The Californian

Hackathon sparks student imagination

Hackathon sparks student imagination

Brian Nakajima, News Editor and Online Administrator

February 9, 2018

Sophomore Chris Liu is testing the fruit of his labor. On the screen of his laptop is a 3D model of a plant cell, every organelle visible to the eye from the cell walls to the mitochondria. The interactive model was created by his team at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s inaugural...

Health, World Geo may be eliminated

Health, World Geo may be eliminated

Junhee Park, News Editor

December 15, 2017

The district school board decided Tuesday night to postpone its decision on the future of two required freshmen classes, health and world geography. The proposal is among the 10 ideas from Superintendent Rick Schmitt that have been passionately debated since they were announced earlier this fall....

Where in the world is Argenslavi?

Where in the world is Argenslavi?

Luca Dickten, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2017

With recent events causing many citizens to feel alienated from the concept of government and bureaucracy, Cal High’s new club, the Republic of Argenslavi, aims to show the complexities of running a country to students interested in government. The club’s purpose is to simulate a country in an...

Matthew saves life of student

Matthew saves life of student

Emma Hall, Managing Editor

December 15, 2017

It’s not every day that a Cal High teacher steps up and becomes a hero. But that’s exactly what happened on Oct. 26 when PE teacher Lenard Matthews was faced with a dire situation as he discovered that one of his female students had drowned.  Once Matthews saw the student faced down in...

iQuest helps seniors get ahead

iQuest helps seniors get ahead

Anne Syed, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

For some students, career paths become clear before high school, so it’s frustrating knowing there’s still a long way to reach their career goal.  But with Cal High’s iQuest program, seniors are able to dive into their careers of choice much sooner through invaluable internships.  “The...

Driving program now required for parking pass

Tyler Peck, Tyler Peck

December 15, 2017

The district announced earlier this school year that there would be a mandatory two hour class for all  high school students looking to secure a parking pass for next year.  These classes are free and sponsored by Street Smarts and the California Highway Patrol. All four San Ramon Valley...

Cal’s MUN team is best in the country

Cal’s MUN team is best in the country

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Co-Editor

December 15, 2017

Cal High’s Model United Nations (MUN) team is certainly making a name for itself these days.   The most recent rankings placed Cal among the best 25 teams on the West Coast and in the top 150 nationally. This comes on the heels of Cal being awarded the Outstanding Large Delegation Crystal...

Doug Mason’s class is a splash of fun

Doug Mason’s class is a splash of fun

Narges Torabi, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Doug Mason’s passion for aquatic animals is not confined by the boundaries of open water.  Mason shares his love for the ocean with his marine biology students on a daily basis with the help of an important partner: his coldwater aquarium. The aquarium, which Mason brought with him when...

Multiple actors accused of sexual assault

Multiple actors accused of sexual assault

Emilio Carrera, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Many men and women have recently come forward with accusations of sexual assault against household names in the entertainment industry. These Hollywood players have created art that will live on forever whether people choose to continue watching or choose to protest the behavior of the men and women...

Student arrested for alleged fire extinguisher attack

John Symank, News Editor

November 7, 2017

A  sophomore boy was arrested on suspicion of battery after allegedly spraying a schoolmate in the face with a fire extinguisher, police said. San Ramon police Youth Resource Officer Jacob Benjamson said the suspect was arrested and taken to the police station after the incident on  Sept....