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

There’s some weirdly specific scholarships available

Kian Kasad and Rohan Iyer May 31, 2023

In the tumultuous sea of student debt and university tuitions, there’s one lifeline that every college-goer tries desperately to grab ahold of: scholarships. Almost everyone knows the general idea,...

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...

Florida’s education system, depicted as alligators because it is the Gator State, debate the issue of controversial books.

Should Florida ban controversial books? – NO

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

In 2022, about 40 percent of all books banned in America contained LGBTQ+ themes, characters, or messages, according to a study by PEN America, a literature and human rights organization. To make things...

Assistant principal Azine Davoudzadeh and the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow competition team discuss their plans for their diabetes smart speaker, Nutree. The team is among the state finalists and has already won $2,500.

Cal High becomes state finalists in Samsung competition

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

Cal High’s team for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition was named a state finalist and already won $2,500. That’s small potatoes compared to what the team is competing for now. Creating a...

Although California may not get snow, students find ways to enjoy the holidays with decorations and other traditions.

With no snow in San Ramon, students still try to make it feel like the holidays

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer December 19, 2022

On Christmas day, the tree stands tall in the center of the room, gifts dotting the floor around it in an array of bright colors. Covered head to toe with bright lights and sparkling ornaments, the tree...

The Dougherty Station Community Center has planned new activities and events for the building once it reopens in 2023.

Dougherty Community Center prepares for remodeling

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

The Dougherty Station Community Center has stood since 2005 as a place for group activities and community events, but recently the space has been going underutilized. Because of this, the center, located...

New AP Lit teacher Wade Wilgus lectures his class. Rotating substitutes taught the class before he started on Sept. 7.

AP classes affected by teacher shortage

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

Senior Spandan Kottakota never expected that the AP Physics class he signed up for last year would be canceled because no teacher could be hired. “The week right before school started I got an email...

Black actors cast in historically white roles cause controversy

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Representation has always been a problem for people of different ethnicities and races, especially in the film industry, with massive controversy rising because of the lack of jobs for people of color...

District figures show that the number of high school and middle school students who earned a F or D in English skyrocketed last fall, compared to the first semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Number of students failing English, math soars with remote learning

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Too much screen time and a greater difficulty to focus during class aren’t the only problems that have arisen with online learning. The fast growing number of failing students in key academic classes...

Junior Julianna Ho displays some of the rings shes been selling for her new jewelry business, Juliannas Jewelry.

Julianna Ho’s jewelry business a shining success

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Jewelry is a complicated business, and one that not many students get involved with. Despite this, people in the San Ramon area get to witness the start of a new local jewelry business from a Cal High...

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