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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

Senior Oliver Smallridge has enlisted in the Navy and reports to basic training next month.

Students serve at service school

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor May 31, 2023

Many of us have seen the smash hit movie “Top Gun: Maverick”, which was released last summer. It includes stunning graphics, a vivid plot, and most importantly to me, brief mentions of “the academy.”...

From left to right, Passover is traditionally celebrated with seder dinner, prayer, and more. It took place from April 5-13 this year. Colorful powder is thrown during a Holi celebration. This is one of many traditions of the Hindu celebration. Ramadan consists of the tradition of fasting from sunrise to sunset, during the Muslim holy month that took place from March 22 to April 20 this year.

Holi is a holiday of colors

Nimisa Panda and Yining Xie, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Every holiday seems to have something that people immediately associate it with. Easter has a bunny, Valentine’s Day has heart, and Halloween has jack-o-lanterns. The Hindu celebration of Holi has...

Doctors weigh in on virus

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor February 14, 2022

Then: President Donald Trump declared emergency because of the outbreak of COVID-19, on March 13, 2020. Now, close to two years later, the entire world is still severely inhibited by pandemic protocols...

Left, a soap dispenser in the third floor boy’s bathroom is one of many that have been destroyed by students following the “Devious Licks” TikTok trend. Several bathrooms have been closed on campus because of vandalism.

Vandals hit classrooms, bathrooms

Andrew Ma, Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2021

When sophomore Jackson Polus went to the second floor boy’s bathroom during brunch last month and saw 10 guys huddled by the largest stall, he decided he didn’t need to use the restroom anymore. After...

Golnazar Gourmet Ice Cream at 12983 Alcosta Blvd. near Iron Horse Middle School offers the best ice cream in San Ramon.

These ice cream places are way cool

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor May 28, 2021

With summer fast approaching, Californians can count on the heat being a constant. There are many ways to have fun in the sun, but the best way by far is to enjoy a nice cup or cone of ice cream. Here...

The College Board has not been especially forgiving to students when it comes to AP testing during the pandemic.

Mixed feelings about the new AP testing schedule

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor April 30, 2021

Many AP students found out this year that they had less than four months to decide if they wanted to take the AP test in May. Before the pandemic, the deadline to sign up and pay was from late January...

As always, 2021’s Super Bowl event provided its viewers with a series of engaging and iconic commercials.

Top 20 commercials from the Super Bowl LV

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor March 2, 2021

The last year has been a series of firsts: first year of worldwide lockdowns, first year of online schooling, first year of not being able to see friends, and first year of a Super Bowl without a packed...

From the Capitol riot to a pair of impeachments, a lot of has happened over the past four years while Donald Trump was the 45th president.

A timeline of the Trump presidency

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor February 5, 2021

The 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, officially left office on Jan. 20. To recap his presidency, The Californian has put together a timeline of some of the major events that occurred...

 Cal High’s football team and other sports were permitted to practice in small groups until the board  suspended these meetings this week. Because of new health guidelines, there will be no competitions until at least Jan. 25.

High school sports start date gets pushed back even further

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor December 18, 2020

When sophomore water polo player Briana Farias heard that the upcoming season was being pushed back yet again, needless to say she was disappointed.  “This would be my first season playing water...

Since school campuses closed in mid-March, many students have struggled to maintain their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cal High’s first quarantined-inspired mental health advocacy club hopes to help students during global pandemic

Nimisa Panda, Features Editor November 18, 2020

Of the 39.51 million people that call The Golden State home, more than 1 million people have been affected by the highly contagious coronavirus, which has made California the state with the second highest...

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