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


How did Earth Day originate?

Kaustav Pal, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Of the 365 days in a year (or 366 – looking at you leap year), there is one day dedicated to celebrating the big blue globe we call home: Earth Day. Meant to raise awareness about the environmental...

From left to right, Bori Kim, Shruti Kale and Aastha Agrawal show off their sustainable products for Eco-Case.

Local organizations help the Earth

Anika Choudhary, Online Editor April 29, 2022

Cal High students have decided to take a stand and do their part to help educate other students and make a positive impact on the Earth. Through local organizations, students are taking steps toward creating...

Marine Biology teacher Douglas Mason shows junior Kit Town a starfish from the aquarium tank in his classroom. Mason’s class is one of several on campus that addresses the issue of climate change in the curriculum.

Students study climate in eco classes

Lexi Broughton, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The hot button issue of climate change is being taught in schools now more than ever before.  Being one of the most talked-about topics, one which many  consider to be the most significant issue of...

Students playing Wordle huddle around with their phones, hoping to get today’s word right.

Wordle pops off

Shravya Salem Sathish, Online Editor March 18, 2022

Not too long ago, sudoku and crossword puzzles seemed like the only representatives for the long exhausted grid games.  Then came Wordle, an unadorned, quick word game that planted itself into everyone’s...

Wordle is a word puzzle game where players guess a five letter word in only six attempts. Letters in the correct space are shown in green, while letters in the wrong space are shown in yellow and letters that aren’t in the word of the day remain gray. The game resets daily, which fosters healthy competition and occasionally anguish among its players.

Hey NY Times, is this a word?

Sydney Cicchitto, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

Dear The New York Times: We need to talk. We both know that on Jan. 31 you made a purchase, one that affected the lives of many people – mine included. You may not realize it, but allow me to explain...

The most highly recommended masks in the world of Omicron.

Unmasking the best face coverings

Kira Sidhu, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

With the recent surge of the highly contagious Omicron variant, many people are wondering what the most protective masks are, and in what settings different masks are meant to be used.  Good news....

Doctors weigh in on virus

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor February 14, 2022

Then: President Donald Trump declared emergency because of the outbreak of COVID-19, on March 13, 2020. Now, close to two years later, the entire world is still severely inhibited by pandemic protocols...

Students work solo with COVID

Hallie Chong, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Whether students are stuck at home because of a COVID-19 exposure or with a 104 degree fever, school work is unavoidable. After this year’s winter break, at least 91 positive cases were confirmed...

COVID tests, more like NOVID tests

Hannah Shariff, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

As the new COVID-19 variant spreads, uncertainty rises as people want to get tested.  But what if the test results that ease the uneasiness are actually unreliable? As more people are desperate to...

St. Nicholas Harvey taps into the ultimate Christmas spirit by giving gifts to those in need this holiday season.

The Christmas Trilogy Part III: The Return of Christmas Spirit

Nicholas Harvey, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

If you are a long-time reader of The Californian, you undoubtedly remember the pinnacle of the Features section that has been released over the past several years.  My annual tribute to Santa has stood...

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