The Californian

How have professional sports teams fared during the pandemic?

Ten members of the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19 after their game last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, forcing the NFL to postpone the Titans game with the Steelers this weekend.

Tanner Curtis, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals stepped on the field on July 23 for the first game of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. And when that happened, major professional sports in America ended a more than four-month hiatus that began on March 11 when the National Basketball Association...

Online concerts replace live music shows during pandemic

K-pop giant BTS is one of many bands that has benefitted from virtual concerts.

Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor

September 30, 2020

With the popularity of online streaming, many artists find it hard to keep afloat as physical and downloadable sales plummet.  Before Miss Corona took over the charts, musicians resorted to touring as a major source of revenue. But with concerts out of the question, artists scrambled to prevent an...

Which streaming services are best for you?

There are pros and cons to all of the streaming services.

Garrett Allen, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Prior to March 13, the streaming services I used when watching shows or movies didn’t appear to me as important. But then COVID-19 struck, and the whole world was put on pause.  Movie theaters closed and my daily activities were relegated to trips to the fridge between hours of sinking into a ...

School board needs to get campus reopening right this time after the disaster of last summer’s decision-making process

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education originally recommended students return to campus in August under a hybrid model, but then it was forced to reverse course and keep students away from campuses. The board is now reviewing the best way for students to return to campus later this school year.

Staff Editorial

September 28, 2020

With the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education scheduled to further explore how to safely reopen school campuses for more than 32,000 students and 3,500 employees beginning Tuesday night, it’s important to closely scrutinize trustees’ decision-making process on this issue when...

San Ramon community protests SRVUSD spending and issues with remote learning

A group of SRVUSD parents and students sat outside of the district office on June 23 to protest.

Nick Harvey, Opinon Editor

June 27, 2020

San Ramon Unified School District parents organized a sit-in protest on Tuesday in front of the district office before the Board of Education meeting to show both their opposition to management raises and support for allowing students to return to campus in the fall. Approximately 75 individuals showed...

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...

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

With most states slowly reopening, the hope for the return of professional sports has reopened as well. Specifically in California, 51 of the 58 counties have entered or will soon enter Phase 3 of Gov. Gavin Newson’s plan, which includes the reopening of live professional sports, albeit without...

Pet adoptions have increased during shelter-in-place

During quarantine, many people have been turning to their pets for entertainment and comfort.

Wyatt Golla, Staff Writer

June 8, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, something interesting has happened: animal adoption rates have increased.  This adoption boom isn’t just happening in one or two states. In nearly every state, pets are being adopted from shelters at a startling rate.  Since animal shelters are deemed...

Pandemic puts the movie industry on hold

Many movies such as Trolls World Tour, live action Mulan, and Black Widow have had to postpone their premieres because cinemas worldwide have been closed.

Tyler Aronson, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has written a new script to the movie industry and how the world will experience cinema in the future.  Many films originally set to have a release date this spring were pushed to the fall or 2021 because of the mass closure of theaters. To avoid further delays, some...

San Ramon community spreads positivity amid the pandemic

Many late March and April birthdays were held in cul-de-sacs as guests would arrive in cars to honk at the birthday person.

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

Since March 17, counties across the Bay Area have been on a strict shelter-in-place order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  Despite being stuck indoors for the most part, people have still been finding ways to spread positivity within their neighborhoods. Many people have been leaving positive...

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