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Stories from California High School
Online concerts replace live music shows during pandemic
Arts & Entertainment

Michelle Nguyen | October 7, 2020

With the popularity of online streaming, many artists find it hard to keep afloat as physical and downloadable sales plummet.

Before Miss Corona took over the charts, musicians resorted to touring as…

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San Ramon Valley High senior organizes protest at district office
News

Christine Oh | October 6, 2020

Doak Walker will not be attending school on Monday. In fact, the San Ramon Valley High senior hopes to miss the entire week of school.

Walker has organized a sit-in protest at the San Ramon Unified…

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Anonymous Cal student posts racist comment during class on the first day of school
News

Angela Deanne Paloma | September 10, 2020

Cal High was once again attacked by an anonymous act of racism when a student submitted a racist comment in a virtual lesson on, of all days, the first day of school.

In a letter emailed to the school…

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‘Zoom bombers’ target Cal High’s video conference with Vietnam War veterans
Coronavirus

Isabelle Coburn | May 27, 2020

Nearly 100 Cal High juniors had their Zoom meeting for U.S. history hijacked on Friday when they were continuously shown screen shared videos depicting racial abuse, suicide, executions, and pornographic…

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Cal High students are working in grocery stores as essential workers
Coronavirus

Liann Bielicki | May 22, 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…

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Students go nocturnal during shelter-in-place
Coronavirus

Angela Deanne Paloma | May 11, 2020

Now that she doesn’t have to worry about waking up early for school, senior Kaithlyne Nguyen lets herself stay up a little bit longer, playing “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”. Hours later, her eyes…

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Nerdy games are cool again
Arts & Entertainment

Kristen Choi | October 30, 2018

Any true self-professed “nerd” is familiar with the predecessors of all geeky games: “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Magic: The Gathering.” 

Despite the popularity of the games decades…

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Theater 4 goes Hollywood
Arts & Entertainment

Sierra Randel | October 30, 2018

Lights, camera, action! 

With the addition of a Theater Arts 4 class at Cal High, students passionate about drama can now pursue a more advanced level of acting and receive the opportunity to take…

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Anti-vaping class implemented
News

Emmy Burrus | October 29, 2018

The vaping craze is sweeping the nation, and Cal High is no exception. 

To combat this, the school district has implemented a program called Saturday Vape Alternative to Suspension Class.

Suggested…

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Zoe Medlin’s art displayed in D.C.
Arts & Entertainment

Maira Nigaar | October 26, 2018

Vibrant colors fill junior Zoe Alyse Medlin’s world as she paints her life, one stroke at a time. 

Medlin, a self-taught artist who takes her passion for art outside of school, regularly creates…

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