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Holocaust survivor talks on campus

Holocaust survivor talks on campus

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Emotions ran high as Holocaust survivor and San Ramon resident Bernie Rosner recount-ed his experiences during World War II to students last month. Several sophomore and junior classes gathered in the library on Jan. 25 to listen to Rosner, who was born in 1932 in a small town in Hungary and ...

New Year brings new laws

New Year brings new laws

Emmy Burrus, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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A new year means new laws for California. From banning plastic straws to raising the minimum wage, these new laws cover a broad range of categories. One of the most talked about of these new laws prevents dine-in restaurants from giving customers plastic straws unless asked for one. ...

AP Students conflicted on long finals

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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The dragging monotony ofnals season has long sinceceased to be a surprise. But some students were sur- prised by the length of their APnal exams in late December. Last semester, two AP class-es had nals that took somestudents a lot longer than the two-hours allotted per class inthe exam s...

Gender-neutral bathroom is relocated

Gender-neutral bathroom is relocated

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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The second floor female restroom had been designated the gender-neutral bathroom at Cal High since the end of the 2017-18 school year. But when students returned to campus after the winter break, they found the gender-neutral bathroom had been moved to therst oor women’s bathroom. The change was ...

Teachers adopt new standards based grading

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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e rise, but the system is notjust grading students – studentsare grading the system. Instead of a single, overall grade, this standards based grading system breaks down thecontent of the subject into small- er sub-topics using a numbered scale rather than percentages. This scale is later translat...

Californian editor interviews ABC News correspondent

Californian editor interviews ABC News correspondent

Vidhima Shetty, Editor-in-chief

January 28, 2019


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On Monday, January 14th, I received the opportunity to meet Martha Raddatz, ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent as part of the Lesher Speaker Series, which has previously hosted speakers like former FBI Director James Comey and author Dr.Jean Twenge, at the Lesher Foundation for the Arts. A...

Memorial dedicated to fallen student

Memorial dedicated to fallen student

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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The afternoon of Nov. 27 was one of remembrance for the Cal High community as one of their own was forever etched in the foundation of campus. Lance Corporal Kyle D. Crowley, a proud Cal graduate and even prouder Marine, was honored with a stone memorial dedicated to him in the school quad.  ...

Stress culminates for students during finals

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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December is always one of the most stressful times of the year at Cal High.  Freshmen are experiencing their first finals week, while many sophomores face the added pressure of their first finals in AP classes. Juniors are overwhelmed because, well, it’s junior year,  and seniors are ...

How to stay safe and prepare for a fire

Maddy Klessel, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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lifornia devastated the lives of many people in Butte County last month. Paradise, a town in Butte County, was wiped out, forcing residents to flee for their lives. Many Cal High alumni attending Chico State came home early  for Thanksgiving break because of the fire.  In the case of a wil...

After the Fire

After the Fire

Sabrina Contreras, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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The smoke-filled skies in San Ramon last month reflected a tragedy of the Butte County  Camp Fire.  More than 153,000 acres of land was destroyed, 85 people lost their lives and nearly 14,000 structures were destroyed, making this fire the deadliest and most destructive fire in Californi...

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