The Californian

Embrace senioritis, the ruthless disease

With school almost over, seniors fight to save their grades.

Siddhant Gupta, Managing Editor

May 29, 2019

With every day that goes by that we have to endure eight grueling hours at an educational institution comes that insatiable urge to just… not care.   As we get closer and closer to the end of the school year, a seasonal epidemic sweeps through our school. Tardies are stockpiled, attendance...

Anti-Vax movement is clueless

The Anti-Vax Movement has reached new accomplishments with their stupidity, including a recent outbreak of the preventable disease known as measles.

Joshua Nichols, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Vaccinations are good.  Right?  Polio, Measles, Mumps, Influenza, Pertussis, Tetanus, HPV, Meningitis, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B are all diseases or illnesses people can be vaccinated against. And while half of them sound like the names of upper echelon Italian fashion brands, it...

The death of ‘Fortnite’ is near

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

March 26, 2019

At the beginning of time, there was Pong. Then there was Mario. Then there was Minecraft. And then there was... “Fortnite.” Throughout history, video games have come and gone, evolving with times. They’ve revolutionized the entertainment industry and almost always found themselves on top of...

The stressful, terrifying game of Assassins

The stressful, terrifying game of Assassins

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

I live everyday in constant fear, afraid that it could very well be my last day. I cannot walk down the street or to school without looking over my shoulder every three seconds. Why did I pay $15 to feel like this?  It is that time of the year where seniors suit up for the most intense battl...

The shame of failing a driving permit test

Kate Hong, A&E Editor

March 26, 2019

Picture this: You’re driving to school in a brand new car. A Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Corvette, you name it. When you pull up to school, all of your friends stare at your new, hot ride in jealousy.  Except you’re not driving a new car, and never will. Why, you ask? It’s because it’s the day you...

Overpriced, overused, overrated

Left to right, young deities Marko Batkovic, NAtale Samuels, Samantha D'Arpino, and Alex Valleoneo flex their sacred goods.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

February 12, 2019

Throughout history, people have always had the desire to be the best: sports, academics, politics, underwater basket weaving, beaver role play, you name it. There is always someone trying to be their best. But when you combine social hierarchy with the need to be the best, you can get only ...

Looking for fun? You won’t find it in San Ramon

Looking for fun? You won't find it in San Ramon

Izzy Belof and Conan Maron, Staff Writers

February 12, 2019

Living in the Bay Area means living a life full of vibrant activ- ity, and with San Ramon being in such close proximity to San Francisco, there should be a multitude of interesting things to do in this city. OK, not really. There’s literal- ly nothing to do. But out of the doldrums of bore...

The Ultimate Guide to 2018’s best memes

2018's meme game has greatly improved. A new generation of memes have stormed the Internet and left their mark.

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

This glorious year of memes is coming to end, which means in the spirit of Buzzfeed, WatchMojo, or one of those other pointless lists on the internet, it’s time to review the dankest memes of 2018.  10. Presidential Alert   A meme that aged like fine wine this year was the presidential alert. Once President ...

Boba Guys line is not ‘tapiokay’

Ananya Nag, News Editor

December 18, 2018

With the opening of San Ramon’s new City Center, one spot within the shopping center that is sure to remain popular is San Francisco’s renowned Boba Guys. While every other store seems to have few visitors but the employees themselves, the line at Boba Guys extends a good distance from the cafe...

Legendary Bob Spain leaves Cal High

Legendary Bob Spain leaves Cal High

Josh Nichols and Conan Maron, Staff Writers

November 28, 2018

Damn, we really don’t appreciate someone until he’s gone.  In Cal’s storied history, we’ve never had an administrator transcend all space and time as Bob Spain.  Never have we had a man project his beautiful, gruff voice in a microphone to us during fire drills initiated by “p...

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