The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA

This pun was on porpoise

Tristen Singer, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under News Lite, Showcase

Dolphins are the cute, cuddly and innocent friends of the sea.But in the case of six dolphins currently patrolling the ports of Russia, all is not as it seems.That’s right, as a part of a program dating back to the 1960s, Russia over-seas its very own fleet of “attack dolphins.”Sound... Read more »

Grizzlies making their mark

Grizzlies making their mark

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women’s lacrosse team is in the midst of a historical season.As of Wednesday, the Grizzlies were ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 2 in California, according to maxpreps.com.The squad is off to a 16-0 start, including four victories against league opponents.Their play on the field... Read more »

School club promotes diversity

School club promotes diversity

Linda Wang, Features Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Among the wide variety of clubs at Cal High, the culture club distinctively sets itself apart from the rest.Led by junior Kathley Letran, the Culture Club shares and informs students about the diverse cultures within Cal High and around the world.“The purpose of our culture club is to educate... Read more »

Day of Silence sparks backlash

Day of Silence sparks backlash

Kat LeTran, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Duct tape slapped. Mouths shut. Silence spread.Many students at Cal High and throughout the nation actively took part in Day of Silence on April 15 to protest the struggles the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community faces everyday.“The point of Day of Silence is to bring... Read more »

Interim principal fills in until June

Interim principal fills in until June

Jessica Yuan, Features Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Cal students will see a new face on campus over the course of the next few months as Janet Terranova serves as Cal High’s interim principal.While Principal Sarah Cranford is on  maternity leave to welcome a new baby boy into her family, Terranova has stepped in as interim principal for the remainder... Read more »

Double hotel bookings cost MUN Club more than $6,000

Double hotel bookings cost MUN Club more than $6,000

Aileen Villalpando, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The Model United Nations (MUN) Club recently squandered more than 70 percent of its budget after unknowingly booking twice as many rooms as needed at hotels for the Berkeley MUN conference last month.Bookkeeping records show the club spent $6,152 on reservations for two nights at the Nash Hotel for... Read more »

Assassins is more than just a game; it’s a way of life

Assassins is more than just a game; it’s a way of life

Nate Rankin, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under News Lite, Showcase

As second semester seniors, we have a lot of pressure on us to show the world that we can be successful young adults.We’re supposed to show responsibility, independence and qualities that would deem us “acceptable” by colleges and “employable” by the work force.The game of Assassins... Read more »

Experiencing a day with special ed students

Experiencing a day with special ed students

Patrick Retting, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Cal High has more than 2,500 students and enrollment numbers are projected to grow in the coming years. At The Californian we try to highlight the talents and skills of our entire student body.Unfortunately, groups of students can sometimes be forgotten. One of Cal’s least recognized programs is Spe... Read more »

New SAT is here

New SAT is here

Ingrid Lam and Emma Hall
March 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The SAT has been one of the most intimidating and constant institutions that has loomed over high schoolers since its creation in the 1920s.Over the last few years, the SAT has been undergoing a very high profile revamping  because of America’s new focus on Common Core standards and the test’s... Read more »

Junior rock band comes together to make some noise

Junior rock band comes together to make some noise

Saif Khan, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under A&E, Showcase

A couple weeks ago, this reporter was forced into an interview with a few punk kids with a pipe dream to make some anarchic music for the world.These grungy, Bernie Sanders-supporting delinquents go by the name of FOOL.When asked for a single reason why they came together, they responded in unison... Read more »