The Californian

Class of 2016, where students are going for college

June 7, 2016

Senior Issue- Student Colleges...

Grizzlies take their studies abroad

From left to right,  seniors Camila Craig, Samantha Merjano, Vanessa Lamare, Craig Hughes, Luke Campopiano, and Jared DeVilbiss are all attending part of their college careers overseas.

Ashley Amor and Jake Barnes

June 7, 2016

For many seniors, the transition from high school to college signifies the beginning of a new era of exploration and independence. But a handful of students are about to take a bigger leap than some of us can even begin to imagine. Seniors Luke Campopiano, Camila Craig, Jared DeVilbiss, Craig Hughes,...

Cal High says goodbye to 4 teachers

Biology teacher Julie Bitnoff, hanging with her skeleton friend, will remember her three-plus decades at Cal fondly.

Cameron Harris, Jessica Yuan, Patrick Rettig, and Rebekah Cha

June 3, 2016

Julie Bitnoff is retiring this year after 32 ½ years at Cal. She previously taught at Pine Valley Middle School, but moved to Cal during the second semester in the 1983-1984 school year as her goal was to teach at the high school level. Bitnoff’s favorite memories are of the students and staff...

Class of 2016 takes part in American politics

Nate Rankin, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016

Television, film, and music alike all portray high school seniors in the same fashion. They are shown as lazy, shallow, and uninvolved with the world around them. It’s the classic stereotype that teens live with throughout their high school years. Now, is there an validity behind it? Well, yes. But...

Grizzlies take on D-1 universities

From left to right, seniors Nick Friedel, Liam Steigerwald, Matt Miller, Jordyn Pandolfo, Rachel Marchuk, and Morgan Taylor will all be attending division one schools for their respective sports.

Paige Zilinksas and Sydney Finkel

June 3, 2016

There will be six Grizzlies representing the class of 2016 in a variety of Division 1 sports all over California, and the east coast. Senior Rachel Marchuk will be continuing her softball career at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut next year. Marchuk has been on the Cal High varsity softball...

Senior Worsts

Walker Gaub shows off his unruly tendrils which bear a striking resemblance to washed up seaweed on the beach.

Saif Khan, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016

As senior year comes to a close, it is important to look back fondly at the unique and beloved students in our class who we will cherish for years to come. But it is of equal importance to reminisce over the not so great standouts amongst our class. So without further ado, I present (the entirely...

Former editor in chief reflects on past year of college

Above, former editors Austin Hille, standing, and Ryan Zhang collaborate on an issue of The Californian.

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief

June 3, 2016

Perhaps there is no greater feeling than walking off the football field after graduation and realizing that high school is officially over. But after that feeling goes away, many are quickly shoved into a new reality of living in a university environment and handling every aspect that such an environment...

Former editors offer sage college advice

Annissa Bensalah, Features Editor

June 3, 2016

Next fall, most of Cal High’s current seniors will leave home and begin their adult lives at colleges all across the country. With the newfound freedoms of college life, large work loads, and the stress of having to start over, college can be both exciting and challenging for young adults. To...

Rising college costs

The FAFSA , or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form filled out by college-bound students across the country.

Noah Thompson, A&E Editor and Online Administator

June 3, 2016

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

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...

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Senior Issue 2016