The Californian

A look into the campus that the Class of 2021 once called home. Now as they depart on their future endeavors, it becomes a part of their past.

Seniors reflect on their time as Grizzlies

Four years later and the Class of 2021 is still standing. Barely.  After being welcomed to Cal High by false fire alarms ringing in our ears to senior year assassins leaving multiple casualties, this...

At the end of the first floor of the main building, Troy Bristols history classroom acts as a prime hangout spot for students.

The crown jewels of Cal’s campus

Christine Oh, Sabrina Contreras, and Kate Hong June 2, 2021

During our 2.5 years of in-person high school experience on Cal High’s campus, we’ve found some true gems of this school that students need to be made aware of if they haven’t discovered them already....

Hybrid students who returned to campus this week found theyre spaced about six feet from their classmates.

Reflecting of my first days back

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

Being on campus for the past two days felt like a fever dream—it didn’t feel real, but also oddly normal at the same time. It also felt incredibly heartwarming and I could tell that teachers were...

Teachers adjust lessons, discussion to address historic moment

Christine Oh and Nima Pendar February 5, 2021

To add to the stress of learning and teaching on an online format because of COVID-19, both students and teachers faced another unprecedented event on Jan. 6, when the Capitol was breached by a group of...

It’s time to check out these K-Drama shows

Christine Oh, Kate Hong, and Michelle Nguyen December 16, 2020

Winter time has finally arrived with the chilly, rainy weather and jolly holiday music filling the air. Yet here we are, still stuck in quarantine with another stay-at-home lock-down order in place.  We...

Choir teacher Nicholas Patton raises his hands and rouses his class to attention. Patton has directed Cal High’s concert, treble and chamber choirs for the past five years, but he is leaving the school this week due to personal reasons.

Patton sings good-bye to Cal High

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2019

After five phenomenal years of a thriving choral department, choir director Nicholas Patton is leaving Cal High this week because of personal reasons. Patton’s sudden announcement of his departure...

School faced with even more threats

A series of four shooting threats targeting Cal High this month have shaken students and staff and resulted in the lowest attendance in school history. San Ramon police and the FBI continue to investigate...

Above, Cal Band director Kent Johnson instructs wind ensemble before their sight reading session.  Below, an alto sax soloist from Pittsburg High’s freshman Jazz Band performs. Schools throughout Northern California attended the festival.

Banding together

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2019

Cal High hosted schools from all over Northern California on April 13 for the NCBA spring festival.  The festival at Cal was one of three festivals that the Northern California Band Association...

Sophomore Chuyi Zhang.

Standout fencer reaches new heights

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2019

When it comes to sports, people often think of basketball, soccer and baseball.  But what about other sports such as fencing?  Although fencing isn’t a traditional sport with a ball and...

The first floor female bathroom is now designated the gender-neutral bathroom.

Gender-neutral bathroom is relocated

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2019

The second floor female restroom had been designated the gender-neutral bathroom at Cal High since the end of the 2017-18 school year. But when students returned to campus after the winter break,...

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