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Learning shifts to online platforms

Learning shifts to online platforms

Ben Barba Zuniga and Audrey Goddard November 9, 2023

Staring at computers all day has become the standard since the COVID-19 pandemic. During the lockdown, lectures, resources and tests were all moved online because it was the only option for teachers....

Junior Olivia Young evades a defensive player with the ball for Cal’s flag football team.

Girls win first flag football title

Mahita Chava, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Cal High kicked of the inaugural flag football with a perfect EBAL record and league title. From their first league game against Monte Vista to league finale against Livermore, the Grizzlies has seen...

Students struggle with low test grades and a heavy workload after missing the three-week deadline to add and drop classes.

More time needed to change classes

Anvi Kataria, Photo Editor November 9, 2023

Every year, Cal High students find themselves at the crossroads of selecting the courses right for them. They want to make the best choices, but sometimes finding what is most suitable takes time. Part...

A hyped Christmas fan excited for their favorite holiday stands right next to a depressed person who’s already sick of the Christmas cheer.

All I want for Thanksgiving is Christmas?

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to stream Christmas songs for the next two months! Sorry Thanksgiving, and any other holidays between Halloween and Christmas, but I’ve been waiting for this...

Students gather around and use their phones to record a fight instead of intervening, contributing to a bystander mentality.

Bystander mentality enables fighting in school bathroom

Caleb Yi, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

A violent fight broke out in the boy’s bathroom on Oct. 5, as bystanders provoked the combatants and recorded instead of intervening, sparking concerns about how Cal High students and administrators...

Keertana Sreekumar, right, and Athena Zarath smile for photos at the premier of “Growing up with Memory Loss”, a short that Sreekumar directed for SFFILM last year.

Alumna pursues art and film

Sabrina Jackson Kimball, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Cal High alumna Keertana Sreekumar decided the typical educational route wasn’t for her. At the mere age of 10, Sreekumar founded the Youth Art Committee of San Ramon, which created art for the elderly...

Trader Joe’s is harshly criticized for their branding with “ethnic” names, but the food itself is not cultural appropriation.

Trader Joe’s food is not cultural appropriation

Shivani Phadnis, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

Since 1977, Trader Joe’s has sold a variety of frozen meals with roots all over the world. From Indian butter chicken to Italian gnocchi, ethnic food has become a staple of the grocery chain’s freezer...

Teachers priced out of the area

Teachers priced out of the area

Mansi Swaminathan and Ren Guo October 5, 2023

The high cost of living in the Bay Area has made it difficult for teachers to afford to live in the area where they work. In fact, with the median home price running at least $1.5 million in the San Ramon...

An average Cal High classroom’s dead scanner and broken AC unit leaves students struggling to survive, with some already left dead and bone-dry.

Reliable equipment is a distant dream

Zaki Humayun, News Lite Editor October 5, 2023

If there’s one thing students can always rely on at this school, it’s that the equipment will never work as intended. As a senior who’s seen almost everything go wrong in a classroom, I can promise...

Freshmen cheer from the Class of 2027 float. Volunteers covered graffiti on the float so it could run in the parade.

Parade marches on despite racist graffiti

Ylin Zhu and Andrew Ma October 5, 2023

Three class floats were found vandalized with racially charged graffiti last Friday morning, just hours before Cal High’s annual homecoming parade that was part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebration. Leadership...

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