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The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

From left to right, seniors Vibha Hari, Samiya Phadtare, Mahima Chaudhary, and Arushi Saurabh enjoy the sand at Poplar Beach. Beach destinations rank third on our list.

A poetically accurate senior trip ranking

Hallie Chong and Anika Choudhary May 31, 2024

As senior year comes to an end, we can finally be released from the senioritis that infected our once joyous souls as we look forward to our post high school plans. Graduation, summer, college, and, most...

From left to right, Jordan Vereen, Anika Choudhary, Andrew Ma, June Kim, and Lance Shilling perform at the state competition in Brentwood on March 25. Choudhary, a main character is fighting with her mom in the center of the stage.

Odyssey of the Mind travels to Worlds

Hallie Chong and Asiyah Ally May 26, 2023

The art of performance and craftsmanship is no joke to the juniors of the Odyssey of the Mind team. The team won the state championships and are moving on to the world championship this week for the second...

Sophomore Gracie Barco serves the ball during a varsity women’s tennis match last season.

Is being a student-athlete worth it? – NO

Hallie Chong and Anika Choudhary March 15, 2023

High school sports can be some of the most physically and mentally demanding activities. As many students know, participating in school sports allow them to exercise while helping build students’ leadership...

Riding a roller coaster should be on everyones summer to-do list. Fortunately, there are several great ones in the Bay Area.

Thrill rides for perfect summer vibes

Hallie Chong, Online & Podcast Editor June 1, 2022

With less than a week left of the school year, many students are anticipating  the start of summer break. But students can’t go on a vacation without an amusement park outing. As an amusement park...

Her Side of the Story is a new exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. It opened in February and will remain on display until May 22.

New exhibit at SRV Museum

Hallie Chong, Online & Podcast Editor April 29, 2022

At the former railroad station in Danville lives the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, which is filled with preserved artifacts scattered throughout the history of the area.  The museum creates an opportunity...

Cal High strings and chamber orchestra performs at the district’s Area String Festival, hosted on March 9 in the Cal High Event Center.

Area string festival’s triumphant return

Hallie Chong, Online & Podcast Editor March 23, 2022

For music lovers of all grades, the area string festival returned to Cal High after a two-year hiatus. The festival, which had been canceled  the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, made...

Students work solo with COVID

Hallie Chong, Online & Podcast 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...

The Wadi Rum desert in Jordan served as one of many filming locations for the science fiction film, “Dune,” which is ranked among the top 10 films of 2021 by staff writer Hallie Chong.

Top 10 movies of 2021 is a unique list

Hallie Chong, Online & Podcast Editor December 21, 2021

One of the major aspects of life that COVID-19 has taken away from us is the joy of watching newly released movie with a big tub of freshly buttered popcorn and even a Coca-Cola, if you will. Although...

Elf is one of The Californian staffs picks for top holiday movies or show to watch this break.

Staff picks for Christmas films and shows this holiday season

December 21, 2021

There's nothing better than curling up with a Christmas movie and a hot chocolate when it's cold outside. These are The Californian's staff recommendations for doing just that. "Die Hard" is a Christmas...

Enhypen members from left to right: Ni-ki, Jake, Heeseung, Jungwon, Sunghoon, Sunoo, and Jay line up for a picture after winning a Top Ten Award for Top artist in the first half of 2021.

Enhypen dashes to stardom

Hallie Chong, Online & Podcast Editor November 29, 2021

The seven member K-pop boy band Enhypen (pronounced “en-hyphen”)  has made a comeback with their first full album after a year since their initial debut. “Dimension: Dilemma” features eight...

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