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College town attracts people around the bay for its music, thrift stores, and food

College town attracts people around the bay for its music, thrift stores, and food

Joshua Gu, News Editor

March 19, 2013

Berkeley is often referred to as the hipster capital of the Bay Area, but ironically, the city still holds many attractions that a mainstream audience can appreciate. Berkeley is home some of the best thrift stores, the biggest record stores and the most diverse restaurants in the Bay Area.  It is...

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: ...

Noises from the Newsroom- Favorite Love Song

Noises from the Newsroom- Favorite Love Song

Joshua Gu, Shefali Saboo, Kaila Young, and Adam Jackson

February 11, 2013

Name: Joshua Gu Position: News Editor Song: “Clique” by Kanye West, Big Sean, and Jay-Z Valentine’s Day is in three days, and it’s not only the time to celebrate your love for a significant other but also the time to show love for your homies. There is no song that greater expresses...

Listeners fall in love with ‘Heartthrob’

Listeners fall in love with ‘Heartthrob’

Joshua Gu, News Editor

February 11, 2013

The band Tegan and Sara experienced a landmark moment on Jan, 29, when their seventh studio album, “Heartthrob,” was released. “Heartthrob” retains the lyrical relevance that they possess in every single one of their  previous albums, all while marking a departure from their folk-acoustic...

Gangster Squad Film Review

Gangster Squad Film Review

Joshua Gu, News Editor

January 23, 2013

I walked into the theatre expecting to be pleasantly charmed by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. I wasn’t. The most distinct features of the movie “Gangster Squad” are its highly stylized action scenes, its star-studded cast and its abundance of burgundy ties and wide-brimmed fedoras. But these...

The Killers come out on top with recent ‘Battle Born’

The Killers come out on top with recent ‘Battle Born’

Joshua Gu, News Editor

October 12, 2012

Alternative rock band, The Killers, released their fourth studio album, “Battle Born,” last month after a year-and-a half hiatus. Eight years have passed since the release of their first album, “Hot Fuss,” and the band’s sound has truly progressed. The Killers’s sound has evolved from...

Overpopulation a problem at Cal High

October 7, 2011

Shalini Nair and Joshua Gu Staff Writers The largest school in the district keeps growing. With 2,561 students, Cal High’s enrollment is the largest in school history. The only other time Cal boasted more than 2,500 students was in 2006-07, the school year before Dougherty Valley opened. ...