The Californian

Where in the world is Nick Harvey?

Harvey studies a world globe in geography teacher Hannah Cheng’s classroom.

Ananya Nag, News Editor

May 28, 2019

Freshman Nick Harvey is pursuing his passion in geography, going on to win awards on a national level.  In April, Harvey competed in the National History Bee and Bowl in Arlington, Va., reaching the semifinals in the National Geography Bee portion of the competition.  This placed Harv...

A student’s guide to getting a summer job

Many students work in the fast food industry during the summer, serving up hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, and other culinary delights.

Priyanka Krishna and Maira Nigaar, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

Summer is right around the corner, which means the hunt for summer jobs has begun.  Searching for summer jobs is a seemingly intimidating and tiring task, and many are unsure how to begin looking for one.  For those students who are confused during the grueling task of sorting through endless j...

Prodoehl is more than a teacher

Ananya Nag and Brynn Kan, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

Former EMT, part time professional fisherman, and current Cal High teacher Danny Prodoehl has done it all.  Prodoehl has been a biology teacher at Cal for three years now, but his time before Cal extends far beyond a small classroom in San Ramon.  The journey all started after college....

Summer different for seniors and juniors

As seniors soak up the summer sun, juniors are stuck in windowless classrooms preparing for standardized tests and essays.

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

May 28, 2019

For seniors it’s time to kick their feet up and sip on some iced tea under the sun. All their hard work paid off and they know exactly where they are headed in the fall.  But for juniors this summer is their last chance to squeeze in as much volunteering as possible, put in final preparations for...

Students gear up for summer internships

Sophomores Celeste Paapanen, left, and Kimi Shirai are among the Cal High students who landed internships this summer. Paapanen will be interning for Supervisor Wilma Chan at Alameda County District 3, while Shirai is part of UCSB’s Research Mentorship Program.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

May 28, 2019

The two and a half months of summer that are approaching give students the perfect opportunity to get an internship.  This is exactly what many Cal High students have already begun doing. Sophomore Kimi Shirai has landed herself an internship at the UC Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Progr...

Cal looks for new principal

Christopher George explains his future with the district.

Gina Wu, Editor in Chief

May 2, 2019

Cal High Principal Christopher George will be leaving the school and starting his new job  at the district office. Beginning on July 1, George will be the new assistant director of secondary education for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. He will oversee the district’s eight mid...

Band director takes his final bow

Band director Kent Johnson has taught at Cal High for the past 15 years.

Siddhant Gupta, Managing Editor

May 2, 2019

 leading Cal High’s music program to regional dominance, marching band and music instructor Kent Johnson will be departing next month. Johnson said the move is the result of his spouse’s company relocating to Scottsdale, Ariz. “The company ended their lease early in San Francisco which f...

Global Studies works with juvenile hall

From left to right, sophomores Emily Meyer, Sam Gilstrap, Katrina Town, and Carina Plechaty design posters to share with incarcerated juveniles as part of teachers Hannah Cheng and Regina Lyon's global studies class.

Sabrina Contreras, Co-Managing Editor

May 2, 2019

Imagine getting the chance to collaborate with students who are behind bars. That’s exactly what sophomores are doing in their global studies class. Students are in the midst of a unique projectinvolving a school of incarcerated students with one essential question in mind: How can we empower ourselves...

Many Parkland students face PTSD

Mourners pay tribute at a memorial for victims at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Two survivors, Sydney Aiello and Calvin Desir, recently committed suicide.

Izzy Belof, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2019

In light of the school shootings that American students have witnessed in recent years,  it’s not suprising how these tragedies are affecting some students. Sydney Aiello and Calvin Desir, two survivors of the Parkland shooting last year, were recently found dead after committing suicide. Bo...

Students enjoy freedom of off-campus class

CollegeConnect students must come to a study hall every Monday during last period because they need a certain number of instructional minutes to be technically qualified as Cal High students. They are given optional assignments that are designed to check in on how they're doing in their off-campus classes.

Priyanka Krishna, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Taking off-campus classes is a growing trend that has been gaining popularity among Cal High students recently.  Over the last few years, an increasing number of students have chosen to take courses at Diablo Valley College (DVC), a local community college, or online through platforms that offer Adv...