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The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Many of these racist and transphobic stickers were plastered around campus in late March. It wasnt until a month later that students and parents were informed about the incident.

Community learns about racist, transphobic stickers one month after being plastered around campus

Sienna Morgan and Saachi Sharma May 28, 2021

Two unidentified individuals stuck nearly 100 racist, transphobic, and antisemitic stickers around Cal High’s campus on March 24, according to Many students were shocked and...

Junior Nick Harvey works at his computer from home this year while learning remotely. Although Harvey plans to return to campus next year, nearly 500 students in the district have enrolled in the new Virtual Academy and plan to continue schooling from home.

District offers Virtual Academy alternative to in-person learning

Sami Tripasuri, co-Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

After a series of unprecedented events and online learning, the 2020-2021 school year has come to a close. For next year, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District wants to provide options for students...

Seniors experience historic competition in college applications

Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

In the last year, COVID-19 has affected almost every facet of high school life, and one such change was the college admissions process experienced by the Class of 2021. This year saw many colleges decide...

The Cal High campus has looked pretty empty during lunch this spring without freshmen and the majority of other students. Most freshmen are looking forward to getting on campus for the first time in the fall.

Freshmen look forward to in-person high school in the fall

Pranav Sannaasi, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

This year’s freshmen lost some important moments because of COVID-19.  They missed the final quarter of their eighth grade year at middle school, and then most had a disconnected first year of high...

The San Ramon Valley Unified School Districts report card, while definitely improving from the first semester, is a mixed bag this year.

Our 2020-21 report card for the Board of Education

Staff Editorial May 28, 2021

Unsigned staff editorials reflect the opinion of the majority of the editorial board. The Californian published an editorial in December outlining our seven-item wishlist for the San Ramon Valley Unified...

Staff writer Ridhi Goyal argues that the San Ramon Valley Unified School District should mandate that students and staff received the COVID-19 vaccine before they return to campus in August.

Why the district should mandate the COVID-19 vaccine

Ridhi Goyal, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. After more than a year of life in a global pandemic, the beginning of the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout has signaled the “new normal” that...

History months like the one celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islanders this month could be more valuable if they were universally celebrated and if people took the time to learn about marginalized cultures in America.

History months don’t do enough to impact our lives

Andrew Ma, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. As May’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to a close, there’s no better time to reflect on the many ways the month has transformed...

Bay Area needs to do a better job battling homelessness

Gaby Jimenez, Opinions Editor 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...

Black actors cast in historically white roles cause controversy

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Representation has always been a problem for people of different ethnicities and races, especially in the film industry, with massive controversy rising because of the lack of jobs for people of color...

How COVID-19 has changed the entertainment industry

Shiphrah Moses, Managing Editor May 28, 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, many people looked to movies and television to keep themselves entertained. From Netflix’s “The Tiger King” to Disney’s “The Mandalorian”,...

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