The Californian

Prodoehl is more than a teacher

Ananya Nag and Brynn Kan, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

Former EMT, part time professional fisherman, and current Cal High teacher Danny Prodoehl has done it all.  Prodoehl has been a biology teacher at Cal for three years now, but his time before Cal extends far beyond a small classroom in San Ramon.  The journey all started after college....

The bystander effect starts in high school

The bystander effect starts in high school

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

hen individuals fail to act during an emergency situation because of the presence of others.  While this occurs during extreme situations, such as sexual assault and murder, the development of becoming a bystander can be seen in high schools.  The bystander effect, a social psychological phenomenon, became popularized after the mur...

Marvel’s leading lady

Marvel’s leading lady

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, “Captain Marvel,” blasted through theaters on International Women’s Day, March 8, earning $61.4 million in just two days. “Captain Marvel,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel.  In the film, Danvers is a Kree warrior fighti...

Teen language and humor disguises warning signs

Teen language and humor disguises warning signs

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

During a time of high stress and anxiety, teenagers often turn to humor to express themselves. Consequently, this often leads to over dramatic ex- pressions that undermine and normalize the severity of serioustopics such as suicide and rape. Recently, I had a friend say that he wanted to ...

Stress culminates for students during finals

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

December is always one of the most stressful times of the year at Cal High.  Freshmen are experiencing their first finals week, while many sophomores face the added pressure of their first finals in AP classes. Juniors are overwhelmed because, well, it’s junior year,  and seniors are ...

Clouding our judgement

Clouding our judgement

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

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...

Librarian starts YouTube book talks

Librarian starts YouTube book talks

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Shhh, quiet please.  Cal High librarian Nikki Ogden is filming a book talk for her new Youtube channel, CHS Book Talks.  The channel, which started last month, includes book reviews of various genres of books that are available at the Cal High library.  Ogden has created nine ...