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Schoology knocked Schoolloop out of Cal High and the rest of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to become the champion of grading platforms. Unfortunately, many students find it confusing and difficult to navigate.

What’s the problem with Schoology? Where do we start?

New district grading platform is confusing mess for students to navigate
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

At first glance, Schoology looks like an average school communication tool. Students have access to grades, assignments, and additional class information like any other website a high school student logs...

Bay Area needs to do a better job battling homelessness

Santa Rosa in Sonoma County offers a blueprint for others to follow
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. Homelessness is an issue that we in the Bay Area have become all too familiar with, from seeing a homeless person laying on a park bench to marveling...

President Biden’s 100-Day Successes help San Ramon

Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. Tomorrow marks the 100th day of Joe Biden’s term, including Inauguration Day. His election as president gave us the promise that all of America,...

Seniors Audrey Zhang, left, and Kaitlyn Perry helped collect food and other supplies for an Interact service project that benefitted the Bay Area Rescue Mission.

Clubs figure out how to keep volunteering in quarantine

Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Volunteering through school service clubs has always been a great way for students to contribute to a better community, especially in times of need like the coronavirus pandemic the world is in right now. Many...

COVID-19 has changed the way people are celebrating Valentines Day.

Students figure out new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day amid pandemic

Spirit days, Singing Valentines, and dates move to a virtual format
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

In a normal year, students would be preparing for what February is most known for: Valentine’s Day and the celebration of love and affection with those they care about. This day has always been much...

Many school events have gone dark for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

What losing in-class school has been like for students 

All grade levels have been affected by remote learning this year
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Do you remember waking up in the morning and dragging your feet to get ready for school?  What about meeting up with your friends in the hallways, listening to teachers’ long lectures, eating...

Cal High senior Kimi Shirai drops off her ballot at the dropbox inside San Ramon City Hall. Shirai is among the many Cal students participating in this years election by either voting or volunteering.

Cal High students get involved in 2020 presidential election

Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer October 31, 2020

This story can also be viewed in our November 2020 Features Issue under the Print section of our website. It’s been four years since the last presidential election. That means on Nov. 3, American citizens...

Kamala Harris made history when she was selected as Joe Bidens running mate.

Kamala Harris, For The People

The U.S. Senator from the Bay Area is the first woman of color part of a major political party presidential ticket
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made history on Aug. 11 when he announced Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate against President Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Harris is...

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