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

Ethnic studies teacher Ben Andersen supervises his students while they work during class. His students have been working on their Youth Participatory Action Research projects.

Ethnic studies YPAR projects enact change

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member May 27, 2022

The ethnic studies class rounded out the school year through a project with a purpose.  The project, called Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), involves students researching issues they are...

Cal High released its new schedule for the 2022-23 school year on Thursday. Some changes include A period being replaced by a seventh or B period at the end of the day and classes that are five minutes longer. Breaks such as brunch and lunch also were decreased by five minutes apiece.

Say goodbye to waking up early

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member March 21, 2022

Students can say goodbye to waking up before 7 a.m. with the removal of A period next school year.  The San Ramon Valley Unified School District reviewed possible new bell schedules for the 2022-2023...

Fans of Taylor Swift at Cal High create a shrine in her honor located in the first floor all-gender bathroom.

Taylor Swift rises above contract controversies

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member November 29, 2021

“Trouble, trouble, trouble.” Taylor Swift said it best.  She has been dealing with contracts and record labels that have indeed caused a lot of trouble. At 15, Swift was signed to Big Machine...

Peets cold brew is one of the better iced coffee drinks, but Philz sells the best coffee in San Ramon.

Best spots to get your coffee fix

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member May 28, 2021

I have been drinking coffee since I was 12. Probably not my best move, but once I tried that magical bean juice I was hooked. I take my coffee iced, with no sugar and a little splash of almond/oat milk....

Is Dr. Seuss a victim of cancel culture?

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member April 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”. “Green Eggs And Ham”. “The Cat In The Hat”. These are all cherished children's books that...

‘Framing Britney Spears’ sheds light on pop star’s life

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member March 12, 2021

“Oops, I did it again. I played with your heart, got lost in the game. Oh baby, baby.” Those familiar words were sung in the 1998 breakthrough song by the one and only Britney Spears, one of the...

Students need a break from the stress of online school.

A mental health day is definitely needed for students

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member February 17, 2021

Mental health. I either just intrigued you, bored you, or scared you off. Mental health seems to be a touchy subject that everyone is talking about lately, especially those involved with high school students.  Many...

With a COVID-19 vaccine hopefully near, many people are wondering how many people would willingly take it when it becomes available.

Many Americans are leaning against getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member November 6, 2020

Skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine has steadily been on the rise as concerns about the legitimacy of a vaccine have been widespread throughout the American population. The prospects of a vaccine...

Each class has its own bone to pick with the pandemic

Each class has its own bone to pick with the pandemic

Tyler Lunn, Asiyah Ally, Ridhi Goyal, and Eli Mayerson September 25, 2020

After the 2020-21 school year started online, there have been many perks exclusive to the high school experience that freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are now missing out on.

The new high school experience for freshmen is anti-climatic

Asiyah Ally, Social Media Team Member September 25, 2020

Since the start of middle school, high school has been the main topic for practically every student. Teachers constantly reminded students they were being prepared for this huge transition in their...

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