The Californian

Rising college costs

Rising college costs

Noah Thompson, A&E Editor

June 3, 2016


Filed under Senior Issue, Senior Issue 2016, Showcase

It is a warm, summer day. Hundreds of students are packed in the stadium anticipating the moment that they have been waiting for years to experience: to finally graduate high school, and plunge headfirst into the world of college. For some, it will be a dream come true. For others, it will be their...

UC introduces new application process

Aileen Villalpando, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


Filed under Senior Issue, Senior Issue 2016

The University of California system recently unveiled their eight new “personal insight questions,” a replacement for their previous two-essay system. Instead of requiring two essays with 1,000 words allotted between them, incoming college freshmen will have to choose four short-answer style questions...

Retiring teachers leave the Grizzly den

Retiring teachers leave the Grizzly den

Albert Liao, Staff Writer

June 9, 2015


Filed under Senior Issue 2015, Showcase

As Cal says goodbye to students who leave for college, it also bids farewell to seven teachers who have dedicated years of their lives for the well-being of their students. The teachers who are retiring from Cal this year include Arlene Addison, Cindy Bonagura, Irene Brewster, Barbara Coffman, Doug...

Seniors on local rugby team tackle college

Dhanush Patel, Staff Writer

June 9, 2015


Filed under Senior Issue 2015

Rugby? You mean football? Rugby, for the uninitiated, is a football-like game where ball-passing and goal-making is involved. But the ball is always passed backwards and the goals made are called tries. For the girls at our school who participate in rugby daily, it’s more than a game, it’s...

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 1)

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 1)

Adam Jackson and Gabby Silva

June 9, 2015


Filed under Senior Issue 2015, Showcase

As we roll into June, the seniors begin to say their final goodbyes to Cal High. It’s bittersweet. There are so many things to look forward to, especially graduation and the world beyond high school. But there is also a lot to miss about the school that raised us. What we’ll miss the most...

Seniors fly off to international schools

Seniors fly off to international schools

Heather Wong and Joyce Ho

June 9, 2015


Filed under Senior Issue 2015

Upon graduation, many former high schoolers move away from home.  But to move to a different country? That’s another giant step forward. Six students out of Cal’s 2015 graduating class will undertake this major adjustment and continue their studies abroad. Senior Shalaka Phadnis will study...

Rumored bomb threat causes school evacuation

Raz Mostaghimi, Brenda Shanahan

June 8, 2015


Filed under Senior Issue 2015

This was the year of crazy things happening at Cal High. One of those events happened to be the bomb threat. It was a normal September day, like any other boring school day for the students at Cal. The morning went by with no signs of trouble until the sharp ringing of the alarms went off at 11:15...

Closed campus produces distress among students

Closed campus produces distress among students

Faith Desaboya and Annisa Lai

June 8, 2015


Filed under Senior Issue 2015

Let’s admit it, closed campus sucked this year. The class of 2015 waited four years for the privilege of going off campus for lunch. Looking forward to senior year meant getting the special privilege of leaving campus during lunch that all the underclassmen envied. But this year, with the new...

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