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Over the past two months, the number of COVID-19 cases has drastically increased in San Ramon, Danville and Alamo, the three cities part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Purple tier is back again

Contra Costa County enters is second shelter-in-black order, pushing back the opening of school campuses
Jaida Baker and Jett Gold, Staff Writers December 18, 2020

Not much has changed in nine months. All Bay Area counties once again entered a stay-at-home order on Friday, bringing students and staff back to square one, when the county first initiated on March...

With 2021 almost here, its time to start thinking about making some New Years Resolutions. Dont procrastinate. Thats what we all did in 2020.

The year of procrastinating productivity is nearly over

So it's time to make New Year's Resolutions for what will hopefully be a better 2021
Saachi Sharma, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

This is it.  This is going to be your year. You already feel like a brand new person as the clock ticks down from 10...9...8… you can feel it.  Head brimming with the ambitious dreams...

Junior Hana Snyder sent this email to Superintendent Dr. John Malloy and Cal High Principal Megan Keefer outlining her concerns about the FOCO event attended by some students on Oct. 24.

Traditional homecoming cancelled, but some Cal students party on

Groups of students receive harsh criticism after gathering for fake homecoming, or FOCO, festivities that didn't abide by proper health guidelines
Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2020

For the past seven months, students’ Instagram feeds have been devoid of photos with large gatherings because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But on Oct. 24, photos of a large “fake homecoming,”...

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

NBA, NHL will begin playing games next month, and MLB might join them if owners and players can reach an agreement and stop bickering over money
Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor June 15, 2020

With most states slowly reopening, the hope for the return of professional sports has reopened as well. Specifically in California, 51 of the 58 counties have entered or will soon enter Phase 3 of Gov....

Cals 2020 Class is the first ever to have a virtual graduation ceremony

Cal’s 2020 Class is the first ever to have a virtual graduation ceremony

Seniors had a lot of momentous high school events cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic
Avni Kalur, Staff Writer May 29, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this means missing out on...

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor May 29, 2020

The class of 2020 walked off campus on March 13 not knowing that it would be there last time in high school. My classmates and I struggled the first couple weeks handling the news of not being able...

With online classes using virtual meetings to hold lectures, people have found ways to hack into these calls to disrupt the peace.

‘Zoom bombers’ target Cal High’s video conference with Vietnam War veterans

Multiple perpetrators hijack a class meeting with veterans and students by screen sharing explicit content
Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor May 24, 2020

Nearly 100 Cal High juniors had their Zoom meeting for U.S. history hijacked on Friday when they were continuously shown screen shared videos depicting racial abuse, suicide, executions, and pornographic...

The Tri-Valley is home to many outdoor trails used by equestrians, pedestrians, and cyclists, such as the Pleasanton Ridge Trail.

People are turning to outdoor activities during quarantine

Ananya Nag, News Editor May 24, 2020

With the shelter-in-place order set indefinitely, people are resorting to outdoor activities to keep themselves busy and active. In an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, gyms, malls,...

Many students have turned to baking as a cure for their boredom during quarantine.

Students are picking up hobbies during shelter-in-place

From picking locks to studying for AP exams, students have been coming up with creative ways to keep themselves entertained while in quarantine
Nick Harvey, reporter May 21, 2020

Students have been up to a variety of interesting activities during the stay-at-home orders, from mastering the art of lockpicking to adjusting to online learning. Although students have had to continue...

School was better than this

Angela Zhang, Staff Writer May 20, 2020

“I’m bored.”  Don’t worry, we’ve all said it. To many people’s surprise, including my own, this break has not been the usual vacation from school that was expected. Instead of being...

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