The Californian

Students gear up for summer internships

Sophomores Celeste Paapanen, left, and Kimi Shirai are among the Cal High students who landed internships this summer. Paapanen will be interning for Supervisor Wilma Chan at Alameda County District 3, while Shirai is part of UCSB’s Research Mentorship Program.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

May 28, 2019

The two and a half months of summer that are approaching give students the perfect opportunity to get an internship.  This is exactly what many Cal High students have already begun doing. Sophomore Kimi Shirai has landed herself an internship at the UC Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Progr...

Celeste the singing superstar

Celeste Virador sings “When You Wish Upon a Star” at the school’s White Noise benefit concert earlier this year.

Emmy Burrus and Maira Nigaar, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

ste Virador dreamt of becoming a singer.  Little  did she know that years later she would be cast in the renowned San Francisco Opera Guild Summer Conservatory during the summers of 2016 and 2017. But Virador isn’t limited to just singing opera music. She recently performed “What E...

Editor takes state as mock trial journalist

Californian editor in chief Vidhima Shetty was named the mock trial state champion courtroom journalist this year.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

May 2, 2019

Californian editor in chief  Vidhima Shetty recently earned the title as state champion courtroom journalist at the 38th annual Mock Trial State Finals. Shetty, a senior, beat 21 other county champion courtroom journalists to claim her title at the State Finals, which was March 22-24 in Sacram...

Leadership leaves its legacy

From left to right: Garrett Grant, Brandon Amor, Daly Grant and Eddy Cordero perform at Night at the Apollo, one of many Leadership Legacy Projects this year.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

March 26, 2019

Members of Cal High’s leadership program are leaving their mark on the school through new legacy projects designed to improve the community. In creating these projects, first-year leadership teacher Ross Dautel took inspiration from Las Lomas High School, his alma mater. But more than that, he wanted...

New Year brings new laws

A new state law increases the minimum age to buy a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 years old.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

February 12, 2019

A new year means new laws for California. From banning plastic straws to raising the minimum wage, these new laws cover a broad range of categories. One of the most talked about of these new laws prevents dine-in restaurants from giving customers plastic straws unless asked for one. ...

Losing childhood legends

Losing childhood legends

Emmy Burrus and Michelle Kupperman, Staff Writers

December 18, 2018

 Thousands of hearts shattered on Nov. 12 when Marvel fans learned of Stan Lee’s death. Lee was an inspiration to millions of fans and his legacy will live on.  Lee died at age 95 after being taken from his home in Los Angeles to Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center. The cause of death h...

Not horsing around

Not horsing around

Emmy Burrus and Nikhita Dhamrait, Staff Writers

November 15, 2018

Senior Rhetta Haase was only nine months old when she was put on a horse for the first time. Sophomore Lillian Holtmeier’s first ride on a horse came when she was about seven years older than Haase. But both girls share one thing: a strong connection to their hores-riding sports. “A lot...

Anti-vaping class implemented

Vaping reamins a serious concern in Cal High.

Emmy Burrus, News Editor

October 16, 2018

The vaping craze is sweeping the nation, and Cal High is no exception.  To combat this, the school district has implemented a program called Saturday Vape Alternative to Suspension Class. Suggested by Cal High assistant principal Catie Hawkins,the class helps educate students about the dan...