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Staff writer Ridhi Goyal argues that the San Ramon Valley Unified School District should mandate that students and staff received the COVID-19 vaccine before they return to campus in August.

Why the district should mandate the COVID-19 vaccine

Ridhi Goyal, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. After more than a year of life in a global pandemic, the beginning of the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout has signaled the “new normal” that...

How COVID-19 has changed the entertainment industry

Shiphrah Moses, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, many people looked to movies and television to keep themselves entertained. From Netflix’s “The Tiger King” to Disney’s “The Mandalorian”,...

Cal High junior Jonah Aziz stands in front of Cal High holding his COVID-19 vaccination card.

Cal High students get vaccinated

As the county expands vaccine eligibility, students jump at the chance to receive their shots
Shiphrah Moses, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The days of students sitting through online lectures holed up in their bedrooms are coming to an end. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and a return to normalcy as more and more Cal High students...

Should teachers be vaccinated for schools to open safely?

Many Cal High staff members believe they should, which contradicts the Centers fo Disease Control's statement indicating otherwise
Numa Patel, Guest Writer April 30, 2021

One particular question has raised many controversial discussions between school administrators, teachers, health officials, and members of the general public about reopening schools: Is it vital that...

New district guidelines for athletes and coaches now require only members of indoor sports, such as the girls volleyball team, to provide proof of vaccination or submit to twice-weekly COVID 19 tests. The district initially indicated that all athletes must follow these guidelines.

All Cal High sports are back in action

Pranav Sannaasi, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

It had been more than a full year since all high school sports were back in action.  But as of April 6, all sports, indoor and outdoor, have the greenlight to begin practices and games. There were...

Is hybrid school really worth it?

Is hybrid school really worth it?

Senior staff writer Shannah Saul, who is back on campus, says it definitely is
Shannah Saul, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, to say the least. On March 17, a year and a day after Cal High shut down because of COVID-19, I went...

Hybrid students who returned to campus this week found theyre 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...

One day history books will detail all of the unusual year that was 2020. The coronavirus pandemic obviously will headline the strangeness of the year.

How history books will look back on 2020?

Unforgettable year is defined by COVID-19, but presidential election and BLM movement also made an indelible impact
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

As the future generations peer into their history textbooks, a certain page will catch their attention. This one is different from the rest. It does not show pictures of faces or wars, but instead pictures...

Managing editor Sabrina Contreras documented what she was feeling last year when in-person school was cancelled for initially a few weeks. A year later, students still are not back on campus.

A journal entry from long ago

Managing editor looks back to what she was thinking a year ago when pandemic began
Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor March 12, 2021

A year ago, Cal High students were celebrating an extended spring break. Three weeks off was what everyone thought they needed. Flash forward a year, and we grudgingly open our laptops every morning...

Attacks against the most vulnerable in the Asian community have increased during the Lunar New Year

Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor March 8, 2021

As preparation started for 2021’s Lunar New Year, I could see my mom becoming more and more on edge every time she came back from work in Oakland. As a caretaker for a 93-year-old Chinese lady living...

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