The Californian

College might be overwhelming, but you will be alright

Kan (pictured on the bottom right) is posing with a group of friends at UC Davis.

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You might not be able to walk across the stage in front of your loved ones and shake hands with the principal, but you do get advice from a former Cal High student. Although my first year at UC Davis has been cut short, I can undoubtedly say that this past year...

Good advice comes in threes

Celeste Virador, Freshman Columnist

September 28, 2017

Remember that scene, for you Marvel fans, in “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II,” when everyone kept telling Nebula that the fruit was not ripe yet?  Besides being hilarious, this scene shows two things: one, if you really have to try things out for yourself first, be prepared not to make...

Be proud, freshmen

Rachana Balakrishnan, Freshman Columnist

September 28, 2017

Surviving high school is a hard feat. But surviving the first month is even tougher.  Primarily, you have to know that you’re the future of this high school. You are bound to become a great person, talented in the area of expertise in which you specialize. So, let me give you some blind...

Advice from former top editors

Josh Iversen, Managing Editor

May 25, 2017

aduation and the excitement of an excellent summer, it’s hard to dismiss the anxiety and fear hidden within regarding what’s right around the corner – college. But rest assured, Class of 2017, you aren’t doing it alone. Many Grizzly alumni have been through it all before and have crucial advice...

Every 15 Minutes gives lifelong advice

Every 15 Minutes gives lifelong advice

Carly Re, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Every 15 Minutes has made its mark as one of the most impactful events at Cal. As students filed into the Event Center on March 25, a slide show of pictures and obituaries for the students who died earlier played in the background. Loved ones sat in the middle of the room, waiting for the service...

Woodward advice game hella strong doe

Woodward advice game hella strong doe

Pierce Woodward, Advice Columnist

January 16, 2014

Dear Woodward of Wisdom, People keep finding me in their closet. Is there a better place for me to hide? Sincerely, the Monster   Dear the Monster, First off, let me say that I really hope you’re a monster and not, well...that creep next door. Second, I must say that I myself...

Cordially Clouse

Cordially Clouse

Clouse, Advice Columnist

April 29, 2013

Dear Readers, Well, you exceeded my non-existent expectations, but really not by much. I got one response from an acquaintance, one from my teacher, one from my best friend, and one from an anonymous somebody who I think is probably Maureen. Anyway, after I finally climbed down from the roof with...

Cordially Clouse

Cordially Clouse

Clouse, Advice Columnist

March 19, 2013

Dear Californian readers, This is your god speaking. That’s right. It’s me, Cordially Clouse, which I know is a shocker considering this section is generally my territory. Anyway,  I bet you’re wondering why I called you all here today. As a writer, I don’t ask for much. A small audience...

Cordially Clouse

Cordially Clouse

Clouse, Advice Columnist

February 11, 2013

Dear Cordially Clouse, How do I get into a good college without doing any work? – @sfmandatory   Dear Sfmandatory, You have about three options here: 1. Be a minority. Most schools have a quota of minorities they need to fill.  Extra props if you’re bilingual. And if you’re...

Cordially Clouse

Cordially Clouse

Clouse, Advice Columnist

December 19, 2012

Dear Cordially Clouse, My parents don’t care about me or my grades. But I still get A’s and good scores. What is wrong with me? – Foreva Alone   Dear Foreva Alone, I’m sorry that your parents don’t do things like force you to study for hours in your room, become a classically...