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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Some exams are more popular than others

Some exams are more popular than others

Mishti Ramachandra and Alyssa Reyrao May 7, 2024

Cal High students have the opportunity to choose from a diverse selection of 22 Advanced Placement (AP) classes, granting them flexibility in their academic pursuits. AP classes are a way to give high...

Number of Cal’s AP students increases

Number of Cal’s AP students increases

Camille Miller, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

The beginning of Advanced Placement (AP) test season highlights the large number of students currently taking AP classes and tests. Whether it’s because of the decrease in college acceptance rates forcing...

Studying advice for procrastinating students

Studying advice for procrastinating students

Audrey Goddard, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

With Advanced Placement (AP) testing starting this week, students may be feeling stressed or anxious about how to prepare. While there is no right or wrong way to study, there are a couple steps students...

Brandon Andrews keeps a drumset in his room for his band.

Teachers bring tunes to classrooms

Shelly Parekh and Zak Syed March 28, 2024

Music is inescapable on Cal High’s campus. Whether it’s pop blasting from a student’s AirPods, lo-fi strumming from a teacher’s speakers, or classical streaming from the band room, music is everywhere....

Students listen to music using personal headphones and AirPods during class.

How is Cal High tuning in to music?

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Music is all around students, from the background song in the YouTube video they’re watching to the songs played in Target while they’re shopping. But sometimes that isn’t enough. A part of some...

Joseph Sussman poses with his metal posters. Sussman plays the bands’ music to wake up his students when class starts.

Health class starts with a blast of metal

Ben Barba Zuniga, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

PE and health teacher Joseph Sussman’s classroom has become infamous at Cal High for beginning each period with a lot of noise. A lot of really loud noise. Or, from Sussman’s perspective, really loud...

Social media impacts students

Social media impacts students

Zak Syed, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

In today’s new digital age, social media has become an essential part of the lives of the current and older generations. With its ability to connect people from all corners of the world, social media...

Social media influencing Gen Alpha’s young kids

Social media influencing Gen Alpha’s young kids

Alyssa Reyrao, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Generation Alpha is the first generation to be born into a fully technological and connected world. These kids, born between 2010 to 2024 and known as Gen Alpha, have grown up with social media available...

BookTok revitalizes reading

BookTok revitalizes reading

Shelly Parekh, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

From character edits to book reviews, romance novels to murder mysteries, fan theories to reading challenges, BookTok has resurged the interest in literature. BookTok, a combination of short TikTok videos...

Audrey’s sugar cookies are festive and delicious.

Holiday recipes worth celebrating

Audrey Goddard, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

I enjoy baking around the holidays because it’s a great way for me to create affordable yet delicious treats for my friends and family. These are a few of my favorite recipes I tried making this holiday...

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