The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Senior Issue

What do colleges look for?

What do colleges look for?

Lexi Broughton, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

When starting college applications during senior, it’s difficult to know exactly what to focus on, and what kinds of achievements students should brag about to schools. Even before senior year, what...

There’s some weirdly specific scholarships available

Kian Kasad and Rohan Iyer May 31, 2023

In the tumultuous sea of student debt and university tuitions, there’s one lifeline that every college-goer tries desperately to grab ahold of: scholarships. Almost everyone knows the general idea,...

Dustin Smith wins the Worst Dietary Decision by eating an AirPod.

The 11 worst superlatives for the Class of 2021

Josh Nichols, Brady Horton, and Ben Olson June 2, 2021

In our four years at Cal, there have been numerous instances of triumph and success. But we want to focus on the lowlights, so to say. Welcome to the Class of 2021’s Senior Worsts.  Worst Victims...

Cals 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...

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

Dillman bids Cal High adieu

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...

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.

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

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...

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

Cal High says goodbye to 4 teachers

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...

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...

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.

Grizzlies take on D-1 universities

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...

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

Senior Worsts

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...

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