The Californian

Senior Issue 2021

Senior Issue 2021

June 2, 2021

Senior staff writer Shannah Saul will be attending IDC Herzliya in Israel this fall.

Some students go overseas for university

Seniors head to Spain, Israel and Germany
Shannah Saul, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

After a year filled with coronavirus uncertainty, political division, and a record-high competitive college admissions season, I think it’s safe to say the Class of 2021 is ready to move on. Some...

Senior Jacob Pfister is attending Arizona State University's Professional Flight program in Mesa next year.

Seniors head toward unconventional paths

Students pursue art, fashion, flight and faith
Angela Deanne Paloma, Co News Editor June 2, 2021

With the school year drawing to a close, the Class of 2021 is gearing up for the next step in their lives. But while most students will attend traditional colleges in the fall, some students found that...

History teacher Scott Hodges plays the guitar with Partial Credit during his last performance in late May. Hodges is retiring after 23 years at Cal High.

Iconic teacher leaves Cal

History teacher Scott Hodges retires after 23 years
Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor June 2, 2021

After 23 years of teaching at Cal High, beloved AP U.S. History teacher Scott Hodges is retiring in June and starting a new chapter in his life. Hodges started teaching in Austin, Texas after finishing...

Assistant Principal Tucker Farrar, left, and Principal Megan Keefer have worked together at Cal High for the past two years.

Staff rotate through positions

Seniors have seen administrators and counselors come and go during their four years
Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2021

With three principals, rotating counselors, and two new assistant principals over the last four years, Cal High’s graduating class has seen it all. The Class of 2021 caught the end of Sarah Cranford’s...

More and more high school students are hiring private counselors to help them prepare their college applications.

Private counselors help navigate applications

Moe students utilize this option when applying for schools
Isaac Oronsky, Co Managing Editor June 2, 2021

Though the college application process was vastly different for the Class of 2021, one thing remained the same as any other year: many Cal High students hired private college counselors to help with the...

A look into the campus that the Class of 2021 once called home. Now as they depart on their future endeavors, it becomes a part of their past.

Seniors reflect on their time as Grizzlies

The last four years have been a weird and wild ride for the graduating Class of 2021

Four years later and the Class of 2021 is still standing. Barely.  After being welcomed to Cal High by false fire alarms ringing in our ears to senior year assassins leaving multiple casualties, this...

At the end of the first floor of the main building, Troy Bristol's history classroom acts as a prime hangout spot for students.

The crown jewels of Cal’s campus

Senior editors reflect on must-see landmarks around the school
Christine Oh, Sabrina Contreras, and Kate Hong June 2, 2021

During our 2.5 years of in-person high school experience on Cal High’s campus, we’ve found some true gems of this school that students need to be made aware of if they haven’t discovered them already....

Dustin Smith wins the Worst Dietary Decision by eating an AirPod.

The 11 worst superlatives for the Class of 2021

Seniors leave legacy of mishaps and mischief
Josh Nichols, Brady Horton, and Ben Olson June 2, 2021

In our four years at Cal, there have been numerous instances of triumph and success. But we want to focus on the lowlights, so to say. Welcome to the Class of 2021’s Senior Worsts.  Worst Victims...

A bittersweet farewell to College Board

A bittersweet farewell to College Board

Editor parts ways with the most notorious standardized testing beast
Ronnie Gogoi, Co News Editor June 2, 2021

As I get ready to leave high school, I look back fondly at the many wonderful things that I did.  I made great friends, enjoyed school clubs, and was able to grow as a person. But I also have a list...

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Senior Issue 2021