The Californian

‘Zoom bombers’ target Cal High’s video conference with Vietnam War veterans

With online classes using virtual meetings to hold lectures, people have found ways to hack into these calls to disrupt the peace.

Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor

May 24, 2020

Nearly 100 Cal High juniors had their Zoom meeting for U.S. history hijacked on Friday when they were continuously shown screen shared videos depicting racial abuse, suicide, executions, and pornographic material.  The meeting was designed to give students taking U.S. history an opportunity to...

San Ramon Valley High School’s history spans a century

The Harvest Restaurant in Danville is actually the old Eddy house, which was used as SRVHS' campus until the start of the 1914-1915 school year.

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2020

It’s common knowledge that San Ramon Valley High School was founded in 1910. What is less known is how different the school was back then compared to now. Interestingly, San Ramon Valley was not the first high school in the San Ramon Valley. That honor belonged to Union Academy, which was located...

History Bowl Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

History Bowl participants practice eagerly for the History Bowl, which has since been cancelled.

Andrew Sousa and Nick Harvey

March 12, 2020

Cal High was supposed to be the epicenter of the History Bowl for the 2019-2020 school year. For the first time in school history, Cal was going to host the Northern California History Bee and Bowl Championship, which was scheduled for March 15. But because of the increased threat of the Coronavirus,...

History taking a thematic approach

American history teacherAnja Wheeler checks in with students while they do work in class. Wheeler is one of four Cal High teachers that has started teaching their history classes thematically, rather than in the traditional chronological order.

Ceci Musgrove, Features Editor

November 15, 2018

Imagine a history class that isn’t taught in the typical chronological fashion that most classes are. Imagine a history class where racial issues, politics, and many other themes are taught together rather than being covered in their respective time periods. Cal High students don’t have to...

Freshman excels in history competition

Freshman excels in history competition

Annissa Bensalah, Features Editor

April 27, 2015

It’s not everyday you meet a history genius who is only a freshman. Michael Bahk recently won first place in the performance category of the Contra Costa division of the National History Day Competition. His accomplishment advances him to the  statewide division of the competition in Rocklin...