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

A student learns about Cal’s new courses, Honors Modern East Asian History, Peer Counseling and AP World History.

New courses introduced for new year

Mishti Ramachandra, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

March is that wonderful time of the year when the stress of course selection finally starts to kick in for students. But students will notice some new changes on the course selection sheet this spring...

The Muslim Student Association put up posters supporting Palestine around campus that were removed by Principal Demetrius Ball because of concerns about the posters’ content.

Admin removes MSA posters

Keerthi Eraniyan, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

The decision by Cal High administrators to remove Muslim Student Association (MSA) posters supporting Palestine last month has created controversy about free speech rights and censorship on campus. In...

The mock trial team celebrated their seventh consecutive Contra Costa County title last month. Members of the team held up seven fingers to represent their seventh straight title.

Mock trial winning streak continues

Camille Miller, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Cal High’s mock trial team can’t stop winning. After six consecutive years of winning the Contra Costa County championship, the team won the first place trophy once again last month and extended their...

Ethnic Studies teacher Benjamin Andersen talks with Addison Hooi during independent classwork time.

Ethnic studies becomes mandatory for freshmen

Gabrielle Huie, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Cal High’s ethnic studies class will become mandatory for freshmen starting in the 2025-26 school year, replacing the semester-long freshman class world geography. Ethnic Studies is currently offered...

The Cal Commit club hosted a hackathon called Oasis Hacks in Oakland last August.

Club Spotlight: Cal Commit

Srikar Thippavajjula, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Amidst growing interest in the world of computer science, a Cal High club has created a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness about an often overlooked idea: open source. Started by...

Senior Karan Ramesh Urs sits on a bench outside the Cal library working on the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Youth Action campaign, which supports disaster victims.

Senior co-leads Red Cross campaign

Eva Brooks, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

In a world of ongoing violence, as seen in the Israel/Palestine conflict and the Russo-Ukrainian wars, a neutral organization like the Red Cross is becoming increasingly important. The International Red...

College Board approves two new AP courses

Advay Aggarwal and Sophia Liu March 28, 2024

Recently, College Board approved two new AP courses to be available next school year: AP African American Studies and AP Precalculus. AP African American Studies (APAAS) is starting in the fall and it...

A lot more students are receiving detention slips, which are assigned to students with five tardies or one cut.

Detentions increase ninefold with new system

Caleb Yi, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Detentions have skyrocketed ninefold since Cal High administrators introduced a new system this semester that automatically assigns detentions through Infinite Campus, Principal Demetrius Ball said. To...

Cal High home bleachers and press box are torn down and rebuilt. Construction plans on ending before the fall.

Bleachers, press box torn down

Mishti Ramachandra and Jani Rodrigo February 14, 2024

Attending homecoming rallies and football games is every Cal High student’s rite of passage, and the home bleachers play an important role in making this happen. For seniors, the bleachers are where...

From left to right, Chinese teacher Winnie Wang watches as senior Elva Chen and junior Cassidy Chiang stuff dumplings with pork and cabbage filling as a class activity for the Lunar New Year, which began last Saturday. If the Korean class starts next year, students will have the opportunity to experience Korean cultural activities similar to this at school.

Korean class approved for Cal

Gabrielle Huie, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Cal High is planning to offer a new Korean language class next school year because of the number of students who are excited to learn about the Asian culture. Juniors Hana Kim and Cindy Kim conducted...

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