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History teacher Scott Hodges plays the guitar with Partial Credit during his last performance in late May. Hodges is retiring after 23 years at Cal High.

Iconic teacher leaves Cal

History teacher Scott Hodges retires after 23 years
Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor June 2, 2021

After 23 years of teaching at Cal High, beloved AP U.S. History teacher Scott Hodges is retiring in June and starting a new chapter in his life. Hodges started teaching in Austin, Texas after finishing...

A look into the campus that the Class of 2021 once called home. Now as they depart on their future endeavors, it becomes a part of their past.

Seniors reflect on their time as Grizzlies

The last four years have been a weird and wild ride for the graduating Class of 2021

Four years later and the Class of 2021 is still standing. Barely.  After being welcomed to Cal High by false fire alarms ringing in our ears to senior year assassins leaving multiple casualties, this...

At the end of the first floor of the main building, Troy Bristols history classroom acts as a prime hangout spot for students.

The crown jewels of Cal’s campus

Senior editors reflect on must-see landmarks around the school
Christine Oh, Sabrina Contreras, and Kate Hong June 2, 2021

During our 2.5 years of in-person high school experience on Cal High’s campus, we’ve found some true gems of this school that students need to be made aware of if they haven’t discovered them already....

Managing editor Sabrina Contreras documented what she was feeling last year when in-person school was cancelled for initially a few weeks. A year later, students still are not back on campus.

A journal entry from long ago

Managing editor looks back to what she was thinking a year ago when pandemic began
Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor March 12, 2021

A year ago, Cal High students were celebrating an extended spring break. Three weeks off was what everyone thought they needed. Flash forward a year, and we grudgingly open our laptops every morning...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream this upcoming summer break

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream this upcoming summer break

Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor May 29, 2019

As summer approaches, the only thing that can save us from the scorching sun is ice cream. Lucky for you, I’ve taken my precious time to go ice cream tasting, trying to find the best ice cream around....

From left to right, sophomores Emily Meyer, Sam Gilstrap, Katrina Town, and Carina Plechaty design posters to share with incarcerated juveniles as part of teachers Hannah Cheng and Regina Lyons global studies class.

Global Studies works with juvenile hall

Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor May 2, 2019

Imagine getting the chance to collaborate with students who are behind bars. That’s exactly what sophomores are doing in their global studies class. Students are in the midst of a unique projectinvolving...

There is hope for Venezuela

Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor April 30, 2019

  Beautiful beaches, mountains that are full of life, warm bread with coffee, cheese on everything, intense card games, awfully translated TV shows, and the sweetest mangoes. If I told a stranger...

Rosa Parks - 1955
Refused to give up her seat in an all-white section of the bus.

Celebrating Black History

Sabrina Conterras and Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writers February 12, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” Black History Month is the time to bring to light what so many people have tried to pull...

After the Fire

California starts to recover after devastating Butte Country fires.
Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor December 18, 2018

The smoke-filled skies in San Ramon last month reflected a tragedy of the Butte County  Camp Fire.  More than 153,000 acres of land was destroyed, 85 people lost their lives and nearly 14,000 structures...

Ultimate guide to being a bystander

Ultimate guide to being a bystander

Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor October 16, 2018

Fights are a tradition at Cal High that have brought many students together, both physically and emotionally.  When a fight breaks out, everyone puts their differences aside to experience the breathtaking...

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