New NCAA football playoff system an improvement

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

As the NCAA football championship game approaches Monday night in Dallas, both the excitement level and the controversies are on the rise. On New Year’s Day, Oregon and Ohio State earned the right to play for the title by winning their respective bowl games. Ohio State upset top-seeded Alabama 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl, and Oregon defeated Florida State and their controversial quarterback, Jameis Winston, 59-20 in the Rose Bowl. Just this year, a new playoff system was put in place and it is...  Read More »

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Veteran inspired by visit

Veteran inspired by visit

Kaila Young, A&E Editor

Vietnam War veteran Steven Burchik visited Cal High two years ago as a guest speaker with a small assortment of pictures and some stories to tell. But enthusiastic student interest inspired him to turn those pictures, along with many others, into a book. The book, “Compass and a Camera: A Year in Vietnam,” was published on Nov. 7, 2014 and documents a year of Burchik’s service, where he was responsible as a forward observer for keeping track of his platoon’s location. The book includes...  Read More »

January 30, 2015 • 0 comments

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Fans prepare to say goodbye to two popular shows this year

Fans prepare to say goodbye to two popular shows this year

Annissa Bensalah, Features Editor

Goodbyes are always hard, whether it’s to an old friend, a beloved pet, or, in this case, a television series. “When I hear my favorite show is ending, it makes me...  Read More »

January 30, 2015 • 0 comments

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EBAL looking to add two schools

EBAL looking to add two schools

Paige Zilinskas, Staff Writer

The most competitive league in Northern California should get even tougher in two years when Dougherty Valley and Dublin are expected to join the EBAL. “There is about...  Read More »

January 30, 2015 • 0 comments

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