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

After his entire class has skipped, the teacher is the only one remaining, too tired to care.

Teachers combat senioritis without mercy

Zaki Humayun and Ben Barba Zuniga February 14, 2024

The dreaded walls of high school tire even the most diligent and intelligent students at some point in their final year. And that moment of carelessness is when it strikes – senioritis is here. A monstrous...

An average Cal High classroom’s dead scanner and broken AC unit leaves students struggling to survive, with some already left dead and bone-dry.

Reliable equipment is a distant dream

Zaki Humayun, News Lite Editor October 5, 2023

If there’s one thing students can always rely on at this school, it’s that the equipment will never work as intended. As a senior who’s seen almost everything go wrong in a classroom, I can promise...

Earning a perfect score of 5 on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam should boost your grade to an immediate A, but not every AP class has this option.

Earning 5’s on AP exams should equal A’s

Zaki Humayun, News Lite Editor May 26, 2023

As the end of the school year approaches, Cal High students have wrapped up their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. These exams, administered by the College Board, offer students the opportunity to earn...

MSA students collaborate to make goodie bags for teachers to inform them on why their students may feel lethargic while fasting during Ramadan.

Cal High MSA club celebrates Ramadan

Zaki Humayun, News Lite Editor April 28, 2023

As people look back on the holy month of Ramadan, Cal High has made a strong effort to celebrate and accommodate Muslim students as they took part in their religious traditions. From fasting to prayer,...

From left to right senior Alyssa Villarde, graduate Geneva Katharine, senior Mia Rabuco, senior Kylie Matek, senior Natalie Peete, senior Julia Rocha, senior Gaia Landsman, graduate Lisette Green, senior Noelani Ching posing for 2022 prom.

Is Prom overpriced?

Zaki Humayun, News Lite Editor March 22, 2023

Prom is a staple of high school, something that all students look forward to as a celebratory culmination of all the work they’ve put in throughout the year. But the fact of the matter is that this...

AP Chinese students celebrate Lunar New Year by making dumplings in the teacher’s lounge.

Cal wraps up Lunar New Year with dumplings

Zaki Humayun, News Lite Editor February 9, 2023

Mandarin teacher Winnie Wang’s AP Chinese students weren’t studying Mandarin syntax and culture as usual on Jan. 20. They were wrapping hundreds of fragrant pork dumplings. Wang’s Mandarin classes,...

AP English Literature teacher Wade Wilgus teaches his senior students. Wilgus just started teaching at Cal this year.

Students lead the way in AP Lit curriculum

Zaki Humayun and Riya Reddy February 9, 2023

The AP English Literature and Composition students have had an unorthodox year so far. Most English classes, especially AP classes, tend to follow a set curriculum or set of guidelines. But Wade Wilgus,...

Senior Charlie Darlington spends his unassigned sixth period finding parts for his car at home after work. When not fixing up his car, Darlington works at Sports Basement.

Students that are too cool for school

Zaki Humayun, News Lite Editor November 18, 2022

Picture this: It’s a Thursday afternoon at Cal High and you’re eating the chicken tikka masala recently picked up from the cafeteria. As you’re taking your last few bites the time hits 12:55 p.m....

Head custodian Roberto Manrique buffs the commons floor. He has worked at Cal High since 2007. Before coming to Cal, Manrique was a postal worker in his native country, Peru.

Head custodian keeps Cal clean

Zaki Humayun and Dhruv Kommuri November 18, 2022

It’s a dirty job at times, but Cal High head custodian Roberto Manrique has been doing it for 16 years. Manrique and his team of custodians work tirelessly to clean up the constant mess students leave...

Changes in lunchtime procedures aimed to ease congestion in commons

Achintya Gupta and Zaki Humayun October 13, 2022

Cal High is no Michelin Star restaurant. It has long lines, unknown chefs and odd milk. But since the school year has started, it has undergone numerous changes. California has become the first state...

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