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The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Yves Homayoon jumps to hit the birdie during a game for Cal High. The sophomore is No. 45th ranked badminton player in the US National Junior singles ranking for 17 and under.

Yves Homayoon leads Cal badminton team

Ryan Wang, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

At the age of 11, badminton was nothing other than a hobby for sophomore Yves Homayoon, back in his home country Taiwan. Now, he has made it into something bigger as he’s become a nationally ranked...

Sophomore Gracie Barco serves the ball during a varsity women’s tennis match last season.

Is being a student-athlete worth it? – YES

Ryan Wang, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Being a student-athlete can have its benefits and drawbacks But I believe the benefits of being a student-athlete outweigh any negatives that comes with playing a school sport. As a member of Cal’s...

Cal High is joining other Bay Area schools such as San Leandro High School, pictured above, by adding a badminton team.

Cal welcomes new badminton team

Ryan Wang, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

This spring, the birdies will fly at Cal High. Cal is fielding a badminton team for the first time in school history. With Cal’s new badminton team, opportunities have opened up and people have the...

Zareena Mann tries to dribble past defenders while playing for the Pleasanton Rage club soccer team. She will be playing for Brandeis University in Massachusetts next year.

Zareena Mann up to the dual challenge

Carson Pfotenhauer and Ryan Wang December 19, 2022

Managing not one but two sports at a high level would be an obvious challenge for anyone. But senior Zareena Mann has risen to this challenge these past few years, and now prepares to take her talents...

Junior Tyler Stevens (9) gets ready to take a shot against Granada for the mens water polo team.

Fall teams make short NCS runs

Ryan Wang and Vishwas Balla November 18, 2022

Many of Cal High’s fall sports teams had successful seasons that wrapped up with NCS playoff appearances. Here’s how Grizzly teams fared in the postseason. Football Heading into the playoffs the...

David Huan, second from the right, speaks to the girls volleyball team during a break in the action.

David Huan leads Cal volleyball to victory

Mansi Swaminathan and Ryan Wang October 13, 2022

There is yet another change at Cal High that will help elevate the athletic program to newer heights with the addition of first-year women’s varsity volleyball coach David Huan. Huan is one of the club...

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