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

Members of Cal Highs Dungeons and Dragons Club play a session in the school library.

Dungeons and Dragons club rolls on with Saturday summer sessions

Vedant Desikamani, Assistant News Editor May 26, 2023

The Dungeons and Dragons Club at Cal High has always been known as a place to socialize and play a very well-known and popular board game. But this year, it’s coming to the Contra Costa County Library...

Six of Crows and the Scythe are among the books Californian staff writers recommend for summer reads.

Add these books to your summer reading list

Californian Staff, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Summer is approaching and soon students won’t be obligated to read classic literature that - let’s be honest - bores most of us. With the exception of a handful of classical bookworms, being forced...

The live-action Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling comes to theaters.

There are so many movies to look forward to this summer

Sia Lele, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Summer means pool parties and vacations, but it also means popcorn, 3D glasses, a cold slushy, and being able to watch movies to your heart’s content without having to worry about getting up the next...

Tunes for your summer playlist

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Refreshingly cold ice cream, the beach, the perfect summer tan, and attending state fairs. Summer is by far the best time for creating joyous memories and is the one motivation for students when school...

Live Action “Little Mermaid” has horrors under the sea

Anika Choudhary, Online & Podcast Editor May 26, 2023

When Disney announced that they would be making a live-action interpretation of “The Little Mermaid”, I’m sure they weren’t expecting a sea of so much controversy. Ever since it was publicized...

Junior Raza Ali takes a mirror self-portrait covering half his face with a camera.  He plays with the lighting by opening the blinds to bring contrast and shadows to his portrait.

Photo class explores night and self

Sia Lele, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

With digital cameras, students get to take as many shots as they want in order to capture a perfect photo. But with film photography, students only get a limited number of shots to capture how they see...

Going viral on TikTok is a dream for its users, and it only takes one post to make it on everyones For You page. But there is no guarantee the TikTok fame will last long.

A tutorial on how to make it big on TikTok

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be famous on TikTok? Imagine having thousands of likes and comments across all your videos, and fans anticipating every second of your time on screen. If this...

The Ticketmaster monopoly scams with outrageous prices that we all fall for unknowingly.

Ticketmaster ticks off consumers

Asiyah Ally, News Editor April 28, 2023

There’s nothing like a live concert experience. It’s something many music fans dream of. But it seems only select groups of people get to enjoy this experience as live concert tickets are becoming...

Taylor Swift poses for her first album released in 2006, titled “Taylor Swift.” This artist has come a long way since then.

Taylor Swift is back on the road

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

After years of waiting, the well known and loved singer and songwriter Taylor Swift is back on tour. Swift is making her big return since a 2018-19 tour by performing songs from almost all of her previous...

Are live-action remakes really worth making?

Are live-action remakes really worth making?

Pranav Khosla, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

“Pinocchio,” “The Jungle Book,” and “Aladdin” are all films that may be familiar to many people. But it is often their recent live-action remakes that ring a bell as opposed to the original...

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