The Californian

Pumpkin Carving Videos

November 2, 2010

Cal High held a pumpkin carving contest pitting great carvers against one another. Winners in the Advanced Category were: 1st- Analissa Fazio 2nd- Jennifer Costello 3rd- Larissa Schumacher 4th- Shawnee Traylor The winners in the Beginner Category were: 1st- Nick Denning 2nd- Jordan Leiblich 3rd-...

Best of the Blurbs

November 2, 2010

Here are some of the best homework excuses given by teachers at Cal! English teacher Donna Montague: “My homework was in the trunk and I got into a car crash. My car was in impound.” Health teacher Susan Fitch: “I had a banana in my backpack and it smushed all over my homework.” English...

Video: Homecoming Floats and Court

October 25, 2010

The annual Cal High Homecoming Parade took place on October 15th. The seniors, once again secured first place, with the freshman coming in second. The sophmores and the juniors came in third and fourth respectively. ...

Homecoming Parade Slideshow

October 25, 2010

Enjoy some photos from Cal High's Homecoming Parade on Oct. 15. ...

Grizzlies ranked among ESPN RISE’s Top 25 teams in California

October 15, 2010

By Brandon Eiges While the fall weather has started to get hot, the Cal High football team has remained a consistent heat throughout the entire school year. After back-to-back wins for the first time in history against Monte Vista on Oct. 1 and San Ramon Valley on Oct. 8, Cal has gained statewide recognition for only the second ti...

Students apprehended for school fires

October 13, 2010

By Steven Lau, editor-in-chief Administrators apprehended on Tuesday two students who are allegedly responsible for the recent garbage can fires in the main building bathroom, said Principal Mark Corti. Corti declined to provide the names or grade levels of the students, and he would not elaborate...

Ban on cheer, song skirts removed

October 13, 2010

by Maithili Jalihal, managing editor Cal High students, rejoice! The times of turmoil are over after cheer and songleaders were informed this week that they can once again wear their uniforms at school. The Californian reported last week that dress code would be enforced for all students, including...

Tuskegee Airman comes to Cal High

October 11, 2010

By Steven Lau, Editor in Chief With his sly smile and classic aviator jacket, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, 89, still exhibits the energy of his younger self. At one time a chemist, a teacher, a prisoner of war, and one of the famous Tuskegee Airmen of WWII, Jefferson has lived during a period of...

Cal sends Mustangs to glue factory

October 5, 2010

By Brandon Eiges For only the third time in the rivalry’s 35-year history, the Cal High football team defeated Monte Vista Friday night at Ernie Berger Memorial Stadium. But Cal didn’t just beat Monte Vista. The Grizzlies dominated one of the Bay Area’s most successful football program...

Aaron Bandler’s Online column

October 5, 2010

By Aaron Bandler Back in August, plans for a mosque to be built two blocks away from Ground Zero, the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks obtained approval from the New York City commission, sparking intense debate among the American people. Proponents of the mosque say that the mosq...