The Californian

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta sings and acts with the San Francisco Children’s Musical Theater and has appeared in several independent films.

Sierra Randel and Isabella Belof, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019

When the stage lights blare and the spotlight focuses on her, Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta knows that despite her apprehension, she can’t let her nerves get the best of her. Miravalles-Calceta, a sophomore at Cal High, has been passionate about singing since the age of three. At  eleven years old, she became more i...

When music mixes with merit

Students are tested on music theory and musical ability during the Certificate of Merit test, which goes up to levels 10 or 11.

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Playing a musical instrument is difficult enough. But the many Cal students who take the Certificate of Merit test go above and beyond to demonstrate their musical skills. Certificate of Merit, or CM, involves two main parts: live performance and a written test. It is offered for 13 different instruments,...

Sharing their specialties

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Instagram is not just for selfies anymore. Cal High students use Instagram to work with companies, sell products, and to reach a wider audience for their talent than they could otherwise. Thefollowing students showcasecalligraphy, artwork, pho-tography, and music on their accounts. Caitlin Wong, Calligr...

FDA cracks down on vape companies

FDA cracks down on vape companies

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

With vaping on the rise in American high schools, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to reduce the extent to which vaping retailers target minors. The FDA has recently increased its efforts to prevent kids from acquiring e-cigarettes. The FDA’s website states that this past...

Theater 4 goes Hollywood

From left to right. Erica D'Souza, Sarah O'Brien, Katelyn Reedy, and Alex Kerstetter goof around in the Theater 4 class.

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Lights, camera, action!  With the addition of a Theater Arts 4 class at Cal High, students passionate about drama can now pursue a more advanced level of acting and receive the opportunity to take acting classes in Hollywood. Unlike other theater classes offered at Cal, the new class allo...

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