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

Different Eastern influences have been popularized in the West, from K-pop to dim sum to unique make-up styles.

Asian trends mislabeled

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2023

From K-pop to clean skincare to makeup, Asian trends have been increasing in popularity in the West recently. These trends can be observed in the beauty community on TikTok, as well as other streaming...

Scan the QR code to access our Spotify playlist and enjoy your summer with Californians top picks.

The Californian staff selects summer songs to save your sanity

As the summer quickly approaches, students need something to fill their days, and ears, with. Here’s part of our recommended playlist from our staff to make your summer days a bit brighter. 1. “See...

The rates of high school students vaping are in decline, according to the CDC.

Vaping on campus not blowing away

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

How often do Cal High students really do drugs? From nicotine to weed, drugs are often depicted as a large part of high school culture in popular media. Although heavily dramatized, drugs in school...

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...

Junior Noelani Ching swings during a recent softball game.

Cal athletes spring back into action

Baseball Cal’s baseball team has a lot of potential, as five members of the team are already committed to play in college, including three at Division 1 schools. Seniors Nic Bronzini and Raoul...

HoYeon Jung poses at the premiere of “Squid Game”.

HoYeon Jung steals the hearts of many

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2021

As of Oct. 18, I have 186 HoYeon Jung-related posts saved to an Instagram folder.  You might be thinking: Are you crazy? She’s some random model who was in a Netflix show. What’s so great about...

The strawberry fruit tea from i-Tea is very sweet, even at 30 percent sugar, and has a bitter aftertaste due to the tannins that tea produces when it has been steeped for too long, or in i-Teas case, when a tea powder is used. The lychee jelly in it is fantastic, stiff but still chewy, and the strawberry flavor isn’t overwhelming.

These boba places don’t suck

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

Boba. We all know it. There's something about the chewy, sweet, dense balls of goodness that's insanely popular. Usually it's accompanied with a milk-based tea, but if that doesn't float your boat, most...

Many Cal High students have become frustrated with the PSAT because of administrative errors leading to invalidated tests the past two years.

Students exasperated with PSAT inconsistency

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

The PSAT is notorious for the errors in its administration throughout the years at Cal High.  From invalidated scores to testing site changes, many Cal students feel as though the exam isn't even worth...

Cal Highs Esports Club will be hosting a Rocket League Tournament of March 27. Its the first esports tournament hosted by the school in more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Esports Club hosts school-wide gaming tournament

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2021

Cal High gamers should gear up for the first official school-wide tournament they’ve had in a long time. The school’s Esports Club will be hosting a school-wide “Rocket League” tournament on...

Cal Highs production of Hamlet will be streamed Feb. 11-16. Students iperforming include, from left to right, Gavin Preisser as King Claudius, Jennifer Casavant as Queen Gertrude, and Jude Lee as Marcellus.

Behind the scenes of Cal’s ‘Hamlet’ production

Daphne So, co-Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2021

Usually in drama teacher Laura Woods’ theatre productions, numerous rehearsals and practice performances are hosted after school to prepare for the semester show. Dozens of people work backstage to paint...

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