The Californian

Should Americans be allowed to take a knee during the National Anthem?

Colin Kaepernick's decision has spurred a nationwide debate on kneeling during the National Anthem.

Siena Sharpe and Tyler Peck

November 7, 2017

YES Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “A time comes where silence is betrayal.”  In a time where racial prejudice and oppression of specific groups are on the rise, King’s words encourage those with a voice to reach out and take a stand for others.   In 2016, former San Franci...

Multicultural fair showcases ethnicities

Senior Katelyn Hefter performed a traditional Irish dance for Cal High’s Multicultural Fair during lunch on April 14.

Lorela Cabral and Jasmine Wu

April 29, 2016

For the past four years, Cal High has celebrated the Multicultural Faire with its students through a variety of cultural-based clubs to bring awareness to the cultures present on the school’s campus. Cal is considered the most culturally diverse high school in the San Ramon Valley School District...

Drug use doubles between freshman, junior years

Neha Kaul and Athena Georgopoulos

April 29, 2016

Drug use among Cal High students is on the rise. Results from the state’s 2014-15 Healthy Kids Survey show that alcohol and drug use for Cal students nearly doubled between freshman and junior years. Freshmen who participated in the survey revealed that 15 percent had experimented with drugs...

Downtown San Ramon to be completed in 2018

Downtown San Ramon to be completed in 2018

Brittany Jimena and Cameron Harris

March 15, 2016

In spring of 2007, the city of San Ramon officially approved and finalized the building of a new City Center on about 40 acres located at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon. Though demolition of an old office park just west of the intersection is nearly complete, it will not...

New SAT is here

Standardized Test with Pencil

Ingrid Lam and Emma Hall

March 15, 2016

The SAT has been one of the most intimidating and constant institutions that has loomed over high schoolers since its creation in the 1920s. Over the last few years, the SAT has been undergoing a very high profile revamping  because of America’s new focus on Common Core standards and the test’s...

Minju Kim flexes her piano skills

Minju Kim practices for hours on end, working toward her next achievement. She has received much acclaim for her talent, including playing at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Lorela Cabral and Jasmine Wu

October 19, 2015

Some Cal High students think that reciting a speech in front of their class is nerve wracking. Imagine playing piano in front of a hundreds of people in one of the world’s most famous venues. This is what junior Minju Kim experienced this summer when she performed at world famous Carnegie Hall...

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 1)

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 1)

Adam Jackson and Gabby Silva

June 9, 2015

As we roll into June, the seniors begin to say their final goodbyes to Cal High. It’s bittersweet. There are so many things to look forward to, especially graduation and the world beyond high school. But there is also a lot to miss about the school that raised us. What we’ll miss the most...

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