The Californian

District teacher strike averted

District teacher strike averted

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The past month has been interesting for both Cal High staff and students in the wake of a possible teacher strike that appeared imminent and would have involved all 36 schools of the San Ramon Unified School District. But on March 8 the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA), the district’s...

Leadership leaves its legacy

Leadership leaves its legacy

Emmy Burrus, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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Members of Cal High’s leadership program are leaving their mark on the school through new legacy projects designed to improve the community. In creating these projects, first-year leadership teacher Ross Dautel took inspiration from Las Lomas High School, his alma mater. But more than that, he wanted...

Top 5 hidden gems at Cal

Top 5 hidden gems at Cal

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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It’s the second semester, and by this point in the school year, most of students are ready to call it quits. It’s hard to continue through the school year when spring break and summer vacation are so close, but not close enough. The glee and determination from the beginning of the school year...

Hey, where’s my lunch?

Hey, where’s my lunch?

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

After four long hours of classes, Cal High’s collective stomach is grumbling. Before lunch starts, students place orders on DoorDash and other food delivery services and eagerly wait in class for the food to arrive. But when third or fourth periods end and everyone rushes to the front of the...

Cal alum creates innovative eco-friendly company

Cal alum creates innovative eco-friendly company

Siddhant Gupta, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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David Crinnion has started a company that produces biodegradable, environmentally-friendly plastic.  The catch? It’s made of algae. A 2014 Cal High graduate, Crinnion founded Algotek in 2017 during his senior year at the University of Oregon.  Algotek is a research and development ...

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

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