The Californian

Patton sings good-bye to Cal High

Patton sings good-bye to Cal High

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019


Filed under A&E

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 came as a surprise for many students, who were left devastated by the news.  “He had called a department meeting and we all...

School faced with even more threats

Christine Oh, Vidhima Shetty, Kate Hong and Rachel Pak, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019


Filed under News

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 threats that led to about 80 percent of Cal’s 2,811 students staying away from campus on May...

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...

Standout fencer reaches new heights

Standout fencer reaches new heights

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

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 two teams, it’s still quite rigorous and challenging.  But for sophomore Chuyi Zhang, ...

Gender-neutral bathroom is relocated

Gender-neutral bathroom is relocated

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under News

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, they found the gender-neutral bathroom had been moved to therst oor women’s bathroom. The change was ...

Hockey players head to Canada

Hockey players head to Canada

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 Regional Champions. The undefeated Blue Devils 16AU ’03 team, which features four Cal High...

Reflecting on her passions

Reflecting on her passions

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

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 her own documentary for the 50th Na-tional PTA Re ections contest. The annual competition, spo...

Freshman’s first homecoming memorable

Christine Oh, Freshman Columnist

November 7, 2017


Filed under News

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, I have to say that the homecoming week, game and dance didn’t disappoint at all. Seeing...

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