The Californian

Classes online have given students plenty of opportunities to multitask.

Multitasking, but online school edition

From dentist appointments to honing culinary skills, students are finding other activities to keep them busy during class
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Buzz, buzz. You hear the revolting noise of your alarm clock. The snooze button has never looked prettier, but you can’t miss school. Right? Considering the circumstances of the world, everything...

Board makes right call by postponing hybrid learning

Staff Editorial December 16, 2020

Like thousands of San Ramon Valley Unified School District community members, The Californian’s editorial board has been asking the question: Why are we going back to school? Luckily for our safety...

Many school events have gone dark for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

What losing in-class school has been like for students 

All grade levels have been affected by remote learning this year
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Do you remember waking up in the morning and dragging your feet to get ready for school?  What about meeting up with your friends in the hallways, listening to teachers’ long lectures, eating...

Many students turn off their cameras while in Zoom breakout rooms, making it difficult for everyone to collaborate and communicate with classmates.

Are breakout rooms really beneficial?

Teachers and students struggle to make this Zoom, Google Meet feature more engaging
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Sophomore Praneeta Agrawal sat in silence and stared awkwardly at the black boxes and muted mics on her screen. She took it upon herself to start the conversation by essentially asking, “Hey guys, what...

Adapting to remote learning has been a challenge for all of us, but some people have chosen to cope in unique ways...

Online schooling has brought out a whole different side of us

Unfortunately, the side shouldn't always be shown on Zoom and Google Meets
Jaida Baker, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Google Meet and Zoom recently faced some new security features from the district to keep unwarranted that happened earlier in the year out of classes. Those changes may be working, but they’re not...

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