The Californian

White Noise hits high note

June 7, 2012

Ritika Iyer and Shalaka Gole Californian editors AP Biology teacher Andrew White used his singing talents to raise money for the school’s science department in his third annual charity concert titled White Noise on May 29. White, who sang for two years with the San Francisco Opera, performed...

Pressure on for AP students

April 25, 2012

Shalini Nair and Ritika Iyer Managing Editors Several advanced placement teachers have been forced to rewrite tests for their classes this year after learning some students had access to answers on multiple exams. “Cheating has been going on for a while,” said AP Biology teacher Andrew White....

Schedule change abruptly halted

February 6, 2012

Ritika Iyer Managing Editor Principal Mark Corti made a surprising turnaround late last month when he announced Cal High would not be implementing a traditional day next year. This decision was met by relief from many Cal students, teachers and parents, many of whom had strongly protested against...

Mastermind of the song team

February 4, 2011

By Ritika Iyer, staff writer Psychotherapist by day, coach of Cal High’s song team by night. She created the nationally ranked dance team when she was 15 years old, and has been coaching ever since. There’s no stopping what song coach Toneka Webb can do. A born choreographer, Webb s...

Former Cal student dances to the top

December 14, 2010

By Ritika Iyer Former Cal High student Katerina Eng was in such awe of the Sugarplum Fairy after watching her first “Nutcracker” performance at the tender age of seven that she joined her first ballet class soon after at the San Ramon Community Center. Now a 15-year-old sophomore attending Ventur...

Sabrina Clayton is a sophomore sensation

November 4, 2010

By Ritika Iyer, Staff Writer On freshman sports night last year, Cal High’s head volleyball coach Todd Baham was approached by a parent. Baham was told that the man’s daughter, an incoming freshman, was going to try out for varsity volleyball. Baham laughed in the parent’s face because he never allowed freshman o...