The Californian

Accomplished runner joins Pac-12

Accomplished runner joins Pac-12

Joyce Ho, News Editor

January 16, 2014

While some people run purely for exercise or out of an obligation to fulfill extracurricular requirements, senior Madison Ricks has spent the past few years running to pursue her passion, while simultaneously commanding the attention of all by winning race after race. Throughout her high school career,...

District, teachers reach agreement

District, teachers reach agreement

Erica Drake and Joyce Ho

June 5, 2013

Clad in red, teachers and staff swarmed the lawn outside the school district office in Danville on May 7, holding signs and chanting protests to make their voice heard throughout the community. “Red is historically a color of anger,” said Hidden Hills Elementary School teacher Marissa Smith. “We...

Cities heatin’ up spring fever- Santa Cruz

Cities heatin’ up spring fever- Santa Cruz

Joyce Ho, News Editor

March 19, 2013

From its miles of warm, sun-kisssed sand, lush forests, brilliant ocean waves, and fun, friendly vibe, Santa Cruz embodies all the characteristics of a relaxing destination for spring break. The Boardwalk, one of the more well-known parts of Santa Cruz, attracts thousands of visitors annually.  It...

Goalkeeper headed to Oregon

Goalkeeper headed to Oregon

Joyce Ho, News Editor

February 11, 2013

While most soccer players shoot for scoring a winning goal or assiting with a teammates’ triumph of sneaking a shot past a goalie, Cal High senior Lauren Holden has spent the past four years trying to block every opponent’s attempt to do that against her team. Since her freshman year, Holden has...

Cupcakes to appreciate

Cupcakes to appreciate

Joyce Ho, News Editor

December 19, 2012

Nothing brings people together like creamy frosting, moist batter, and colorful sprinkles. All of these ingredients can be found at Cupcakes for a Cause, a club that bakes tasty treats while giving back to the community by donating cupcakes or selling cupcakes to raise money for charities. The...

Mandatory fees banned by state

Joyce Ho, News Editor

December 19, 2012

Fees or donations? This question has long plagued Cal High and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. But with Assembly Bill 1575 recently being signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the issue is now clear: It is illegal for pubic schools to demand fees or materials. After the American Civil Liberties...