The Californian

New principal leads school to academic success

New principal leads school to academic success

Chandni Mistry and Kaila Young

June 8, 2015

Cal High principal Sarah Wondolowski was spotted speed walking toward the main building just minutes before her interview with The Californian, but when she returned she proudly pointed out that she wasn’t late for once. “I want to set the record straight that I’m four minutes early,” she sa...

Natural disaster film naturally a disaster

Natural disaster film naturally a disaster

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

June 5, 2015

The trailer for “San Andreas” features the exciting rescue of a damsel in distress, intensely dramatic music, and entire buildings flying across the screen as people run screaming, setting a generic just-another-natural-disaster-movie tone that is fairly consistent throughout the film itself. “San...

Cal’s marching band, wind ensemble, and color guard earn top honors at competition

Cal’s marching band, wind ensemble, and color guard earn top honors at competition

Brenda Shanahan and Kaila Young

November 21, 2014

It’s been quite a month for Cal High’s marching band, wind ensemble, and color guard. The marching band and color guard were crowned Division 3A Champions of Northern California after the Nov. 15 championships in Fairfield. At the same competition, wind ensemble earned top  honors in Northern...

Rebellion Burns Its Way Into The Battlefield: The Districts go to war with the Capitol in “Part One” of the final “Hunger Games” movie

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

November 21, 2014

The highly anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s final “Hunger Games” novel, “Mockingjay,” is out in theatres today, and this time around the bloody battles won’t be confined to the arena. The “Hunger Games” takes place in the post-apocalyptic United States. It is now ...

Drought hits winter sports hard

Drought hits winter sports hard

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

February 28, 2014

California’s drought is causing major problems throughout the state, especially in the north where the absence of snow in higher elevations means a bad turnout for ski resorts and other businesses in the greater Lake Tahoe area. California has experienced the driest 12 months in recent memory, according...

Welcome to the 76th annual Hunger Games

Welcome to the 76th annual Hunger Games

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

November 22, 2013

Imagine thousands of students shuffling lethargically to first period, completely unaware they are about to enter a struggle for their lives that will result in destroyed friendships, unlikely alliances, and massive bloodshed. No, I’m not talking about just another day of high school. Sometime...

Santa Cruz’s Giant Dipper still a thrill

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

June 5, 2013

SANTA CRUZ – The Giant Dipper was built on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in 1924, making it the fifth oldest rollercoaster in the United States. It took 47 days and  $50,000 to build this old-fashioned wooden coaster. Today, it costs six times that just to repaint it in its signature red and...

Not all fairy tales end happily ever after

Not all fairy tales end happily ever after

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

March 19, 2013

Once upon a time, fairy tales were innocent stories to be read to children before bed.  The ones that happened to make it to the big screen were family-friendly and produced by Disney. Just by glancing through a few of them, the moral significance is obvious: “Cinderella” taught us to make curfew...

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...

Student dances to scholarship

Student dances to scholarship

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

February 11, 2013

Repetition is the key to mastering any skill, and after 14 years of dancing, senior Allie Gomes’ hard work is starting to pay off. After a nerve-wracking audition among thousands of students in October, Gomes’ dream came true when she became one of 30 dancers to earn a scholarship to the University...

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