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

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The Californian staff selects summer songs to save your sanity

As the summer quickly approaches, students need something to fill their days, and ears, with. Here’s part of our recommended playlist from our staff to make your summer days a bit brighter. 1. “See...

Cal High’s robotics A-Team perfects their robot before competing in the state competition.

Robotics A-team places 5th at state

Andrew Ma, Parwaan Virk, and Shiphrah Moses March 21, 2022

The ‘Tipping Point’ for Cal High’s Robotics Club this year  made school history. Both of Cal High’s robotics teams were honored at regional competitions this year, allowing them to compete...

Senior Carol Chen’s illustration of Zoom courtroom earned her third place in the Mock Trial courtroom artist competition this year.

Mock trial team wins county for fifth year in a row

Andrew Ma, News Editor March 21, 2022

Cal High’s mock trial team had a daunting reputation to live up to at the virtual Contra Costa County Mock Trial championship. Led by senior co-captains Cindy Zhu, Ami Baid, and Daniela Kuthy-Cervantes...

Former student teacher Andrew Shigo now teaches the AP Lit class.

AP Lit teacher swapped mid-year

Andrew Ma, News Editor February 14, 2022

Cal High has seen its fair share of teacher replacements over the years, but rarely are teachers swapped out mid-year. AP Literature teacher Jessica Bailey became a teacher librarian this semester,...

Workers built a path from the back parking lot to the portables early in the school year. The portables are still not being used because Cals enrollment is lower than what was projected.

District spends more than $500,000 on unused portables

Andrew Ma, News Editor October 25, 2021

San Ramon Valley Unified School District has spent more than a half million dollars to lease four new portable classrooms that are going unused since they are not needed right now because Cal High's enrollment...

Left, a soap dispenser in the third floor boy’s bathroom is one of many that have been destroyed by students following the “Devious Licks” TikTok trend. Several bathrooms have been closed on campus because of vandalism.

Vandals hit classrooms, bathrooms

Andrew Ma, News Editor October 19, 2021

When sophomore Jackson Polus went to the second floor boy’s bathroom during brunch last month and saw 10 guys huddled by the largest stall, he decided he didn’t need to use the restroom anymore. After...

Students can play cornhole during lunch now that the game and many others are set up around the quad.

Campus has a new look this year

Andrew Ma, News Editor September 3, 2021

Cal High's campus isn’t quite the same as students left it back in March of 2020. As returning students walk around campus, they might notice some new changes from nearly a year and a half ago. Some...

History months like the one celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islanders this month could be more valuable if they were universally celebrated and if people took the time to learn about marginalized cultures in America.

History months don’t do enough to impact our lives

Andrew Ma, News Editor May 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. As May’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to a close, there’s no better time to reflect on the many ways the month has transformed...

Members of the wind ensemble class pose with their instruments during a recent Zoom class. The class has been taught by Teri Musiel, Dougherty Valley High Schools music teacher, since late March after Cals band director Matthew Smith resigned.

Band department awaits fourth director in four years

Andrew Ma, News Editor April 30, 2021

When Cal High’s longtime band director Kent Johnson departed in 2019, junior Audrey Luu was upset at the loss of a cherished teacher. But she never imagined that two years later, the music program...

WARNING: Gorilla Glue is not a haircare product. Its called glue for a reason.

Gorilla Glue girl becomes a trailblazer in the super glue franchise

Andrew Ma, News Editor March 11, 2021

Some things just stick. A nickname that rolls off the tongue, a catchy song, or even that ancient piece of gum living under your desk. For Louisiana woman Tessica Brown, it would be the Gorilla Glue...

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