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Technology received nearly 2/3rds of COVID-19 funding for the district.

District and site budgets reflect pandemic

Focus shifts to technology; arts departments find new fundraising strategies
Shravya Salem Sathish, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

The focus of the district’s budgets has shifted during remote and in-person learning.  In March 2020, the state issued learning loss mitigation funds, which addressed the transition to online instruction...

This map of Afghanistan shows what the country looked like on Aug. 15 when Kabul fell to the Taliban.

A short timeline of the Taliban takeover

Lexi Broughton, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

After almost 20 years of war, American troops retreated from Afghanistan  in August, leaving the country under the control of the Taliban.  The Taliban’s takeover, 20 years after they lost control...

Cal Highs leadership class has made adjustments to this years homecoming festivities, which have been moved up a month. The dance also will be outdoors because of COVID-19 precautions.

Homecoming is back… just a month earlier

After being cancelled last year because of COVID-19, annual week of fun and frivolity kicks off Monday and culminates with outdoor dance on Saturday
Saachi Sharma, Staff Writer September 12, 2021

Homecoming is coming a little earlier this year. In addition to being scheduled for next week - a month before it’s traditional late October date - leadership is making adjustments to homecoming because...

The 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan replaced the Twin Towers, which were destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Teachers remember 9/11 20 years later

The terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon made a lasting impact
Nimisa Panda, Staff Writer September 11, 2021

No Cal High students were alive 20 years ago today when a dark day in American history unfolded.  But those who were alive vividly remember where they were at 8:46 a.m. EST, on Sept. 11, 2001, when...

Students can play cornhole during lunch now that the game and many others are set up around the quad.

Campus has a new look this year

From artwork to activities, students are welcomed back to an inviting Grizzly Den
Andrew Ma, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

Cal High's campus isn’t quite the same as students left it back in March of 2020. As returning students walk around campus, they might notice some new changes from nearly a year and a half ago. Some...

Many students created illustrations like this one for Senior Chalk Day on Aug. 9, while others decided to include racist and obscene language and inappropriate images. As a result, administrators had to get rid of all chalk illustrations before the first day of school.

Senior Chalk Day ruined by vandals

Racist and obscene language, graphic pictures form admin to remove all illustrations
Shiphrah Moses, Managing Editor September 3, 2021

Graffiti consisting of racist and vulgar language and graphic illustrations were found on Senior Chalk Day last month. Because of the incident on Aug. 9, all chalk decorations created by the students...

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