The Californian

Cal needs to go back to full time learning

Shannah Saul, Reporter

June 29, 2020

To say the first quarter of online learning was a disaster is an understatement.  While some blame can be put on the quick onset of the coronavirus and school districts’ lack of preparation, there is no denying that computer learning doesn’t work as a whole.  Between students’ mental...

Hybrid learning is the middle ground

Sabrina Contreras, Co-Managing Editor

June 29, 2020

One of the many things the coronavirus pandemic has taught me is this: I don’t hate school nearly as much as I led myself to believe. A week into online learning in mid-March had me missing school more than I thought was possible.  In a perfect world, I’d absolutely love to go back to school....

We should continue with online learning

Isaac Oronsky, Social Media Editor, Co-Managing Editor

June 29, 2020

The United States set a single-day record of new coronavirus cases reported on June 24 with 38,115.  The next day, that record was broken, with a national total of 39,327 new cases. The day after that, the record was broken yet again - this time surpassing 40,000 cases with a total of 44,702...

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, Opinion Editor

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...