The Californian

Seniors fly off to international schools

Seniors fly off to international schools

Heather Wong and Joyce Ho

June 9, 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

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

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...

DeVries celebrates last year with seniors at ball

Mira Aboutaam, Ad Manager

June 8, 2015

Back in 2010, economics teacher Doug DeVries lead a conga line through the ballroom at senior ball, allegedly leading to him not being able to chaperone dances in the future. DeVries was able to return to senior ball this year at the Westin St. Francis, making a triumphant comeback. His legendary...

New principal leads school to academic success

New principal leads school to academic success

Chandni Mistry and Kaila Young

June 8, 2015

Cal High principal Sarah Wondolowski was spotted speed walking toward the main building just minutes before her interview with The Californian, but when she returned she proudly pointed out that she wasn’t late for once. “I want to set the record straight that I’m four minutes early,” she sa...

Wrestling coach sentenced to 10 years in prison

Erin Fox and Austin Hille

June 8, 2015

In March, former Cal High head wrestling coach Kevin Lopez, 28, was sentenced to 10 years, eight months in prison after pleading guilty to eight felonies related to his inappropriate acts with three minors. Lopez was originally charged with 20 felony counts, all stemming from alleged inappropriate...

Words of Woodward

Words of Woodward

Pierce Woodward, Advice Columnist

June 8, 2015

An accident has occurred. While celebrating his recent victory in saving a noticeable portion of the East Bay Area, Pierce Woodward went to the beach. To. Chill. Out. A rogue wave crashed up on the rocks near him and smothered him in salt water. Normally that wouldn’t be so bad. But given...

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 2)

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 2)

Sabine Hrkalovich and Keilana Lorenzana

June 8, 2015

Welp, it’s that time of year. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and seniors are preparing for their last summer before moving into the great beyond. Exclamations about how much so-and-so will miss so-and-so litter the halls these last few weeks. We’ll certainly miss each other...

Graduating Seniors College/Post-High School List

June 8, 2015

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