The Californian

‘Solo’ soars despite low expectations

Josh Ferrer, Staff writer

May 31, 2018


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Probably one of the most unexpected films of the year, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” surpasses all of the solo Star Wars movie before it. The latest of the Star Wars franchise brings back the iconic character Han Solo from the original saga, as well as other from later films, while adding charact...

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ breaks new ground

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ breaks new ground

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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The biggest Marvel film of the year, “Avengers: Infinity War,” finally breaks free from the classic superhero story formula and lives up to all the hype associated with its $300-$400 million budget, the second-highest in film history. The main quipple with the most recent Marvel film, “Black Pant...

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” brings back laughs

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” brings back laughs

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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Christmas is here again and while some might enjoy spending time their typical American Family, I’d rather spend time the Griswalds, and their adventure doesn’t end at Wally World. That’s evident if you’ve seen the 1989 Classic "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation" Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly...

‘Ultra Sun’ and ‘Ultra Moon’ improves the Pokémon experience

‘Ultra Sun’ and ‘Ultra Moon’ improves the Pokémon experience

Kevin Sablynski, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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“Pokémon” games have been well-celebrated and successful for over 20 years now, with its newest installments last month, Pokémon “Ultra Sun” and “Ultra Moon,” being no exception. Last year, we saw “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” released to high acclaim by critics and fans a...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is fantastic and new

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is fantastic and new

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


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In 1982, Ridley Scott amazed and puzzled audiences with his science-fiction cult classic “Blade Runner.” And now, similar to every movie that was popular in the ’80s, its sequel has finally arrived. “Blade Runner 2049” is given to us by one of the most talented modern directors, Denis Villeneuve...

Student sprayed by fire extinguisher improving

Student sprayed by fire extinguisher improving

John Symank, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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A junior boy was back to school and doing better after being sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher last Friday afternoon. The boy, who is not being named because he is the victim of a possible crime, said he was walking to his class on the second floor of the main building, when he saw the...

‘It’ satisfies but has the audience wanting more

‘It’ satisfies but has the audience wanting more

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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The highly anticipated film “It” based on Stephen King’s bible of terror was finally released, and everybody wants to know if it lives up to the hype.  First off, yes, the film is very well made and entertaining, and it will likely please a majority of viewers. “It” follows a group of soci...

Marijuana ban erupts conversation

Marijuana ban erupts conversation

Josh Choi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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The San Ramon City Council voted on April 25 to ban outdoor marijuana cultivation, marijuana delivery services and the opening of any marijuana businesses, medical or recreational, within city limits. But the private and indoor cultivation of weed is still permitted in the city, but only up to six plant...

Opening the door to children’s theater

Opening the door to children’s theater

Jenna Baner, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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The audience of children’s theater is a tougher crowd than one might think. Well, that is if the children are in fourth grade. Kindergarteners will laugh at mostly anything. The Cal High drama department puts on at least one children’s play every year. As a member of Theater 2 last year and T...

Cal High’s ‘Baby with the Bathwater’ succeeds.

Cal High’s ‘Baby with the Bathwater’ succeeds.

Rhea Saini, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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Never before have Cal High students witnessed such raunchy, dark, and vulgar humor as seen Friday night in “Baby with the Bathwater.” There were jokes about babies getting run over by buses, mothers popping anti depressants like there's no tomorrow, and sexual innuendos so risqué that mothers ...

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