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

Two Cal High students eagerly flee campus, celebrating their newfound freedom during a traditional senior ditch day.

Senior ditch day ditches convention

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

If there’s one thing that students will always strive for, it’s to attend school as little as earthly possible. And one way that students, particularly seniors, strive to adhere to that mission statement...

Former President Donald Trump points accursedly at the Twitter bird as current President Joe Biden consoles him.

The bizzare world of online politics

Vedant Desikamani, Assistant News Editor April 28, 2023

The internet has been known for giving us access to an endless amount of information. But it has also been known for giving us shocking and sometimes even weird answers to our deepest inquiries as well. You...

THE Florida Man returns in his last installment of the four-part series wielding a stapler.

Florida Man Season 1 finale is here

Wyatt Golla, News Lite Editor March 15, 2023

Every story needs a good conclusion, a last little send-off as it reaches the end. Some of the most renowned media is known for their spectacular endings: “The Sixth Sense”, “Titanic, “The Return...

Podcast editor Saachi Sharma tests her aim in hopes of winning Cal’s Assassins game.

Assassins is absolutely terrifying

Saachi Sharma, Podcast Editor March 15, 2023

It’s that time of year again, seniors. Time to turn off locations on every platform, count our darts, and explode Nerf’s stock for another 12 months. Yes, that’s right, Assassins is back and as...

Students like Wyatt Golla nearly burst into flames as burnout from college applications becames too much. He survived.

I survived college applications (barely)

Wyatt Golla, News Lite Editor February 9, 2023

I won’t sugarcoat it. College applications are rough. Actually, anything that involves thinking about my future is so draining that by the end of it I feel like I just ran a marathon. The intricate...

Which sweet treat on display is your favorite? Read what our candy critic has to say.

Are Valentine’s Day candies worth it?

Dhruv Kommuri, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

Valentine’s Day is enjoyed by many people, especially those with sweet tooths. Although some people celebrate this day for love, others partake in it for the confectioneries that are being sold and...

Panic-stricken Twitter users, employees and advertisers take flight as Elon Musk gains control of their home and starts making changes.

Twitter users are fleeing the nest

Pranav Khosla, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Ah, Twitter. That wonderful place of political controversy, celebrity drama, and…a new owner? Yes, that’s right. Elon Musk now owns a multi billion dollar social media company, and seems to have made...

Noodle the Cal High cat glares menacingly at the camera.

Friendly felines frolic on campus

Alexia Broughton, Investigative Editor December 19, 2022

If you’ve ever been to Cal High after hours - possibly from 5-7 p.m.-you may have seen some little shadowy figures roaming around the parking lot. Whether it’s after a football game or a school dance,...

This festive Thanksgiving turkey gets roasted, literally, by an oven fire in preparation for the holiday feast.

Coming too soon: Annual Holidays

Dhruv Kommuri, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

The time has come where the leaves change color and the turkeys cower in fear. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and people are getting ready to settle down to feast on the roasted turkey neatly...

Senior Charlie Darlington spends his unassigned sixth period finding parts for his car at home after work. When not fixing up his car, Darlington works at Sports Basement.

Students that are too cool for school

Zaki Humayun, News Lite Editor November 18, 2022

Picture this: It’s a Thursday afternoon at Cal High and you’re eating the chicken tikka masala recently picked up from the cafeteria. As you’re taking your last few bites the time hits 12:55 p.m....

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