The Californian

Hybrid students who returned to campus this week found they're spaced about six feet from their classmates.

Reflecting of my first days back

Californian editor in chief joins nearly 500 other Cal High hybrid students back on campus, but notices some safety protocols are not being followed as expected
Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

Being on campus for the past two days felt like a fever dream—it didn’t feel real, but also oddly normal at the same time. It also felt incredibly heartwarming and I could tell that teachers were...

Small Specialized Groups (SSGs) have allowed students to return to campus for academic and extracurricular activities since early February.

SSGs bring students back together on campus

Cal High offers new programs to provide students with a sense of normalcy
Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

After almost a year of remote learning, students had a chance to return to campus in February, albeit in a somewhat limited fashion.  Beginning Feb. 8, Cal High offered students the opportunity to...

The stress of remote learning has taken a toll on many students' mental health.

Students struggle with mental health during remote learning

With school now at home, students attempt to separate work and relaxation
Kylie Thomsen, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

It's another Monday morning and senior Jude Lee sits up and grabs their computer to start their day. They start their first period just like any other student during these times, at their computer staring...

Over the past two months, the number of COVID-19 cases has drastically increased in San Ramon, Danville and Alamo, the three cities part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Purple tier is back again

Contra Costa County enters is second shelter-in-black order, pushing back the opening of school campuses
Jaida Baker and Jett Gold, Staff Writers December 18, 2020

Not much has changed in nine months. All Bay Area counties once again entered a stay-at-home order on Friday, bringing students and staff back to square one, when the county first initiated on March...

Small business Orient Express has struggled financially throughout the pandemic

Small businesses struggle to make ends meet as COVID-19 takes toll

Cal students witness the effects of the pandemic on local stores
Ridhi Goyal, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Every six weeks, sophomore Srinidhi Kanchi Krishnamachari pulls up in front of San Ramon Orthodontics for her routine appointment, finding herself in the solemn and sanitized office that has replaced the...

Cars have lined up across the US for people to get tested for COVID-19.

The world’s response to COVID-19 has mixed results

China's response has fared well, while the US and Brazil have struggle to control spread
Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

News first broke of a “pneumonia of unknown cause” on Dec. 31, 2019, when a small media outlet from Wuhan, China, issued a statement on this new virus, alerting the World Health Organization and the...

Ninety year old Margaret Keenan is the first person in Britain to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines are on the way

Pfizer, Moderna began nationwide distribution of their vaccines this week
Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor December 18, 2020

The last nine months have been rough, but the end might be insight. Big Pharma companies Pfizer and Moderna have begun distribution of their COVID-19 vaccines, signaling the beginning of stomping this...

Many students are having trouble staying on task
 during virtual classes. Junior Carter Honsinger is doing everything but focusing on his school work during his virtual class.

Participation levels drop during remote learning

Students struggle to stay engaged during class with cameras and mics off
Kylie Thomsen, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

As the end of the first semester draws near, many students are still keeping their mics muted and cameras off after 13 weeks of awkward silences during virtual classes and cringeworthy breakout rooms.  “In...

President Trump removing his mask in front of cameras on the White House balcony three days after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Officials downplay COVID-19, then proceed to get COVID-19

Wyatt Golla, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

President Trump and others catch the coronavirus - was it ironic or inevitable? With all the turmoil going on in day-to-day life, it's difficult to find humor in some situations.  In normal...

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.

How have professional sports teams fared during the pandemic?

Some leagues have responded to COVID-19 better than others
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...

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