The Californian

The murder of George Floyd sparks unrest in the Black Lives Matter movement

Reporter Ricardo Lopez from The Minnesota Reformer was at the site of a protest in downtown Minneapolis when a riot was taking place.

Nick Harvey, Staff Writer

May 30, 2020

Although the looting that continues to occur after the murder of George Floyd on May 25 is disgraceful, the protests starting in Minneapolis and spreading to cities across the country remain largely justifiable. Because on that fateful night, police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck...

Dear underclassmen: here’s our advice on college apps

Dear underclassmen: here's our advice on college apps

Varsha Ravi and Jeana Lee

May 29, 2020

Completing college applications is stressful. Period.  It’s a time during one’s life that won’t be looked back on with fondness. But remember that you are so not alone in this struggle.  Countless number of seniors have been through this process and have made it out alive. You will...

College might be overwhelming, but you will be alright

Kan (pictured on the bottom right) is posing with a group of friends at UC Davis.

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You might not be able to walk across the stage in front of your loved ones and shake hands with the principal, but you do get advice from a former Cal High student. Although my first year at UC Davis has been cut short, I can undoubtedly say that this past year...

Dear class of 2020, get ready for a whole new experience

Vidhima Shetty was editor in chief for The Californian and graduated in 2019. She attends Columbia University.

Vidhima Shetty, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2020

To the Class of 2020 Grizzlies: a big congratulations for graduating. You’ve been through a grueling four years that tested everything you know about yourself and the world around you. I understand and completely empathize with you for the situation we currently find ourselves in. Obviously, it...

Thinking about joining the military? Here’s what you should consider

Thinking about joining the military? Here's what you should consider

Luca Dickten, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2020

At the beginning of my senior year, I wanted to go to medical school. By the end of my senior year, I had enlisted in the Marine Corps and was preparing myself to ship to bootcamp.    It took me months to finally make the decision to enlist and it’s a decision I would urge anyone...

You are more than the numbers you put on your college applications

Joey Zhu, Guest writer

May 29, 2020

Looking back, I spent way too much time and effort preparing for and taking AP tests, to the point that they were hindering me rather than benefiting me.  Although I genuinely enjoyed learning the material each course had to offer, I found that I was taking them for the sake of taking them, trying...

What to do when you’re considering going to an art school

What to do when you're considering going to an art school

Isha Pandya, Graphics Editor

May 29, 2020

I am currently a student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. I am studying to get my bachelors degree in communications design with an emphasis in illustration. Pratt is an art school, and like many others, has its own set of challenges when applying. Here is some advice to anyone looking to...

Federal stimulus bill does not cover undocumented immigrants or young adults

California Governor Newsom has announced a $125 million relief fund to financially aid undocumented immigrants struggling amidst the coronavirus. Photo courtesy NBC News.

Sophia Puentes, Staff Writer, Photographer

May 19, 2020

The CARES Act, a bipartisan $2 trillion stimulus package, offered financial assistance for struggling Americans during the current coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act includes multiple forms of economic assistance, but the stimulus checks were a major debate. Under the CARES Act,  adult U.S....

The hustler mindset is harmful to mental health

Photo courtesy Andrea Piacquadio.

Izzy Belof, Opinions Editor

May 19, 2020

Whether it’s hoarding toilet paper or starting an online business, it’s evident that people are finding different ways to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. But it seems that we’re overlooking the current main priority: maintaining our physical and mental health. The quarantine has forced people...

The case of Ahmaud Arbery is an unacceptable example of injustice

Ahmaud Marquez Arbery was 25 when he was shot and killed on Feb 23, 2020.

Sabrina Contreras, Features Editor

May 19, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, left his house on Feb 23 to go for a run through his neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga. He was unaware that he was not going to return home. Something as ordinary as going on a jog was a ‘justified’ death sentence for Arbery according to two white men, a father...