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

Cal High students leave campus through the newly installed gate on a path that leads to the Iron Horse Trail.

Admin enforces new safety measures more strictly

Andrew Chen, Vedant Desikamani, and Sophia Liu October 5, 2023

School administrators have implemented new policies and started enforcing some old ones more strictly this year to keep Cal High students safer. Some of the new policies include hallway/bathroom passes,...

Members of Cal Highs Dungeons and Dragons Club play a session in the school library.

Dungeons and Dragons club rolls on with Saturday summer sessions

Vedant Desikamani, Assistant News Editor May 26, 2023

The Dungeons and Dragons Club at Cal High has always been known as a place to socialize and play a very well-known and popular board game. But this year, it’s coming to the Contra Costa County Library...

Former President Donald Trump points accursedly at the Twitter bird as current President Joe Biden consoles him.

The bizzare world of online politics

Vedant Desikamani, Assistant News Editor April 28, 2023

The internet has been known for giving us access to an endless amount of information. But it has also been known for giving us shocking and sometimes even weird answers to our deepest inquiries as well. You...

The real Oscar winners contrasts with predictions

Vedant Desikamani, Assistant News Editor March 15, 2023

The 2023 Oscars marked the 95th anniversary of the prestigious and rewarding event.  After many months of waiting eagerly the 2023 Oscar nominees were announced on Jan. 24, by actors Riz Ahmed and...

The main building elevator has been out of order for weeks.

Elevator leaves students grounded

Vedant Desikamani, Assistant News Editor February 9, 2023

Senior Spriha Pandey misses when she could attend class the normal way. Pandey has a physical disability she does not want to disclose that prevents her from climbing the stairs. Usually, she could use...

Mihir Arya, left, and Rishabh Jhamnani show off their Nütrl app logo on a Macbook.

Students create app against political bias

Marcus Chalasani and Vedant Desikamani December 19, 2022

All-nighters and Spanish helped create an app. Cal High seniors Mihir Arya and Rishabh Jhamnani created Nütrl, an app aimed at preventing political polarization by giving a score to an article based...

Scanners accompanied by designated computers have been installed in classrooms for students to use to check into class.

New attendance scanners have mixed results

Vedant Desikamani and Ylin Zhu November 18, 2022

Cal High’s new ID scanners were implemented in October with the purpose of streamlining the attendance system. But they have created attendance errors, false tardies and other issues as students and...

Assistant Principal Samuel McClymont oversees the Class of 2023, ASB, leadership, and the math department.

Samuel McClymont brings a decade of leadership to Cal’s administrative table

Vedant Desikamani and Achintya Gupta October 13, 2022

Sports and food lovers will love seeing new assistant principal Samuel McClymont on campus this year. McClymont, a big sports fan and foodie who goes by Mr. Mack, began his career as a social studies...

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