The Californian

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015

As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school dance and an extremely irresponsible use of student and parent funds. San Ramon has a certai...

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

Austin Hille and Chandni Mistry

April 27, 2015

Last year, Cal High’s senior ball cost a staggering $108,030. The average amount spent by senior classes on this annual formal dance is normally between $60,000 and $70,000, nearly $40,000 to $50,000 less than what the Class of 2014 spent on last year’s event, according to class budgets provided...

Math teacher takes on men’s basketball

Math teacher takes on men’s basketball

Max Walker, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015

On a normal day in Anthony Khoo’s math class, he seems like any other teacher. Students can find him teaching Algebra concepts like factoring and solving for x. But what people may not know is that Khoo has a huge passion for basketball and is the new men’s varsity basketball coach this year. Khoo...

Don’t jump ship on the Raiders just yet

Don’t jump ship on the Raiders just yet

Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015

The Oakland Raiders 2014 season appears, on the surface, to be another sub-par disappointment. But upon further review, there are clues pointing toward a revival of the hapless franchise. Derek Carr is a savior. Given the circumstances, he has performed better than anyone could’ve possibly hoped....

Cal senior to publish study on headers

Cal senior to publish study on headers

Joyce Ho, News Editor

January 30, 2015

Publishing a scientific study is no easy feat.  Publishing a scientific study while in high school is even more remarkable. But that’s exactly what senior Radhika Balagopal is about to accomplish. After reading a study published in February 2014 by Dr. Anne Sereno, a professor of neurobiology...

Tackling concussions head on

Tackling concussions head on

Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

High school football players throughout the state won’t be able to practice in full pads more than twice a week beginning next year. In light of public outcry over football related head injuries, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law this summer that restricted high school football teams from practicing...

Canoodling on campus

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

October 17, 2014

You know, there’s really nothing that I enjoy more than the sight of two high schoolers going at it like hormonal chimpanzees. While a little peck here and there is common enough year-round, the few weeks that precede homecoming bear witness to a dramatic rise in displays of overly amorous affection...

Drought’s effects felt on campus

Drought’s effects felt on campus

Heather Wong, News Editor

February 28, 2014

From running sinks in classrooms to water bottles sitting on top of desks, evidence of an ongoing drought may be well concealed. Despite San Ramon’s suburban setting, students, teachers and administrators are affected by the drought and fight to conserve water. San Ramon Valley Unified School...