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San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

San Ramon Police Department bans carotid restraint in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

July 2, 2020

The San Ramon Police Department has officially banned the use of carotid restraints in the aftermath of nationwide protests reacting to the death of George Floyd. “Effective immediately, the San Ramon Police Department has banned the use of the carotid restraint,” wrote San Ramon police Chief...

Cal needs to go back to full time learning

Shannah Saul, Reporter

June 29, 2020

To say the first quarter of online learning was a disaster is an understatement.  While some blame can be put on the quick onset of the coronavirus and school districts’ lack of preparation, there is no denying that computer learning doesn’t work as a whole.  Between students’ mental...

Hybrid learning is the middle ground

Sabrina Contreras, Co-Managing Editor

June 29, 2020

One of the many things the coronavirus pandemic has taught me is this: I don’t hate school nearly as much as I led myself to believe. A week into online learning in mid-March had me missing school more than I thought was possible.  In a perfect world, I’d absolutely love to go back to school....

We should continue with online learning

Isaac Oronsky, Social Media Editor, Co-Managing Editor

June 29, 2020

The United States set a single-day record of new coronavirus cases reported on June 24 with 38,115.  The next day, that record was broken, with a national total of 39,327 new cases. The day after that, the record was broken yet again - this time surpassing 40,000 cases with a total of 44,702...

San Ramon community protests SRVUSD spending and issues with remote learning

A group of SRVUSD parents and students sat outside of the district office on June 23 to protest.

Nick Harvey, Opinion Editor

June 27, 2020

San Ramon Unified School District parents organized a sit-in protest on Tuesday in front of the district office before the Board of Education meeting to show both their opposition to management raises and support for allowing students to return to campus in the fall. Approximately 75 individuals showed...

Cal High’s Black Student Union answers questions about Black Lives Matter – Part 2

Cal High's Black Student Union answers questions about Black Lives Matter - Part 2

June 12, 2020

In response to the recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Californian partnered with the Cal High Black Student Union to publish a Black Lives Matter Week. To end the week, we are publishing the second part of a conversation that occurred between 2020 ...

Cal High’s Black Student Union answers questions about Black Lives Matter

Students pictured are Paige McKindra (top left), Jordan Nabwe (top right), Chinwe Nwankwo (bottom left), and Lajolie Beugre (bottom right).

June 11, 2020

In response to the recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Californian partnered with the Cal High Black Student Union to publish a Black Lives Matter Week. To end the week, we are publishing a transcript of a conversation that occurred between 2020 Cal Hi...

Pet adoptions have increased during shelter-in-place

During quarantine, many people have been turning to their pets for entertainment and comfort.

Wyatt Golla, Staff Writer

June 8, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, something interesting has happened: animal adoption rates have increased.  This adoption boom isn’t just happening in one or two states. In nearly every state, pets are being adopted from shelters at a startling rate.  Since animal shelters are deemed...

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,...