The Californian

School faced with even more threats

Christine Oh, Vidhima Shetty, Kate Hong and Rachel Pak, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019


Filed under News

A series of four shooting threats targeting Cal High this month have shaken students and staff and resulted in the lowest attendance in school history. San Ramon police and the FBI continue to investigate threats that led to about 80 percent of Cal’s 2,811 students staying away from campus on May...

Editor takes state as mock trial journalist

Editor takes state as mock trial journalist

Emmy Burrus, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under News

Californian editor in chief  Vidhima Shetty recently earned the title as state champion courtroom journalist at the 38th annual Mock Trial State Finals. Shetty, a senior, beat 21 other county champion courtroom journalists to claim her title at the State Finals, which was March 22-24 in Sacram...

Californian editor interviews ABC News correspondent

Californian editor interviews ABC News correspondent

Vidhima Shetty, Editor-in-chief

January 28, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive

On Monday, January 14th, I received the opportunity to meet Martha Raddatz, ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent as part of the Lesher Speaker Series, which has previously hosted speakers like former FBI Director James Comey and author Dr.Jean Twenge, at the Lesher Foundation for the Arts. A...

Californian editor publishes book

Californian editor publishes book

Vidhima Shetty, Editor in chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Recently, I had the opportunity to publish my first book, “An Adolescent’s Guide to ME/CFS.” What started as a newspaper article in The Californian two years ago led to a product that will hopefully educate one more person or patient about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. ...

Cal on high alert after online threat

Cal on high alert after online threat

Vidhima Shetty, Editor in chief

September 6, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Thursday was a tense day for Cal High students and staff following an anonymous threat posted online on Wednesday afternoon that targeted the school. In an email the district sent Wednesday afternoon, parents were informed that the San Ramon police and FBI received an unverified report about an on...

Honors Chemistry added

Honors Chemistry added

Vidhima Shetty, Features editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

When next year’s class selections came out this spring, many Cal High students were surprised by one course addition in particular: Honors Chemistry. Known to challenge students with its grueling concepts and difficult subject matter, chemistry is required for students who want to move on to higher-level...

Lana Del Rey’s first single enlightens

Lana Del Rey’s first single enlightens

Vidhima Shetty, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under A&E

Prominent singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is set to release her latest album, “Lust for Life,” in the near future. Del Rey is known to take on dark themes, such as tragic romance. But with the release of two singles, her upcoming album seems to be taking a more positive route. Although no exact...

Bay Books set to close in April

Bay Books set to close in April

Vidhima Shetty, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

San Ramon will be bidding local bookstore Bay Books a final farewell next month after nearly 30 years of business. Bay Books, an independent bookstore that sells both new and used books, was established in 1988 and at one time had three Bay Area branches before the stores in Concord and Pleasanton...

Alexa, the shopaholic

Vidhima Shetty, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under News Lite

Imagine waking up one morning and accidentally becoming the owner of an antique doll collection, or having a near to lifetime supply of Froot Loops at your doorstep. These days, because technology has bridged the gap between laziness and getting the things we want, we are able to purchase items with...

Moose, maple syrup, and poutine: an eh-migration guide

Moose, maple syrup, and poutine: an eh-migration guide

Vidhima Shetty, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under News Lite

In the past several months that had America strung in anticipation, the joke of moving to Canada following the possibility of Trump’s presidency circulated among many.  Plot twist: it isn’t a joke.  The night of Nov. 8 was one that proved to be problematic for a majority of the population.  The...

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