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The city of San Ramon gave a presentation that included 911-operating triage on how to handle mental health related calls that may come in.

Fire Protection District, Police Department Pilot Reforms to Mental Health Response

Nick Harvey May 11, 2021

A pilot plan that would reduce engagement from law enforcement during non-violent mental health crisis calls was introduced to the San Ramon City Council at Tuesday's meeting. No action was taken on...

Many Cal High students have become frustrated with the PSAT because of administrative errors leading to invalidated tests the past two years.

Students exasperated with PSAT inconsistency

Administrative issues have led to invalidated scores the past two years
Daphne So, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

The PSAT is notorious for the errors in its administration throughout the years at Cal High.  From invalidated scores to testing site changes, many Cal students feel as though the exam isn't even worth...

This area of The Marketplace could be looking very different in the near future.

Marketplace owner proposes to replace Nob Hill, Starbucks with housing

Plans to change Marketplace gain resistance from community
Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

TRC Retail submitted in November a concept review application to the San Ramon Planning Commission that proposed a redevelopment of a portion of the San Ramon Marketplace. The plans call several stores,...

Cal High heads to the polls virtually to elect ASB, Leadership positions

Nick Harvey April 22, 2021

Cal High students will be voting on Thursday and Friday for their Associated Student Body (ASB) President, Vice-President, and two Masters of Ceremonies for next school year. Students will also vote...

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 clubs speaker series later this month. Harriss talk will focus on how Americans can mend the countrys 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...

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