The Californian

Cal’s art stars attend NYU

Cal’s art stars attend NYU

Erica Drake, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

New York City is home to Broadway, Times Square, and Jimmy Fallon. Sarting this fall, seniors Joshua Cavalier and Angie Pardini will also be calling the city of lights home as students of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Cavalier will be majoring in film and plans to declare...

Avid juniors act out

Erica Drake and Emily Mun

May 21, 2014

Five members of the junior AVID class were given Monday schools for being disruptive and rowdy during recent a field trip to Sacramento State and University of California, Davis. A bus filled with junior and freshmen AVID students created all of the problems on the April 23 field trip when juniors...

Cal teacher fired for classroom fight

Erica Drake and Emily Mun

February 28, 2014

Cal High English teacher Marc Glassberg was fired by the school board on Tuesday after it initially delayed a decision earlier this month. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s five-person board of education decided to follow Superintendent Mary Shelton’s recommendation to fire Glassberg...

Cal student stands against bullying in documentary

Cal student stands against bullying in documentary

Erica Drake, News Editor

November 22, 2013

While some students spent their summer hanging out or doing homework, junior Matthew Yeung spent his becoming a celebrity. After becoming a student ambassador for Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Yeung attended a four-day media summit in Los Angeles, where he participated in the...

District, teachers reach agreement

District, teachers reach agreement

Erica Drake and Joyce Ho

June 5, 2013

Clad in red, teachers and staff swarmed the lawn outside the school district office in Danville on May 7, holding signs and chanting protests to make their voice heard throughout the community. “Red is historically a color of anger,” said Hidden Hills Elementary School teacher Marissa Smith. “We...

Gymnast makes national team

Gymnast makes national team

Erica Drake, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

Some people spend their whole lives chasing after their dreams. Luckily for freshman Amanda Waterson, her recent acceptance to the USA National Gymnastics teams will make her dreams come true. After competing with a club team for five years locally, Waterson tried out for the national team in February. Waterson...

Cal band is one to dance to

Cal band is one to dance to

Erica Drake, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013

Trapped in the shadow of academics and sports, lies band. Anyone can be a part of band, as it’s completely audition-free. All that is required is that students are able to play instruments, read music and rhythms, and have a love for music. “Band gives you an amazing opportunity to express...

Student breaks female stereotypes

Student breaks female stereotypes

Erica Drake, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013

When most people picture hockey players, they imagine buff Canadian men. But sophomore Rachel Carranza is breaking the mold as a female hockey player. Carranza has enjoyed hockey from a young age. Her dad and her brother both played and eventually Carranza picked  up the sport. “I got bored...

Common core is not right for California

Erica Drake, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

The state of California has decided to jump on the common core standards bandwagon. Beginning the 2014-15 school year, say goodbye to the old California education standards students are used to and hello to the same standards seen in 45 other states and the District of Columbia. Even though most...

Soccer team starts strong

Soccer team starts strong

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

December 19, 2012

Men’s Soccer  Head Coaches: Chris Faidley, Todd Higley 2011-12 Record: 17-3 Key Returners: Nate Grixti, Jon Massimino Key Losses: Chris Nodhal, Cameron Townsend, Duke Driggs Key Newcomers: Davis Bullock, DeVante Raynor The men’s soccer team has high expectations this year after last y...