The Californian

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 1)

Goodbye, Cal High (Pt. 1)

Adam Jackson and Gabby Silva

June 9, 2015

As we roll into June, the seniors begin to say their final goodbyes to Cal High. It’s bittersweet. There are so many things to look forward to, especially graduation and the world beyond high school. But there is also a lot to miss about the school that raised us. What we’ll miss the most...

Book ‘catches’ juniors’ interests

Annissa Lai and Adam Jackson

April 27, 2015

Although there have been many controversies regarding “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, it was one of my favorite junior required readings. Holden Caulfield, the main character of the story, is extremely sarcastic. In one scene, Caulfield compliments a girl in a bar for being really...

LGBT characters make an impact in novels, movies, TV

LGBT characters make an impact in novels, movies, TV

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor

March 10, 2015

The diversification of literature is reaching new levels. No longer is literature dominated by the straight, white, cisgendered male. Lately, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) characters have been appearing more frequently in books and movies. This is fantastic...

New video games released in time for the holiday season

Gabby Silva and Adam Jackson

November 21, 2014

It’s that time of year again as a flurry of video games is released before the holidays to take advantage of the gift-buying mania. Among these games are sequels to fan favorites “Pokemon” and “Kingdom Hearts.” Here’s what we think of these franchises’ new games. “Pokemon: Omega Ruby an...

Popular show’s tenth season possibly its last

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor

October 17, 2014

It’s uncertain whether the popular TV show, “Supernatural”, will be renewed after the current running season. The show follows two brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, respectively) as they spend their lives hunting down mythical beasts and saving the world at the cost of the...

Iron Man 3 Film Review

Iron Man 3 Film Review

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor

May 15, 2013

It’s pretty well known that almost every young boy wants to be just like their favorite superhero. As a child, one of my favorite heroes was Iron Man. The fact that he didn't have any real super powers other than his brain always amazed me. So when I learned “Iron Man 3” was coming out, I kne...

Video games cause teen violence

Video games cause teen violence

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor

April 29, 2013

Although video games are becoming more popular, some claim that these games have no impact on the average teenager. But the truth of the matter is that violent video games have a huge bearing on the psychological and ethical makeup of a teenager’s mind. Studies show the average youth between...

Books versus movies: the great debate

Books versus movies: the great debate

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor

March 19, 2013

Hollywood has run out of ideas for original movies and has now moved  on to a new media to feed on: books. Many popular books have successfully been turned into movies in the past. Prime examples are “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. But the...

Noises from the Newsroom- Favorite Love Song

Noises from the Newsroom- Favorite Love Song

Joshua Gu, Shefali Saboo, Kaila Young, and Adam Jackson

February 11, 2013

Name: Joshua Gu Position: News Editor Song: “Clique” by Kanye West, Big Sean, and Jay-Z Valentine’s Day is in three days, and it’s not only the time to celebrate your love for a significant other but also the time to show love for your homies. There is no song that greater expresses...