The Californian

Purple tier is back again

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.
Contra Costa County enters is second shelter-in-black order, pushing back the opening of school campuses
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...

The year of procrastinating productivity is nearly over

With 2021 almost here, it's time to start thinking about making some New Year's Resolutions. Don't procrastinate. That's what we all did in 2020.
So it's time to make New Year's Resolutions for what will hopefully be a better 2021
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...

Traditional homecoming cancelled, but some Cal students party on

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.
Groups of students receive harsh criticism after gathering for fake homecoming, or FOCO, festivities that didn't abide by proper health guidelines
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

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
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....

Cal’s 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
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

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine
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...

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

With online classes using virtual meetings to hold lectures, people have found ways to hack into these calls to disrupt the peace.
Multiple perpetrators hijack a class meeting with veterans and students by screen sharing explicit content
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...

People are turning to outdoor activities during quarantine

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

Students are picking up hobbies during shelter-in-place

Many students have turned to baking as a cure for their boredom during quarantine.
From picking locks to studying for AP exams, students have been coming up with creative ways to keep themselves entertained while in quarantine
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

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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