The Californian

Seniors are facing their final year of high school in quarantine

Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

The graduating Class of 2021 has been put in a unique situation to say the least. Seniors at Cal High, and around the country, have been forced to contend with not only college applications and their last year in high school, but also a global pandemic. COVID-19 has turned this final year for many...

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

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 creating more memories with friends and finishing out the school year as expected. For seniors,...

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine

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 to participate in many senior traditions and having to leave behind classmates and teachers without...

Dear underclassmen: here’s our advice on college apps

Dear underclassmen: here's our advice on college apps

Varsha Ravi and Jeana Lee

May 29, 2020

Completing college applications is stressful. Period.  It’s a time during one’s life that won’t be looked back on with fondness. But remember that you are so not alone in this struggle.  Countless number of seniors have been through this process and have made it out alive. You will...

Can the class of 2020 please speak to this year’s manager?

Can the class of 2020 please speak to this year's manager?

Miranda LeGate, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Well Class of 2020, here we are. We made it to the end of the road. And boy, what a rocky road it’s been.  We’ve dealt with crazy teachers, AP testing disasters, fire alarms, shooting threats, senior pranks, and so much more it’s difficult to recall it all. So isn’t it fitting that to...

Grizzly athletes leave the den

Senior committed athletes, front row from left to right, Blake Hazelton, Nikki Trucco, Lexi Trucco, Connor Lawrence, and Josh Giffins; second row: Brody Steinhart, JP Guimareas, Dylan Lisle, Daniella Hawkins, Lainey Hanehan, and Alexis Burt; third row: Mark Balleza, Karl Lovett, Alex Zhu, Sydney Hammill, Amanda Robman, and Sydney Frankenberger.

Ben Rettig and Cameron McKeon, Sports Writers

May 29, 2019

Cal High has 17 student-athletes who distinguished themselves to such an extent these past four years that they’ll be playing their respective sports next year at the collegiate level. Daniella Hawkins After distinguishing herself as one of the top swimmers in the state, Daniella Hawkins will b...

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

Senior Daniella Hawkins ended her high school swimming career on a high note. Hawkins placed second in the 500 freestyle event at the CIF State Championships on May 17-18 at Clovis West High School.  “I was really excited to get second, because I had never placed that high in state befo...

Summer different for seniors and juniors

As seniors soak up the summer sun, juniors are stuck in windowless classrooms preparing for standardized tests and essays.

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

May 28, 2019

For seniors it’s time to kick their feet up and sip on some iced tea under the sun. All their hard work paid off and they know exactly where they are headed in the fall.  But for juniors this summer is their last chance to squeeze in as much volunteering as possible, put in final preparations for...

How seniors are spending their last summer

Marley Fernandez, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

Yearbooks will be signed and caps will be thrown. The class of 2017 will come together for one last hurrah at graduation before they go their separate ways for summer.  With high school officially over, each student has more free time to enjoy the wonders of San Ramon. Who wouldn’t want...

Seniors should have a say in music for Ball

May 15, 2017

Senior Ball is the last hooray for seniors and the culmination of all dances that have come before it. It should ideally be a night that has something for everyone so all seniors can have a night to remember. But 2017’s Senior Ball does not look like it’s going to be a night for the seniors as...

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