The Californian

Experiencing a day with special ed students

Experiencing a day with special ed students

Patrick Rettig, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Cal High has more than 2,500 students and enrollment numbers are projected to grow in the coming years. At The Californian we try to highlight the talents and skills of our entire student body. Unfortunately, groups of students can sometimes be forgotten. One of Cal’s least recognized programs is Spe...

Attractions fire up football spirit

Attractions fire up football spirit

Taylor Singer, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Features

This year’s Super Bowl 50 marks the return of the wildly popular sporting event to the Bay Area, ending a drought that has lasted since 1985. As a result, a wide variety of events have been planned from San Jose to San Francisco to celebrate the NFL’s 50th big game. Fans will have a lot to...

Halftime show, commercials highlight for many

MacKenzie Brown, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Features

Super Bowl 50 is almost here. While most people will be tuning in to watch the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers battle for the Lombardi Trophy this Sunday at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, there’s a large number of viewers who will watch solely for the commercials or halftime show. After all,...

The Road to Super Bowl 50 Starts Here

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

January 8, 2016


Filed under Features

  After seventeen grueling weeks on the gridiron, the NFL playoffs are finally upon us! The upcoming Wild Card Weekend officially kicks off the road to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium. One of the most common themes in this year’s contenders are teams that started off very slow in September, but...

Upcoming winter music festivals

Upcoming winter music festivals

Linda Wang, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Features

What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than with some of your favorite music artists? These upcoming annual music festivals will get everyone hyped up with the holiday spirit. This year, events including Not So Silent Night and SnowGlobe are featuring many renowned artists and bands. They...

Cal High choir sings the night away

Cal High choir sings the night away

Tristen Singer, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Features

Choral music is such an essential part of the holiday spirit that it has become a winter tradition over the years to listen to choirs as they cheerfully sing bright carols. This holiday season, the tradition of caroling returns to Cal High when the school’s choir hosts its annual holiday concert...

What’s ringing around the holidays?

Karina Myrenget, staff writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Features

It’s always a sign that Christmas is getting closer when the radios, stores and restaurants start playing holiday music. In this list, I compiled the various holiday songs I really enjoy, during the holidays with a brief description of them. This is a mix of  older classic Christmas tunes sung...

Building up floats and excitement

Building up floats and excitement

Jessica Yuan, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features

Put together a few dozen students, a vehicle, and some power tools and the product will be one of the many creative and vibrant floats that represent each class in the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday. In this year’s parade, each class will express their unique identities through the  theme of...

Float fiascos follow the Class of 2017

Float fiascos follow the Class of 2017

Verona Pichler, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features

The homecoming parade is a time of joy for all the classes to see their hard work displayed in front of everyone as the floats roll past excited onlookers. But it seems that  the junior class has managed to run into more than its share of problems the past two years. As freshmen, and then again...

Grilling up a good time

Grilling up a good time

Tristen Singer, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features

After school on Friday,  home football games stir up plenty of excitement across the Cal High campus. But there is another reason to get excited, an event that has quickly grown from a small organization to a school tradition since its founding two years ago. It’s tailgate time. Starting...

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