The Californian

Mackenzie Stang pole vaults her way to fame

June 11, 2012

Sydnie Parker A&E Editor For most people the idea of flinging oneself through the air with nothing besides a flimsy metal bar to keep you from hurling to the ground, does not sound too appealing. But Senior Pole Vaulter and captain of track team Makenzie Stang seems to do it with such laid back...

‘Breaking Dawn: Part 1’ movie review

November 18, 2011

by Sydnie Parker, A&E Editor “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” the fourth installment in the now hugely popular “Twilight” series, can be best compared  to an extremely cheap buffet:  mix some sub-par acting, enough dramatic pauses to put a soap opera to shame, and just the right amount of shirtless men to make the preteens in the theater wet t...

‘Bridalplasty’ reflects bad bridal habits

February 4, 2011

By Sydnie Parker, staff writer Watching “Bridalplasty” is like driving down the freeway and seeing an accident on the side of the road.  It’s gruesome, and you feel really bad for the people involved, but you can’t help but slow down and watch. E!’s new reality show, “Bridalplasty,” follows 12 brides as they...

Cal choir brings holiday spirit

December 14, 2010

By Sydnie Parker The holidays are a time to spread cheer, give gifts, be thankful, and consume large amounts of holiday food. Along with the holidays comes the annual choir field trip in San Francisco. This year, the Cal High choir will be caroling on Wednesday. “The caroling trip in San Francisco is my favorite trip,” said junior choir member Aminah White. ...

Elaine McVay running to excellence

October 5, 2010

by Sydnie Parker, staff writer Not many people can run two miles in 10 minutes, or even want to, but senior cross country captain Elaine McVay has accomplished this feat. Practicing six days a week has made Elaine the Grizzlies’ top runner, so it isn’t surprising she is the newest star and...