The Californian

Triebwasser, Breton and Cooper say farewell

Honors Pre-Calculus teacher Gary Triebwasser teaches students the ins and outs of conic rotation, as well as the finer points of sarcasm.

Kiley Borba, Julia Tjan, and Neha Kaul

May 31, 2018

After teaching at Cal High for 42 years, math teacher Gary Triebwasser is finally hanging up his Hawaiian shirt. Known for his challenging Honor Pre-Calculus classes and Hawaiian shirts, Triebwasser is retiring as one of the longest tenured teachers in school and district history. Triebwasser a...

What celebrity should be President?

Kiley Borba, Conan Maron, Shirin Afrakhteh, and Mason Allen

February 9, 2018

Name: Kiley Borba Position: Staff Writer Candidate: Alex Jones When I wrote about this exact thing last year before the 2016 election, I called for the end of society.  Now, I would like to take a step further and call for the DECIMATION OF IT. Alex Jones will lead to this decimation.  ...

National Anthem no longer at rallies

National Anthem no longer at rallies

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Students who attended the winter rally last month might have noticed that something was missing: the National Anthem. Although many students might not have even noticed that the “Star Spangled Banner” was not sung at the winter rally on Jan. 19, some students did.  And they were curious as to why it was removed. School leadership offic...

Holiday makeup really sparkles and shines

Holiday makeup really sparkles and shines

KIley Borba, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

With this year coming to an end, now is a great time to get yourself in on 2017’s holiday makeup scene, and by the looks of it, the new trends and releases are most certainly going to make this year end with a blast. In September, the holiday makeup season started with the extremely hyped release...

Trump, Bush and natural disaster recovery

Flooding has completly overtaken most highways in Purto Rico, preventing people from safely commuting to get help.

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

The Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was considered one of the greatest failures of the decade,  President Trump’s handling of Puerto Rico will go down as one of the greatest disgraces of modern US history.  One of the major criticisms of how Katrina was...

Beloved ’80s show ‘Ducktales’ gets revival

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

If there is one thing that can be said about the this decade, it’s that our media is saturated with nostalgia.  Reboots, remakes, and adaptations are being shot at us left and right regardless of whether  or not most people are familiar with the source material.  Unfortunately,...

Don’t take statues for granite

Terrible statues of Cristiano Ronaldo and other celebrities not only insult their likeness, but insult every single person that has to witness that kind of visual garbage.

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

A statue was recently unveiled of the professional soccer player – or futbol player to the rest of the world that may be reading – Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid and Portuguese national team star. The horrific statue now graces the Cristinao Ronaldo International Airport in Madeira, the small...

Reusable water stations could be installed at Cal

Senior Ellen Lyons, right, and Principal Sarah Cranford both pose with their water bottles, which students will be able to soon fill on campus at Flowater  reusable stations, such as the one pictured right.

Kiley Borba, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

al High senior Ellen Lyons  started a GoFundMe to install a water bottle refilling station called a Flowater on campus.  The  student-initiated campaign is the brainchild of Lyons, who saw the need to have a place where students can fill up their water bottles. “I get really thirsty...

Will Donald Trump make a good president?

Will Donald Trump make a good president?

Kiley Borba and Michael Bahk

February 15, 2017

Yes -Michael Bahk, Staff Writer I will be speaking about the positives of Donald Trump’s presidency, not his personality. America needs to remember that there is a difference.  Being president is a job. The role of the president is first and foremost to regulate the on goings of our nation an...

Staff speaks out about UC Berkeley protests

UC Berkeley protests turn violent.

Josh Iversen, Kat LeTran, Cameron Harris, and Kiley Borba

February 3, 2017

The events that took place at UC Berkeley Wednesday night were simply embarrassing. The violence and hate exhibited by rioters on campus was repulsive and cannot be tolerated. I will never support speaker Milo Yiannopoulos and his oppressive political views, but I will always support the right that h...