The Californian

Patton sings good-bye to Cal High

Choir teacher Nicholas Patton raises his hands and rouses his class to attention. Patton has directed Cal High’s concert, treble and chamber choirs for the past five years, but he is leaving the school this week due to personal reasons.

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2019

After five phenomenal years of a thriving choral department, choir director Nicholas Patton is leaving Cal High this week because of personal reasons. Patton’s sudden announcement of his departure came as a surprise for many students, who were left devastated by the news.  “He had called a department meeting and we all...

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta sings and acts with the San Francisco Children’s Musical Theater and has appeared in several independent films.

Sierra Randel and Isabella Belof, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019

When the stage lights blare and the spotlight focuses on her, Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta knows that despite her apprehension, she can’t let her nerves get the best of her. Miravalles-Calceta, a sophomore at Cal High, has been passionate about singing since the age of three. At  eleven years old, she became more i...

Prodoehl is more than a teacher

Ananya Nag and Brynn Kan, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

Former EMT, part time professional fisherman, and current Cal High teacher Danny Prodoehl has done it all.  Prodoehl has been a biology teacher at Cal for three years now, but his time before Cal extends far beyond a small classroom in San Ramon.  The journey all started after college....

She’s busy exploring the Final Frontier

Senior Madison Cicchitto.

Priyanka Krishna, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

For many students, working at NASA is a seemingly unreachable goal. But senior Madison Cicchitto reached for the stars and scored the opportunity of a lifetime at just 17 years old.  For nearly six months, Cicchitto worked to earn an internship at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain ...

Do you feel the NRG?

Do you feel the NRG?

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

January 21, 2014

Do you enjoy singing, dancing, or performing in any way? In that case, Cal High’s newest club, NRG, may be the place for you. Led by NRG’s communications director Billy Colston, the club’s focus is the performing arts. A combination of song-and-dance production numbers that are created by the stude...

Reynolds is ready for her close-up

Reynolds is ready for her close-up

Sam Gershik, News Lite Editor

October 17, 2013

Pan up on a film crew with all the members paying attention to the focused, driven director, who is calling out instructions to the others. The director is senior Hanna Reynolds, the founder of the new Cinematic Arts Club. Reynolds is fresh off her experience at the University of Southern California’s...

Elaine McVay running to excellence

October 5, 2010

by Sydnie Parker, staff writer Not many people can run two miles in 10 minutes, or even want to, but senior cross country captain Elaine McVay has accomplished this feat. Practicing six days a week has made Elaine the Grizzlies’ top runner, so it isn’t surprising she is the newest star and...

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