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

Sophomore Vincent Le raises the Northern California team championship trophy while surrounded by his teammates after Cal High’s 6-1 victory over Homestead High in Folsom on May 19. Cal finished runner up to the state title.

Men’s tennis team wins Cal’s first NorCal title

Mahita Chava, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Cal High’s men’s tennis team continued their impressive run this season by winning the first Northern California championship in school history. The Grizzlies made history on May 19 by beating Homestead...

Sophomore Ava Petteruti, right, signs out of school with the attendance secretaries in the front office.

Detention system strikes once again

Shelly Parekh, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Thanks to Cal High’s newly implemented detention system, students received detention if they missed their class before or after an AP test during the two weeks of testing earlier this month. Students...

Junior Colby Hom poses with his dad’s Lamborghini.

Colby Hom gains internet popularity with Lambo

Landon Olberg, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

Most Cal High students can’t say they have 168,000 subscribers on YouTube and access to bright orange Lamborghini. But as of this month, junior Colby Hom can. Hom’s channel is rapidly gaining...

In front of UCLA’s Royce Hall, students watch as fireworks are shot toward encampments of students protesting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. UCLA is one of many schools that has experienced such protests. There also have been protests at DVC and UC Berkeley.

Protests shake college campuses

Saya Kubo, Staff Writer May 31, 2024

A recent surge of activism and protests about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has erupted at colleges and universities across the county. Students and staff at more than 150 colleges have joined protests,...

Lenard Matthews wishes the school community was informed after he was called the n-word by a student.

PE teacher called racial slur by student

Mansi Swaminathan, Features Editor May 7, 2024

Cal High PE teacher Lenard Matthews said he was verbally attacked by a student who used racial slurs, including the n-word, after breaking up a fight in late March. Matthews, who is African-American,...

San Ramon Valley High School senior Jake Sellar uses an angle grinder on a piece of steel while working in the schools auto shop class. Cal High had a similar class until 2006.

Most district auto shop classes are out of gas

Cal High’s former auto shop class gave students the skills to earn jobs straight out of high school. That was until it was discontinued in 2006. This begs the question: Should the school bring back...

Banning Lyon holds his new book,  “The Chair and The Valley,” which is about his experiences with  PTSD. He is English teacher Regina Lyons husband.

iQuest students help teacher’s husband publish book about PTSD

Suhas Chalasani and Zak Syed May 7, 2024

The journey of Cal High English teacher Regina Lyon’s husband through a psychiatric facility scandal called “The Chair and The Valley,” will be released on June 4 with the help of two Cal iQuest...

From left to right, sophomores Cindy Li and Arjun Patel pose with Positive Psychology teacher Christina Haaverson before leading a meeting for Anthrominds, a new Cal club.

New club is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health

Srikar Thippavajjula, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

Many students live stressful lives that are often negatively affected by depression and anxiety. But one Cal High club, Anthrominds, aims to solve these issues by raising awareness about mental health. Started...

CHAP secretary Melissa Nguyen, left, and president senior Siena Dhillon raise money for sick children.

CHAP focuses on helping children

Advay Aggarwal, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

The Children's Health Assistance Program, also known as CHAP, is a club dedicated to helping children with different medical issues cover expensive medical bills. Each year, the club focuses on supporting...

The Ladies First initiative creates mentrual product care packages that the organization donates to women shelters throughout the Bay Area.

Ladies First initiative takes initiative

Eva Brooks, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

The overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022 caused a ceaseless debate about women’s health in America. In the summer of 2023, a year after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, four Cal High students founded Ladies...

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