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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

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...

Donda 2 is exclusively available to listen on the Stem Player created by Kanye West. It was released without label affiliation.

Like Kanye himself, ‘Donda 2’ creates controversy

Micheal Zarich, Staff Writer March 21, 2022

Kanye West has been a hot topic as of late.  West hosted a listening party on Feb. 22 for “Donda 2”, the follow up album from  his 2021 release “Donda”. The listening party was held at LoanDepot...

Senior Hana Snyder holds her certification for passing the Advanced Level in a previous CM exam.

New instrumental exam procedures lack fundamentals

Shravya Salem Sathish, A&E Editor February 14, 2022

The 2022 Certificate of Merit (CM) instrumental exams are like a movie with no climax–hours of practice to end up filming in front of no one. CM is a standardized music curriculum sponsored by the...

As the year comes to a close, people are sharing their favorite music from the year.

Recap of Cal High Students’ Music in 2021

Anika Choudhary, Online Editor December 17, 2021

The holiday season is the time of year when temperatures drop, holiday lights appear, and people frantically post their Spotify Wrapped on their stories.  Since music is a defining force in many people’s...

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 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...

Drake promotes his new album “Certified Lover Boy” by posting a selfie to Instagram, sporting a fresh fade.

Drake is the kind of guy…

Anika Choudhary, Online Editor November 29, 2021

Drake is a renowned musician who has won 192 awards, including four Grammys and the Billboard Music Awards’ Artist of the Decade award.  He is a man with many talents, but his biggest talent is his...

Adele performs live in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2016.

Adele says “Hello” with iconic comeback

Melody Mulugeta, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Whether you’re a rap fanatic, ’80s rock lover, or a heavy metal listener, Adele is most likely sitting somewhere in your playlists.  Adele has been gone from the industry for too long. But we are...

Sing for All to Hear

Sammy Minoza, Guest Writer February 3, 2021

It’s not often that an artist is given the opportunity to present a masterpiece. We are only ever given one magnum opus, only one climax that defines their narrative; and to have the rare privilege...

Keep One Eye Open

Sammy Minioza, Guest Writer December 16, 2020

Fear: one of the most primal and visceral emotions of the human mind. Yet compared to all other emotions, it seems so rarely explored in music. Often set aside to the underground, or buried in avant-garde...

The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra is pictured above during its 2019 concert tour of China after its performance in Beijings Xian Concert Hall.

Youth orchestras continue to rehearse over Zoom calls

Annika Seo, Staff Writer May 23, 2020

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions and changes.  During this lonely, isolated period of global quarantine and lockdown, people have found new ways to interact, connect, and feel...

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