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

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...

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

AP Lit teacher swapped mid-year

Andrew Ma, Editor-in-Chief 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, Editor-in-Chief 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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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