The Californian

My experience at Cal as a foreign exchange student

Antonin Urban, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

I have been here for three months and I am fascinated by Cal High. I looked around the campus and everything was new and totally different compared to my old school.  In my hometown of Berlin, Germany, we have only one schoolhouse, a little court and 800 students. Compared to Cal, it seems like...

Ballet brings excitement to French class

Ballet brings excitement to French class

Junhee Park, News Editor

November 7, 2017

Pirouettes, pliés and pointed feet. It’s all just a part of aday in Cal High French teacher Miranda Kershaw’s classes.  When the class has time, verb conjugations are left behind and the desks are cleared away to make room for ballet.   It’s a splash of color in the monotonous...

Cal named a ‘No Place for Hate’ after issues involving racism plagued school last year

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

The racist graffiti that was scrawled on campus was the biggest story at Cal High last year.  The incidents drew angry responses from students, teachers and parents alike, and  prompted news stations from across the Bay Area to flock to campus.  Since the incident, the school has...

9/11 survivor visits Cal

9/11 survivor visits Cal

Ingrid Lam and Joanne Kim

October 2, 2017

On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, a speaker visited Cal High and shared her experiences surviving the 2001 terrorist attacks that remain one of the deadliest act of terrorism in history.  One of Cal’s student-run clubs, the Freedom Alliance, planned the public event on Sept. 11 in the school...

Bay Area white supremacy rallies stir controversy

Bay Area white supremacy rallies stir controversy

Conan Moran, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

  From Boston to Seattle to the Bay Area, cities across the US have been experiencing rallies that raise questions about the right to assemble, which is part of the First Amendment, following the events of Charlottesville, Va.  The Bay Area itself experienced last month a combination...

San Ramon celebrates 150th anniversary

San Ramon celebrates 150th anniversary

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

  San Ramon celebrated its 150 year anniversary on Sept. 9,  and boy has the city changed in the past century and a half. In 1867, the current intersection of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Deerwood Road featured the city’s first  schoolhouse. It had two roofs and was only13...

Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

A new district policy will allow next year’s seniors to leave campus before fifth and/or sixth period if they have already completed enough credits to graduate. This change comes at a time when the campus is more crowded than ever. Cal High staff anticipates an increase of about 70 more students...

GSA hosts dance to raise money for suicide prevention

Anna Cooper, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

The kick off to Cal High’s Pride Week last month took place at Monte Vista with the annual Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) dance.  Students from all district high schools came together on April 14 for a fun night of dancing and to raise money for the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is...

Sam Bramer says “yo” to the competition

Sam Bramer says “yo” to the competition

Brandon Victoriano, Online Moderator and Editor

May 15, 2017

Cal High has been home to students of a wide array of talents. There have been musical prodigies, fencers and astounding champion athletes. Now, with junior Sam Bramer, Cal can add competitive yo-yoer to this list. Bramer began dabbling in the art of yo-yoing when he was nine. “It was the...

Freshman football player injured

Freshman football player injured

Brendan Ogburn and Patrick Rettig, Californian Editors

September 2, 2016

During Thursday night’s freshman football game at Cal High, a Foothill defensive player was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, after sustaining a neck injury. The incident occurred on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, when the player ended up on the bottom of the pile wh...