The Californian

Gao a world master at business

Gao a world master at business

Michelle Wang, Editor in Chief

May 25, 2017

“Three world-class universities. Three continents. Three degrees. One unparalleled experience.” This is the motto World Bachelor’s in Business (WBB) at University of Southern California, where senior Kristen Gao will be attending this fall to study Business Administration.  Through this...

Recent guest speaker gets mixed reactions

Recent guest speaker gets mixed reactions

Michelle Wang and Lauren Cambra

February 15, 2017

Sojourn to the Past, an organization promoting trips to the South, recently visited campus and incited many mixed reactions, including allegations of bullying. Sojourn to the Past was founded by Bay Area history teacher Jeff Steinberg, who has been visiting high schools for more than  a decade....

Anti-drug speaker misleads students

Anti-drug speaker misleads students

Michelle Wang, Editor in Chief

June 5, 2015

Freshman Juliette Mohr thought she was in for a typical anti-drug presentation when Alex Matthews from Narconon Redwood Cliffs visited her health class. Matthews started his April presentation with an anecdote of how his chances of playing for the NFL were ruined by his marijuana use. It turns...

Freshmen go mad for ‘Mango’

Freshmen go mad for ‘Mango’

Ashley Amor and Michelle Wang

April 27, 2015

Most high school English students are all too familiar with the tedious task of required reading. From stories about a full grown man-child and his best friend to unreasonable Shakespearean romance, students are provided with a large variety of novels to develop a distaste for. But there almost always...

Comedic delights in Multiplex

Comedic delights in Multiplex

Michelle Wang, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2015

“Multiplex” was hilarious, witty, meaningful, well-directed, and pretty much everything that constitutes an exceptional play. Performed Feb. 12-13 in the school theater, “Multiplex” was the Play Production class’s first performance of the year. The performance also included monologues, scenes...

‘Mockingjay’ sparks protests in Thailand

Michelle Wang, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2015

With the ongoing turmoil in Thailand, I’d consider them lucky to have had any violent revolts or riots. Despite the frequency of Thailand’s political turmoil and citizen dissent, its government has experienced few violent incidents or riots as of late. But the government does not acknowledge...

Recent albums receive mixed reviews

Annissa Lai and Michelle Wang

November 21, 2014

One Direction's "Four" One Direction is back and sure to please millions of fans with their fourth album, “Four,” which was released Monday. This English-Irish pop boy band formed after members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson finished third on Britain’s “The X Fac...

Alt-J’s new indie rock album is better than ever

Michelle Wang, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2014

As a folk-y, anti-rock, yet indie band that is also a Barclayclard Mercury Prize winner, how could anyone not completely love Alt-J? The band was formed in Leeds, England, in 2007 by ex-bassist Gwil Sainsbury, front man Joe Newman, keyboardist/backup vocalist Gus Unger-Hamilton, and drummer Thom Green. Alt-J...

Of Mice and Men releases impressive album

Of Mice and Men releases impressive album

Michelle Wang, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2014

Angst-ridden Californian band, Of Mice & Men recently released their third studio album, "Restoring Force,” via Rise Records. Among lineup changes and adversities, including the lead singer getting arrested, Of Mice & Men still managed to create their best album yet. Formed in 2009 by form...