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

The real Oscar winners contrasts with predictions

Vedant Desikamani, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

The 2023 Oscars marked the 95th anniversary of the prestigious and rewarding event.  After many months of waiting eagerly the 2023 Oscar nominees were announced on Jan. 24, by actors Riz Ahmed and...

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

A strong voice for music and others

Addison Jing, Staff Writer 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...

Members of Cal High’s club Chalkaa perform a dance during their Dil Se showcase at Irvington High School in Fremont.

Chalkaa highlights Indian culture

Shivani Phadnis, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Bollywood dancing has gone from the big screen to the small stage with Cal High’s official club Chalkaa. Chalkaa is a club where students practice, perform, and perfect different styles of Bollywood...

The Season 3 premier of “The Mandalorian” was released on March 1 on Disney+.

Mando is back for Season 3

Pranav Khosla, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

The Mandalorian’s journey through the galaxy returned for a third season this month much to the delight of its fans after a three-year absence. Since Season 1 of “The Mandalorian” aired in 2019,...

Adonis Creed fights a childhood friend in “Creed III”.

‘Creed lll’ doesn’t pull punches

Kk DeMello, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Five years after the release of “Creed II,” Micheal B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed for what is clearly the best film in this franchise. “Creed III,” hit theaters on March 3 and it definitely...

Influencers influence people (badly)

Influencers influence people (badly)

Riya Reddy, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Influencers on platforms such as TikTok and Instagram have a significant impact on what their audience buys with just short videos and posts. With just an inkling of high praise for a certain product,...

Clockwise from top left, freshman Siria Trinidad holds her classmate in a cradle; the sophomore class opens off their performance with the iconic “Camp Rock” chant; junior Ronak Adhikari holds Krish Gupta as the duo finishes their dance off with a dip; freshmen dance along in their performance; senior Sione Hingano nails his portrayal of Bruno Mars; senior Lili Loney rocks as Justin Timberlake; the sophomore Powerpuff Girls defeat their fierce enemies; and juniors sing along to “Beach Boys” during Friday’s Lip Sync competition in the theater.

Yearly Lip Sync stuns student body

Sia Lele, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Leadership hosted its annual Lip Sync competition on Friday night, giving the four grade levels a chance to win money for their classes while showcasing their best fake singing skills. Each class had...

Kit Town, left,  rehearses her scene with Emma Kollo, sitting, while Shea Daly, background left, and Sarah Haslim create the set for the play “The Cassettes of San Francisco.” The play will be performed today and Friday at 7 p.m. in the theater.

Music has dreams coming to life on stage

Sia Lele, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

The story of dreamers in a huge city explored through music sounds magical. This is the story that Cal High’s play productions class presents today and Friday in their original play, “The Cassettes...

This violin is part of the Violins of Hope project that was recently displayed at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Violins with a story marked in wood

Daniela Noubleau, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

In the course of history, through war, pain, and violence, the belongings that were valued most were left behind. During World War II, prized violins, cellos and violas were an exception that now store...

The Kang of Conquerer, set to become the most powerful villian in the MCU, lurks over Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Ant-Man goes quantum

Shivani Phadnis, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

While Ant-Man is known for being small, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is shaping up to be the biggest film in the series. When the original Ant-Man film was released in 2015, audiences loved...

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