The Californian

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

The Oakland Raiders fans have had reason to hide their faces while players have hung their heads in shame as the organization has struck rock bottom in the NFL.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

April 22, 2020

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...

Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

All hail the almighty Switch.

Shirin Afrakhteh, Opinions Editor

April 9, 2020

A handful of students decided to gather and end an injustice that they believe has plagued Cal High for years: the quality of school lunches. Students have taken matters into their own hands by collecting Switch sparkling juice that come with the school lunch and storing them in lockers as a form...

DeSoto is school’s lone NCS champion this year

Daniel DeSoto headlocks Granada’s Ian Richardson in the NCS finals en route to winning NCS for the first tine in Cal’s history. Photo courtesy John Sachs.

Greg Warrington, Staff Writer

April 4, 2020

A season of redemption became a historic moment in Cal’s wrestling history.  Senior Daniel DeSoto won the first NCS wrestling title in Cal High history on Feb. 22, when he defeated Ian Richardson from Granada in the 182-pound championship match at James Logan High School in Union City. C...

Sister scandal = sayonara snake

Sister scandal = sayonara snake

Joshua Nichols, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

I cannot believe I am using my talents to write this.  Now I’ll be honest, the only time I have ever watched anything James Charles is when it is being spoon fed to me, dank meme style on Twitter.  In case you were in a coma and you still don’t know who Charles is, then just remember...

‘Detective Pikachu’ brings a furry friend to the big screen

‘Detective Pikachu’ brings a furry friend to the big screen

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The world’s favorite yellow rodent finally made his electrifying live-action debut in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”. Based on the 2016 game of the same name, the film explores a Pokémon universe with references to prior video games such as Pokémon Red Version and the long-running anime Pokémon. ...

Shaking it up this summer

Shaking it up this summer

Ceci Musgrove, Features Editor

May 29, 2019

In a time of hot weather and sticky desserts, the milkshake is by far my favorite and the cleanest treat of the summertime.  Keeping everything in a cup on the go or even sitting down at your favorite diner, the milkshake is the sweetest delicacy this summer.  Unlike ice cream or froze...

Yo-yo, it’s fro-yo

Yo-yo, it’s fro-yo

Emmy Burrus, News Co-Editor

May 29, 2019

ooking for a cool summer treat without the extra calories of ice cream? Frozen yogurt is a great alternative. Although this dessert still isn’t very healthy, on a hot summer day who cares? And lucky for us, the East Bay has many different options to choose from. Here’s my list of some of the...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream this upcoming summer break

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream this upcoming summer break

Sabrina Contreras, Features Editor

May 29, 2019

As summer approaches, the only thing that can save us from the scorching sun is ice cream. Lucky for you, I’ve taken my precious time to go ice cream tasting, trying to find the best ice cream around. Being a professional ice cream taster can be exhausting, but someone has to do it, so I stepped...

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Grizzlies shine in postseason

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

Senior Daniella Hawkins ended her high school swimming career on a high note. Hawkins placed second in the 500 freestyle event at the CIF State Championships on May 17-18 at Clovis West High School.  “I was really excited to get second, because I had never placed that high in state befo...

Sharks don’t get love they deserve

Sharks don't get love they deserve

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

It’s time the San Jose Sharks get the respect they deserve in the Bay Area. If last night’s 5-4, Game 7 series-clinching, overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights doesn’t turn heads around the bay, nothing will. It’s arguably the most resilient performance in the team’s history. The Sharks ...