The Californian

New production brings attention to the arts

March 26, 2019

Remember kaleidoscopes, those fun cylinders given to us as kids, with colorful, geometric shapes inside?  Well, that’s the idea for this year’s performing arts concert.  Cal’s performing...

Students make an impact with dance

Winter Guard rehearses a symbolic scene for their performances where a Chinese immigrant on Angel Island wakes up from her nightmare.
February 12, 2019

Behind the vibrant colors, rhythmic music and contagious smiles are countless bruises and hours of hard work. It is early February and a new season of winter guard is about a month in. The season...

Cal hosts Winter Wonderland

Christian, left, and Kinsey dance with each other at Winter Wonderland on Dec. 2. Both students are from other schools, but participated in the dance at Cal High.
December 20, 2016

Students, teachers, and parents came together at Cal High for a festive dance like no other. More than 200 students with special needs attended the Winter Wonderland dance on Dec.  2, and enjoyed dancing,...

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong

Spending $108K on a school dance is wrong
April 29, 2015

As reported on the front page of this issue of The Californian, last year’s ASB and senior class officers spent $108,030 on senior ball. This is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a high school...

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?

How did Cal spend $108K on a dance?
Class of 2014 senior ball cost nearly $50,000 more than similar formal events in the past
April 27, 2015

Last year, Cal High’s senior ball cost a staggering $108,030. The average amount spent by senior classes on this annual formal dance is normally between $60,000 and $70,000, nearly $40,000 to $50,000...

Student dances to scholarship

Student dances to scholarship
February 11, 2013

Repetition is the key to mastering any skill, and after 14 years of dancing, senior Allie Gomes’ hard work is starting to pay off. After a nerve-wracking audition among thousands of students in October,...

Gracing center stage

February 6, 2012

by Christina Calderon, staff writer With the lights shining down on her, her tutu in perfect position, and her ballet shoes strapped on tightly, senior Nicola Stone is ready for another performance. Stone...

Dancing in the dark

October 7, 2011

by Tyler Hollander, staff writer In the minds of most Cal High students, the Back to School Dance was one just one warning away from being sent to bed with no refunds. The place to be on Aug. 26...

Ryan Barbonio dances through life

October 7, 2011

by Stephanie Peng, staff writer Most students have been to those dreadful summer camps as kids and hated them. But for senior Ryan Barbonio, a dance class his mom forced him to take when he was...

Step team shines

November 2, 2010

    By Sydnie Parker The new Cal High step team has the sass of cheer, the rhythm of song, but music that is all its own. “In dance you have music, but in step you make your own,”...

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