The Californian

Hollywood Hypocrisy: Oscars are still so white

Illustration by Michelle Nguyen

Ronnie Gogoi, Co News Editor

February 7, 2020

The student population at Cal High is extremely diverse, with a variety of different races from all over the globe. Pulling the best and brightest from our school would result in a wide net of people from various walks of life.  It’s a simple concept… unless you’re the Academy of Motion...

Sports world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant bids farewell to Laker fans after his last NBA game.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant is gone, but his legacy is going nowhere.  Kobe inspired millions throughout his playing career. He constantly showed that the impossible was possible, becoming one of the NBA’s most elite scoring talents just years after being drafted out of high school in 1996 by the Hornets, w...

Meet Cal’s New Principal

Picture of Principal Keefer.

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 ...

Flying high at Cirque Du Soleil’s Volta

Flying high at Cirque Du Soleil's Volta

Ilene Morrisette and Vidhima Shetty

January 28, 2019

Cirque Du Soleil's new show, Volta, recently came to San Francisco, and has flipped its way into our hearts.   Volta is described by Cirque Du Soleil as “. . .a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world.” The s...

Student sprayed by fire extinguisher improving

Student sprayed by fire extinguisher improving

John Symank, News Editor

October 4, 2017

A junior boy was back to school and doing better after being sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher last Friday afternoon. The boy, who is not being named because he is the victim of a possible crime, said he was walking to his class on the second floor of the main building, when he saw the...

Opening the door to children’s theater

Senior River Moore and sophomore Zoe Whitaker in their roles as The Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood.

Jenna Baner, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

The audience of children’s theater is a tougher crowd than one might think. Well, that is if the children are in fourth grade. Kindergarteners will laugh at mostly anything. The Cal High drama department puts on at least one children’s play every year. As a member of Theater 2 last year and T...

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ is inconsistent

The poster for 'Ouija: The Origin of Evil' gives viewers a frightening sneak peak of what to come.

Christine Lee, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Tracing back to 1944, where the ouija board had its first feature in the horror film, 'The Uninvited', many films like 'Seance: The Summoning' and 'The Ouija Experiment' have used this strange device to create horrifying stories that have left spiritualists fascinated by the deep history behind it. ...

Drake leaves his mark at Oracle Arena

Drake under smokes and lights showing the dramatic visuals of Drake's concert.

Marley Fernandes, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

Drizzy Drake shook the Bay Area with his Summer Sixteen Tour last Tuesday, September 13. As much as fans appreciated the opening acts, Roy Woods and DVSN, they were focused on their headliner. The lights shut off, and Drake’s into to the song “Summer Sixteen” filled the arena. Fireworks crac...

MTV’s VMAs Red Carpet is full of risks

Rihanna is pretty in pink during her performance at MTV's VMAs.

Nicole Tan, Photographer

September 2, 2016

Last Saturday in New York City, your favorite artists and musicians gathered together for the 33rd annual MTV Video Music Awards.  Not only is the VMAs one of the most iconic and controversial nights in music, it’s a highly anticipated night in fashion, and this year was not one to disappoint.   ...

In fair Vegas, a theatrical hit

Emma Hall, Managing Editor

May 5, 2016

Laura Woods’s rendition of the renowned love story, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, proved itself to be righteous and entertaining. But it was a tad bit away from reaching perfection. Before the play started, sophomore Jordan Limesand and junior Laura Augustinsky were setting th...

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