The Californian

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...

FCKH8 uses unorthodox tactics to support gender equality

FCKH8 uses unorthodox tactics to support gender equality

Emily Mun, Editor In Chief

November 21, 2014

  FCKH8 is a well-known for-profit organization known for selling T-shirts with quirky slogans such as “Some Dudes Marry Dudes. Get Over It.” It states on its website, fckh8.com, that it is a “for-profit T-shirt company with an activist heart and a passionate social change mission.” Recently, FCKH8 has garnered a lot controversy and attention over its late...

Avid juniors act out

Erica Drake and Emily Mun

May 21, 2014

Five members of the junior AVID class were given Monday schools for being disruptive and rowdy during recent a field trip to Sacramento State and University of California, Davis. A bus filled with junior and freshmen AVID students created all of the problems on the April 23 field trip when juniors...

Local rock band not so Rundown

Local rock band not so Rundown

Emily Mun, Editor In Chief

February 28, 2014

Becoming a famous musician is a dream that many kids have while growing up. But in the Tri-Valley area, a group of high school students are trying to make this dream a reality. Cal High  seniors Joe Marchuk, Kyle Tom, and Monte Vista senior Phil DeLuca started the band Devil’s Angels back in October...

Cal teacher fired for classroom fight

Erica Drake and Emily Mun

February 28, 2014

Cal High English teacher Marc Glassberg was fired by the school board on Tuesday after it initially delayed a decision earlier this month. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s five-person board of education decided to follow Superintendent Mary Shelton’s recommendation to fire Glassberg...

A guide to the Bay Area’s most rockin’ rollercoasters

Emily Mun and Caitlin Stein

June 5, 2013

Northern California is known for its great rollercoasters from two amusement parks: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo and Great America in Santa Clara. With summer just around the corner, these parks with most thrilling coasters will be filled with screaming kids, endless lines, and the hot California...

Top game apps keep students challenged

Emily Mun, Editor In Chief

April 29, 2013

Since the popularity of smart phones has risen, many useful and entertaining apps have been created and used for the enjoyment of all. Game apps have captured the hearts of all people from the youngest toddlers to the “technologically-challenged” older generations. Within the top 10 game apps,...

Timberlake comes back around

Timberlake comes back around

Emily Mun, Editor In Chief

March 19, 2013

Justin Timberlake wasn’t lying when he said he was bringing sexy back. After taking a six-year hiatus from music, our beloved JT will return to the music industry with his third album titled “The 20/20 Experience,” which was released today. Previously released are two singles off the album...

Keeping it fertile with the Kardashians

Keeping it fertile with the Kardashians

Emily Mun, Editor In Chief

February 11, 2013

Most people can agree with me that when a new celebrity baby is born, two very conflicting thoughts pop into our heads. Personally, I wonder what the baby will look like, and I laugh because that might be a good addition to “Things more irrelevant to my life than the death of some dictator in Russia”...