The Californian

Banding together

Banding together

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under A&E

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

Cal looks for new principal

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under News

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

AP tests see a price hike this year

Julia Tjan, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Breaking News Ticker, Online Exclusive

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...

Cal High has come a long way

Cal High has come a long way

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Forty years ago, California High School first opened with about 1,050 students and 25 teachers. Math teacher Gary Triebwasser said students started Cal as sixth graders and stayed until they graduated. All of the teachers comprised a new, young faculty and included some familiar faces still on...

A brief history of the Grizzly ‘newsiverse’

A brief history of the Grizzly ‘newsiverse’

Heather Wong, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014


Filed under Features

It was January of 1987.  As editor in chief of the first school paper, senior Christine Lew (then Christine Martin) eagerly watched as the Cal High Newspaper was distributed on campus. For the first time in the history of the school, an after-school club had been established in order to create...

Cal earns No. 3 seed in NCS; hosts Dougherty Valley Friday night

Cal earns No. 3 seed in NCS; hosts Dougherty Valley Friday night

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

November 12, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Cal's varsity football team earned the No. 3 seed in the NCS playoffs and will host crosstown rival Dougherty Valley Friday at 7 p.m.  It is the first time in school history that Cal and Dougherty will meet in a football game. The Grizzlies (8-2, 6-0 EBAL) are coming off their first outright EBAL tit...

Campus to get facelift

Arman Tafazzoli, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


Filed under News

The leadership class recently acquired $17,000 from the school district which will be used to improve the cleanliness and overall beauty of Cal’s campus. All improvements and beautification will come at no cost to the school or student body. The class acquired this money because of district changes...

Cal High alumnus goes for gold

February 6, 2012


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

by Esther Lu, Features Editor Craig Norris, a 2008 Cal High graduate, and his partner, AnnaMarie Pearce, placed seventh in the junior level for pair skating at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in San Jose on Jan 24-25. It was a significant improvement from last year when the pair p...

Exiting parking lot has become worse, if that’s humanly possible

December 13, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Staff Editorial In simple language, Cal High’s back parking lot is a crazy, unorganized mess. Something needs to be done to resolve this daily headache for students. Since the recent completion of the solar panel carports in the back parking lot, there has been added confusion to what has...

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