The Californian

Seniors lose out on graduation ceremony, and so much more

Yard signs decorate the homes of many seniors, thanks to Cal High Parents through the PTSA.

Avni Kalur, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Across the top of the Cal High website lies a red stripe stating that class is canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.  For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this means missing out on creating more memories with friends and finishing out the school year as expected. For seniors,...

Cal Confessions #1

The Californian Editors

February 20, 2019

Welcome to the first installment of Cal High Confessions! Students anonymously submit through our form and read others' most fascinating, funny and honest secrets. Submit yours HERE for the next round of confessions. They'll be uploaded to our online exclusives page when the next issue com...

Online trend promoting eating disorders must stop

Online trend promoting eating disorders must stop

Mira Aboutaam, Ad Manager/Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

Many high school students develop eating disorders each year because the pro anorexia (ana) and bulimia (mia) communities promote the diseases as healthy lifestyles. The rapid rise of followers on pro–ana  and pro-mia websites is alarming. These websites are glorifying eating disorders and are...

Not So Silent Night 2013

Not So Silent Night 2013

Erin Fox, Managing Editor

December 11, 2013

Oakland's Oracle Arena was sold out for night two of Live 105's Not So Silent Night on Saturday as fans packed the place for alternative rock artists Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Lorde, Alt-J, Bastille, and The Neighbourhood. Arcade Fire, a Canadian indie rock band since 2001, headlined the show with songs...

Cal High’s 20th Annual Madrigal Dinner

Cal High's 20th Annual Madrigal Dinner

Wynne Zhang, Graphics Edior

December 3, 2013

The 20th, and sadly last, annual Madrigal Dinner hosted by Cal High’s choir teacher Lucerne Mottaz will be Dec. 11-13 in the school commons. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the choir performance at 8:30. A turkey dinner will be served by choir’s concert and treble members, and a comedic...

Spartans defeat Cal for NCS title

Spartans defeat Cal for NCS title

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

December 3, 2013

For the third time in the past seven years, Cal High has seen its hopes of winning an NCS football title dashed thanks to De La Salle. The top-seeded Spartans beat the Grizzlies 49-17 on a bitter cold Saturday night at Dublin High. It was the 22nd straight NCS title for De La Salle (13-0), which is ...

The Speech JFK Never Made

The Speech JFK Never Made

Mohammed Syed, Editor in Chief

November 22, 2013

Fifty years after the fateful assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America still remembers its progressive Democratic President. JFK was a man of many stories and recognitions. Aside from being president of the United States, he was a Harvard graduate, the first Roman Catholic to ever be elected t...

Avengers Blasts into Theaters

May 9, 2012

By: Jacob Hirsohn Staff Writer Grade: A- Writer-director Joss Whedon (“The Cabin in the Woods”, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along-blog”) had a huge advantage coming into “The Avengers.” The average moviegoer will be so excited to see all six Avengers on screen together, it really won...

Winter Production is Huge Success

February 6, 2012

Jen Hight Online Editor The drama department has outdone itself this time. The two one-act plays presented on Feb. 2-3 were incredible. Even with their director out of commission because of her newborn son, the actors managed to put together an amazing show. The first hour-long play, “To Gillian...

Foo Fighters Rock Oakland

October 21, 2011

  Charley Kassabian News Lite Editor The grounds of Oakland shook Wednesday night as the Oracle Arena packed with die hard fans, counting down the minutes until the Foo Fighters took the stage. By the time  the opening band, Cage the Elephant, was finished, the crowd was sweaty and energiz...