The Californian

After a year of staring a computer screens in lieu of being in the classroom, many students and teachers are burned out with online learning.

Burning out during quarantine

A year of online learning has created Zoom fatigue for students and teachers alike
Jett Gold, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

March 13, 2020 is a day that every student will remember. Hopes were high as everyone received an email stating that school would not resume until after spring break. Less than a week later, in-person...

Many students taking AP tests this year have felt distraught after hearing that they will be taking the full AP tests after the many challenges a full school year of remote learning has brought.

AP test decision just another symptom of a larger U.S mentality

Staff Editorial March 4, 2021

The decision by the College Board to administer full-length AP tests is its most predictable move yet. It falls perfectly in line with the way Americans operate: learning to live with the problems in society...

The stress of remote learning has taken a toll on many students' mental health.

Students struggle with mental health during remote learning

With school now at home, students attempt to separate work and relaxation
Kylie Thomsen, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

It's another Monday morning and senior Jude Lee sits up and grabs their computer to start their day. They start their first period just like any other student during these times, at their computer staring...

Students have been learning in front of their computers since campuses closed in mid-March of 2020.

Voices who truly need to be heard about in-person learning are being drowned out

Staff Editorial February 3, 2021

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is not ready to reopen schools for full hybrid learning under our current situation. But this topic - as with most that concern the district - should be open...

This graphic, presented at the SRVUSD Board meeting, shows how many students changed their learning preferences for second semester.

District divided on hybrid learning

Declaration results vary among schools, cities, and grade levels
Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District requested last month that students declare if they intended to attend school in the second semester exclusively online or in a hybrid format. The results...

Online learning has made it easier than ever for students to cheat on tests and quizzes.

Remote learning raises concerns over cheating

Teachers adjust testing methods to maintain academic honesty
Justin Singh, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

Remote learning may be the only opportunity for many students to continue their education at home, but the possibilities and different techniques it offers to students for cheating are endless. Cheating...

Board makes right call by postponing hybrid learning

Staff Editorial December 16, 2020

Like thousands of San Ramon Valley Unified School District community members, The Californian’s editorial board has been asking the question: Why are we going back to school? Luckily for our safety...

San Ramon Valley High senior Nic Prescott tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 19 and has since created the Compassionate Reopening petition, which calls for the reopening of San Ramon Valley Unified School District campuses only when the district can ensure the safety of everyone.

SRV student who had COVID-19 petitions district to delay reopening

Senior Nic Prescott thinks schools should wait to let students back on campus after his challenging experience with the coronavirus last month

Feeling nothing out of the ordinary on Oct. 17, San Ramon Valley senior Nicolas Prescott went about his normal routine by going to work and grabbing a bite to eat.  In the early morning hours of...

In a letter emailed to Cal High parents on Monday, Principal Megan Keefer included visuals of what a hybrid learning model would look like on campus.

District gives students choice to stay remote or switch to hybrid learning

A binding declaration must be submitted by Friday so schools can start preparing for a return to campus on Jan. 5
Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2020

We are currently conducting an anonymous survey for students and teachers alike to collect opinions on the reopening of Cal in the next semester. Click here to access the survey. To go hybrid or to stay...

Many students turn off their cameras while in Zoom breakout rooms, making it difficult for everyone to collaborate and communicate with classmates.

Are breakout rooms really beneficial?

Teachers and students struggle to make this Zoom, Google Meet feature more engaging
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Sophomore Praneeta Agrawal sat in silence and stared awkwardly at the black boxes and muted mics on her screen. She took it upon herself to start the conversation by essentially asking, “Hey guys, what...

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