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

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A student panics trying to manage a packed, stressful summer. Surely hell be nice and relaxed before the start of the school year!

Students make summers torturous

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Most students have that one friend who uses their whole summer vacation to collect as many extracurricular activities as possible to improve chances of college admission. But is wasting an entire summer...

A Cybertruck is parked boldly under the pouring rain. The vehicle clearly makes the statement its not to be messed with.

Tesla Cybertruck vs. an armored truck

Trevor Allen, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Picture this: You’re crossing the street at a two-way intersection and waiting for two cars to make a full stop. The Tesla Cybertruck with its PlayStation graphics look and massive presence is on...

An AP student stresses out while taking their exam. Little does she know her peers around her are struggling just as much as she is.

AP classes rot the brains of students

Taij Singh, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Are AP classes really the golden ticket to college success, or are they just a clever way to boost students’ egos? Walking into an AP class is like stepping into a mystical realm where time slows down...

Chess club president Zarian Iqbal often plays alone since no one attends his club meeting.

Cal High clubs violently kick the bucket

Jordan Vereen, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Just as much as gossip around the lunch table and bullies shoving nerds into lockers are engraved into traditional high school dynamics, so are clubs. Clubs are a staple in any high school. Whether they’re...

An counselor consoles a student who is letting out their frustration over the college admission process with their fists.

How are seniors coping with college decisions?

Jordan Vereen, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

As we exit March, we are probably looking back on the many happenings of the month: St. Patrick’s Day, Irish-American History Month, the beginning of the competitive season for the Gaelic Athletic Association...

Senior Shivani Phadnis sits atop her partner senior Sarah Flores’ shoulders while waving her flag in defeat.

Harrowing assassins stories from Californian staffers

March 28, 2024

Vishwas Balla, sports editor: At Cal High, a war is waged every second semester. Friends become enemies. Money corrupts all. This is assassins season. The senior game was originally planned to last...

Students gather in celebration of Valentine’s Day, satisfied as The Californian’s enlightening wisdom reignites their love lives in time for the holiday.

Valentine’s Day advice for desperate students

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Welcome to The Californian’s Valentine’s Day edition advice column. As a people person and dating expert, I can confidently say that I am perfectly qualified to be your personal dating therapist for...

After his entire class has skipped, the teacher is the only one remaining, too tired to care.

Teachers combat senioritis without mercy

Zaki Humayun and Ben Barba Zuniga February 14, 2024

The dreaded walls of high school tire even the most diligent and intelligent students at some point in their final year. And that moment of carelessness is when it strikes – senioritis is here. A monstrous...

A typical high school procrastinator finds themself slumped over as the dread and agony of a mountain of impending school work begins to take its toll.

How to procrastinate effectively as a student

Suhas Chalasani, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

If there is one thing that all high schoolers are good at, it is the ability to procrastinate and pray for good grades. Forget about playing Division 1 in football. Become a D-1 procrastinator and put...

A grand assortment of seasonal holiday treats are displayed next to each other in Target.

Here’s the best holiday treats to enjoy this winter

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

There are so many holiday treats that only come out this time of year that I crave all year round, but of course only some are actually worth the wait. Walking past the candy section at Target never felt...

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