The Californian

Ready, set, mosh!

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Summertime ushers in new opportunities for students to have fun and relax. Here’s a of a few of the hotly anticipated concerts swinging through the Bay Area this summer. 1. Billie Eilish –  May 29 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco The 17-year-old American singer and songwriter will p...

‘Detective Pikachu’ brings a furry friend to the big screen

‘Detective Pikachu’ brings a furry friend to the big screen

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The world’s favorite yellow rodent finally made his electrifying live-action debut in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”. Based on the 2016 game of the same name, the film explores a Pokémon universe with references to prior video games such as Pokémon Red Version and the long-running anime Pokémon. ...

Top 5 hidden gems at Cal

Top 5 hidden gems at Cal

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

It’s the second semester, and by this point in the school year, most of students are ready to call it quits. It’s hard to continue through the school year when spring break and summer vacation are so close, but not close enough. The glee and determination from the beginning of the school year...

Military gives outlet for students ready to serve

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

There are many paths to take after graduating high school, and it’s difficult to know where life will lead. Most students know about the process of applying to college and how to enter the workforce directly, but not many know how the process of military recruitment works. Some students are contacted...

Cal’s skating pair is in complete synchronicity

Cal’s skating pair is in complete synchronicity

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

While most students are still sleeping, sophomores Rujula Patole and Jessica Chan head to the ice rink every Sunday morning at 5:45 a.m. to practice jumps and prepare their programs. The two of them compete in synchronized figure skating, a sport where camaraderie and chemistry is vital. Patole...

Nerdy games are cool again

Nerdy games are cool again

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Any true self-professed “nerd” is familiar with the predecessors of all geeky games: “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Magic: The Gathering.”  Despite the popularity of the games decades ago, D&D and “Magic: The Gathering” were notorious for their cult following of nerds who were...