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

Many prepare for college from a young age, but alternative paths can also lead to success.

College is not the only path worth exploring

Trevor Allen, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

The transition from high school to the next phase of life is a pivotal moment for students, and the fear of making a wrong decision is almost palpable. The traditional narrative after high school is attending...

College counselor not worth it

Melissa Nguyen, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Many students and parents consider hiring personal college counselors to help them through the prolonged college application process. College counselors are professionals who know what the admissions...

UC Berkeley students walk under Sather Gate on campus. The colleges decision to cut enrollment was overturned by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

UC Berkeley almost cuts enrollment

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2022

With college admissions decisions sending seniors into a panic, the last thing the Class of 2022 wanted to hear was that a top college was drastically cutting enrollment. But that’s exactly what UC...

They dont call the college admissions process a crapshoot for nothing.

April Issue editorial cartoon

Jay Warren, Artist April 28, 2021

Colleges are ripping students off again

Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, colleges have lost millions of dollars in funding, forcing them to turn to tuition to help bring in money - even though school is online. A significant amount...

Pictured above is senior Abby Nguyen with the rest of her cast at the end of a program show. Nguyen is going to pursue a career in professional dance.

Many seniors are finding their future in the arts to be a bright one

Liann Bielicki, Staff Writer May 29, 2020

As the class of 2020 graduates and matriculates, many talented seniors are pursuing the arts in college and changing the narrative of success in a conversation that is often dominated by STEM majors.  Cal...

Kan (pictured on the bottom right) is posing with a group of friends at UC Davis.

College might be overwhelming, but you will be alright

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer May 29, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You might not be able to walk across the stage in front of your loved ones and shake hands with the principal, but you do get advice from a former Cal High student. Although...

You are more than the numbers you put on your college applications

Joey Zhu, Guest writer May 29, 2020

Looking back, I spent way too much time and effort preparing for and taking AP tests, to the point that they were hindering me rather than benefiting me.  Although I genuinely enjoyed learning...

What to do when youre considering going to an art school

What to do when you’re considering going to an art school

Isha Pandya, Graphics Editor May 29, 2020

I am currently a student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. I am studying to get my bachelors degree in communications design with an emphasis in illustration. Pratt is an art school, and like many...

The University of California is suspending the use of SAT and ACT

Ronnie Gogoi, Co News Editor May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had major impacts across the globe, and many students have been feeling some of these when it comes to the University of California admission process. On April 1, the UC...

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