The Californian

2021-2022 Staff

Nicholas Harvey
Editor-in-Chief

Nicholas Harvey

Senior Nicholas Harvey is the Editor-in-Chief for The Californian. Writing for the paper since freshman year, Nicholas is especially interested in the differences and intersection between journalistic interview techniques and oral h...

Shiphrah Moses
Managing Editor

Shiphrah Moses

Shiphrah Moses is a senior and is the Managing Editor of The Californian. This is her second year as a part of the class and is excited to finally be doing it in-person. She enjoys all kinds of writing including screenwriting,...

Andrew Ma
News Editor

Andrew Ma

After a year of unpaid part-time reporting, sophomore Andrew Ma has come back for more punishment as co-News Editor. This year, he is excited for many opportunities to obsess over writing and meet new people. Andrew has mastered...

Sami Tripasuri
News Editor

Sami Tripasuri

Junior Sami Tripasuri is the co-News editor of the paper. She enjoys writing and reading in her free time. She is excited to produce great content for the school to read!

Gaby Jimenez
Opinions Editor

Gaby Jimenez

In her second year working for The Californian, junior Gaby Jimenez is looking forward to writing on topics she is passionate about as a reporter and the Opinions Editor. In addition to reporting, she enjoys running for cros...

Nimisa Panda
Features Editor

Nimisa Panda

Junior Nimisa Panda is back for round 2 with The Californian, this time as Features co-Editor. This year, she is excited to make the features section the best one yet and is looking forward to helping new reporters. In her free time...

Daphne So
Features Editor

Daphne So

Junior Daphne So is in her second year of being in newspaper, and is excited to serve as co-Features Editor for The Californian after being peer pressured to do so by her old editor. She is looking forward to writing more "fun an...

Tanner Curtis
Sports Editor

Tanner Curtis

Tanner Curtis is a senior at Cal High.This is his second year writing for the Californian and first as the sports editor. When he is not in school you will probably find him at an ice rink playing hockey. Currently, he lives wit...

Eli Mayerson
Sports Editor

Eli Mayerson

Eli Mayerson is a senior at Cal High and is excited to begin his second year in journalism. Eli’s loved reading and writing since he was a wee child, and has always been interested in sports reporting and news in general. He enjoys ...

Saachi Sharma
News Lite Editor

Saachi Sharma

Saachi Sharma is a junior in her second year of writing for the Californian. She is excited to work as the editor for the News Lite section which she thinks is a great way to outlet her love of telling stories. Saachi loves to...

Carol Chen
Photo Editor

Carol Chen

Senior Carol Chen joins the Californian as an artist for the second time, after taking a break during  junior year. This year, she plans to experiment with different illustration styles and gain proficiency in all aspects of n...

Keertana Sreekumar
A&E Editor

Keertana Sreekumar

Sophomore Keertana Sreekumar is a first year reporter in the Californian. In her free time she enjoys screenwriting and painting. Her favorite shows are Criminal Minds and Gilmore Girls.

Allison Cavanagh
A&E Editor

Allison Cavanagh

Allison Cavanagh, a junior at Cal High, has been reading the Californian since she was little, and is excited to finally be a part of it as a reporter. She’s always enjoyed creative writing, as well as reporting after taking ...

Asiyah Ally
A&E Editor

Asiyah Ally

Asiyah Ally is a sophomore at Cal High. This is her second year being a reporter for the Californian. She is looking forward to writing for the paper for the duration of her high school experience. In her freetime, Asiyah loves t...

Samantha Contreras
A&E Editor

Samantha Contreras

Sophomore Samantha Contreras is a first year reporter and photographer. She can’t wait to write and shoot more shots for the California Paper. She loves taking photos of the football games and in her free time she loves to p...

Ari Harvey
Graphics Editor

Ari Harvey

Senior Ari Harvey has returned for their third year with The Californian, this time serving as the paper’s Graphics Editor. Besides drawing all manner of illustrations for the newspaper and occasionally contributing with their writing...

Anika Choudhary
Online Editor

Anika Choudhary

Anika Choudhary is a sophomore at Cal High and she is contributing to her first year of newspaper as co-Online Editor. She enjoys discovering and listening to music. In her free time, she likes to play tennis and is learning ...

Shravya Salem Sathish
Online Editor

Shravya Salem Sathish

Shravya Salem Sathish is a sophomore and co-Online Editor for The Californian. This year, she joined reporting to diversify her writing skills and explore a variety of topics. When she’s further honing her procrastination skil...

Kylie Thomsen
Social Media Editor

Kylie Thomsen

Junior Kylie Thomsen is in her second year at The Californian Newspaper. Kylie enjoys playing water polo and drawing in her free time. Her favorite thing to do is hang out with her friends and sleep. Kylie is excited to be social m...

Dylan Allen
Staff Writer

Dylan Allen

Senior Dylan Allen is in his first year as a staff writer for the Californian newspaper. He enjoys writing and talking about sports, and that is one of the reasons he took newspaper. Along with this, he enjoys playing fantasy...

Tyler Aronson
Staff Writer

Tyler Aronson

Tyler Aronson is a senior at Cal High School, this is his second year with the Californian. He first started being a reporter when he was a sophomore, and he took a break from the class during his junior year. This year, he plan...

Vishwas Balla
Staff Writer

Vishwas Balla

Sophomore Vishwas Balla is a first year reporter for The Californian. In his free time he enjoys running and in the winter, loves to ski. He hopes to write interesting and engaging stories over the course of the year....

Lexi Broughton
Staff Writer

Lexi Broughton

Junior Alexia Broughton is a reporter at Cal High. She is in her first year of newspaper and hopes to continue with this class for the rest of highschool. She spends her days crocheting, hanging out with friends, and reading. ...

Hallie Chong
Staff Writer

Hallie Chong

Sophomore Hallie Chong is a first year reporter for the Caifornian. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, and writing. She spends a lot of time socializing with friends and going on trips with her family. She plays the piano...

Sydney Cicchitto
Staff Writer

Sydney Cicchitto

Sydney Cicchitto is a senior at Cal High, and it is her first year reporting for the Californian. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog, watching movies, and trying new foods. In the future, she hopes to contin...

Wyatt Golla
Staff Writer

Wyatt Golla

Junior Wyatt Golla is a staff writer for The Califonian, and has been since his Freshman year. Specifically, he likes writing for news lite because of the freedom it gives him. He is excited to continue writing and is looking...

Evan Heinz
Staff Writer

Evan Heinz

Evan Heinz is a senior at California Highschool. He is a writer for the newspaper and enjoys nachos.

Anridud Lappathi
Staff Writer

Anridud Lappathi

Junior Anirud Lappathi is a first year reporter for the Californian. He decided to be a writer because he finds writing fun and stress reducing. Outside of school, he enjoys listening to music, talking to his friends, and playing...

Melody Mulugeta
Staff Writer

Melody Mulugeta

Melody Mulugeta is a senior at Cal High, and this is her first year reporting for The Californian. As she has just recently discovered her interest in reporting, she’s looking forward to finishing off her high school career with...

Tanvi Pandya
Staff Writer

Tanvi Pandya

Junior Tanvi Pandya is in her first year working with The Californinan and is looking forward to working as a reporter. Writing has always been a passion of hers and she is especially interested in writing opinion pieces. In h...

Kaustav Pal
Staff Writer

Kaustav Pal

Sophomore Kaustav Pal is a first year reporter for The Californian. He enjoys playing video games, sports, reading books, and hanging out with friends and family. His current favorite subject is AP Calculus AB, and his least b...

Aarna Prashanth
Staff Writer

Aarna Prashanth

Freshman Aarna Prashanth is excited to be working for Californian!  This is her first year in the newspaper, and her first time being a reporter. In her free time, she enjoys music, art, gardening, baking, and many more things. S...

Abhinav Purohit
Staff Writer

Abhinav Purohit

Abhinav Purohit is a sophomore at Cal High, and it’s his first year reporting for The Californian. He joined the newspaper class to improve his writing skills, and hopes to write about different topics and sections throughout ...

Tyler Raymond
Staff Writer

Tyler Raymond

Tyler Raymond is a writer at Cal High and in 10th grade. He likes to skate and hang out with friends. He is in newspaper because he likes journalism.

Trisha Sarkar
Staff Writer

Trisha Sarkar

Sophomore Trisha Sarkar is a first year reporter for the Californian. Outside of school, she enjoys baking and traveling. She also enjoys trying new foods and spending time with her family and friends.

Hannah Shariff
Staff Writer

Hannah Shariff

Hannah Shariff is a senior at Cal high, and this is her first year reporting for The Californian. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her cats, writing, and listening to music. She hopes to further her love for writing...

Kira Sidhu
Staff Writer

Kira Sidhu

Kira Sidhu is a sophomore at Cal High. This is her first year reporting for The Californian Newspaper. In her free time she enjoys writing, photography, reading, and playing lacrosse and the violin. She’s excited to write for th...

Jordan Vereen
Staff Writer

Jordan Vereen

Sophomore Jordan Vereen is a first year reporter for The Californian. In school, his favorite classes are AP European History and any courses revolving around language. He enjoys reading, writing, exercising, talking with friend...

Katya Vial
Staff Writer

Katya Vial

Freshmen Katya Vial is a first year reporter for the Californian. She enjoys writing non-fiction and fiction. She likes to go to the beach, reading, and playing with her cat. She also likes to travel and hang out with friends....

Parwaan Virk
Staff Writer

Parwaan Virk

Parwaan Virk is a freshman at Cal High School, and this is his first year as a news reporter for The Californian. He’s always had a passion for writing and enjoys being a journalist for The Californian. He enjoys playing video games, ...

Michael Zarich
Staff Writer

Michael Zarich

Michael Zarich is a senior at Cal High School, and this is his first year as a sports reporter for The Californian. He’s always had a passion for watching sports and loves to talk and write about it. He hopes to one day become ...

Ylin Zhu
Staff Writer

Ylin Zhu

Freshman Ylin Zhu is a first year reporter and photographer for the Californian. She enjoys listening to music, writing, and doing hands-on crafts. She is the oldest out of 3 sisters and enjoys hanging out with friends and fa...

Shua Lee
Artist

Shua Lee

Shua Lee is a junior at Cal High and it is her first year of newspaper as an artist. In her free time she likes to watch tv, create art, and play the guitar. In the future, she hopes to pursue art as a career....

Erica Dembrowicz
Photographer

Erica Dembrowicz

Erica Dembrowicz is in her first year taking photos for The Californian and is a junior at Cal High. Out of school she likes to read, listen to music, and spend time with her friends.

Lili Loney
Photographer

Lili Loney

Junior Lili Loney is in her first year at The Californian Newspaper.  Lili is looking forward to being a photographer this year for The Californian. She enjoys going to sports games and cheering on Cal High, Lili is also Junio...

Dannika Shah
Photographer

Dannika Shah

Freshman Dannika Shah is a first year photographer for The Californian. She is a swimmer on a swim team and coaches in her free time. In the future she wants to do something in the field of sports medicine. In her freetime she e...

Ryan Syms
Photographer

Ryan Syms

Ryan Syms is a junior at Cal High. He loves to take photos and he is a photographer for the Californian this year.

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