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

Geography teacher Jackson Collins graduated from Cal in 2019.

School’s alumni return as teachers

Keerthi Eraniyan, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

Hearing Cal High teachers fondly recall their days attending their alma mater as students is not as uncommon as one would think. Many current and former Cal teachers claim Cal as their alma mater, bridging...

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...

Drastic new admin rules are unwarranted and detrimental

Staff Editorial August 21, 2022

Former Iron Horse Middle School Principal Demetrius Ball replaced Principal Megan Keefer this school year, bringing with him a barrage of new, far-reaching rules. These include revoking senior parking...

Cal Highs bathrooms have features many strange things, including this shrine to Taylor Swift in the girls bathroom earlier this school year.

What’s really going on in Cal High’s bathrooms?

Wyatt Golla, News Lite Editor June 1, 2022

There are some places that people are just not meant to venture into. Forbidden places like he Vatican City archives, Bing, and page 2 of Google. Among these locations is one so menacing that I am...

Campus culture must improve

Staff Editorial June 1, 2022

With the school year coming to an end, the campus life at Cal High has become as unique as the times we’re living in.  While many students were stepping onto Cal High’s campus for the first time...

The world language building closes its doors to students during lunch.

School makes the right call

Tanvi Pandya, Social Media Team member May 27, 2022

With a student body of almost 3,000, one would assume that Cal High would utilize all the space it has for students to use throughout the day. But that is not the message administrators sent last monthwhen...

English teacher Nick Shea holds several books that his freshmen and junior classes read.

English novels are outdated

Kira Sidhu, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

Every year, students in English classes find themselves pouring through the pages of a book that feels completely irrelevant to their lives, giving them less motivation to interact with the reading.  While...

Firefighters and police investigate the scene last Friday after the fire was put out by history teacher Daniel Sweetnam.

Students start garbage can fire

Sami Tripasuri, co-Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2022

As history teacher Sarah Eddings was walking through the first floor hallways in the main building last Friday, she heard two girls whispering about something with urgency.  When she questioned them,...

Hundreds of students walk through the quad like they have for a full year since the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine.

End of the year sparks mixed feelings

Parwaan Virk, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

With the last day of school coming next Thursday, many students have mixed emotions about the end of this unusual school year. Compared to last year, the end-of-year vibes have changed. With the highly...

Equity committee to unite Cal high students

Elena Ramos and Evelyn Patro May 5, 2022

Opinion columns reflect the view of the writer. Imagine a perfect world where everyone is fair with each other and respectful of everyone. That is what San Ramon Unified School District is trying to...

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