-plus students still in class? Despite...

History Bowl Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

History Bowl Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Andrew Sousa and Nick Harvey

March 12, 2020

Cal High was supposed to be the epicenter of the History Bowl for the 2019-2020 school year. For the first time in school history, Cal was going to host the Northern California History Bee and Bowl Championship, which was scheduled for March 15. But because of the increased threat of the Coronavirus,...

Hollywood Hypocrisy: Oscars are still so white

Hollywood Hypocrisy: Oscars are still so white

Ronnie Gogoi, Reporter

February 7, 2020

The student population at Cal High is extremely diverse, with a variety of different races from all over the globe. Pulling the best and brightest from our school would result in a wide net of people from various walks of life.  It’s a simple concept… unless you’re the Academy of Motion...

49ers, Chiefs clash in Super Bowl LIV

49ers, Chiefs clash in Super Bowl LIV

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

The NFL reaches its season finale on Sunday, with Super Bowl LIV in Miami when  the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs meet for the NFL championship.  The 49ers are looking for their first title in 24 years, sixth title overall, while the Chiefs look to earn their second Su...

Sports world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant

Sports world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant is gone, but his legacy is going nowhere.  Kobe inspired millions throughout his playing career. He constantly showed that the impossible was possible, becoming one of the NBA’s most elite scoring talents just years after being drafted out of high school in 1996 by the Hornets, w...

Meet Cal’s New Principal

Meet Cal’s New Principal

Ananya Nag, Christine Oh, and Emily Burrus

August 29, 2019

Cal High has gone through its fair share of principals recently, the newest of whom is Megan Keefer. Keefer, who is Cal’s third principal in the last 12 months, was hired in May to replace Christopher George after 2018-19 school year. George is now the assistant director of secondary education for ...

There is hope for Venezuela

Sabrina Contreras, Features Co-Editor

April 30, 2019

  Beautiful beaches, mountains that are full of life, warm bread with coffee, cheese on everything, intense card games, awfully translated TV shows, and the sweetest mangoes. If I told a stranger that these were the things that represent Venezuela to me, they would either think I’m crazy or they...

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

April 26, 2019

The first day of the NFL draft is in the books, and the Raiders did it again with another head-scratching pick at No. 4 overall, but recovered with two other solids first round selections. The 49ers took the safe, and expected, pick with Nick Bosa, who was considered the top pass rusher and overall pro...

Sharks don’t get love they deserve

Sharks don’t get love they deserve

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

It’s time the San Jose Sharks get the respect they deserve in the Bay Area. If last night’s 5-4, Game 7 series-clinching, overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights doesn’t turn heads around the bay, nothing will. It’s arguably the most resilient performance in the team’s history. The Sharks ...

March Madness is just heating up

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

March 26, 2019

On March 17 in the year of our lord 2019, March Madness commenced. Like the Purge, the weak teams have started to get rooted out and eliminated to the likes of powerhouses Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Gonzaga. In fact, all of the top three seeds in each region advanced to the Sweet 16, someth...