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The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Seniors Madison Mittone, left, and Sachit Ganotra, acting as Bruno Mars, perform “Billionare” during the competition.

Lip Sync brings people together

Melissa Nguyen and Sherlyn Hernandez March 28, 2024

Cal High’s annual Lip Sync has done it again, pitting all four grade levels against each other in a thrilling competition for the most captivating performance. Each year leadership hosts Lip Sync and...

Cals Chalkaa team practices their routine to prepare for showcasing a variety of traditional and creative dances to honor their culture.

Chalkaa makes their competition debut

Alyssa Reyrao, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Cal High’s Chalkaa Indian Bollywood Fusion dance team has been spreading their culture and love for dance together through numerous performances for many years. Usually Chalkaa performs in audition-based...

Designs by students for the mural competition. (Bottom) The winning design by Holli Tong that represents equality. (top) A design by Naomi Khoo that was inspired by a festival.

Mural will brighten Cal

Sabrina Jackson Kimball, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

The Mural Club is looking to bring a little more beauty to Cal High’s campus. The club has partnered with the school’s NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Club to create a new mural that will...

The unnamed protagonist of Fallout 4 ventures through the wasteland with his dog, Dogmeat, in tow.

‘Fallout’ hangs on for dear life

Shivani Phadnis, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Whenever a well-known game is adapted into a movie or TV show, there’s always the possibility that it will go totally nuclear. “Fallout”, a TV adaptation of the popular game series by the same name,...

Kung Fu Panda follows protagonist Po, who went from serving food to teaching kung fu.

Kung Fu Panda packs a punch

Suhas Chalasani, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

The tale of a lovable and entertaining panda with mad martial art skills continued this month with the release of its latest installment. “Kung Fu Panda 4” came out on March 8 and revisits the story...

Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift drop “eternal sunshine”, “Act II” and “Tortured Poets Department”, respectively.

Big names release brand new music

Caleb Yi, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Three anticipated albums by highly acclaimed artists have already dropped or are being released this spring. Ariana Grande delivered “eternal sunshine” this month, while Beyoncé’s “Act II”...

Seniors Maverick Smith (left) and Nadia Rouillard played Lev and Amara, respectively, in a vignette about a couple arguing on their anniversary. Storylines such as these were featured in the drama performance, “Remedies for a Broken Heart”.

Students put on an award winning play

Audrey Goddard, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

The award winning collection of vignettes, “Remedies for a Broken Heart”, kicked off its two-night run at the Cal High theater last Thursday. Before the one act, the show began with scenes the play...

Footprints inspire Cal students to learn to see things from others’ perspectives and promote societal growth. By reflecting on these quotes, students can improve their day to day lives.

Footprints on campus pave the way

Eva Brooks, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Coming back from winter break, students saw bright orange footprints around campus. As part of their social justice and community first semester final, three seniors worked together to plan and produce...

Rita Gao attended the International Models & Talent competition and won many awards.

Cal model goes global

Camille Miller, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Sophomore Rita Gao has been modeling ever since she could count to 10. Gao’s modeling career began when she was in kindergarten when her parents saw an opportunity and took her to an agency that was...

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