The Californian

Cross country teams run to state

Cross country teams run to state

Joanne Kim and Ingrid Lam

December 15, 2017

Cal High’s cross country teams experienced unprecedented success this past season.  Both the men’s and women’s teams placed second at the NCS Championships and advanced to the CIF State Meet last month. It was the first time since 2008 that one of Cal’s cross country teams advanced as...

Library services among new classes to be offered next year

Kaitlyn Martin and Ingrid Lam

March 29, 2017

Cal High is offering a variety of new courses for next year, including a new library services class to be taught by librarian Nicole Ogden. In the class, students will learn how the library works and how it serves Cal students. The class has been piloted by Dougherty librarian Kerri Pike, and has...

SFMoMA has become artistic center of the Bay

SFMoMA has become artistic center of the Bay

Kat LeTran and Ingrid Lam

February 15, 2017

San Francisco is known for being home to several acclaimed museums, but the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art should definitely be on any art lovers’ agenda the next time they travel to the city. For Bay Area locals and students in particular, the museum has become an overwhelmingly popular destination.   Since...

Cal Alumni involved in assault

Cameron Harris and Ingrid Lam

November 7, 2016

San Ramon was recently shocked by the vicious assault of Casey Pletz, a professional snowboarder and former Cal High student. Pletz was attacked on Oct. 14 at 11:55 p.m. by four teenagers, including one Cal High graduate and at least one other boy who used to attend Cal. The alleged attacker...

Cal welcomes 14 new teachers

Julia Tjan, Ingrid Lam, and Joanne Kim

September 29, 2016

Freshmen aren’t the only new Grizzlies on campus this year. Cal High has 14 new teachers who have also just started their journey as Grizzlies, joining almost every department from math to history. With various backgrounds and unique hobbies, the new teachers on campus have a lot to bring to...

Commons, science get facelift

Ingrid Lam and Brittany Jimena

June 3, 2016

The outdated school commons and science building  will be renovated this summer, finally modernizing some of the oldest buildings on campus. The renovation project, funded by Measure D, will include the modernization of the two-story science building and the school’s kitchen and commons area. These...

New SAT is here

New SAT is here

Ingrid Lam and Emma Hall

March 15, 2016

The SAT has been one of the most intimidating and constant institutions that has loomed over high schoolers since its creation in the 1920s. Over the last few years, the SAT has been undergoing a very high profile revamping  because of America’s new focus on Common Core standards and the test’s...

Behind the social media craze

Behind the social media craze

Ingrid Lam and Abby Fritz

February 8, 2016

Social media is perhaps one of the most interesting and intricate modern institutions of our time. On one hand, it is a glamorous exciting world, a glittering ode to the new technology, territory that belongs almost exclusively to the new generation throughout the world. On the other hand, it is...

Sea of change coming

Sea of change coming

Ingrid Lam, News Editor

October 19, 2015

With the way student populations are shooting up in the East Bay, it is no wonder that the threat of potential overcrowding is now coming close to home, as Cal High looks to exceed 3,200 students within five years. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District projects that Cal will break the 3,000...