The Californian

How exactly do I run a mile inside my house?

Remember when PE was interactive and with other students? Now during remote learning, elementary school students like Maxwell Gerbracht get to shoot hoops by themselves while their teachers watch through a computer screen. High schoolers watch video workouts through the PLT4M fitness app and perform exercises.
P.E. students and staff are adapting to physical education through a screen
October 9, 2020

PE is looking quite different this year with all courses being online.  The switch to virtual PE became official in July after the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted...

American pride has been perverted to fuel the anti-mask movement

Many anti mask activists have been seen protesting and causing disruptions throughout the nation.
October 6, 2020

With more than 7.45 million reported coronavirus cases in the United States as of early October, the world has been watching to see how the country with the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases has...

Teachers adjust to online school

JP Singh has taught his Honors Precalculus, Accelerated Algebra II, and AP Calculus BC classes from his living room since Cal High resorted to remote teaching in mid-March.
Cal High staff are working to resolve issues raised by virtual classes
September 30, 2020

As Cal High’s student body and staff returned to an irregular start of the school year, a consensus formed among the teachers and most agree on one point: online school can be a real pain.  There...

LeBron looks to solidify his legacy in 2020 NBA finals against his former team

LeBron James looks to win his fourth NBA championship - his first with the Lakers- and strengthen his claim as the GOAT.
What will it take for Lakers and Heat to win the title in the COVID bubble?
September 30, 2020

This year’s NBA postseason has been like no other before it. Not only is it taking place in a “bubble” on ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex in Walt Disney World, but numerous records have been...

AP testing raises concerns for students

Last spring, all AP students took their tests from home because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Errors and retakes from last year’s exam have students doubting the College Board
September 30, 2020

When senior Thomas Files signed up to take five AP tests last May, he had no clue what was in store for him. Instead of taking just five tests like he expected, he was forced to take a total of 10 tests...

Esports booming during pandemic

Despite empty arenas, esports has thrived during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gamers, spectators increase even as events go virtual
September 30, 2020

A global pandemic caused most of the world to go into quarantine on March 13, causing most sports to shut down and postpone their seasons. But not esports. Esports - which are multiplayer video games...

How have professional sports teams fared during the pandemic?

Ten members of the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19 after their game last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, forcing the NFL to postpone the Titans game with the Steelers this weekend.
Some leagues have responded to COVID-19 better than others
September 30, 2020

The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals stepped on the field on July 23 for the first game of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. And when that happened, major professional sports in America...

What is Cal’s leadership doing during quarantine?

Class works to bring the school experience to students amidst the pandemic
September 30, 2020

More than a month into the new school year, leadership already has planned new and exciting events during quarantine. From virtual rallies to a unique twist on the homecoming parade, students in Cal...

Controversy with Apple puts company under fire

Apple removed the Fortnite app from its store after the tech giant says Epic Games violated specific guidelines.
Company fighting with Epic Games after it removes popular Fortnite from App Store
September 30, 2020

Apple has come under fire for its role in taking down Fortnite from the App Store. The cause? Epic Games making a “V-Bucks” discount that people can’t get on the App Store. What made this discount...

District rethinks recording virtual classes

Despite some benefits of recording virtual classes, teachers are not allowed to do this because it violates the California State Education Code.
Legal issues prevent teachers from recording students during Zoom, Google Meet
September 30, 2020

After a week of allowing teachers to record online classes to monitor their students, the district backpedaled and announced that this practice is no longer permitted because of legal issues. In the...

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The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School
issue 1 2020-2021