The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School

The Californian

Disney is betraying artists by promoting film with AI art

Disney is betraying artists by promoting film with AI art

Ren Guo, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

The art industry is suffering from new advances in artificial intelligence and artists are questioning things they never had reason to doubt before. After heavy backlash for use of AI in an introduction...

Live Action “Little Mermaid” has horrors under the sea

Anika Choudhary, Online & Podcast Editor May 26, 2023

When Disney announced that they would be making a live-action interpretation of “The Little Mermaid”, I’m sure they weren’t expecting a sea of so much controversy. Ever since it was publicized...

The end of the year senior trip to Disneyland caused concern with its high expenses and questionable itinerary.

Senior Disneyland trip comes with issues

Pranav Khosla, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

The end of the year senior class trip to Disneyland has been anticipated by many students finishing their last year of Cal High hoping to end their high school years with a bang. A trip to the “Happiest...

Read The Californians take on the hottest A&E topics in our new Pop Culture Corner.

‘Turning Red’ has been turning heads

Hannah Shariff, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

As time progresses the need for representation of different minorities is increasing, and although we’re on the right path, there are many bumps on this road.  Many different forms of representation...

The comic “Moonlight” is a new show on Disney+.

Marvel’s version of Batman is getting his own miniseries

Tyler Aronson, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

“Moon Knight”, the next installment to Marvel’s miniseries, debuts on Wednesday exclusively on Disney+ and tells a darker and more serious story about a different type of superhero. Created by...

Abuela confronts Mirabel while holding the Madrigal’s magic candle, the family’s source of magic.

We don’t talk about anything but ‘Encanto’

Aarna Prashanth, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Disney’s latest movie “Encanto”, which showcases Colombian culture. The representation of the culture is quite accurate, a big improvement compared to...

The largely famous corporation Disney continues to soar with its success; meanwhile, long standing animation studio Blue Sky Studios closes its doors.

Shutting down Blue Sky Studios shows Disney’s influence

Shiphrah Moses, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

After 34 years, Disney is pulling the plug on Blue Sky Studios. The studio that brought us iconic films such as “Ice Age” and “Rio” will now close its doors in April. The studio’s closure...

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is not as mediocre as the average Disney film

Evan Heinz, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Almost like a manifestation, Disney released on March 5 a new Southeast Asian themed movie, “Raya and the Last Dragon”, preaching the importance of unity during these times of great division within...

Despite introducing its first Southeast Asian princess in Raya and the Last Dragon, Disney fails to realize through the films representation that not all people of Asian descent are entirely the same.

‘Raya and The Last Dragon’ raises questions over authenticity and representation

Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor March 12, 2021

Disney has always done an iffy job when it comes to legitimate representation, and their latest film, “Raya and The Last Dragon”, is no exception. Despite the film’s nod to many Southeast Asian...

WandaVision released its first few episodes on Disney+ on Jan 15.

There’s a new age in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor February 3, 2021

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), 2021 is going to be a year to remember forever. After “Spider-Man: Far From Home” wrapped up Phase 3 in the MCU, a phase that began in 2016 with...

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