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

Assistant Principal Tucker Farrar, left, and Principal Megan Keefer have worked together at Cal High for the past two years.

Staff rotate through positions

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2021

With three principals, rotating counselors, and two new assistant principals over the last four years, Cal High’s graduating class has seen it all. The Class of 2021 caught the end of Sarah Cranford’s...

A look into the campus that the Class of 2021 once called home. Now as they depart on their future endeavors, it becomes a part of their past.

Seniors reflect on their time as Grizzlies

Four years later and the Class of 2021 is still standing. Barely.  After being welcomed to Cal High by false fire alarms ringing in our ears to senior year assassins leaving multiple casualties, this...

Violence at Capitol highlights double standards in America

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021

Democracy was put in jeopardy on Jan. 6 when thousands of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building. With no regard for the well-being of America, these rioters put the lives of the vice...

In a letter emailed to Cal High parents on Monday, Principal Megan Keefer included visuals of what a hybrid learning model would look like on campus.

District gives students choice to stay remote or switch to hybrid learning

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2020

We are currently conducting an anonymous survey for students and teachers alike to collect opinions on the reopening of Cal in the next semester. Click here to access the survey. To go hybrid or to stay...

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.

Students gear up for summer internships

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

Celeste the singing superstar

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...

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

Editor takes state as mock trial journalist

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief 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...

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.

Leadership leaves its legacy

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

New Year brings new laws

Emmy Burrus, Co Editor-in-Chief 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...

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...

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