The Californian

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

Avni Kalur, Staff Writer

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 creating more memories with friends and finishing out the school year as expected. For seniors,...

Dillman bids Cal High adieu

Jean Dillman graduates with the Class of 2020 and moves on to a new chapter in her life.

Rahul Deshpande, Online Editor

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 of this year’s seniors have fond memories of Dillman’s unbounded positivity, supportive attitude,...

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine

Seniors are making the most of their time in quarantine

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

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 able to participate in many senior traditions and having to leave behind classmates and teachers without...

Dear underclassmen: here’s our advice on college apps

Dear underclassmen: here's our advice on college apps

Varsha Ravi and Jeana Lee

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 number of seniors have been through this process and have made it out alive. You will...

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.

Liann Bielicki, Staff Writer

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 High senior Abigail Nguyen, who plans on studying dance through the Ailey/Fordham Program...

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

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

Miranda LeGate, Staff Writer

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, senior pranks, and so much more it’s difficult to recall it all. So isn’t it fitting that to...

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.

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

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 my first year at UC Davis has been cut short, I can undoubtedly say that this past year...

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.

Vidhima Shetty, Editor in Chief

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 and completely empathize with you for the situation we currently find ourselves in. Obviously, it...

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

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

Luca Dickten, Opinions Editor

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 took me months to finally make the decision to enlist and it’s a decision I would urge anyone...

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

Joey Zhu, Guest writer

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 the material each course had to offer, I found that I was taking them for the sake of taking them, trying...

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