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

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), seen here shaking hands with veterans in 2019, was finally elected to his new position after 15 votes earlier this month. This marked the longest speaker election in more than 150 years.

Speaker debacle displays rift within GOP

Ayaan Karan, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

For nearly five days this month, Congress stood at a standstill as the House of Representatives failed to elect a speaker. The situation was mired in disputes over political rules, the midterm elections,...

Ignoring the dumpster fire of 2022 that was filled with antisemitism and war with music, the year 2023 quickly approaches.

December issue editorial cartoon

Arfa Saad, Artist December 19, 2022

The significance of weighted GPAs compete with the argument of weighted GPAs being unecessary.

Should weighted grades be eliminated? – NO

Mansi Swaminathan, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

A weighted GPA reflects the difficulty of students’ coursework and considers the rigor of their high school classes when measuring their GPA. Eliminating weighted grades that come with these advanced...

The significance of weighted GPAs compete with the argument of weighted GPAs being unecessary.

Should weighted grades be eliminated? – YES

Yining Xie, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

While academic rewards offered to students taking more rigorous, advanced courses seems like a fair incentive, the so-called “benefits” of weighted grades and GPAs have proven to be a problem. And...

Citizens in Berlin stand in solidarity with Iranian citizens after the death of Mahsa Amini.

Iran’s corrupt regime has been an issue for years

Rebbeca Haghnegahdar, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

Prior to the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran was a country filled with life and culture. But ever since the regime took over, every aspect of Iranian life has been censored. Following the death of 22 year...

Cal must prepare for earthquakes

Staff Editorial November 18, 2022

While living and attending school in an earthquake-prone area such as San Francisco’s Bay Area, it is more than likely students have experienced a few earthquakes during classes. In-school drills prepare...

Designed to make attendance more efficient, Cal High’s new scanners have caused many frustrations for students, teachers and parents alike.

New attendance system causes frustrations

Yining Xie, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Forgetting to scan into class and getting marked late is a new nightmare for everyone. Following the lead of many other district high schools, the Infinite Campus attendance pilot program was implemented...

Thanksgiving has become much more than a holiday for enjoying food and family.

What does Thanksgiving really mean to me?

Rebbeca Haghnegahdar, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

When thinking of Thanksgiving, the first thing that often comes to mind is how much its meaning has changed since it was first celebrated hundreds of years ago. Though its origins can be rightfully controversial...

Cal appreciating culture much more

Cal appreciating culture much more

Staff Editorial October 13, 2022

Cal High has turned a new leaf in terms of inclusion by creating different activities to educate and appreciatemore cultures. Last year, Cal’s Culture and Climate Team created Instagram posts for heritage...

The end of the year senior trip to Disneyland caused concern with its high expenses and questionable itinerary.

Senior Disneyland trip comes with issues

Pranav Khosla, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

The end of the year senior class trip to Disneyland has been anticipated by many students finishing their last year of Cal High hoping to end their high school years with a bang. A trip to the “Happiest...

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