The Californian

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Sierra Randel and Isabella Belof, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019


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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

Bible illustrates importance of graphic arts

Priyanka Krishna and Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019


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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


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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, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019


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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


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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

Short film festival project leaves a legacy

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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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

Banding together

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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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...

Google is changing the gaming scene

Google is changing the gaming scene

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Since the release of the Nintendo 64 in 1996, consoles have dominated the world of gaming. But Google’s new streaming service, Stadia, plans to change that. Google announced at the annual Gamers Developer Conference in San Francisco on March 19 that it will launch Stadia later this year. Similar...

Disney merger brings new possibilities

Disney merger brings new possibilities

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Disney recently merged with 21st Century Fox, placing it at the forefront of the battle of the movie studios, and allowing Disney to own what could be almost half of the Hollywood films released into theaters.  The merger has created the possibility of combining different universes from each...

Ending the game

Ending the game

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Marvel’s last Avengers movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” wraps up the current Avengers storyline with a bang and lives up to the hype. In the previous movie, “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thanos successfully obtained all six of the infinity stones.  The stones are each represented as an aspect o...

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