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

From COVID-19 tests to masks the a Fleetwood Mac CD, seniors have added a variety of items to their time capsule.

What will you remember in 10 years?

What would you put in a time capsule to help you remember high school 10 years from now? Well, The Californian seniors asked themselves that question and came up with some items to  actually put in...

Plagued by fires, bomb threats, a global pandemic, and general high school mayhem, the Class of 2022’s high school experience has been unlike any other. With the year drawing to a close, the Class of 2022 finally gets a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel that has been the chaos these past four years.

The Class of 2022 reflects on four year of surreal insanity

Shiphrah Moses, Sydney Cicchitto, and Evan Heinz June 1, 2022

As the final days of senior year tick down, now is a good time to reflect upon our time at Cal High and the way our lives have shifted in just a few short, or at time long, years.  What better place...

Students desperately cling to a DoorDash order. Many have recently been stolen.

DoorDash thieves whisk away lunches

Sydney Cicchitto, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

As sophomore Aneesha Reddy watched someone stroll past her with a familiar-looking bag of food in their arms, she realized they were stealing her DoorDash right in front of her eyes. “I went up to...

Senior quotes allow seniors to leave a mark before they graduate and capture seniors characters.

Yearbook quotes cause controversy

Shiphrah Moses and Sydney Cicchitto March 23, 2022

Senior yearbook quotes are back at Cal High for the second year in a row, but many that were submitted took a long and controversial path to being accepted.  Seniors were invited to submit quotes to...

Cal’s storage museum features everything, from a foosball table to filing cabinets, to even an old piano.

Cal High’s amazing storage museum

Sydney Cicchitto, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Do you remember the island of misfit toys from the childhood holiday classic “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?” Or maybe you recall the memory dump from Pixar’s “Inside Out”. Perhaps you are a...

Wordle is a word puzzle game where players guess a five letter word in only six attempts. Letters in the correct space are shown in green, while letters in the wrong space are shown in yellow and letters that aren’t in the word of the day remain gray. The game resets daily, which fosters healthy competition and occasionally anguish among its players.

Hey NY Times, is this a word?

Sydney Cicchitto, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

Dear The New York Times: We need to talk. We both know that on Jan. 31 you made a purchase, one that affected the lives of many people – mine included. You may not realize it, but allow me to explain...

Junior Daphne So prepares one of her dishes during Cal Highs MasterChef, a three-day student cooking competition.

Here’s the ‘dill’ – Ishita Verma is Cal’s MasterChef

Sydney Cicchitto, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

Look out, Gordon Ramsay. Four Cal High student-chefs are coming for you. Four up-and-coming student chefs recently participated in Cal’s MasterChef, a three-day elimination-based student cooking competition...

Trader Joe’s pumpkin spread is one of many items stocked for the hoidays.

Foods and activities spark holiday spirit

Trisha Sarkar and Sydney Cichitto, Staff Writers November 29, 2021

The holiday season is near, stuffed with many new foods and festivities. Here are a few to look forward to over the next month. Food  Fall and winter themed seasonal foods are back in stores and...

Cell-ebrating new STEM teachers

Kaustav Pal and Sydney Cicchitto October 19, 2021

Brad Bretzing, sports medicine     Sports Medicine teacher Brad Bretzing may be new teacher at Cal High this year, but this is not his first time on campus.  Bretzing is a Cal...

Chris deClercq is Cal Highs new athletic director.

Adding to the Cal administration nation

Sydney Cicchitto, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Chris deClercq, athletic director  The new athletic director at Cal High this year is Chris deClercq. He was originally a teacher in Walnut Creek, as well as the baseball coach for San Ramon...

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