The Californian

New production brings attention to the arts

Ceci Musgrove, Features Editor

March 26, 2019

Remember kaleidoscopes, those fun cylinders given to us as kids, with colorful, geometric shapes inside?  Well, that’s the idea for this year’s performing arts concert.  Cal’s performing arts department will host Kaleidoscope on April 25-26. The show will feature 20-minute performances b...

Students make an impact with dance

Winter Guard rehearses a symbolic scene for their performances where a Chinese immigrant on Angel Island wakes up from her nightmare.

Gina Wu, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2019

Behind the vibrant colors, rhythmic music and contagious smiles are countless bruises and hours of hard work. It is early February and a new season of winter guard is about a month in. The season spans from the start of the new year to April, with championships usually taking place on the fir...

Cal hosts Winter Wonderland

Christian, left, and Kinsey dance with each other at Winter Wonderland on Dec. 2. Both students are from other schools, but participated in the dance at Cal High.

Joanne Kim, News Editor

December 20, 2016

Students, teachers, and parents came together at Cal High for a festive dance like no other. More than 200 students with special needs attended the Winter Wonderland dance on Dec.  2, and enjoyed dancing, playing games, making crafts and many other activities at the annual Bay Area event. An additional...

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015

As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school dance and an extremely irresponsible use of student and parent funds. San Ramon has a certai...

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

Austin Hille and Chandni Mistry

April 27, 2015

Last year, Cal High’s senior ball cost a staggering $108,030. The average amount spent by senior classes on this annual formal dance is normally between $60,000 and $70,000, nearly $40,000 to $50,000 less than what the Class of 2014 spent on last year’s event, according to class budgets provided...

Student dances to scholarship

Student dances to scholarship

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

February 11, 2013

Repetition is the key to mastering any skill, and after 14 years of dancing, senior Allie Gomes’ hard work is starting to pay off. After a nerve-wracking audition among thousands of students in October, Gomes’ dream came true when she became one of 30 dancers to earn a scholarship to the University...

Gracing center stage

February 6, 2012

by Christina Calderon, staff writer With the lights shining down on her, her tutu in perfect position, and her ballet shoes strapped on tightly, senior Nicola Stone is ready for another performance. Stone is no stranger to performances and has been dancing since the age of three. Fourteen years...

Dancing in the dark

October 7, 2011

by Tyler Hollander, staff writer In the minds of most Cal High students, the Back to School Dance was one just one warning away from being sent to bed with no refunds. The place to be on Aug. 26 was the Back to School Dance, which was widely thought to be the best back to school dance ever thrown...

Ryan Barbonio dances through life

October 7, 2011

by Stephanie Peng, staff writer Most students have been to those dreadful summer camps as kids and hated them. But for senior Ryan Barbonio, a dance class his mom forced him to take when he was nine years old was the very experience that got him interested in his true passion  of hip-hop dancing. “It jus...

Step team shines

November 2, 2010

    By Sydnie Parker The new Cal High step team has the sass of cheer, the rhythm of song, but music that is all its own. “In dance you have music, but in step you make your own,” said freshman Onica Abrams, a step team member. This year, the Black Student Union (BSU) has brought back the Cal step team after a two-year hiatus.  Senior captain Dar...