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

Pro and amateur teams try to achieve structural integrity.

Gingerbread houses crumble under 7.5 magnitude shaker

Samantha Contreras and Addison Jing December 15, 2023

The Californian hosted its inaugural gingerbread house-making competition this month, and few of the homes survived a unique structural earthquake test none of the contestants foresaw. Competitors were...

The girls who serve as the bases throw up the flier during their EBAL clinching competition.  Cal’s team went on to win the NCS Championship and finish second in the state, which is the best finish of any sport in the school’s almost 50-year history.

Stunt team places 2nd in the state

Addison Jing, A&E Editor May 30, 2023

Stunt is a relatively new high school sport, with the first ever North Coast Section Championship for the sport being held only five years ago, in 2018. Since then, Liberty High School has dominated,...

Cal High freshman Ethan Suehiro comes up for air while racing for his club team, the Crow Canyon Sharks. Suehiro is ranked among the nation’s top 10 15-year-olds in the breaststroke. He joined Cal’s swim team this year.

Ethan Suehiro is leading the pack

Addison Jing, A&E Editor April 28, 2023

Swimming, like other high school sports, is highly competitive at the varsity level so it’s usually juniors and seniors who make the biggest splash. But every once in a while, a young athlete possessing...

Junior Shivali Pathak sings and plays her ukelele with the Tri-Valley Youth Music Group.

A strong voice for music and others

Addison Jing, A&E Editor March 15, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic was a scary and stressful time for all, full of isolation and worry. Despite quarantine confining most everyone indoors, some found their voice during this dark time. Junior Shivali...

Artificial intelligence can replace student academic potential and creativity.

AI will hurt our education system

Addison Jing, A&E Editor February 9, 2023

Innovative artificial intelligence offers students a way out of writing essays, doing homework, and everyday work. But it comes at the cost of replacing student credibility and creativity. Platforms...

Will this World Cup be remembered for its remarkable match-ups or will it be remembered for the controversy surrounding it?

Will this World Cup be remembered for the incredible soccer or avoidable controversy?

Addison Jing, A&E Editor December 21, 2022

The World Cup always provides joy and entertainment to viewers around the world, and this year was no exception with Argentina claiming the title.  This was a historic accomplishment as Argentina hadn’t...

Teacher Lori Willis leads the AP Music Theory class in an exercise on cadences and

Students take notes on musical notes

Addison Jing, A&E Editor November 18, 2022

Cal High’s AP Music Theory class incorporates a more technical aspect of music for those who already have vocal or instrumental experience. Sophomore William Li is among the 18 students who joined the...

Cal High’s new plan to minimize parking lot congestion during pick-up and drop-off was announced on Oct. 3 and it includes reopening the horseshoe in front of the admin building. Administrators had closed the horseshoe for the first two months of school.

Parking and pick-up rules shift routines

Addison Jing and Daniela Noubleau October 13, 2022

It might be a new year, but Cal High students are still experiencing problems with traffic and parking, with a few new twists and turns in this windy road. Last year, about a quarter of the student body...

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