The Californian

Cal graduate is singing her way to the top

Cal graduate is singing her way to the top

Mihika Gokarn, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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Kavita Baliga is a profession- al singer. But that wouldn’t be giving her credit where it’s due. She’s a choir conductor, a TED Fellow, a CEO, and an activist. She also happens to be a former Grizzly. A 2000 Cal High graduate, Baliga has made a name for herself in the music worl...

These fantastic films will rock you

These fantastic films will rock you

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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The wizarding world is back, so ready your wallets. The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” chronology, “Crimes of Grindelwald” comes out on Friday. In this sequel, the notorious villain, Grindelwald, is rising in power and is planning to take over the muggle world with his ar...

It’s Oscar baiting time: do it for the tropes

It’s Oscar baiting time: do it for the tropes

Irene Kao, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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Nowadays, it seems that many movies that are released this time of year are made just to win an Oscar. The question is whether these movies are being made for the sake of art or if they are created to win awards. Oscar baiting is an industry all by itself. Even getting a single Oscar nomination...

Kiernan Hanson sets the stage

Kiernan Hanson sets the stage

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Kiernan Hanson started performing musical theatre in middle school, and six years later he is still at center stage.  Being one of the only two boys performing main roles at I Can Do That Theatre Company, Hanson, a senior, is now on stage every day of the week. “Theatre is my home, the st...

Zoe Medlin’s art displayed in D.C.

Zoe Medlin’s art displayed in D.C.

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Vibrant colors fill junior Zoe Alyse Medlin’s world as she paints her life, one stroke at a time.  Medlin, a self-taught artist who takes her passion for art outside of school, regularly creates paintings that are representative of ideas or experiences that interest her.    Last ye...

Theater 4 goes Hollywood

Theater 4 goes Hollywood

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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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...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ excites

Ilene Morrisette, A&E Editor

October 16, 2018


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 You walk out of the elevator and into the hallway. It’s cold, dank, and empty.  Corruption and depression permeate the polluted city air. You are about to embark on your first mission in the year 2077.  “Cyberpunk 2077” is a first-person role-playing video game set 59 years in th...

‘Deadpool 2,’ now in theaters, not on Cable

‘Deadpool 2,’ now in theaters, not on Cable

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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Warning: This review contains spoilers from the first Deadpool movie, which, if you’re reading a review about “Deadpool 2,” you should have seen the first movie by now.  With the success of Marvel’s new installment of the Avengers franchise, “Infinity War Part 1”, expectations fo...

‘Incredibles 2’ expected to be super

‘Incredibles 2’ expected to be super

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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After 14 long years of waiting, “The Incredibles” is finally getting a sequel.  On June 15, fans will see the nationwide release of Disney’s “Incredibles 2.”  The 2004 hit about a superhero family trying to live a normal life after superheroes are outlawed was the first Pixa...

Your guide to new summer sounds

Joshua Ferrer, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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With summer  just around the corner, this is the time of year that almost all artists release their best music.  Every summer, artists emerge from musical hibernation to give the public what they need: new summer jams. Summer bangers usually come out in early spring but don’t hit t...

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