The Californian

Parent pressure presence pushes pupils

Adam Poklemba, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016

What drives AP students to kill themselves over hour upon hours of homework? There are those that get inspired internally and do schoolwork for themselves. But there are others that derive their motivation from external sources, specifically their parents. In a recent seven-question survey, 210...

Locked school bathrooms prompt Cal student outcry

Joanne Kim, News Editor

June 3, 2016

The issue of locked school bathrooms has prompted increasing outcry from Cal students over the past few months. Many students claim Cal’s locked bathrooms take away from their education and overall school experience because they spend too much time wandering around campus searching for an unlocked...

Cal student volunteers for Tri Valley Youth Court

Sarah Chi, Opinions Editor

June 3, 2016

San Ramon is a safe city. According to Neighborhood Scout, San Ramon is safer than 87 percent of other Californian cities. But while this statistical report provides a fact, it neglects a percentage of the population who demonstrate usual misbehavior: Teenagers. Whether the cause is “angsty”...

Interim principal fills in until June

Until early June, the Cal High principal’s office will be occupied by former assistant principal Janet Terranova.

Jessica Yuan, Features Editor

April 29, 2016

Cal students will see a new face on campus over the course of the next few months as Janet Terranova serves as Cal High’s interim principal. While Principal Sarah Cranford is on  maternity leave to welcome a new baby boy into her family, Terranova has stepped in as interim principal for the remainder...

Double hotel bookings cost MUN Club more than $6,000

Double hotel bookings cost MUN Club more than $6,000

Aileen Villalpando, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

The Model United Nations (MUN) Club recently squandered more than 70 percent of its budget after unknowingly booking twice as many rooms as needed at hotels for the Berkeley MUN conference last month. Bookkeeping records show the club spent $6,152 on reservations for two nights at the Nash Hotel for...

Confusion over district medicine policy

Verona Pichler, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

Some students believe the current school policy pertaining to medicine use is potentially harmful to those who are in need of emergency medication. Cal High and the other schools in the district require all prescription drugs to be registered with the school. But the problem is many students don’t...

Cal High HOSA club students return victorious

Cal High’s HOSA competitors and adviser Andrew White, back row far left, pose in front of the Anaheim Convention Center during the State Leadership Conference April 7-10. Nine Cal students qualified for the national competition in June.

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

For many, spring break means exotic vacations and tanning on the beach. But for 29 Cal High students, it meant only one thing: the HOSA State Conference. HOSA, which stands for Health Occupations Students of America, is an international organization that “provides a unique program of leadership...

Downtown San Ramon to be completed in 2018

Downtown San Ramon to be completed in 2018

Brittany Jimena and Cameron Harris

March 15, 2016

In spring of 2007, the city of San Ramon officially approved and finalized the building of a new City Center on about 40 acres located at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon. Though demolition of an old office park just west of the intersection is nearly complete, it will not...

New SAT is here

Standardized Test with Pencil

Ingrid Lam and Emma Hall

March 15, 2016

The SAT has been one of the most intimidating and constant institutions that has loomed over high schoolers since its creation in the 1920s. Over the last few years, the SAT has been undergoing a very high profile revamping  because of America’s new focus on Common Core standards and the test’s...

Cal alumnus earns ring with Super Bowl champions

Cal alumnus earns ring with Super Bowl champions

Jake Barnes and Paige Zilinskas

March 15, 2016

Cal High alumnus Anthony Lomando has taken his love of sports to a whole new level, and he has a Super Bowl ring to prove it. Lomando, a 2000 Cal graduate, is the assistant strength and training coach of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. This season marked Lomando’s fourth with the Broncos. “I...