The Californian

Reflecting on her passions

Reflecting on her passions

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Can you imagine being behind a camera, adjusting sound and light effects, all while directing at the same time? Sophomore Maddie Harris recently did just that while di- recting, and producing her own documentary for the 50th Na-tional PTA Re ections contest. The annual competition, spo...

Legendary Bob Spain leaves Cal High

Legendary Bob Spain leaves Cal High

Josh Nichols and Conan Maron, Staff Writers

November 28, 2018


Filed under News Lite, Showcase

Damn, we really don’t appreciate someone until he’s gone.  In Cal’s storied history, we’ve never had an administrator transcend all space and time as Bob Spain.  Never have we had a man project his beautiful, gruff voice in a microphone to us during fire drills initiated by “p...

Clouding our judgement

Clouding our judgement

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

From smoking marijuana to snorting cocaine, teenagers have always been known for high drug use. Despite being just as popular, prescription drug use has not been included in the conversation until recently. But the fact that they are called “prescription” drugs does not imply that they are...

Not horsing around

Not horsing around

Emmy Burrus and Nikhita Dhamrait, Staff Writers

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Rhetta Haase was only nine months old when she was put on a horse for the first time. Sophomore Lillian Holtmeier’s first ride on a horse came when she was about seven years older than Haase. But both girls share one thing: a strong connection to their hores-riding sports. “A lot...

City Center finally opens

City Center finally opens

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After years of construction, planning, and hard work, the City Center Bishop Ranch is finally open to the public.  The 300,000-square-foot center on Bollinger Canyon Road near the Target shopping center features 70 different shops and restaurants.  The $300 million City Center also feat...

The evolution of geekdom

Priyanka Krishna, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

High school was once a cliquey place.  There were the jocks,  art kids, mean girls, and geeks. The geeks, with taped glasses and backpacks overflowing with papers, sat on the stairs playing card games while passersby shamelessly snicker from afar.   In an era where Star Wars and Mine...

2018 College List

2018 College List

May 31, 2018


Filed under Senior Issue, Showcase

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Honors Chemistry added

Honors Chemistry added

Vidhima Shetty, Features editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

When next year’s class selections came out this spring, many Cal High students were surprised by one course addition in particular: Honors Chemistry. Known to challenge students with its grueling concepts and difficult subject matter, chemistry is required for students who want to move on to higher-level...

District to offer Saturday study sessions

District to offer Saturday study sessions

Shirin Afrakhteh, Opinions Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Looking to recoup millions of dollars lost each year due to student absences, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District is implementing weekend classes next year. By having these classes, the district will be able to collect an additional $66 per student in average daily attendance (ADA) money...

New dress code begins next year

New dress code begins next year

Sam Campopiano, Assistant news editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Cal High has launched yet another initiative for the student body, and this time it’s a new dress code.   Cal students received an email from Principal Sarah Cranford on April 25 regarding the school’s newly created dress code, which will go into effect next year school.   In the ...

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