The Californian

Student robbed in Cal’s back parking lot

Arman Tafazzoli, Managing Editor

November 21, 2014

A senior boy said he was robbed by two suspects in Cal High’s back parking lot near the Iron Horse Trail after varsity basketball tryouts on Nov. 10. The student, who is not being named because he is a victim of a crime, had left campus after tryouts but later returned once he realized he left his...

This hacker is no slacker

This hacker is no slacker

Arman Tafazzoli, Managing Editor

April 10, 2014

Who said hacking is a crime? Cal High senior Marshall Richins placed fourth out of thousands in a Google Chrome hacking competition early in March. Richins heard about the hackathon from his friend, senior Drew Downs, and decided to check it out. “The point of the competition was to hack into...

Should new Wi-Fi allow social media?

Should new Wi-Fi allow social media?

Arman Taffazoli and Sam Gershik

January 16, 2014

YES Every year, incoming freshmen in the age of smart-devices make logging on to the school district’s Wi-Fi part of their initiation to high school. Starting in the Fall of 2013 semester, the password to “SRVUSD-GUEST” was changed and the new network “SRVUSD-BYOD” (anagram for Brin...

Wilson fulfills teenage fantasies

Arman Tafazzoli, Managing Editor

November 22, 2013

Most people haven’t heard of the man, no, the legend, that is Patrice Wilson. He’s not at the top of the iTunes music store, nor is he headlining record-breaking films.  Wilson is simply a music producer and singer who founded Ark Music Factory and later Pato Music World. Many know him as...

Softball eager to return to NCS

Softball eager to return to NCS

Arman Tafazzoli, Andrew Evans, Eric Yee, Alec Bandler, and Sam Canter

March 19, 2013

Baseball Head Coach: Chad Ross 2011-12 record: 15-3; second in NCS Key Newcomers: Austin Chauvin, Sam Cabral Key Returners: Nate D’Emilio, Adam Kimmel, Daniel DeFazio, Nick Allman Key Losses: Thomas Peter, Kevin Farley Many of the strong core players that brought the team tantalizingly clo...

Noises from the Newsroom

Joshua Gu, Arman Tafazzoli, Luke Finkel, and Austin Hille

March 15, 2013

This regular feature will be devoted to members of The Californian interested in the arts.  Everything from music to movies to books will be reviewed by our staff writers and editors. Here are this month’s panel of so-called experts: ...

Campus to get facelift

Arman Tafazzoli, Managing Editor

February 11, 2013

The leadership class recently acquired $17,000 from the school district which will be used to improve the cleanliness and overall beauty of Cal’s campus. All improvements and beautification will come at no cost to the school or student body. The class acquired this money because of district changes...

Fans excited for trilogy

Fans excited for trilogy

Arman Tafazzoli, Managing Editor

December 19, 2012

This month marks the beginning of a three-part movie adaptation of “The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel novel to the epic “Lord of the Rings.” After “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy ended in 2003, many fans were begging for the release of “The Hobbit” as a movie. The waiting...

The rise of the planet of the cars

Arman Tafazzoli, Managing Editor

November 16, 2012

Imagine driving down the freeway, windows rolled down, tweeting with one hand, Big Mac in the other, legs off the pedals, enjoying the smooth drive of Google’s self-driving, autonomous car. Sounds good, right? FALSE, you lazy, law-breaking, hashtagging bum. Put the food away and keep your eyes on...

NBC bids farewell to popular comedies

NBC bids farewell to popular comedies

Arman Tafazzoli, Managing Editor

October 12, 2012

“The Office” and “30 Rock,” two of NBC’s most popular sitcoms, have just begun their final seasons. Both shows have become extremely popular among viewers, many of whom are teenagers. The ninth season of “The Office” began Sept. 20, and is scheduled to last 22 episodes. “30 Rock”...