The Californian

New principal leads school to academic success

New principal leads school to academic success

Chandni Mistry and Kaila Young

June 8, 2015

Cal High principal Sarah Wondolowski was spotted speed walking toward the main building just minutes before her interview with The Californian, but when she returned she proudly pointed out that she wasn’t late for once. “I want to set the record straight that I’m four minutes early,” she sa...

Senior Morgan Yee co-writes UCSF oncologist’s research paper

Senior Morgan Yee co-writes UCSF oncologist’s research paper

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015

Senior Morgan Yee has researched cancer radiation treatment with a doctor at UCSF over the past two summers and is a co-author on the doctor’s research paper. She interns with Dr. Dilini Pinnaduwage, a radiation oncologist whose job is to treat cancer with radiation therapy. “In order to treat...

Home is where the heart is

Chandni Mistry, Features Editor

March 25, 2015

“Home” is a DreamWorks animated movie about small purple aliens called Boovs who come to inhabit Earth after fleeing from their enemy, the Gorgs. The movie will be released in theaters on Friday, March 27, but I had the chance to attend a pre-screening on Saturday, March 14. Captain Smek (Steve...

Student attending Grammys as a reporter

Student attending Grammys as a reporter

Annissa Bensalah and Chandni Mistry

January 30, 2015

The Grammy Awards are a magical place where all of the top celebrities and entertainment reporters go to celebrate musicians. And now, it’s a place for Cal High senior Angelica Pollard to shine as a red carpet reporter. Pollard auditioned to be a reporter at the annual awards show through her...

Cal High has come a long way

Cal High has come a long way

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Forty years ago, California High School first opened with about 1,050 students and 25 teachers. Math teacher Gary Triebwasser said students started Cal as sixth graders and stayed until they graduated. All of the teachers comprised a new, young faculty and included some familiar faces still on...

Liberty Project attracts students

Liberty Project attracts students

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

Around 200 students filed into the Cal High theater, anxious for the discussion that was soon about to start on the evening of Feb. 6. Past and new participants alike were nervous about the topic at hand, gun control, but with the organized facilitators of the Liberty Project in charge, they were...

Be a men’s style virtuoso

Be a men’s style virtuoso

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

Leave your cargo shorts and snapbacks at home. It’s time for comfy sweaters and warm scarves. This fall, fashion critics on details.com point to cuffed pants, tweed coats, and statement scarves as the top trends for men for the season. Statement scarves are scarves that are worn to contrast with...

Alumnus returns as teacher

Alumnus returns as teacher

Chandni Mistry, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

It was Thanksgiving day and Julia Giddens was resting after a difficult labor when the nurse came in, waiting for the proud parents to name their newborn son. Michael Walker Sr., the beaming father, scooped up this opportunity of a lifetime and took matters into his own hands, thinking of his favorite...