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


Narcan nasal spray has been on campus since December.

Cal prepares for drug overdoses with Narcan spray

Kian Kasad and Lexi Broughton March 15, 2023

A medication called naloxone was made available on campus in December as a way for Cal High to better prepare for possible drug overdoses. Naloxone is a synthetic drug that can be used to reverse an opioid...

Cal High’s mock trial defense team stands on the steps of the County Superior Court in Martinez. The defense team won the finals against Campolindo High School on Feb. 13.

Mock trial team wins sixth straight title

Sophia Liu, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Cal High’s mock trial team was victorious again last month when it won a record breaking sixth straight Contra Costa County championship. The team won its ninth title in the past 13 years and 12th overall,...

Bharatanatyam dancers pose for a picture after their performance of the Lord Shiva piece, Natesha Kauthvam.

Diversity shines at culture fair

Anvi Kataria, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Excitement from kids buzzed around as people explored unique booths and learned about different cultures in Cal High’s community at last month’s the culture fair. The fair, which was hosted on Feb....

The Beautification Committee works together to pull weeds out of Cal High’s old garden.

Garden managers plant beautification

Kathir Rajesh Kannan , Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Students have formed an initiative to take care of Cal High’s environment by beautifying campus through plant-based initiatives like hydroponics, composting, and gardening. Cal’s Beautification Committee...

American Cancer Society president senior Brianna Marbella, left, and American Cancer Society secretary senior Veer Pudupak prepare for Relay for Life on the football track.

Relay For Life fundraises for cancer

Ylin Zhu, News Editor March 15, 2023

The Relay Race for Life is coming to Cal High on Saturday as people from all over the community walk together to raise money and spread awareness of cancer. The relay will take place on Cal’s track...

A student dashes to class moments before the bell rings as another trudges through the hall, apathetic to being tardy.

Teachers take different approaches to tardies

Rebbeca Haghnegahdar and Cameron Ho March 15, 2023

Whether students are waiting in the Starbucks drive thru, sleeping through their alarms, or pestering their parents to drive them to school on time, tardiness is an issue for many Cal High students. Consistent...

Teacher Alex Geller talks about the Generation Citizen project to his government class.

Students get involved in community through Generation Citizen

Tejas Mahesh, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Government teacher Alex Geller’s two classes are enacting change in the community by working with representatives through a teaching curriculum called Generation Citizen. Generation Citizen is a program...

Eugene Harold Krabs watches in glee as his investments skyrocket in value. Krabs invested early while he was a student.

How students can start investing

Abhinav Purohit, Video Production Editor March 15, 2023

Investing might seem like a task to put on hold until you are well into your adulthood. But learning how to invest early gives you an advantage as your money grows exponentially while you learn many concepts...

Students have the air knocked out of them by the closing of the vape shop.

Flavored tobacco ban upheld

Mansi Swaminathan, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

Vaping in the bathroom has long been perceived by some as the coolest way to hang out at Cal High. But this entrenched tradition may be threatened by California Senate Bill 793, which bans the sale of...

AP Chinese students celebrate Lunar New Year by making dumplings in the teacher’s lounge.

Cal wraps up Lunar New Year with dumplings

Zaki Humayun, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

Mandarin teacher Winnie Wang’s AP Chinese students weren’t studying Mandarin syntax and culture as usual on Jan. 20. They were wrapping hundreds of fragrant pork dumplings. Wang’s Mandarin classes,...

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