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Drake’s Scorpion should win best album at Grammys

Drake’s Scorpion should win best album at Grammys

Kate Hong, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

It’s finally time for the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, and we’re set to have some pretty competitive nominations this year. The GRAMMY Awards is an annual showcase that recognizes the talents of popular musicians.The ceremony airs this Sunday on channel CBS. Some of the award categories are the Album ...

Movies to bring you holiday cheer

Movies to bring you holiday cheer

December 18, 2018

With all the holiday movies on the market, it’s hard to know which ones to watch. But fear no more, The Californian is giving you the best holiday movies of all time.  “Die Hard” When most people hear “Christmas film,” they don’t immediately think of “Die Hard.”  Un...

Losing childhood legends

Losing childhood legends

Emmy Burrus and Michelle Kupperman, Staff Writers

December 18, 2018

 Thousands of hearts shattered on Nov. 12 when Marvel fans learned of Stan Lee’s death. Lee was an inspiration to millions of fans and his legacy will live on.  Lee died at age 95 after being taken from his home in Los Angeles to Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center. The cause of death h...

Joey Zhu is taking his success to a whole new level

Joey Zhu is taking his success to a whole new level

Andrew Sousa and Ben Rettig

December 18, 2018

ze upon senior Joey Zhu as he performs his piano segment inside the Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Even with the clear and immense pressure to succeed, Zhu excels in this type of environment, as he does in many areas of life.  While Zhu’s academic achievements are notable and well respected, his piano skills are th...

What do you mean my holiday sweater is ugly? That’s the point!

What do you mean my holiday sweater is ugly? That’s the point!

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Ugly Christmas sweaters are the trend that anyone from Instagram models to your grandpa can get on board with. It’s that time of year again: ugly sweaters are popping up in stores, and I am hella excited. They are one of the best trends seen all year. The sweaters are super cozy, make for a good...

International Collabs

International Collabs

Michelle Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Music has its unique way of spreading a message. By staying true to oneself, an artist can sincerely com- municate with the music they pour their hearts into. Language doesn’t matter. People will know when a song is good or not when they hear it. International artists are join- ing tog...

Reflecting on her passions

Reflecting on her passions

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Can you imagine being behind a camera, adjusting sound and light effects, all while directing at the same time? Sophomore Maddie Harris recently did just that while di- recting, and producing her own documentary for the 50th Na-tional PTA Re ections contest. The annual competition, spo...

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

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

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

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...