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Cal High placed 4th in the national Fund the Mission challenge.

Cal High’s American Cancer Society nationally recognized

Cal club places 4th in the country for a fundraising challenge in its first year
Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Cal High’s American Cancer Society has reached great heights in their inaugural year. Through the American Cancer Society (ACS) “Fund the Mission Challenge”, Cal’s ACS gained national recognition...

District figures show that the number of high school and middle school students who earned a F or D in English skyrocketed last fall, compared to the first semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Number of students failing English, math soars with remote learning

High school students failing English jumped 124% during online school last fall
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Too much screen time and a greater difficulty to focus during class aren’t the only problems that have arisen with online learning. The fast growing number of failing students in key academic classes...

Small Specialized Groups (SSGs) have allowed students to return to campus for academic and extracurricular activities since early February.

SSGs bring students back together on campus

Cal High offers new programs to provide students with a sense of normalcy
Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

After almost a year of remote learning, students had a chance to return to campus in February, albeit in a somewhat limited fashion.  Beginning Feb. 8, Cal High offered students the opportunity to...

The GameStop short squeeze caused a lot of controversy in the stock market and cost some Cal High students money.

Local investors participate in GameStop craze

Robinhood restrictions cost Cal students big money
Saachi Sharma, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Thousands of Reddit users, including Cal High students, united online in mid-January to buy millions of shares of poorly-performing companies such as Gamestop, AMC, and Blackberry. These stocks were...

Senior Maddie Harris, seen here in her promotional TedxCHS poster, is one of the scheduled participants in the new club's speaker series later this month. Harris's talk will focus on how Americans can mend the country's political divide.

Cal welcomes TEDxCHS for the first time

Cal juniors organize the famous educational conference in a virtual format
Andrew Ma, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

After more than half a year of mapping out the big night, perfecting speeches, and reaching out to guest speakers, TEDxCHS will hold its very first event through Zoom on Feb. 13.  The event, which...

The stress of remote learning has taken a toll on many students' mental health.

Students struggle with mental health during remote learning

With school now at home, students attempt to separate work and relaxation
Kylie Thomsen, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

It's another Monday morning and senior Jude Lee sits up and grabs their computer to start their day. They start their first period just like any other student during these times, at their computer staring...

COVID-19 has changed the way people are celebrating Valentine's Day.

Students figure out new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day amid pandemic

Spirit days, Singing Valentines, and dates move to a virtual format
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

In a normal year, students would be preparing for what February is most known for: Valentine’s Day and the celebration of love and affection with those they care about. This day has always been much...

Small business Orient Express has struggled financially throughout the pandemic

Small businesses struggle to make ends meet as COVID-19 takes toll

Cal students witness the effects of the pandemic on local stores
Ridhi Goyal, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Every six weeks, sophomore Srinidhi Kanchi Krishnamachari pulls up in front of San Ramon Orthodontics for her routine appointment, finding herself in the solemn and sanitized office that has replaced the...

This graphic, presented at the SRVUSD Board meeting, shows how many students changed their learning preferences for second semester.

District divided on hybrid learning

Declaration results vary among schools, cities, and grade levels
Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District requested last month that students declare if they intended to attend school in the second semester exclusively online or in a hybrid format. The results...

Online learning has made it easier than ever for students to cheat on tests and quizzes.

Remote learning raises concerns over cheating

Teachers adjust testing methods to maintain academic honesty
Justin Singh, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Remote learning may be the only opportunity for many students to continue their education at home, but the possibilities and different techniques it offers to students for cheating are endless. Cheating...

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