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The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian


Cal High varsity player junior Taylor Lim (5) wins tipoff against Amador Valley for the women’s team.

Women’s basketball dominates the winter

Suhas Chalasani, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Cal High’s women’s basketball has been phenomenal, dominating the regular season en route to the top seed in the NCS playoffs. The Grizzlies are 23-4 and placed third in the EBAL with a 7-2 league...

Dodgers make biggest splash

Carson Pfotenhauer, Sports Editor February 14, 2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers took the MLB by storm this offseason with their loud front office moves. The biggest move was the signing of mega-star Shohei Ohtani to a 10 year, $700 million deal, $680 million...

Senior goalie Layla Armas controls the ball during a recent game for Cal High. Armas has committed to play at UCLA.

Goalie saves the day

Sabrina Jackson Kimball, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

All students want to achieve big goals. But if they’re shooting against Cal High senior Layla Armas, get ready for a big deflection. Armas is a goalkeeper for the semi-professional soccer team the Oakland...

Freshman Krisha Umanshankar throws the rock in hopes of scoring at the U18 Curling National Chapionships. Umanshankar was part a San Francisco team that qualified.

Cal freshmen compete at curling national championship

Andrew Ma, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2024

Cal High freshman Krisha Umashankar crouches on the ice at the U18 Curling National Championships in Colorado. Gripping a 45-pound granite rock and broom, her eyes are laser-focused on her target –...

The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs are vying for the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday in Super Bowl LVIII.

Who will win the Super Bowl LVIII?

Trevor Allen, Staff Writer Prediction: San Francisco 27, Kansas City 24 With the Super Bowl approaching this Sunday, everybody has their predictions, but here’s mine. The San Francisco 49ers are...

Junior Eshann Hussain, seen here running at a home meet earlier this season, placed fifth at the NCS Championships to help lead the Grizzlies to a second place finish. He also finished in the top 80 of more than 180 Division 1 runners at the CIF State Finals on Nov. 25.

Grizzly cross country makes history

Suhas Chalasani, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

The 2023 Cal High boys cross country had a historic season to remember. The Grizzlies reached the CIF State Finals last month as a team for the second time ever after placing second at the NCS Championships. The...

Professional soccer season has too many games

Vihaan Tigadikar, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Soccer players, or footballers as referred to by the rest of the world, are being overworked. As a result, the quality of football is decreasing. And it’s only going to get worse. The careers of stars...

Cal High senior Maren Lee practices artistic swimming, a sport she has been involved with since the seventh grade. Her competitive team, Walnut Creek Aquanauts, earned bronze at the 2022-23 USA Artistic Swimming Junior Olympics Championship.

Maren Lee earns bronze at Junior Olympics

Saya Kubo, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Dive into the rhythmic world Cal High senior Maren Lee lives in, where the pool becomes a canvas for her artistic swimming. Underneath the splashes and whirls, there is a challenge and dedication to the...

Junior Kairi De Vera placed in the top seven for two performances at the International Dance Organization World Tap Dance Championships Sept. 25-29 in Riesa, Germany.

Junior Kairi De Vera tap dances her way across world stage

Alyssa Reyrao, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

When Cal High junior Kairi De Vera was only three years old, her mom signed her up for beginner tap dance and ballet classes just to dress her in a little tutu and see her perform on a stage. Now De Vera...

Junior Olivia Young evades a defensive player with the ball for Cal’s flag football team.

Girls win first flag football title

Mahita Chava, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Cal High kicked of the inaugural flag football with a perfect EBAL record and league title. From their first league game against Monte Vista to league finale against Livermore, the Grizzlies has seen...

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