The Californian

2020-2021 Staff

Christine Oh

Co Editor-in-Chief

Senior Christine Oh and third-year newspaper student is thrilled to serve as co-Editor in Chief for The Californian. She loves to travel, meet new people, and immerse herself in her Korean culture. Outside of newspaper, she participates...

Emmy Burrus

Co Editor-in-Chief

Emmy Burrus is a senior at California High School, and is entering her third year of being a part of the Californian staff as Co Editor-in-Chief. Last year, she was one of three News Editors and in the previous year she served...

Isaac Oronsky

Co Managing Editor

Isaac Oronsky is a senior and third-year newspaper student. He is serving as one of two Managing Editors for The Californian, and is beyond excited to continue with this role as well as his previous one of running the Californian...

Sabrina Contreras

Co Managing Editor

Sabrina Contreras is a senior at California High School. She is one of the managing editors of the Californian, and she loves to write. Along with writing, she also loves to read, paint, exercise, spend time with family and friends,...

Kate Hong

A&E Editor

Kate Hong is a senior at Cal High in her third year for Newspaper. She began in 2017 as a staff reporter and is currently working as the A&E editor for the second year. Outside of Newspaper, she has an overwhelming passion...

Michelle Nguyen

Features Editor

Michelle Nguyen is a senior at Cal High and is features editor for the Californian Newspaper. She’s also the publicist for Cal High Interact, Interact District Council 5160, and Rotary Vietnam Project 5170. Her earbuds are basically...

Rebecca Newman

Graphics Editor

A senior at California High School, Rebecca Newman is a third-year newspaper student and is currently the graphics editor for the Californian. She spends the vast majority of her time drawing and writing for her original stories,...

Angela Deanne Paloma

Co News Editor

Angela Deanne Paloma is excited to spend her senior year and her second year in the Californian as a News Editor. Aside from journalism, she has a great passion for science and Filipino culture, both of which she hopes to explore...

Ronnie Gogoi

Co News Editor

Ronnie Gogoi is currently a news editor for the Californian. He enjoys reading books and hanging out with homies. Over the past couple of months his dislike for bats has grown rapidly. He hopes to get into a good college, but...

Josh Nichols

News Lite Editor

Josh Nichols is a student at Cal High, and is the News Lite Editor for The Californian. Josh loves sports, specifically basketball and football, and to a lesser extent, hockey and baseball. Josh has one pet, a cat named Lilo,...

Isabelle Coburn

Online Editor

Isabelle is contributing to her second year of newspaper as The Californian's online editor. After her first year as a reporter and artist at the publication, she felt like journalism gave her a platform where her voice could...

Nicholas Harvey

Opinion Editor

Nicholas Harvey is a junior and is excited to start his second year at the Californian as the Opinions Editor, in addition to continuing to write articles and report. His favorite subject is history. In his spare time, he enjoys...

Eddy Cordero

Co Photography Editor

Eddy Cordero is a Co-Editor for photography in The Californian. He is a junior who enjoys mountain biking, skating, playing/writing music, And of course taking pictures. He has Two dogs named Lexy and Mikey and he’s spent the la...

Nima Pendar

Co Photography Editor

Nima is a senior at Cal High. This is his third year in the Californian and his second year as a Photography Editor. He has a passion in the biological sciences.

Andrew Sousa

Sports Editor

Andrew is a senior and a third year member of The Californian, and is serving his second year as the Sports Editor. He enjoys cooking, tutoring, gaming, and watching the Mariners miss the playoffs every year. He hopes to go to...

Ari Harvey

Artist

Ari Harvey is a junior at Cal High and in their second year as an artist with the team behind The Californian. Ari has a fascination with all subjects at school, but by far the most exciting to them are the lessons that school...

Jay Warren

Artist

Jay Warren is a senior and a returning artist. This year he hopes to create more fun illustrations for the newspaper. In his free time he enjoys playing Mobage (Japanese Mobile Games) as well as watching anime. He lives with his...

Logan Visola

Photographer

Logan Visola a senior, as well as a returning photographer for The Californian. His interests are competitive gaming, photography, and video editing.  He currently lives in Danville, and has been for 4 years. He’s a big...

Ben Olson

Photographer, Staff Writer

Ben Olson is a senior at Cal High, and is entering his second year in the Californian. Ben is a photographer and sports writer for the paper. He has a passion for sports, specifically baseball, hockey, and football. He is a h...

Jake Gerbracht

Photographer, Staff Writer

Jake Gerbracht is a Junior at California High School. This is his second year being with The Californian as a Photographer/Reporter, as well as being The Californians designated drone pilot. Jake also loves mountain biking and...

Sienna Morgan

Staff Writer

Sienna Morgan is a sophomore at Cal High and is excited to begin their first year as a reporter for the Californian! Sienna has a passion for creative writing and is excited to learn the ropes of newspaper. Besides writing, they...

Gaby Jimenez

Staff Writer

Gaby Jimenez is a sophomore at Cal High. Her hobbies include hiking, writing, reading, and running. She hopes to attend college in Europe after high school and maybe pursue a career involving agriculture. Gaby looks forward to...

Saachi Sharma

Staff Writer

Saachi Sharma is a sophomore this year at Cal High. She’s always had a passion for changing minds and telling stories whether it be through writing or on stage. She loves to act, sing, and speak, and feels she thrives when performing....

Wyatt Golla

Staff Writer

Wyatt Golla is a sophomore reporter. This is his second year at The Californian. During his free time he likes to talk with his pals or meditate. He mainly writes for the News Lite section of the newspaper and is excited for whatever...

Andrew Ma

Staff Writer

As a freshman just out of middle school, Andrew Ma signed up for his first year as a reporter for The Californian hoping to try something new and exciting. Driven by his enthusiasm for reading, Andrew wants to try his hand at...

Elijah Dominic Aguilar

Staff Writer

Dominic is a senior and it’s his first year being in newspaper. Outside of school, he lives a pretty normal life. Besides working, he enjoys photography, learning how to skateboard, playing games, and watching movies. As time...

Tyler Lunn

Staff Writer

Tyler Lunn is a senior, and is hoping to develop his writing skills through his new role as a reporter.  Aside from writing, he enjoys biking, spending time with friends, and playing video games. Tyler lives with his parents,...

Rohan Iyer

Staff Writer

Rohan Iyer is a sophomore this year at Cal High. He is an aspiring writer for the newspaper and is attempting to succeed in school. In his free time, Rohan enjoys playing games, reading and writing. He currently lives with his...

Tanner Curtis

Staff Writer

Tanner Curtis is a junior at Cal High. He is a new writer for The Californian this year. When he is not in school you will probably find him at an ice rink playing hockey. Currently, he lives with his parents, brother and two...

Evan Heinz

Staff Writer

Evan Heinz is a sophomore at California Highschool. He is a new writer for the newspaper and is excited to work on future projects. 

Shannah Saul

Staff Writer

Shannah Saul is a senior at Cal High, and this is her second year in newspaper. She’s also a self proclaimed theater freak in Cal’s Play Production class. Her one wish this year is to have a graduation, and to spend her last...

Nimisa Panda

Staff Writer

Nimisa Panda is a sophomore at California High School and this is her first year of writing for The Californian. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, sleeping, watching The Office, and eating food. Nimisa has always had an pas...

Garrett Allen

Staff Writer

Garrett Allen is a junior at Cal High. This is his first year of newspaper and he is focusing on writing articles for The Californian. In his free time he edits humorous videos for his friends, does weightlifting, goes outdoors...

Pranav Sannaasi

Staff Writer

Pranav Sannaasi is a sophomore. He hopes to become a better writer in his role in this class. He enjoys playing video games, spending time with those close to him, watching sports, and just being active. Pranav lives with his...

Sami Tripasuri

Staff Writer

Sami Tripasuri is a sophomore at Cal High and lives in San Ramon. She loves to write and share her experiences through her writing. Her hobbies include playing flute, doing gymnastics, baking, and biking! She spends most of her...

Jaida Baker

Staff Writer

Jaida Baker is a senior at California High School in San Ramon, very excited to be working in newspaper again this year. In her free time, she loves to exercise, walk her dog and read.

Eli Mayerson

Staff Writer

Eli Mayerson is a junior at Cal High and is excited to begin his first dive into the world of journalism! Eli’s loved reading and writing since he was a wee child, and has always been interested in sports reporting and news...

Kylie Thomsen

Staff Writer

Kylie Thomsen is a writer and a Sophomore at California High school in San Ramon, California. She lives with her mom, dad, brother and her three dogs. Ever since Kylie was younger, she has been drawn to reading and writing, this...

Brady Horton

Staff Writer

Brady Horton is a senior at California High School.  He’s attended Cal High all four years of high school, and has lived in San Ramon and Dublin his whole life.  In his free time, he loves to skateboard and watch sports. ...

Asiyah Ally

Staff Writer

Asiyah Ally is a freshman at Cal High. She is excited to work as a reporter for the Californian Newspaper. Previously, she attended Iron Horse Middle School. She is looking forward to writing for the newspaper for the duration...

Ridhi Goyal

Staff Writer

Ridhi Goyal is a first-year reporter for The Californian and a sophomore at California High School in San Ramon, where she has lived for 9 years. She found her love for words reading countless books in her free time, and loves...

Daphne So

Staff Writer

Daphne So is a sophomore at Cal High. This is her first year as a staff writer for the Californian. She enjoys doing traditional art and is excited to work with everyone at the Californian this year. She hopes to visit Vancouver...

Jett Gold

Staff Writer

Jett Gold is a sophomore at Cal High, and is in his second year of reporting for the Californian. Jett enjoys playing sports, and does wrestling and track for Cal High. He also enjoys hanging out with friends, as well as biking....

Justin Singh

Staff Writer

Justin Singh is a sophomore at Cal High. He is new to the journalism experience and looks forward to working with the others. Justin was born in New York where he moved to California 3 years ago. He has an appreciation for music...

Lily Hansen

Staff Writer

Lily Hansen is a freshman at california high school. She is a writer for the newspaper. She loves to produce music, write songs and sing.She also is really into fashions loves to sew and design dresses. It’s a great way for...

Sri Kotipalli

Staff Writer

Sri Kotipalli is a sophomore now at Cal High. His hobbies are playing tennis, piano, and videogames. He also hangs out with his dog and family. This is his first year reporting at the Californian and he’s excited to see what’s...

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