The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The rates of high school students vaping are in decline, according to the CDC.

Vaping on campus not blowing away

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

How often do Cal High students really do drugs? From nicotine to weed, drugs are often depicted as a large part of high school culture in popular media. Although heavily dramatized, drugs in school...

In Cal High’s back parking, a majority of cars display the required permit on the rearview mirror.  However, about 20 percent of cars from a random sample did not display permits.

Parking permit system creates controversy

Alice Oh, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

After paying $100 for his parking permit, senior Jeren Cuenco pulled into Cal High’s back parking lot in his Toyota Camry, expecting to be greeted by a stretch of empty parking spaces. But to his...

Students used to sign in to the library during student support, but the new system eliminated the need for paper sign-ins.

Students design new tutorial system

Katya Vial, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

A new system for student support developed by students stated on Monday to help minimize students skipping classes they’re supposed to attend. The new system eliminates the use of paper student support...

One of the job opportunities for high school students includes lifeguarding at the San Ramon Olympic Pool next to Cal High. Lifeguards must be able to complete several tasks in the water, such as swimming 300 yards using both freestyle and breastroke techniques, retrieving a 10-pound weight from 7-foot deep water, and treading water for two minutes.

On the lookout for a summer job?

Trisha Sarkar, Co-Managing Editor April 29, 2022

With summer just around the corner, Cal High students are searching for jobs to keep them occupied and to earn some money during the months off of school. Grocery stores such as Safeway and Trader Joe’s...

New refrigerated vending machines from SRVUSD are kept in storage.

Vending machines soon to be replaced

Ylin Zhu, News Editor April 29, 2022

The vending machines that have populated the school campus for about a decade were recently moved to storage during spring break and will eventually be replaced by two new refrigerated ones that provide...

From left to right, Sriya Burra, Sasha Karelina, Safoora Nabi, Arpita Gupta, Paul Iancu, Alex Siladie and Sebastian Sandru pose in their Odyssey of the Mind costumes.

Odyssey of the Mind teams shine at state

Sophia DiGiovanni, Features Editor April 29, 2022

Two of Cal High’s Odyssey of the Mind teams placed last month at the state competition and are heading to the world finals at Iowa State May 25-28. The teams won first and second place in their respective...

Starbucks locations in San Ramon didnt check for vaccination status.

San Ramon chains inconsistent on vaccine checks prior to lifting of order

Sophia DiGiovanni and Nicholas Harvey March 29, 2022

Contra Costa Health Services lifted the requirement that restaurants check patrons for COVID-19 vaccination status, or a recent negative test, on Feb. 4 after the county vaccination rate hit 80 percent.  But...

Senior quotes allow seniors to leave a mark before they graduate and capture seniors characters.

Yearbook quotes cause controversy

Shiphrah Moses and Sydney Cicchitto March 23, 2022

Senior yearbook quotes are back at Cal High for the second year in a row, but many that were submitted took a long and controversial path to being accepted.  Seniors were invited to submit quotes to...

Cal High released its new schedule for the 2022-23 school year on Thursday. Some changes include A period being replaced by a seventh or B period at the end of the day and classes that are five minutes longer. Breaks such as brunch and lunch also were decreased by five minutes apiece.

Say goodbye to waking up early

Asiyah Ally, News Editor March 21, 2022

Students can say goodbye to waking up before 7 a.m. with the removal of A period next school year.  The San Ramon Valley Unified School District reviewed possible new bell schedules for the 2022-2023...

Cal High students march through the quad holding Ukrainian flags and sunflowers, the national flower, to show support for the country, which was invaded by Russia on Feb. 24 and has seen thousands of injuries and deaths as a result.

Student organizes Walk for Ukraine

Anirud Lappathi, Social Media Team Member March 21, 2022

Ukrainian junior Shawn Reznikov took the initiative to organize a Walk for Ukraine earlier this month to help spread awareness for peace and justice in Ukraine, which has been subject to a Russian invasion...

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