The Californian

Summer different for seniors and juniors

As seniors soak up the summer sun, juniors are stuck in windowless classrooms preparing for standardized tests and essays.

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

May 28, 2019

For seniors it’s time to kick their feet up and sip on some iced tea under the sun. All their hard work paid off and they know exactly where they are headed in the fall.  But for juniors this summer is their last chance to squeeze in as much volunteering as possible, put in final preparations for...

Science discredits signs

Science discredits signs

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

May 2, 2019

 People believe whatever ideas and concepts support their perspective of the world.  As such, many people have differing opinions on astrology,  the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and the influence they have on human affairs and the natural world. ...

Freshmen stars shining bright on varsity

Freshman Matthew Alm, second from left, keeps up with the pack during the 1600-meter race for Cal’s track team. Alm also competes in he 3200m and 800m races, and ran varsity cross country for the Grizzlies in the fall.

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

March 26, 2019

From the bright green softball and baseball diamonds to the hardwood of the volleyball court to the soft rubbery track, freshmen at Cal High have made their mark on varsity athletic teams this season. Whether its Payton Lee helping Cal reach the CIF State volleyball tourament or Matthew Alm and Madison...

New law has Canada flying high

The swift embrace of recreational marijuana use in Canada comes with a dark reality; according to Huffington Post, there have been over 56,000 “police reported incidents” of cannabis possession in Canada since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister.

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018

Canada became the second nation in the world to legalize marijuana when it passed the Cannabis Act on Oct. 17. The Cannabis Act is a strict legal framework for regulating the production, distribution, sale, and possession of marijuana across Canada. The act’s purpose is to keep marijuana out of...

Kiernan Hanson sets the stage

Kiernan Hanson is a leading man at I Can Do Theatre.

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

October 16, 2018

Kiernan Hanson started performing musical theatre in middle school, and six years later he is still at center stage.  Being one of the only two boys performing main roles at I Can Do That Theatre Company, Hanson, a senior, is now on stage every day of the week. “Theatre is my home, the st...

Cal High should be recycling paper waste

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

May 30, 2018

From classroom assignments to school newspapers, paper is everywhere at Cal High, but it all eventually ends up in the same place: landfills.  The catchy saying “reduce, reuse, recycle” is sadly not coming into play on Cal’s campus beyond bottles and cans. Students often receive paper ...

Several Cal High girls have eyes on collegiate hockey

Several Cal High girls have eyes on collegiate hockey

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

March 14, 2018

Senior Celine Long and sophomore Evelyn Andrade are following their passions on the ice and breaking boundaries, they hope will lead them to play hockey in college.  Long, one of seven girls on the San Ramon Grizzlies team, has been playing hockey since she was five and has been on the ice since,...

Cal’s MUN team is best in the country

Cal's MUN team is best in the country

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor

December 15, 2017

Cal High’s Model United Nations (MUN) team is certainly making a name for itself these days.   The most recent rankings placed Cal among the best 25 teams on the West Coast and in the top 150 nationally. This comes on the heels of Cal being awarded the Outstanding Large Delegation Crystal...