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District’s Board of Education unanimously votes to start school year with hybrid learning

District's Board of Education unanimously votes to start school year with hybrid learning

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

July 14, 2020

Students will return to school on a hybrid in-person and remote learning plan on Aug. 11, the district’s Board of Education unanimously decided during its Tuesday meeting which was live-streamed on the district’s YouTube channel. The motion for hybrid learning was carried 5-0 among the five San...

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

District board supports students returning to campus full time in the fall

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2020

Students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will return to campus full-time in August if the school board has its way. The district’s Board of Education said it unanimously supports having students on campus for a full-time in-person schedule during Tuesday night’s meeting streamed...

Students are picking up hobbies during shelter-in-place

Many students have turned to baking as a cure for their boredom during quarantine.

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

May 21, 2020

Students have been up to a variety of interesting activities during the stay-at-home orders, from mastering the art of lockpicking to adjusting to online learning. Although students have had to continue doing their schoolwork, most students are doing less schoolwork and as a result have found themselves...

How many tries does it take to get the right teacher?

How many tries does it take to get the right teacher?

Wyatt Golla, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Throughout my first year of high school I’ve been faced with a conundrum: Who are my math and health teachers? In both my first and second periods, I’ve had at least eight different teachers combined. Yes, that’s right. Eight.  It’s been a mix of substitutes, people who’ve been coddled...

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

Senior Daniella Hawkins ended her high school swimming career on a high note. Hawkins placed second in the 500 freestyle event at the CIF State Championships on May 17-18 at Clovis West High School.  “I was really excited to get second, because I had never placed that high in state befo...

Banding together

Above, Cal Band director Kent Johnson instructs wind ensemble before their sight reading session.  Below, an alto sax soloist from Pittsburg High’s freshman Jazz Band performs. Schools throughout Northern California attended the festival.

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2019

Cal High hosted schools from all over Northern California on April 13 for the NCBA spring festival.  The festival at Cal was one of three festivals that the Northern California Band Association (NCBA) hosts throughout the year. “It’s a great privilege to be able to host other schools on our ow...

Cal looks for new principal

Christopher George explains his future with the district.

Gina Wu, Editor in Chief

May 2, 2019

Cal High Principal Christopher George will be leaving the school and starting his new job  at the district office. Beginning on July 1, George will be the new assistant director of secondary education for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. He will oversee the district’s eight mid...

AP tests see a price hike this year

Increasing test prices are causing many students at Cal High to wonder how their money is actually being used. Schools throughout the district have varying prices that students pay to take their AP tests, but that could change next year.

Julia Tjan, News Editor

March 29, 2017

Everyone knows what time of the year it is when the 5 Steps to a 5, Princeton Review, and Crash Course books come out. That’s right, it’s AP test time.  The pressure not only to pass but to get a 5 starts to emanate not only from parents with high expectations but from the students themselves.  The...

On the Efficacy and Need of Monday Schools

Neel Baronia, Guest Writer

May 13, 2015

Monday schools are like magistrate-run courts. They try to make it seem serious, but in reality everyone just walks away with some form of discipline that’s enough to irk you, but not enough to actually change your behavior in any way. The similarities between high school correctional programs and...