The Californian

Body cameras belong on our teachers

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

June 5, 2015

In the wake of President Obama’s initiative to put body camera on  police officers nationwide, another genius idea has come to light: to attach body cameras to Cal High teachers. While some might see this as an invasion of privacy, we at The Californian see it as a simple monitoring device. What b...

Savage kids warm sophmores’ hearts

Savage kids warm sophmores’ hearts

Saatvika Deshpande and Sabine Hrkalovich

April 27, 2015

While sophomore year in general is an academic drag of mind-boggling proportions, there’s one bright spot to guide you through the darkness – the Spongebob Squarepants episode, “Club Spongebob.” When Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward get stranded in a jungle, they must turn to the  powers...

Yeezus’ gift to man

Yeezus’ gift to man

Annissa Bensalah and Saatvika Deshpande

March 10, 2015

Are you looking for a new style? One that screams, “I’m a homeless, zombie-killing apocalypse survivor?” Worry not, as our savior Yeezus has answered your prayers. Between interrupting singers at the Grammys and hanging out with his new BFF Paul McCartney, Kanye West has been designing the ugliest,...

Dumbfounded by To Many Sequels: Dumb and Dumber To Review

Dumbfounded by To Many Sequels: Dumb and Dumber To Review

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

November 21, 2014

After 20 years, a poorly received prequel, and a bizarre TV animated series, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels team up once again in the torturously unfunny “Dumb and Dumber To,” out on Nov. 14. The first film, “Dumb and Dumber,” was released in 1994 and focused on the escapades of Lloyd Christmas...

Canoodling on campus

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

October 17, 2014

You know, there’s really nothing that I enjoy more than the sight of two high schoolers going at it like hormonal chimpanzees. While a little peck here and there is common enough year-round, the few weeks that precede homecoming bear witness to a dramatic rise in displays of overly amorous affection...

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is a must-see comedy

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is a must-see comedy

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

April 10, 2014

“Muppets Most Wanted” is full of slapstick humor, colorful musical numbers, and various celebrity cameos. The movie was released on March 21 and  is a guaranteed hit. Starring Ty Burrell, Ricky Gervais, and Tina Fey, “Muppets” is a sequel to the critically acclaimed “The Muppets” (2011),...

Do you feel the NRG?

Do you feel the NRG?

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

January 21, 2014

Do you enjoy singing, dancing, or performing in any way? In that case, Cal High’s newest club, NRG, may be the place for you. Led by NRG’s communications director Billy Colston, the club’s focus is the performing arts. A combination of song-and-dance production numbers that are created by the stude...

Food sweeps not handled properly

Food sweeps not handled properly

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

November 22, 2013

The school’s new practice of slapping lunch detentions on anyone found eating in the main building is almost as ridiculous as the idea of an “anti-homecoming.” The added precaution of closing down the third floor during lunch, also enforced by school administrators, is similarly preposterously...

Fans see Pokemon in 3D for first time

Fans see Pokemon in 3D for first time

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer/Artist

October 17, 2013

Excitement evolves with the release of Nintendo’s “Pokémon  X” and “Pokémon Y,” two new versions of the popular video games which were released worldwide last Saturday. X and Y host a myriad of all-new features, including the ability to change outfits, choose different ethnicities, and–...