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Cal’s 2020 Class is the first ever to have a virtual graduation ceremony

Cal's 2020 Class is the first ever to have a virtual graduation ceremony
Seniors had a lot of momentous high school events cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic
May 29, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this means missing out on...

Dillman bids Cal High adieu

Jean Dillman graduates with the Class of 2020 and moves on to a new chapter in her life.
Iconic math teacher retires after 25 years on campus
May 29, 2020

As this year’s seniors say goodbye to Cal High in an unprecedented way, so does iconic AP Calculus AB teacher Jean Dillman, who announced her retirement after quarter of a century at the school. Many...

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine
May 29, 2020

The class of 2020 walked off campus on March 13 not knowing that it would be there last time in high school.  My classmates and I struggled the first couple weeks handling the news of not being...

Dear underclassmen: here’s our advice on college apps

Dear underclassmen: here's our advice on college apps
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...

Many seniors are finding their future in the arts to be a bright one

Pictured above is senior Abby Nguyen with the rest of her cast at the end of a program show. Nguyen is going to pursue a career in professional dance.
May 29, 2020

As the class of 2020 graduates and matriculates, many talented seniors are pursuing the arts in college and changing the narrative of success in a conversation that is often dominated by STEM majors.  Cal...

Can the class of 2020 please speak to this year’s manager?

Can the class of 2020 please speak to this year's manager?
May 29, 2020

Well Class of 2020, here we are. We made it to the end of the road. And boy, what a rocky road it’s been.  We’ve dealt with crazy teachers, AP testing disasters, fire alarms, shooting threats,...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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

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

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

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...

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