The Californian

One day history books will detail all of the unusual year that was 2020. The coronavirus pandemic obviously will headline the strangeness of the year.
One Year in Quarantine
How history books will look back on 2020?
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer • March 12, 2021

As the future generations peer into their history textbooks, a certain page will catch their attention. This one is different from the rest....

Many Cal High students have become frustrated with the PSAT because of administrative errors leading to invalidated tests the past two years.
Students exasperated with PSAT inconsistency
Daphne So, Staff Writer • May 7, 2021

The PSAT is notorious for the errors in its administration throughout the years at Cal High.  From invalidated scores to testing site changes,...

Members of the wind ensemble class pose with their instruments during a recent Zoom class. The class has been taught by Teri Musiel, Dougherty Valley High School
Band department awaits fourth director in four years
April 30, 2021

When Cal High’s longtime band director Kent Johnson departed in 2019, junior Audrey Luu was upset at the loss of a cherished teacher. But...

Students are actively adjusting to the major changes that in-person learning has brought.
Students return to in-person learning
April 30, 2021

After almost a year of remote learning, students finally returned to campus last month in a hybrid setting. After what seemed like a long,...

Sophomore Aleeza Zakai is a budding filmmaker who has focused her director
Cal High filmmaker directs her vision behind the camera
Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer • April 28, 2021

Sophomore Aleeza Zakai has always enjoyed filming, since she was a young child. She started when she was eight years old with an iPad, filming...

“The Blind Spot” is a new club on campus that makes podcasts about issues ranging from education and mental health to the election.
'The Blind Spot' sheds light on important issues
Dominic Aguilar , Staff Writer • April 28, 2021

Ever since the pandemic began, all kinds of restrictions have been put on society.  Current global and local issues are becoming more prevalent,...

David Dobrik and his Vlog Squad have recently gotten into hot water over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Vlog Squad in shambles
Evan Heinz, Staff Writer • April 28, 2021

YouTubers such as Dan Avidan from Game Grumps, Carson King (Call Me Carson), and Pyrocincal have been under fire because of several different...

Cal's 2020 Class is the first ever to have a virtual graduation ceremony
Avni Kalur, Staff Writer • May 29, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For...

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