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

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The Polar Express is one of the holiday classics we recommend.

Stellar movies you can put at the top of your wishlist

Carson Pfotenhauer, Pranav Khosla, and Daniela Noubleau December 21, 2022

If you’re planning on binging movies this winter break, you might as well indulge in some classics, starting with these. Christmas time always seems to give us wacky family stories, so let’s start...

JJ Laake is on Amelias Saravias back, practicing an improv scene in the quad.

Mission Improvable does the impossible

Tejas Mahesh, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Being highly energizing, rich with creativity, and absolutely hilarious are the hallmarks of Cal High’s Mission Improvable. The 11-member improv team is headed by Shea Daly, the acting captain, Wren...

Cal High’s chamber orchestra performs during the Winter Orchestra Concert on Dec. 8.

Winter concert is a big hit

Dhruv Kommuri and Melissa Nguyen December 19, 2022

Music is something that everyone enjoys, especially at this time of year with the holidays approaching. Cal hosted this year’s Winter Orchestra Concert on Dec. 8. Pieces such as “A Glimpse of Winter”,...

“Deltarune” protagonist Kris returns to the hub world after completing a mission.

New ‘Deltarune’ is looking to be a skele-ton of fun

Dallas Nowlin, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Millions of people remember Sept. 15, 2015, the release of “Undertale”. The same fans are likely to have memorized Halloween 2018 when Toby Fox released “Deltarune”, the critically acclaimed spin-off...

Splat, the blue blob from Avalonia who becomes Ethan’s sidekick, loves “Strange World.”

‘Strange World’ is mystifying

Shivani Phadnis , Staff Writer December 19, 2022

“Strange World” is the latest feature film from Disney Animation Studios, and it’s a thrilling ride from start to finish. It follows father-and-son duo Searcher Clade (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ethan...

The Californians Pop Culture column covers all the latest controversial pop culture phenomena.

These holiday movies deserve a lump of coal

Keliimaikai Demello and Kathir Rajesh Kannan December 19, 2022

Some Christmas classics, like “Home Alone” and “Frosty the Snowman”, make you want to curl up in front of the TV with hot cocoa. Others make you want to hurl your hot cocoa at the TV for how much...

The sequel to Avatar, “Avatar: The Way of the Water”, stirs up a lot of anticipation leading up to its release tonight.

Long awaited Avatar movie drips into theaters

Nidhay Mahavadi, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

The wait is finally over. The sequel to Avatar, “Avatar: The Way of the Water”, is released today. And the hype surrounding this much-anticipated movie is absolutely insane.  “I have been...

Koraidon and Miraidon the mascot legendaries of the new Pokémon games: Scarlet and Violet

New Pokemon games offer players open-world settings

Shivani Phadnis, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

“Pokemon, gotta catch ‘em all” has been the ultimate fan chant for decades. But for the first time, recently released games “Pokemon Scarlet” and “Pokemon Violet” provide an alternative...

Cal High’s three choir groups sing “Baraka” together under the guidance of choir and dance teacher Lori Willis as the finale for their fall show on Nov. 3.

Choir and dance practice, perform and perfect

Daniela Noubleau, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

As the fall season comes to an end, the choir has sung a tune of success, while dance prepares for their upcoming fall showcase. The choir, small but powerful, has maintained their reputation with neat...

The Dougherty Station Community Center has planned new activities and events for the building once it reopens in 2023.

Dougherty Community Center prepares for remodeling

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

The Dougherty Station Community Center has stood since 2005 as a place for group activities and community events, but recently the space has been going underutilized. Because of this, the center, located...

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