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The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian


A lot more students are receiving detention slips, which are assigned to students with five tardies or one cut.

Detentions increase ninefold with new system

Caleb Yi, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Detentions have skyrocketed ninefold since Cal High administrators introduced a new system this semester that automatically assigns detentions through Infinite Campus, Principal Demetrius Ball said. To...

Cal High home bleachers and press box are torn down and rebuilt. Construction plans on ending before the fall.

Bleachers, press box torn down

Mishti Ramachandra and Jani Rodrigo February 14, 2024

Attending homecoming rallies and football games is every Cal High student’s rite of passage, and the home bleachers play an important role in making this happen. For seniors, the bleachers are where...

From left to right, Chinese teacher Winnie Wang watches as senior Elva Chen and junior Cassidy Chiang stuff dumplings with pork and cabbage filling as a class activity for the Lunar New Year, which began last Saturday. If the Korean class starts next year, students will have the opportunity to experience Korean cultural activities similar to this at school.

Korean class approved for Cal

Gabrielle Huie, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Cal High is planning to offer a new Korean language class next school year because of the number of students who are excited to learn about the Asian culture. Juniors Hana Kim and Cindy Kim conducted...

Junior Paloma Jackson Kimball works on completing a climb. The Cal High junior started the Climbing Club, which also focuses on getting student to clean the environment.

Climbing Club

Srikar Thippavajjula, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Among the many unique and popular clubs at Cal High, one is catching the attention of people who love the outdoors and want to help preserve the environment: the Climbing Club. Started by junior Paloma...

Students who attended the San Francisco field trip gather around while sharing their notes about the historical sites they visited. Students visited the American Civil Liberties Union, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Memorial, George Mascone Center and the police department.

Project highlights history, diversity

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Throughout the years, Cal High students have unfortunately witnessed many discriminatory incidents on campus that have targeted certain groups of people. As a way to combat these incidents, a group of...

Jaemin Kim, Katelyn Pak, Jerry Xu, Evan Lee, Aswath Subramanian, Nam-An Pham, Ayaan Bazaz, Aditya Patra, Alexander Pak, Kanishk Krishna, and William Li, members of the XR EDU club, work on the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition in the library. The club is a state finalist in the competition for the second year in a row.

XR EDU club is now a state finalist

Anvi Kataria, Photo Editor February 14, 2024

Cal High’s XR EDU club has made it past the first stage of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition as state finalists for the second year in a row. The club will now have to advance two more stages...

Some TAs help teachers on a day-to-day basis, while some don’t help at all, spending most of their time on their phones.

What do TAs actually do to help?

Keerthi Eraniyan, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

A small percentage of Cal High students serve as a teacher aide (TA), dedicating one or more periods of their school day to help teachers by running basic errands and completing tasks, such as passing...

Leadership students load cars with bags of toys for the Michelle Obama toy drive.

Cal students deliver holiday cheer

Noah Young, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

Cal High leadership students delivered nearly 500 toys to Michelle Obama Elementary School (MOES) in Richmond on Dec. 8 as part of its annual holiday toy drive with Cal’s sister school.  The goal...

Starting next semester, students will receive detention automatically after having 5 tardies.

Automated detention system starts in January

Srikar Thippavajjula, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Students better not be late when they return to campus on Jan. 9 after winter break. Starting next semester, a new automated system is being introduced to keep track of tardies and automatically issue...

Cal High’s home bleachers and press box are being torn out and replaced. This construction forced changes to graduation.

Home bleacher construction alters graduation

Ben Barba Zuniga, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Seniors will be celebrating their graduation on campus after all. And everyone is invited. This was not initially believed to be the case last month when seniors and their parents received an email from...

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