The Californian

Meet Cal’s New Principal

Meet Cal’s New Principal

Ananya Nag, Christine Oh, and Emily Burrus

August 29, 2019

Cal High has gone through its fair share of principals recently, the newest of whom is Megan Keefer. Keefer, who is Cal’s third principal in the last 12 months, was hired in May to replace Christopher George after 2018-19 school year. George is now the assistant director of secondary education for ...

Censoring ‘Huck Finn’ is wrong

February 4, 2011

by Megan Keefer, staff writer Mark Twain expert Alan Gribben has decided to censor  the author’s best known novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The new book will replace the n-word, which appears in the novel 219 times, with the word slave. Also, “injun” will be completely removed. Critics...

The subtle art of regifting

December 14, 2010

by Megan Keefer Have you ever wanted to get rid of that ugly sweater your grandmother got you? Well now you can with these five easy steps to the art of regifting. Step one: Wait an appropriate amount of time; don’t give back a gift a year after you got it. People always seem to remember that pair ...

Pixar animates Bay Area

October 11, 2010

By Megan Keefer OAKLAND – The Oakland Museum’s “Pixar: 25 Years of Animation” exhibition is where everyone’s inner child comes to play. From the earliest sketches of characters to the latest computer animations, the exhibition guides the visitor into the magical world of Pixar. Upon walking into the exhi...