The Californian

It ain’t over till it’s over

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

As was the case last weekend, last minute, exhilarating finishes were abundant all across the NFL in week five. There were three contests that went into overtime, as well as three additional games in which the game winning touchdown was scored in the last 20 seconds. In the Bay Area, both the Raiders ...

MLB Postseason Preview: Who will take the crown?

MLB Postseason Preview: Who will take the crown?

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015

October. For some, it means Halloween, with ghouls and goblins and candy galore. For others, it means homecoming, with its floats, football game, and limitless PDA. But for this baseball fan, October means only one thing - the playoffs are here. On Oct. 4, for 20 unfortunate teams the 2015 Major...

The Ups and Downs of NFL Week 3

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015

Week three of the NFL season provided no shortage of surprises and head scratchers, from Brandon Marshall’s lateral-turned-fumble to the Rams accidentally lighting their field on fire during pregame introductions. But once again, we are left with a few very talented teams - Ravens, Saints and Lions ...

Expect the Unexpected

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

As Week 3 of the NFL season approaches, let’s take a look back at a very wacky Week 2, with many unexpected storylines and outcomes. Injuries were a very common theme across the league this past week, with quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Tony Romo both going down, running backs Eddie Lacy and Tevin Cole...

Football is back, baby!

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

Football is back, with upsets and rookies galore! Here are the top storylines for Week 1 of the NFL. The St. Louis Rams took down the defending conference champions, Seattle Seahawks, in an overtime thriller. In a decision that was about seven months too late, the Seahawks give the ball to Marshaw...

On the Efficacy and Need of Monday Schools

Neel Baronia, Guest Writer

May 13, 2015

Monday schools are like magistrate-run courts. They try to make it seem serious, but in reality everyone just walks away with some form of discipline that’s enough to irk you, but not enough to actually change your behavior in any way. The similarities between high school correctional programs and...

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015

Spring. S-P-R-I-N-G. Spring. Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers, pastel colors, allergies and bees. More specifically, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Cal High’s first musical in five years where the choir, drama and band departments collaborate for this show. This...

Home is where the heart is

Chandni Mistry, Features Editor

March 25, 2015

“Home” is a DreamWorks animated movie about small purple aliens called Boovs who come to inhabit Earth after fleeing from their enemy, the Gorgs. The movie will be released in theaters on Friday, March 27, but I had the chance to attend a pre-screening on Saturday, March 14. Captain Smek (Steve...

Comedic delights in Multiplex

Comedic delights in Multiplex

Michelle Wang, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

“Multiplex” was hilarious, witty, meaningful, well-directed, and pretty much everything that constitutes an exceptional play. Performed Feb. 12-13 in the school theater, “Multiplex” was the Play Production class’s first performance of the year. The performance also included monologues, scenes...

Imagine Dragons nothing more than “Smoke + Mirrors”

Imagine Dragons nothing more than “Smoke + Mirrors”

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

The continued silence from American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons has finally ended after three years as their second studio album, “Smoke + Mirrors,” was released on Feb. 17. But high expectations fans had after the Las Vegas band’s breakout debut “Night Changes,” which featured...