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


The rates of high school students vaping are in decline, according to the CDC.

Vaping on campus not blowing away

Daphne So, Features Editor April 29, 2022

How often do Cal High students really do drugs? From nicotine to weed, drugs are often depicted as a large part of high school culture in popular media. Although heavily dramatized, drugs in school...

Students desperately cling to a DoorDash order. Many have recently been stolen.

DoorDash thieves whisk away lunches

Sydney Cicchitto, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

As sophomore Aneesha Reddy watched someone stroll past her with a familiar-looking bag of food in their arms, she realized they were stealing her DoorDash right in front of her eyes. “I went up to...

Senior Nicholas Harvey, left, and librarian Jessica Bailey review student budgeting votes.

Students vote on library additions with budgeting program

Abhinav Purohit, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Cal High’s library will be receiving upgrades, including a chair with a charging outlet and a seed library, after students voted last month on how the school should spend $1,300 in library funds. Students...

In Cal High’s back parking, a majority of cars display the required permit on the rearview mirror.  However, about 20 percent of cars from a random sample did not display permits.

Parking permit system creates controversy

Alice Oh, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

After paying $100 for his parking permit, senior Jeren Cuenco pulled into Cal High’s back parking lot in his Toyota Camry, expecting to be greeted by a stretch of empty parking spaces. But to his...

Students used to sign in to the library during student support, but the new system eliminated the need for paper sign-ins.

Students design new tutorial system

Katya Vial, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

A new system for student support developed by students stated on Monday to help minimize students skipping classes they’re supposed to attend. The new system eliminates the use of paper student support...

One of the job opportunities for high school students includes lifeguarding at the San Ramon Olympic Pool next to Cal High. Lifeguards must be able to complete several tasks in the water, such as swimming 300 yards using both freestyle and breastroke techniques, retrieving a 10-pound weight from 7-foot deep water, and treading water for two minutes.

On the lookout for a summer job?

Trisha Sarkar, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

With summer just around the corner, Cal High students are searching for jobs to keep them occupied and to earn some money during the months off of school. Grocery stores such as Safeway and Trader Joe’s...

New vending machines from SRVUSD are kept in storage.

Vending machines soon to be replaced

Ylin Zhu, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The vending machines that have populated the school campus for about a decade were recently moved to storage during spring break and will eventually be replaced by two new refrigerated ones that provide...

From left to right, Sriya Burra, Sasha Karelina, Safoora Nabi, Arpita Gupta, Paul Iancu, Alex Siladie and Sebastian Sandru pose in their Odyssey of the Mind costumes.

Odyssey of the Mind teams shine at state

Sophia DiGiovanni, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Two of Cal High’s Odyssey of the Mind teams placed last month at the state competition and are heading to the world finals at Iowa State May 25-28. The teams won first and second place in their respective...

Starbucks locations in San Ramon didnt check for vaccination status.

San Ramon chains inconsistent on vaccine checks prior to lifting of order

Sophia DiGiovanni and Nicholas Harvey March 29, 2022

Contra Costa Health Services lifted the requirement that restaurants check patrons for COVID-19 vaccination status, or a recent negative test, on Feb. 4 after the county vaccination rate hit 80 percent.  But...

Senior quotes allow seniors to leave a mark before they graduate and capture seniors characters.

Yearbook quotes cause controversy

Shiphrah Moses and Sydney Cicchitto March 23, 2022

Senior yearbook quotes are back at Cal High for the second year in a row, but many that were submitted took a long and controversial path to being accepted.  Seniors were invited to submit quotes to...

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