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The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Freshman Krisha Umanshankar throws the rock in hopes of scoring at the U18 Curling National Chapionships. Umanshankar was part a San Francisco team that qualified.

Cal freshmen compete at curling national championship

Andrew Ma, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2024

Cal High freshman Krisha Umashankar crouches on the ice at the U18 Curling National Championships in Colorado. Gripping a 45-pound granite rock and broom, her eyes are laser-focused on her target –...

Freshmen cheer from the Class of 2027 float. Volunteers covered graffiti on the float so it could run in the parade.

Parade marches on despite racist graffiti

Ylin Zhu and Andrew Ma October 5, 2023

Three class floats were found vandalized with racially charged graffiti last Friday morning, just hours before Cal High’s annual homecoming parade that was part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebration. Leadership...

Freshman Neha Gaddam works on her geometry homework during class. Gaddam decided to enroll at Cal High this year despite living closer to Dougherty Valley High School.

Fewer Dougherty transfers come to Cal

Melissa Nguyen and Andrew Ma October 5, 2023

Over the past two years, more than 200 students have transferred from Dougherty Valley High School to Cal High, according to school records. Transfers from Dougherty were down more than 21 percent this...

A sign indicating one of the new rules are now in place to improve campus security is now attached to campus gates.

Dublin teen allegedly attacks student

Ylin Zhu and Andrew Ma May 26, 2023

Three Dublin High students entered Cal High’s campus and allegedly attacked a sophomore boy on May 8, leaving students, staff, and parents in the community shaken. A video of the alleged attack shows...

From left to right, seniors Patrick Lee, Sunny Jayaram, Angela Zhang, Saachi Sharma, and Aidan Buck jam out during a practice session in AP Gov teacher Brandon Andrews’ classroom.

Anticus bands together with rock

Andrew Ma, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2023

“Don’t. Stop. Me. Now. Don’t stop me,” chorused Cal’s senior band Anticus at the rally on March 31 over soft piano chords. “Cause I’m having a good time, having a good time!” Anticus’...

Dan English runs while carrying his bike in the Rochester Cyclocross race in September.

Dan English rides to the top in cyclocoss

Andrew Ma, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2022

Junior Daniel English was five when he started watching his father race on a bike. He rode in his first bike competition in second grade. Now, the former Cal High student has his fifth national cyclocross...

Gov. Gavin Newsom broke with the Democratic Party over Proposition 30, which would increase taxes on personal incomes over $2 million to support climate programs. Newsom says the proposition is a corporate ploy by Lyft and has appeared in high profile advertisements to oppose the Democrat-backed proposition.

Californians to vote on seven new propositions

Andrew Ma and Rebbeca Haghnegahdar November 4, 2022

Seven new California propositions that potentially affect everything from abortion to funding for art and music in schools are on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. Propositions are a way citizens...

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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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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