The Californian

Controversy with Apple puts company under fire

Apple removed the Fortnite app from its store after the tech giant says Epic Games violated specific guidelines.

Justin Singh, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Apple has come under fire for its role in taking down Fortnite from the App Store. The cause? Epic Games making a “V-Bucks” discount that people can’t get on the App Store. What made this discount different from others in the past was that people could not get it through Apple, but they coul...

Online concerts replace live music shows during pandemic

K-pop giant BTS is one of many bands that has benefitted from virtual concerts.

Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor

September 30, 2020

With the popularity of online streaming, many artists find it hard to keep afloat as physical and downloadable sales plummet.  Before Miss Corona took over the charts, musicians resorted to touring as a major source of revenue. But with concerts out of the question, artists scrambled to prevent an...

Which streaming services are best for you?

There are pros and cons to all of the streaming services.

Garrett Allen, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Prior to March 13, the streaming services I used when watching shows or movies didn’t appear to me as important. But then COVID-19 struck, and the whole world was put on pause.  Movie theaters closed and my daily activities were relegated to trips to the fridge between hours of sinking into a ...

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta sings and acts with the San Francisco Children’s Musical Theater and has appeared in several independent films.

Sierra Randel and Isabella Belof, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019

When the stage lights blare and the spotlight focuses on her, Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta knows that despite her apprehension, she can’t let her nerves get the best of her. Miravalles-Calceta, a sophomore at Cal High, has been passionate about singing since the age of three. At  eleven years old, she became more i...

Bible illustrates importance of graphic arts

Computer graphics arts teacher Jennifer Bible helps a student operate Photoshop and work on a class project. This is her sixth year teaching at Cal High.

Priyanka Krishna and Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019

Cal High computer graphic arts teacher Jennifer Bible draws a picture of the world of graphic design. Originally starting as a business major, Bible first discovered her love for graphic arts and advertising in college at Chico State. She learned about graphic design from her roommate and started...

Ready, set, mosh!

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Summertime ushers in new opportunities for students to have fun and relax. Here’s a of a few of the hotly anticipated concerts swinging through the Bay Area this summer. 1. Billie Eilish –  May 29 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco The 17-year-old American singer and songwriter will p...

Promising new summer films

Promising new summer films

Varsha Ravi, Managing Editor

May 29, 2019

Summer is nearly here, and along with warm weather and no school comes... “Spider-Man: Far From Home”  Set directly after the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) on a school trip to Europe.  Shaken by the loss of a ...

‘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. ...

Short film festival project leaves a legacy

Kiernan Hanson plays one of the leads in Maddie Harris’ short film, “At a Glance,” which is about love at first sight.

Gina Wu, Editor in Chief

May 2, 2019

Cal High leadership students strive to create a warm and friendly atmosphere that welcomes a vast number of students with diverse interests. One way that students attempt to achieve this goal is through legacy projects, which expand the variety of events and opportunities that are offered to students...

Banding together

Above, Cal Band director Kent Johnson instructs wind ensemble before their sight reading session.  Below, an alto sax soloist from Pittsburg High’s freshman Jazz Band performs. Schools throughout Northern California attended the festival.

Christine Oh, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2019

Cal High hosted schools from all over Northern California on April 13 for the NCBA spring festival.  The festival at Cal was one of three festivals that the Northern California Band Association (NCBA) hosts throughout the year. “It’s a great privilege to be able to host other schools on our ow...

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