The Californian

In this climate, school threats are not a joke

Staff Editorial, The Voice of California High School

May 29, 2019

We frequently see Cal High on the news, and often it’s for all the wrong reasons.   Recently, we had multiple school shooting threats, the most recent involving detailed graffiti of a shooting on May 9.  This is not a problem with just one student, as administrators found the threats came from...

We are desensitized to regular gun violence

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018

Gun violence has taken the entire country by storm in the past couple of years. Sadly,   more and more students have to cope with the reality of school shootings.  Whether it is through the news, school shooting drills, or political discourse, all students in our nation have experienced ...

Brown rightly rejects school start time bill

Californian Staff

October 16, 2018

Earlier  this September Senate Bill 328 was passed by the California state senate and was expected to become law. The bill would have required all K-12 schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Proponents of the bill, specifically the American Academy of Pediatrics, believed that it would allo...

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015

As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school dance and an extremely irresponsible use of student and parent funds. San Ramon has a certai...

Welcome to the new Cal High Penitentiary

Staff Editorial

April 29, 2015

Since the beginning of April, there have been at least two instances where Cal High students have either posted pictures around campus or on Twitter comparing the school to a prison or correctional facility. After the photographs were posted on Twitter, there was a magnitude of retweets, favorites...

Community service possible for truants

Albert Liao, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

A Cal High junior girl was recently punished at a district hearing with 10 hours of community service for multiple cuts and excessive tardies. But when she did not finish the 10 hours within the one month window she was given, she was punished again with an additional 30 hours of community service. She...

Change in staff worries students

Change in staff worries students

Alex Farley, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

With two new counselors joining the school and the need for letters of recommendaton coming up, many seniors applying for colleges are feeling a bit uneasy. As a result of longtime Cal High Beverly Hall taking a new position in the counseling department, and former counselor Patty O’Malley departing,...