The Californian

Next Lana goes to Cal

Next Lana goes to Cal

Gabby Reid, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Is Maren Callaway a junior at Cal High or an indie princess? The local musician happens to be both. Callaway just released her second, self-produced album in March titled “Cloudy Blue,” and it’s currently available on iTunes and Spotify. The album is definitely different than her first album,...

Every 15 Minutes saves teens lives

Every 15 Minutes saves teens lives

Iris Kang, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Everybody knows that “15 minutes can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance.”  But many are unaware that in those same 15 minutes a teenager dies from drunk or distracted driving. Students at Cal High became increasingly aware of this fact this month through the school-wide program...

Drugs are the norm at formal dances

Gabby Reid, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Everyone has heard about the phenomenon of drug use at formal high school dances.  This is nothing new at Cal High or other high schools nationwide. But have students ever wondered why this trend has endured for decades?  Students have different ideas on why drug use at formal school...

Student use of Juuls is on rise

Student use of Juuls is on rise

Kaylie Rankin, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

A new vapor is in the air and spreading through Cal High like a wildfire.  The new e-cigarette called Juul has caught the attention of many Cal students.  With the new release of this e-cig – which contains more than twice the amount of nicotine than the standard e-cigarette – police...

Stereotypes pose a serious danger to American values

Michael Bahk, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Many students can say that at one point in their high school careers, they have somehow been generalized into a forced stereotype based upon their ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or other such aspects of their personality and identity. The act of stereotyping is when someone generalizes the way people...

Hate crimes rise after election

Brandon Victoriano, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

While President Donald Trump entered the presidency with the lowest approval rating in US history, there are still millions people who rejoice at his victory. Within 10 days of Trump’s election, about 900 reports of harassments and intimidations occurred, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center,...

I am a target of stereotyping

Josh Choi, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

As an Asian American, I am stereotyped on a daily basis. There are some people who snicker at my driving skills, stare at the food I eat, or ask if I am raised by tiger parents. Over time, I have become accustomed to these stereotypes. But it was only a few years ago that I first experienced them. Growing...

Cooking up something in the kitchen

Cooking up something in the kitchen

Gabby Reid and Anna Cooper

December 20, 2016

Some of the best things about the holiday season are all the delicious foods that come with it. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah, eat vegan or traditional, there will always be a holiday dish that will make your taste buds tingle and your mouth water. Here are some of our favorites.     Swee...

Get cozy with Christmas films

Get cozy with Christmas films

Iris Kang, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

‘Tis the season to be Jolly and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than watching some Christmas movies. So, once it’s that time to sit back with a cozy blanket and watch your festive evening film, consider watching these all-time classics. "Elf" (2003) Director: John Favreau Buddy, acted ...

Holiday Starbucks cups launched

Holiday Starbucks cups launched

Ilene Morrisette, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

For those with a Starbucks obsession, only one thing signifies the start of the holiday season: Starbucks’ red cups. Originally launched in 1997, the cups have become a holiday tradition for Starbucks lovers. The red cups with winter themed designs have been a staple of the holiday season, but...