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Movies to bring you holiday cheer

Movies to bring you holiday cheer

Brian Barr, Newspaper Teacher

December 18, 2018


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With all the holiday movies on the market, it’s hard to know which ones to watch. But fear no more, The Californian is giving you the best holiday movies of all time.  “Die Hard” When most people hear “Christmas film,” they don’t immediately think of “Die Hard.”  Un...

Losing childhood legends

Emmy Burrus and Michelle Kupperman, Atff Writers

December 18, 2018


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Thousands of hearts shattered on Nov. 12 when Marvel fans learned of Stan Lee’s death. Lee was an inspiration to millions of fans and his legacy will live on.  Lee died at age 95 after being taken from his home in Los Angeles to Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center. The cause of death has yet...

Joey Zhu is taking his success to a whole new level

Joey Zhu is taking his success to a whole new level

Andrew Sousa and Ben Rettig

December 18, 2018


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ze upon senior Joey Zhu as he performs his piano segment inside the Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Even with the clear and immense pressure to succeed, Zhu excels in this type of environment, as he does in many areas of life.  While Zhu’s academic achievements are notable and well respected, his piano skills are th...

What do you mean my holiday sweater is ugly? That’s the point!

What do you mean my holiday sweater is ugly? That’s the point!

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Ugly Christmas sweaters are the trend that anyone from Instagram models to your grandpa can get on board with. It’s that time of year again: ugly sweaters are popping up in stores, and I am hella excited. They are one of the best trends seen all year. The sweaters are super cozy, make for a good...

Game smashed by online leak

Game smashed by online leak

Ilene Morrisette, A&E Editor

December 18, 2018


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Any secrecy surrounding Nintendo’s newest game was recently smashed to pieces. Though “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” was released on Dec. 7, the entire game was leaked online during Thanksgiving weekend. Many online sites began to share their copy of the game for download with a majority of these...

International Collabs

International Collabs

Michelle Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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Music has its unique way of spreading a message. By staying true to oneself, an artist can sincerely com- municate with the music they pour their hearts into. Language doesn’t matter. People will know when a song is good or not when they hear it. International artists are join- ing tog...

These fantastic films will rock you

These fantastic films will rock you

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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The wizarding world is back, so ready your wallets. The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” chronology, “Crimes of Grindelwald” comes out on Friday. In this sequel, the notorious villain, Grindelwald, is rising in power and is planning to take over the muggle world with his ar...

It’s Oscar baiting time: do it for the tropes

It’s Oscar baiting time: do it for the tropes

Irene Kao, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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Nowadays, it seems that many movies that are released this time of year are made just to win an Oscar. The question is whether these movies are being made for the sake of art or if they are created to win awards. Oscar baiting is an industry all by itself. Even getting a single Oscar nomination...

Kiernan Hanson sets the stage

Kiernan Hanson sets the stage

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Kiernan Hanson started performing musical theatre in middle school, and six years later he is still at center stage.  Being one of the only two boys performing main roles at I Can Do That Theatre Company, Hanson, a senior, is now on stage every day of the week. “Theatre is my home, the st...

Zoe Medlin’s art displayed in D.C.

Zoe Medlin’s art displayed in D.C.

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Vibrant colors fill junior Zoe Alyse Medlin’s world as she paints her life, one stroke at a time.  Medlin, a self-taught artist who takes her passion for art outside of school, regularly creates paintings that are representative of ideas or experiences that interest her.    Last ye...

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