The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

A student learns about Cal’s new courses, Honors Modern East Asian History, Peer Counseling and AP World History.
New courses introduced for new year
Mishti Ramachandra, Staff Writer • March 28, 2024

March is that wonderful time of the year when the stress of course selection finally starts to kick in for...

The Muslim Student Association put up posters supporting Palestine around campus that were removed by Principal Demetrius Ball because of concerns about the posters’ content.
Admin removes MSA posters
Keerthi Eraniyan, Staff Writer • March 28, 2024

The decision by Cal High administrators to remove Muslim Student Association (MSA) posters supporting Palestine last month has created controversy...

The mock trial team celebrated their seventh consecutive Contra Costa County title last month. Members of the team held up seven fingers to represent their seventh straight title.
Mock trial winning streak continues
Camille Miller, Staff Writer • March 28, 2024

Cal High’s mock trial team can’t stop winning. After six consecutive years of winning the Contra Costa County championship, the team won...

Varsity pitcher Kaitlyn Le winds up to throw a pitch against Dougherty Valley on March 19. The Grizzlies won the game 6-1. Le, a senior, is committed to play softball for CSU Monterey Bay next season.
Grizzlies aiming to defend championship
Vishwas Balla, Senior Sports Editor • March 28, 2024

The 2023 North Coast Section softball champions are back on the field with hopes to secure back-to-back...

Cal High’s women’s lacrosse team poses at Acalanes high in Lafayette after beating the Dons 15-9 on Feb. 23. The team is 4-2 under the leadership of new coach Tom Perry and his daugter, Madison Perry.
Cal women’s lacrosse welcomes new coaches
Andrew Chen, Assistant News Editor • March 28, 2024

With the spring sports season underway, Cal High is welcoming a new coaching staff that is familiar with the school. Tom Perry has returned...

Coach Lenard Matthews, right, instructs junior Evan Wolken to get ready to plant the pole in the box. Mathews is eager to give his coaching advice to the team this season.
Pole vaulting finds a new coach
Saya Kubo, Staff Writer • March 28, 2024

Cal High pole vaulting has struggled to find a regular coach since Mike King left in 2021. The search to find a coach has been difficult, leaving...

Meet the Staff
Brooke Hirsch
Brooke Hirsch
Staff Writer

Senior Brooke Hirsch joined the newspaper team as a photographer and possibly an illustrator. She’s been interested in drawing since childhood and loves a good story. If you want to talk about movies...

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