The Californian

Spring sports seasons cancelled due to coronavirus

Due to the cancellation of school for the rest of the semester, spring sports have been stopped mid way into the season.

Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor

May 24, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic swept through the United States in March, professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports were canceled, devastating many athletes.   This includes many at Cal High who officially saw their spring sports come to an end on April 3 when the California Interscholastic...

San Ramon community spreads positivity amid the pandemic

Many late March and April birthdays were held in cul-de-sacs as guests would arrive in cars to honk at the birthday person.

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

Since March 17, counties across the Bay Area have been on a strict shelter-in-place order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  Despite being stuck indoors for the most part, people have still been finding ways to spread positivity within their neighborhoods. Many people have been leaving positive...

Exchange students’ year is cut short at Cal

Marta Albertoni from Italy and Vilma Nilson from Sweden (pictured left to right) had to be sent back home after school closed on March 13.

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

When the San Ramon Valley Unified School District made the decision to temporarily close all schools on March 13, students prepared to stay inside, do schoolwork online, and stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic. But for juniors Marta Albertoni and Emma Soelgaard and senior Vilma Nilson, this wasn’t...

Schools worldwide have responded to coronavirus pandemic in different ways

Sterling Daly is a graduating senior from Castro Valley High School. Due to the closure of schools, he celebrated his graduation at home.

Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor

May 22, 2020

Schools from all over the world rushed to take action when the coronavirus pandemic spread in February and March, forcing most schools to close.  In the urgency to set up virtual education, different schools nationwide and internationally have taken very different approaches to accommodate their...

Cal High students are working in grocery stores as essential workers

This picture was taken at the Safeway on San Ramon Valley Blvd. before the mandate to wear face masks in public.

Liann Bielicki, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Mile-long lines, brawls over toilet paper and waves of frenzied shopping have put the brunt of the coronavirus panic on grocery store workers.  While other workers across the world may find ways to turn their jobs digital, these employees must be at work because of the highly essential nature...

Students are picking up hobbies during shelter-in-place

Many students have turned to baking as a cure for their boredom during quarantine.

Nick Harvey, reporter

May 21, 2020

Students have been up to a variety of interesting activities during the stay-at-home orders, from mastering the art of lockpicking to adjusting to online learning. Although students have had to continue doing their schoolwork, most students are doing less schoolwork and as a result have found themselves...

What it’s like to be a fast food worker during the pandemic

All fast food restaurants have switched to providing their services solely through drive through.

Lorelai Slaydon, Staff Writer, Photographer, Artist

May 21, 2020

Customer service and taking care of their staff has always been the highest priority for In-N-Out Burger, and the coronavirus pandemic is even more of a reason to show that. After recently becoming an employee to the company I feel lucky to have obtained this job while many have lost theirs, or had...

Families celebrate holidays in quarantine

Many families have gathered over virtual platforms such as Zoom to celebrate holidays together.

Nick Harvey, Reporter

May 10, 2020

One of the numerous aspects of daily life that has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic is the celebration of holidays, which is especially interesting considering the abundance of holidays in late March, April, and May. Some people have celebrated holidays with their families virtually, over...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (YES)

Gina Wu, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2019

Since The College Board was founded in 1899, the non-profit organization has witnessed a great expansion in its loyal fanbase for its unique offering of standardized tests, including the Advanced Placement (AP) tests, which are notorious for their high price and the immense amount of stress associated...

Students gear up for summer internships

Sophomores Celeste Paapanen, left, and Kimi Shirai are among the Cal High students who landed internships this summer. Paapanen will be interning for Supervisor Wilma Chan at Alameda County District 3, while Shirai is part of UCSB’s Research Mentorship Program.

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019

The two and a half months of summer that are approaching give students the perfect opportunity to get an internship.  This is exactly what many Cal High students have already begun doing. Sophomore Kimi Shirai has landed herself an internship at the UC Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Progr...

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