The Californian

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

Reflecting of my first days back

Californian editor in chief joins nearly 500 other Cal High hybrid students back on campus, but notices some safety protocols are not being followed as expected
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...

One day history books will detail all of the unusual year that was 2020. The coronavirus pandemic obviously will headline the strangeness of the year.

How history books will look back on 2020?

Unforgettable year is defined by COVID-19, but presidential election and BLM movement also made an indelible impact
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

As the future generations peer into their history textbooks, a certain page will catch their attention. This one is different from the rest. It does not show pictures of faces or wars, but instead pictures...

Managing editor Sabrina Contreras documented what she was feeling last year when in-person school was cancelled for initially a few weeks. A year later, students still are not back on campus.

A journal entry from long ago

Managing editor looks back to what she was thinking a year ago when pandemic began
Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor March 12, 2021

A year ago, Cal High students were celebrating an extended spring break. Three weeks off was what everyone thought they needed. Flash forward a year, and we grudgingly open our laptops every morning...

2021's Lunar New Year was celebrated in a starkly contrasting manner from the extravagant festivals from years past.

Attacks against the most vulnerable in the Asian community have increased during the Lunar New Year

Isabelle Coburn, Online Editor March 8, 2021

As preparation started for 2021’s Lunar New Year, I could see my mom becoming more and more on edge every time she came back from work in Oakland. As a caretaker for a 93-year-old Chinese lady living...

As we gear up for the 2021 MLB season, the MLB is going for a full 162 game schedule, with the ultimate goal being the same.

MLB gears up for new season

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor March 8, 2021

After a shortened 60-game 2020 season, Major League Baseball is heading into 2021 full steam. Very few changes have been made to how this year’s 162-game season will occur, with teams remaining in...

The worst winter storm in the state's history swept through Texas last month, and staff writer Tanner Curtis was there to experience it while competing in a hockey tournament.

My experience playing hockey in Texas

Tanner Curtis, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Over President’s Day weekend the state of Texas was hit with one of it’s largest snowstorms in history. The state dealt with massive power outages, which lead to people not getting water or heat...

MLB spring training implements controversial changes

MLB spring training implements controversial changes

Pranav Sannaasi, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

It’s now March which means that the MLB spring training has begun. Per tradition, spring training is sticking with Arizona and Florida for all of the teams to prepare for the upcoming season. But...

Many students taking AP tests this year have felt distraught after hearing that they will be taking the full AP tests after the many challenges a full school year of remote learning has brought.

AP test decision just another symptom of a larger U.S mentality

Staff Editorial March 4, 2021

The decision by the College Board to administer full-length AP tests is its most predictable move yet. It falls perfectly in line with the way Americans operate: learning to live with the problems in society...

COVID-19 has changed the way people are celebrating Valentine's Day.

Students figure out new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day amid pandemic

Spirit days, Singing Valentines, and dates move to a virtual format
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

In a normal year, students would be preparing for what February is most known for: Valentine’s Day and the celebration of love and affection with those they care about. This day has always been much...

With a COVID-19 vaccine hopefully near, many people are wondering how many people would willingly take it when it becomes available.

Many Americans are leaning against getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Conflicting information about vaccine creates skepticism among much of the population
Asiyah Ally, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine has steadily been on the rise as concerns about the legitimacy of a vaccine have been widespread throughout the American population. The prospects of a vaccine...

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