The Californian

Former editor in chief reflects on past year of college

Former editor in chief reflects on past year of college

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief

June 3, 2016

Perhaps there is no greater feeling than walking off the football field after graduation and realizing that high school is officially over. But after that feeling goes away, many are quickly shoved into a new reality of living in a university environment and handling every aspect that such an environment...

Icy coffee cools already cool teens

Icy coffee cools already cool teens

Austin Hille and Caitlin Stein

June 5, 2015

What says summer better than wasting money on overpriced coffee? Summer is not complete without a basic coffee to-go cup in your hand that’s filled with some brand new quaranta triple-brownie-chocolate-chip frappuccino the large-chain coffee shop just came out with. Incorrect! It is of the opinion...

Ronson a one-hit wonder

Ronson a one-hit wonder

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief

January 30, 2015

No, Michael Jackson did not come back to life and make a new hit song. What students have been hearing on the radio recently is Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars.” Ronson’s full length album “Uptown Special” was released on Jan. 13.While there are few gems, the album as a whole...

Are Ferguson protests solving racial problems?

Are Ferguson protests solving racial problems?

Austin Hille and Emily Mun

December 18, 2014

YES When there are protests within a nation, they’re usually a sign of unrest and a want for change. And by protests, I don’t mean stormy nights filled with townspeople carrying torches, pitchforks and other sharp gardening tools. Look back at the history of any repressed or minority group...

Cancel your trip, North Korea closes borders

Cancel your trip, North Korea closes borders

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief

November 21, 2014

Ebola is bad. That’s pretty much an accepted fact. But the truth of that fact really hit home on Oct. 23 when North Korea decided to close its doors to the multitudes of tourists that visit each year because of the Ebola outbreak. Yes, even the mighty Kim Jong Un has joined the international...

Californian editors sample ‘a latte’ coffe

Caitlin Stein and Austin Hille

October 17, 2014

As students have probably noticed, it’s becoming increasingly common for any given social media feed to be filled with pictures of the inaugural pumpkin spice latte. Why is it that the seasonal Starbucks to-go cups can be seen all around campus clutched in the hands of a girl in a scarf and leggings? To s...

The memoir of a tent camping, school skipping, burrito winner

The memoir of a tent camping, school skipping, burrito winner

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief

February 13, 2014

I don’t think there is way to present this that makes me sound like a sane individual, so I’m just going to come out and say it. I skipped two days of school last month in order to camp out in front of a restaurant for a full night. It was cold, windy, and all I had was two jackets and hope of gett...

King’s beard gains legendary status

King’s beard gains legendary status

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief

January 16, 2014

What do Abraham Lincoln, ZZ Top, the guys from “Duck Dynasty,” and Jesus all have in common? There is only one simple answer to this, and that is their abundance of facial hair. The hair follicles shamelessly displayed on their faces have defined these men, and led them to their prestigious positions...

Great America’s newest coaster strikes gold

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief

June 5, 2013

Great America’s newest attraction, the Gold Striker, is probably the most massive wooden rollercoaster I have ever seen. The coaster towers over the rest of the park like Paul Bunyan, and it can be easily seen blocks away from the park. This magnificent display drew large crowds on Saturday, June...