The Californian

Book ‘catches’ juniors’ interests

Annissa Lai and Adam Jackson

April 27, 2015

Although there have been many controversies regarding “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, it was one of my favorite junior required readings. Holden Caulfield, the main character of the story, is extremely sarcastic. In one scene, Caulfield compliments a girl in a bar for being really...

Savage kids warm sophmores’ hearts

Savage kids warm sophmores’ hearts

Saatvika Deshpande and Sabine Hrkalovich

April 27, 2015

While sophomore year in general is an academic drag of mind-boggling proportions, there’s one bright spot to guide you through the darkness – the Spongebob Squarepants episode, “Club Spongebob.” When Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward get stranded in a jungle, they must turn to the  powers...

Seniors charmed by medieval tales

Seniors charmed by medieval tales

Zoe Chan, Zoe Chan

April 27, 2015

Among all the required reading for seniors are classics like “Frankenstein” and “Hamlet,” but my personal favorite is a story - well, several stories - that are relatively unheard of: “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer. As a story of storytelling (think Arabian Nights), stories...

Rugby isn’t just for the English

April 25, 2012

by Sydney Castillo, staff writer Intensity builds as players fight for the ball, packed in a scrum scrambling for possession. Bound together players fight to inch up the field. Bodies crash together as the fight for the ball continues. Organized chaos ensues as the game goes on. It is easy to...