The Californian

A real hater’s guide to the NBA season

A real hater’s guide to the NBA season

Conan Maron, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Oh boy, what an incredibly unpredictable year of  basketball it’s going to be. It’s not like there’s only two or three teams that can actually win the title. Across sweat soaked courts and shady management offices around the nation, let’s see how teams are preparing themselves for another...

Raiders, 49ers fans are hopeful

Raiders, 49ers fans are hopeful

Emilio Carrera, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

  Nearly a month into the NFL season, fans of the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers are quite hopeful about the direction their favorite teams are heading. After years of living in the dark far from postseason relevance, the Raiders (2-1) have returned to the limelight and found a way...

Fall teams striving for playoffs

Fall teams striving for playoffs

Alex Suehiro, Julia Tjan, Antonin Urban, and Haia Haidari

October 2, 2017

The Friday night lights have returned once again meaning only one thing: Football is back! The season kicked off on Aug. 25 at home against James Logan and the Grizzlies rolled to three straight wins before losing 37-6 to San Ramon Valley last Friday. Cal (3-1 overall, 2-1 EBAL) is tied for second...

Competitive, stunt cheer teams officially become sports this year

Competitive, stunt cheer teams officially become sports this year

Anne Syed, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

The long-running debate if cheerleading is really a sport has finally been decided. Cal High  has adopted  Assembly Bill 949, known as the California High Schools Expanding Equality Respect and Safety Act (C.H.E.E.R.S), officially recognizing competitive and stunt cheer as a California Interscholastic...

Sophomore will rep team USA

Haya Haidari, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Sophomore Dorian White is flying high with his acrobatic gymnastics team.  White will be representing team USA at the FIG (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique) World Cup – Geneva International Acro Cup in Switzerland at the end of the month.  He has been involved with acrobatic...

Women’s lacrosse ready for NCS run

Women’s lacrosse ready for NCS run

Kallie Sedrel, Brendan Ogburn, Julia Tjan, Sidney Dutcher, Iris Kang, and Ashley Mosbacher

May 15, 2017

As the NCS playoffs begin this week, the women’s lacrosse team has its sights set on winning the section title after being crowned EBAL champion for the second year in a row. With an overall record of 15-3, 8-1 in the EBAL, Cal earned the No. 2 seed and hosted No. 15 St. Francis on Wednesday in...

Warriors and Cavaliers destined to meet in Finals

Ashley Mosbacher, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

The NBA playoffs are underway and the Golden State Warriors are looking to ride their overall top seed to another championship run. The Warriors clinched the top seed in the Western Conference and overall with 67 wins, while the Boston Celtics finished first in the Eastern Conference. For the past...

Sky is the limit for junior runner

Sky is the limit for junior runner

Haya Haidari, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Junior Alyssa Brewer has a fast future in front of her. Brewer has been running since seventh grade and hasn’t stopped since.  And she has high expectations going into this season after winning state and Junior Olmpic championships in the 800-meters race. “She is the first woman to...

Grizzlies wrap successful winter season

Grizzlies wrap successful winter season

Brendan Ogburn, Lauren Cambra, and Rhea Saini

March 29, 2017

The women’s basketball team enjoyed one of its greatest seasons in program history, finishing as the No. 2 team in the EBAL with a record of 22-8, and winning an NCS playoff game.  “It was pretty amazing to be apart of a record-breaking season,” said freshman guard Audrey Moulton. After...

Don’t mess with Miss Manning

Don’t mess with Miss Manning

Kimberlee Saxer, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Devan Manning spends most of her day teaching English to freshmen and seniors. But after school, she laces up a pair of skates, pulls on a helmet and mixes it up on a roller derby track. At the same time she was getting her masters degree, Manning decided it was time to strap on the skates and...