The Californian

The death of ‘Fortnite’ is near

Andrew Sousa, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under News Lite, Showcase

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...

When music mixes with merit

When music mixes with merit

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Playing a musical instrument is difficult enough. But the many Cal students who take the Certificate of Merit test go above and beyond to demonstrate their musical skills. Certificate of Merit, or CM, involves two main parts: live performance and a written test. It is offered for 13 different instruments,...

Marvel’s leading lady

Marvel’s leading lady

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, “Captain Marvel,” blasted through theaters on International Women’s Day, March 8, earning $61.4 million in just two days. “Captain Marvel,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel.  In the film, Danvers is a Kree warrior fighti...

Freshmen stars shining bright on varsity

Freshmen stars shining bright on varsity

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

From the bright green softball and baseball diamonds to the hardwood of the volleyball court to the soft rubbery track, freshmen at Cal High have made their mark on varsity athletic teams this season. Whether its Payton Lee helping Cal reach the CIF State volleyball tourament or Matthew Alm and Madison...

District teacher strike averted

District teacher strike averted

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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The past month has been interesting for both Cal High staff and students in the wake of a possible teacher strike that appeared imminent and would have involved all 36 schools of the San Ramon Unified School District. But on March 8 the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA), the district’s...

The Ultimate Guide to 2018’s best memes

The Ultimate Guide to 2018’s best memes

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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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 ...

Losing childhood legends

Losing childhood legends

Emmy Burrus and Michelle Kupperman, Staff Writers

December 18, 2018


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 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...

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This must be said: The Raiders are the 21st century version of Chernobyl.  Nobody is immune from the intense radiation spewing from this failed blob of a football team.  The Mack trade. The Cooper trade. The Vegas move. The Gruden hiring. And the locker room turmoil have somehow made this...

Memorial dedicated to fallen student

Memorial dedicated to fallen student

Ben Rettig, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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The afternoon of Nov. 27 was one of remembrance for the Cal High community as one of their own was forever etched in the foundation of campus. Lance Corporal Kyle D. Crowley, a proud Cal graduate and even prouder Marine, was honored with a stone memorial dedicated to him in the school quad.  ...

Star Wars fan film released this week

Star Wars fan film released this week

Sam Campopiano, Managing Editor

December 18, 2018


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For the first time in three years, Disney has decided not to release a Star Wars film in December.  But that does not mean that there won’t be any new Star Wars content this winter.   Star Wars Theory, the most popular Star Wars channel on YouTube, has been working on a fan-made Star Wa...

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