The Californian

Pet adoptions have increased during shelter-in-place

During quarantine, many people have been turning to their pets for entertainment and comfort.

Wyatt Golla, Staff Writer

June 8, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, something interesting has happened: animal adoption rates have increased.  This adoption boom isn’t just happening in one or two states. In nearly every state, pets are being adopted from shelters at a startling rate.  Since animal shelters are deemed...

Seniors lose out on graduation ceremony, and so much more

Yard signs decorate the homes of many seniors, thanks to Cal High Parents through the PTSA.

Avni Kalur, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this means missing out on creating more memories with friends and finishing out the school year as expected. For seniors,...

San Ramon community spreads positivity amid the pandemic

Many late March and April birthdays were held in cul-de-sacs as guests would arrive in cars to honk at the birthday person.

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

Since March 17, counties across the Bay Area have been on a strict shelter-in-place order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  Despite being stuck indoors for the most part, people have still been finding ways to spread positivity within their neighborhoods. Many people have been leaving positive...

Exchange students’ year is cut short at Cal

Marta Albertoni from Italy and Vilma Nilson from Sweden (pictured left to right) had to be sent back home after school closed on March 13.

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

When the San Ramon Valley Unified School District made the decision to temporarily close all schools on March 13, students prepared to stay inside, do schoolwork online, and stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic. But for juniors Marta Albertoni and Emma Soelgaard and senior Vilma Nilson, this wasn’t...

The University of California is suspending the use of SAT and ACT

All UCs have turned their back on SATs and ACTs and are now considering making their own test.

Ronnie Gogoi, Co News Editor

May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had major impacts across the globe, and many students have been feeling some of these when it comes to the University of California admission process.  On April 1, the UC system temporarily adjusted admissions requirements to help students and their families in the...

Schools worldwide have responded to coronavirus pandemic in different ways

Sterling Daly is a graduating senior from Castro Valley High School. Due to the closure of schools, he celebrated his graduation at home.

Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor

May 22, 2020

Schools from all over the world rushed to take action when the coronavirus pandemic spread in February and March, forcing most schools to close.  In the urgency to set up virtual education, different schools nationwide and internationally have taken very different approaches to accommodate their...

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