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

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, Staff Writer 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, Staff Writer 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English novels are outdated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, News Editor 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...

From left to right, Minseo Kim, Dylan Liujanto and Raymond Chen were named to honor bands this year.

Trio named to honors bands

Tanvi Pandya, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Cal High has been known to have an extensive music program, with multiple classes offered and a series of performances throughout the year. So, it comes to no surprise that many students participating...

From left to right, Kit Town, Emma Kollo, Briana Farias, and Sean Martin attend the auditions held on March 10th for an acting part in the club’s film.

Cal’s new club focuses on making original films

Samantha Contreras, A&E Editor April 29, 2022

“I never really cared about not being the same as those around me. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be the same.” Junior Brianna Marbella writes these lines in her first screenplay for...

Junior Kevin Goodman checks the negative images of some photos he took in Paul Fortayon’s photography class. Fortayon teaches the photography and advanced photography classes that focus on film, while Jennifer Bible and Kathleen Seabury teach Cal High’s digital photography classes.

Say cheese!

Erica Dembrowicz and Parwaan Virk April 29, 2022

Since the advent of digital photography, photos shot on authentic film have become much less common over the years. However, Cal High students interested in photography have a chance to experience the...

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