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


Above, sophomore Jadyn-Taylor Vo tries to balance with the help of her teammates as Cal High’s stunt team preforms at a school rally on April 26. The team won its second straight NCS title on April 27 by beating Liberty High 18-11.

Stunt repeats as NCS champs

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

For years, Cal High’s stunt team has been known for their reputation of constantly striving to be the best. With their talent and passion for the sport, the 31 girls on the team maintained the reputation...

From left to right, sophomores Cindy Li and Arjun Patel pose with Positive Psychology teacher Christina Haaverson before leading a meeting for Anthrominds, a new Cal club.

New club is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health

Srikar Thippavajjula, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Many students live stressful lives that are often negatively affected by depression and anxiety. But one Cal High club, Anthrominds, aims to solve these issues by raising awareness about mental health. Started...

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has decided to transition to Google Classroom for the 2024–25 school year.

Google Classroom makes a comeback

Aarav Manjunath, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Another year, another system to learn. Per an email sent by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District on April 30, the district has decided to switch learning management systems (LMS) to Google Classroom...

An AP student stresses out while taking their exam. Little does she know her peers around her are struggling just as much as she is.

AP classes rot the brains of students

Taij Singh, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Are AP classes really the golden ticket to college success, or are they just a clever way to boost students’ egos? Walking into an AP class is like stepping into a mystical realm where time slows down...

Some exams are more popular than others

Some exams are more popular than others

Mishti Ramachandra and Alyssa Reyrao May 7, 2024

Cal High students have the opportunity to choose from a diverse selection of 22 Advanced Placement (AP) classes, granting them flexibility in their academic pursuits. AP classes are a way to give high...

Shea Daly, top left, Maverick Smith, middle, and Bella Kelleter, right, surround Tyler Hurley as he dies. Hurley dramatically throws up red ribbons to represent blood.

‘Play That Goes Wrong’ gets it right

Saya Kubo, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Usually theater performers want their production to go as smoothly as possible. But this wasn’t the case for Cal High’s “The Play That Goes Wrong”, a chaotic comedy where literally everything...

Varsity pitcher Kaitlyn Le winds up to throw a pitch against Dougherty Valley on March 19. The Grizzlies won the game 6-1. Le, a senior, is committed to play softball for CSU Monterey Bay next season.

Grizzlies aiming to defend championship

Vishwas Balla, Senior Sports Editor March 28, 2024

The 2023 North Coast Section softball champions are back on the field with hopes to secure back-to-back titles. Last season the team went 21-9 en route to its first NCS title before the season ended in...

An counselor consoles a student who is letting out their frustration over the college admission process with their fists.

How are seniors coping with college decisions?

Jordan Vereen, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

As we exit March, we are probably looking back on the many happenings of the month: St. Patrick’s Day, Irish-American History Month, the beginning of the competitive season for the Gaelic Athletic Association...

Teens with a provisional license often drive their friends, despite restrictions stating they cannot without proper supervision.

Teen driving restrictions are impractical

Nidhi Sudheendra, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Many teenagers impatiently wait for the day they obtain a driver’s license and gain the freedom to go places without depending on their parents. But in the United States, when teenage drivers pass their...

Joseph Sussman poses with his metal posters. Sussman plays the bands’ music to wake up his students when class starts.

Health class starts with a blast of metal

Ben Barba Zuniga, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

PE and health teacher Joseph Sussman’s classroom has become infamous at Cal High for beginning each period with a lot of noise. A lot of really loud noise. Or, from Sussman’s perspective, really loud...

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