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Many of these racist and transphobic stickers were plastered around campus in late March. It wasn't 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

Students question school's delayed response to the incident
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 DanvilleSanRamon.com. 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

Nearly 500 students enroll in new online school for the upcoming school year
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer 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...

UC Berkeley had almost 113,000 students apply for admission in 2021, a 28 percent increase from 2020.

Seniors experience historic competition in college applications

Selective colleges experience an influx in applications, lowering acceptance rates
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

With the district opening back up for full in-person learning, the Class of 2024 is excited to finally be on campus
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 District's 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, Staff Writer 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...

Santa Rosa was able to successfully initiate a $680,000 plan that included 68 tents all spaced 12 feet apart in the empty parking lot of Finley Community Center.

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...

Idris Elba has become the subject of controversy after rumors spread of him taking over the historically white role of James Bond.

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...

The success of “Godzilla vs. Kong”, which was released in March and grossed around $350 million globally, could result in more films having a split release in theaters and on streaming services such as HBO Max. This was the highest grossing film in more than a year in part because of the  simultaneous release.

How COVID-19 has changed the entertainment industry

Shiphrah Moses, Staff Writer 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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