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

Indoor mask mandate for schools must continue

Lexi Broughton, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer.  California has been on top of the COVID-19 pandemic since it first took effect on the world in March of 2020. From San Francisco being one of...

The most highly recommended masks in the world of Omicron.

Unmasking the best face coverings

Kira Sidhu, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

With the recent surge of the highly contagious Omicron variant, many people are wondering what the most protective masks are, and in what settings different masks are meant to be used.  Good news....

Doctors weigh in on virus

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor February 14, 2022

Then: President Donald Trump declared emergency because of the outbreak of COVID-19, on March 13, 2020. Now, close to two years later, the entire world is still severely inhibited by pandemic protocols...

Students work solo with COVID

Hallie Chong, Online Editor February 14, 2022

Whether students are stuck at home because of a COVID-19 exposure or with a 104 degree fever, school work is unavoidable. After this year’s winter break, at least 91 positive cases were confirmed...

COVID tests, more like NOVID tests

Hannah Shariff, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

As the new COVID-19 variant spreads, uncertainty rises as people want to get tested.  But what if the test results that ease the uneasiness are actually unreliable? As more people are desperate to...

Senior Carter Honsinger enjoyed the freedoms of online school last year when Cal High had virtual learning from home.

PRO/CON: Is it worth returning to virtual learning?

Tanvi Pandya, online Opinions Editor February 14, 2022

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, it’s safe to say that the new Omicron variant is taking the world by storm as we have never experienced before. The average number of cases had been going...

Senior Carter Honsinger enjoyed the freedoms of online school last year when Cal High had virtual learning from home.

PRO/CON: Is it worth returning to virtual learning?

Saachi Sharma, Podcast Editor February 14, 2022

With the recent rise in Omicron cases in Contra Costa County, many people may be quick to assume the best course of action would be to return to our state of quarantine and online school as we did throughout...

Prom decisions lack COVID safety

Staff Editorial February 10, 2022

Juniors are preparing themselves for prom next month. Among the scrambling to get the perfect outfit and secure dates, a more overlooked issue could soon to pose a real threat: A crowded room with up to...

The Moderna booster shot is part of the nationwide rollout of additional vaccinations to help people against COVID-19.

Students and teachers rolling up their arms for booster shots

Trisha Sarkar, News Editor December 21, 2021

Booster shots became available to people ages 16 and up in Contra Costa County earlier this month. As a result, Cal High teachers and eligible students have started to receive their booster shots, which...

International travel bans arent helping people any more than wearing your mask halfway.

Omicron variant travel ban is more than unfair

Shravya Salem Sathish, A&E Editor December 21, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. Not long after the situation with the pandemic seemed to return to normal, the world was thrown another curveball in the form of the omicron variant...

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