The Californian

Many teachers promoted discussion of the Capitol riots during and after they happened on Jan. 6.

Teachers adjust lessons, discussion to address historic moment

Christine Oh and Nima Pendar February 5, 2021

To add to the stress of learning and teaching on an online format because of COVID-19, both students and teachers faced another unprecedented event on Jan. 6, when the Capitol was breached by a group of...

It’s time to check out these K-Drama shows

Editors share their favorite titles from across the world to spice up lonely quarantine lives
Christine Oh, Kate Hong, and Michelle Nguyen December 16, 2020

Winter time has finally arrived with the chilly, rainy weather and jolly holiday music filling the air. Yet here we are, still stuck in quarantine with another stay-at-home lock-down order in place.  We...

Choir teacher Nicholas Patton raises his hands and rouses his class to attention. Patton has directed Cal High’s concert, treble and chamber choirs for the past five years, but he is leaving the school this week due to personal reasons.

Patton sings good-bye to Cal High

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2019

After five phenomenal years of a thriving choral department, choir director Nicholas Patton is leaving Cal High this week because of personal reasons. Patton’s sudden announcement of his departure...

School faced with even more threats

A series of four shooting threats targeting Cal High this month have shaken students and staff and resulted in the lowest attendance in school history. San Ramon police and the FBI continue to investigate...

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.

Banding together

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...

Sophomore Chuyi Zhang.

Standout fencer reaches new heights

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2019

When it comes to sports, people often think of basketball, soccer and baseball.  But what about other sports such as fencing?  Although fencing isn’t a traditional sport with a ball and...

The first floor female bathroom is now designated the gender-neutral bathroom.

Gender-neutral bathroom is relocated

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2019

The second floor female restroom had been designated the gender-neutral bathroom at Cal High since the end of the 2017-18 school year. But when students returned to campus after the winter break,...

From left to right, Anton Roepken, Cade Llewellyn, Nick Franzwa, and Tanner Curtis helped the Tri Valley Blue Devils 16AU '03 team win the Western Regional Championship and qualify for the International Silver Stick in Ontario.

Hockey players head to Canada

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2018

The horn goes off and a swarm of ice hockey players mob each other in celebration. There are hugs and high fives as the Tri Valley Blue Devils hockey team celebrates their latest accomplishment: Western...

Sophomore Maddie Harris, left, sings with her theater group, Grand Performance Arts in Livermore. Harris recently self-produced a documentary about her theatre company and the heroes in it for the PTA Reflections contest.

Reflecting on her passions

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2018

Can you imagine being behind a camera, adjusting sound and light effects, all while directing at the same time? Sophomore Maddie Harris recently did just that while di- recting, and producing...

Freshman’s first homecoming memorable

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2017

As a middle schooler, I would always scroll through upperclassmen’s homecoming pictures on social media and hear about high school dance stereotypes.  A good week after my first homecoming experience,...

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