The Californian

Shopping and social apps rise in popularity

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

Kids walking down the streets and hanging out in school are glued to their phones, texting and playing apps. From social networking apps to store apps, students are using a variety of apps available to them. In the iTunes app store, the Top Paid App right now is Whatsapp. This app is all about...

Students unveil secrets of the SAT

Students unveil secrets of the SAT

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013

Every year high school students face two dreaded tests  – the SAT and ACT – that could determine if they attend their dream college:where they attend college. The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) tests students on reading, writing, and math. The ACT (American College Testing) consists of English,...

New resource officer comes to Cal

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

Everyone is wondering who the new officer in town is. Officer John Cranford is here to fill in Officer Tong’s place while he is absent. It is still unknown how long he will be staying with us. Before Officer Cranford came to fill in Officer Tong’s place, he was a police officer in Sacramento,...

Teams up and down during winter

Teams up and down during winter

Marisol Montes, Luke Finkel, Eric Yee, and Ashwath Mohan

February 11, 2013

The men’s soccer team was back on top of the standings and fulfilling preseason goals before recently dropping three of their last four games. The Grizzlies (7-4-1) are fourth in the league standings behind Monte Vista, De La Salle and San Ramon Valley. According to maxpreps.com, the Grizzlies...

District does care about healthy eating

District does care about healthy eating

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

Every day, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District serves about 6,500 meals to hungry students. That’s a lot of food, and it makes one wonder if all this food is healthy. After some research, I realized  the district actually cares about student nutrition and what schools serve. The...

Livermore outlets expected to attract students

Livermore outlets expected to attract students

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

The time has finally come when students can spend the money they’ve been saving for a wardrobe revamp, courtesy of Livermore’s new Paragon Outlets that opened Nov. 8. Outlets sell over-produced items that did not or would not sell in the company’s standard retail stores. Paragon is home to...

Triathlete swims, runs, bikes to finish line

Triathlete swims, runs, bikes to finish line

Marisol Montes, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

Junior Stephen Waltrip’s blood is pumping. Stretching his muscles, his mind is racing and right before the whistle blows he thinks, “Let’s get it done.” Waltrip competed in his second triathlon Sept. 9 in Pacific Grove, finishing fourth with a time of three hours and one minute.  That’s...