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The contrasting measures taken break up right wing and Black Lives Matter protests has made many believe that

Violence at Capitol highlights double standards in America

If Black Lives Matter protesters had been the ones storming the Capitol, would they still be alive?
Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021

Democracy was put in jeopardy on Jan. 6 when thousands of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building. With no regard for the well-being of America, these rioters put the lives of the vice...

The classic novels “Of Mice and Men” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” - displayed here in Cal High's library - have the attention of some students, who are pushing for the district to remove them from the freshmen required reading list because they include offensive racial slurs such as the N-word and are deemed by some to be too discriminating.

Students call for better representation in English curriculum

Increased awareness to racial injustice spotlights derogatory terms in required books
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Black Lives Matter is a movement that many people have heard of, but not many are aware of the effect this could have on the English curriculum.  Students from the district’s four high schools...

The Milwaukee Bucks held a strike during the NBA playoffs this week, leaving a profound effect on many other sports associations starting up games.

NBA strike is real action against police brutality, racial injustice

Players accomplish what political leaders in both parties have failed to achieve
Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor August 29, 2020

Throughout 2020 the American people have seen misery and despair manifest in many forms. But until recently, many people seemed to have forgotten, or simply ignored, the current pandemic we are in the...

Bay Area residents speak out against environmental racism, police brutality at Chevron world headquarters

Bay Area residents speak out against environmental racism, police brutality at Chevron world headquarters

2017 Dougherty Valley grad Sameera Rajwade organizes the protest
Nick Harvey July 21, 2020

Bay Area residents marched to protest environmental racism at Chevron’s world headquarters in San Ramon on July 11. A flyer distributed by protesters defines environmental racism as “the disproportionate...

San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

Nick Harvey July 2, 2020

The San Ramon Police Department has officially banned the use of carotid restraints in the aftermath of nationwide protests reacting to the death of George Floyd. “Effective immediately, the San Ramon...

Cal High's Black Student Union answers questions about Black Lives Matter - Part 2

Cal High’s Black Student Union answers questions about Black Lives Matter – Part 2

June 12, 2020

In response to the recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Californian partnered with the Cal High Black Student Union to publish a Black Lives Matter Week....

Students pictured are Paige McKindra (top left), Jordan Nabwe (top right), Chinwe Nwankwo (bottom left), and Lajolie Beugre (bottom right).

Cal High’s Black Student Union answers questions about Black Lives Matter

June 11, 2020

In response to the recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Californian partnered with the Cal High Black Student Union to publish a Black Lives Matter Week....

The protestors in San Ramon marched from the Safeway on Bollinger Canyon Rd to the city hall.

San Ramon community joins in support for the Black Lives Matter movement

Protests in cities throughout the Bay Area bring attention to police brutality and racism in America
Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor June 10, 2020

Hundreds of people swarmed the streets of San Ramon and surrounded City Hall the afternoon of June 3 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In coordination with the San Ramon Police Department,...

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