The Californian

San Jose student shocks the world

San Jose student shocks the world

Emma Hall, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


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All over the nation there has been word of an extraordinary student at Leland High School in San Jose. His attributes have changed California’s history and have made national news. This particular student is ingenious, amiable, and a part of a select number of students in the student council....

Sit down and listen up, you freshmen

Cameron Harris, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


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Freshman year is a year of firsts. First high school experience, first block schedule, and your first set of unwritten rules. These rules and regulations have been passed down since Cal High ’s founding in 1973. Freshman, you get the unparalleled 3rd floor. Its roomy hallways allow for unlimited...

Facebook: a gift beyond the grave

Facebook: a gift beyond the grave

Raz Mostaghimi, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015


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Great news for ghosts-to-be: in February, Facebook introduced a new feature called the “Legacy Contact.” With this feature, people can give control of their Facebook accounts to a friend or family member after they die. The loved one in charge of the account can accept friend requests, change...

Farewell, Cal High. And now, a hysterical list of what one can do after high school

Farewell, Cal High. And now, a hysterical list of what one can do after high school

Sam Gershik and Pierce Woodward

June 5, 2015


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Seniors, we are now done with high school. What are some options for what to do next? We could go to college. We could go the military. We could become facetious bloggers that sip coffee and fill with so much false confidence we stop paying taxes. We could adopt a dog. We could skin a cat. We could...

Body cameras belong on our teachers

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015


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In the wake of President Obama’s initiative to put body camera on  police officers nationwide, another genius idea has come to light: to attach body cameras to Cal High teachers. While some might see this as an invasion of privacy, we at The Californian see it as a simple monitoring device. What b...

War of the Woodwards

War of the Woodwards

Pierce Woodward, Advice Columnist

April 27, 2015


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So I found him. I found the guy who kidnapped me. He’s a scientist, but the worst kind. I wasn’t the only person he had kidnapped. There were many others, all of whom had been experimented on by this scientist. I was the only success story. Needless to say, I developed a hero complex, and...

I raaaaaaaaaaan, I ran so far away

Arman Tafazzoli, Managing Editor

April 27, 2015


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I ran is a sentence. Iran, pronounced “ee-ron” for all you uncultured gringos, is a country. A very disliked and misunderstood country here in the U.S. I had the pleasure of spending my three weeks of spring break (taking off an extra two weeks to add to the one) in Iran after not having visited...

Spurned Spurs!

Spurned Spurs!

Sam Gershik, News Lite Editor

March 10, 2015


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Sheriff Stephen Haskell of Sublette County, Wyo., which spans the great metropolises of Pinedale, Big Piney and Marbleton and home to 10,041 people, has banned the wearing of cowboy attire by police officers while on the job. Who is this pleb to tell police officers what to wear while serving their...

Woodward leaps to conclusions, lands on supposition

Woodward leaps to conclusions, lands on supposition

Pierce Woodward, Advice Columnist

March 10, 2015


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I got the test results of my suit back from the police. They’ve matched some of the residue on it to a very narrow list of locations, only one of which I could fathom to have been where I was held. Accessing my amazing powers of stealth, I dilly-dallied minimally as I maneuvered my way toward the...

Yeezus’ gift to man

Yeezus’ gift to man

Annissa Bensalah and Saatvika Deshpande

March 10, 2015


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Are you looking for a new style? One that screams, “I’m a homeless, zombie-killing apocalypse survivor?” Worry not, as our savior Yeezus has answered your prayers. Between interrupting singers at the Grammys and hanging out with his new BFF Paul McCartney, Kanye West has been designing the ugliest,...

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