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


Although California may not get snow, students find ways to enjoy the holidays with decorations and other traditions.

With no snow in San Ramon, students still try to make it feel like the holidays

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

On Christmas day, the tree stands tall in the center of the room, gifts dotting the floor around it in an array of bright colors. Covered head to toe with bright lights and sparkling ornaments, the tree...

Staff writer Dallas Nowlin skating at the Kristi Yamaguchi Ice Rink in City Center. The rink is open unti1 Jan. 8.

Misadventures at the City Center ice rink

Dallas Nowlin, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

When I found out I could learn to ice skate again for The Californian, I was ecstatic. I’ve only skated a few times years ago, so this would be an amazing opportunity to relive my childhood and re-learn...

Starbucks Holiday launch features several festive cups. The holiday drinks are available until the middle of January.

Are Starbucks holiday drinks overrated?

Sia Lele, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Every year when the holidays roll around, companies start spewing out Christmas-themed advertisements and products, even changing packaging to cater to the holiday frenzy of buying specialty items. Starbucks...

Cal High students are among the many Americans struggling to combat rising inflation.

Rising inflation is hitting Cal High students hard as well

Mansi Swaminathan, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

As inflation continues to eat away at many Californians’ wallets, it is clear the overall cost of living in the Golden State has caused stress to many. And it’s not just adults feeling the pinch....

Inflation has caused 
the prices of homes, gas and other goods to drastically rise, and how to fix it has become a political debate among the Republicans and Democrats.

The politics behind rising prices

Jacqueline Guerrero , Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Like most topics today, inflation has become a polarizing issue in politics, with each major party deflecting the blame back on to the other. Republican politicians have argued that Democrats are making...

Gas prices at the Chevron Station at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and San Ramon Valley Boulevard easily exceeded $6 a gallon in late October. Rising gas prices have created problems for students and teachers.

How we can fix the inflation problem

Ayaan Karan, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

The phenomenon of inflation raises prices and makes many of our lives miserable. And it is at its highest rate since the 1970s. The United States is at a 7.7 percent inflation rate as of Oct. 31, according...

Students learn how to adjust and balance their busy schedules with new start times, longer  tutorial periods, and the new “B-period”, an after-school replacement of A-period.

New schedule creates change

Yining Xie, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

The jury is still out on this year’s new schedule. Since Senate Bill 328 went into effect to start the school year on Aug. 10, many Cal High students began their days later with no classes being offered...

Cal High’s new plan to minimize parking lot congestion during pick-up and drop-off was announced on Oct. 3 and it includes reopening the horseshoe in front of the admin building. Administrators had closed the horseshoe for the first two months of school.

Parking and pick-up rules shift routines

Addison Jing and Daniela Noubleau October 13, 2022

It might be a new year, but Cal High students are still experiencing problems with traffic and parking, with a few new twists and turns in this windy road. Last year, about a quarter of the student body...

Changes in lunchtime procedures aimed to ease congestion in commons

Achintya Gupta and Zaki Humayun October 13, 2022

Cal High is no Michelin Star restaurant. It has long lines, unknown chefs and odd milk. But since the school year has started, it has undergone numerous changes. California has become the first state...

Billy Joe Armstrong and Green Day will be one of the headlines at the Outside Lands festival in August.

Summer concerts, festivals are back

Lexi Broughton, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

This summer's going to be one of the first summers back to normal since the start of the pandemic. With this comes lots of returning artists going back on tour for the first time in a while.  Coachella...

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