The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA

Cal High sophomore dances, skis and more

Cal High sophomore dances, skis and more

Brittany Jimena, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

It seems that a large majority of Cal High students participate in extracurricular activities.But it is unusual for a student to participate in three highly competitive events and excel in them like Erika Shen does.Shen, a sophomore, has been playing piano, dancing ballet, and skiing since she... Read more »

Mockingjay Part Two is a complete misfire

Mockingjay Part Two is a complete misfire

Neha Kaul, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

“The Hunger Games” saga, one of the biggest franchises in film history,  has finally come to an end.With four movies based on three books by Suzanne Collins, the franchise has milked up $800 million from the movies alone.Similar to Harry Potter, the last book was split into two parts. But... Read more »

Bieber and Adele release new albums

Bieber and Adele release new albums

Rebekah Cha and Lorela Cabral
December 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

"Purpose" by Justin BeiberAs Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun hinted, the year of 2015 will be an eventful one for the pop star's fans.After making countless headlines with his legal run-ins and private scandals in 2014, the world renowned popstar promised to showcase his changed and more ... Read more »

Ready Player 1

Ready Player 1

Emma Hall, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

With the holidays just around the corner, popular video game companies such as EA, Bethesda Softworks, Activision, and Square Enix began releasing big titles last month.EA released “Need for Speed” on Nov. 3. This game guarantees that it will show off gorgeous racing graphics, but the game doesn’t... Read more »

Google introduces paid service for YouTube

Noah Thompson, A&E Editor
December 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

Nyan cat. Piano cat. Grumpy cat. A whole lot of cats.These, among many other memes, prank videos, vlogs, Let’s Plays, and other miscellaneous videos have one place they call home: YouTube.The San Bruno, Calif., based company created by three former PayPal employees in 2005 entertains more than... Read more »

‘The Force Awakens’ this month from a very long nap

‘The Force Awakens’ this month from a very long nap

Taylor Singer, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under A&E, Showcase

With “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” set for release on Dec. 18, fans will finally get their fix of epic space action for the first time in more than 10 years.The film has already gathered a massive amount of attention, with the official trailer reaching 55 million views in the first... Read more »

Disney, Target, and an intergalactic AAA

Cameron Harris, staff writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

Ever since I watched the “Star Wars” movies, I have loved them. The acting may not be perfect, but the action and plot make up for it.I remember how every time my family would go on roadtrips I would demand that we bring the films. So naturally, I am extremely excited for the new trilogy coming... Read more »

Poor writing and villains don’t Bond in ‘Spectre’

Poor writing and villains don’t Bond in ‘Spectre’

Hugo Suárez, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive

In this long-anticipated adaptation of Ian Flemming’s 007, “Spectre” stars Daniel Craig as the famous MI6 agent, James Bond, as he goes head-to-head with the titular criminal organization, Spectre.Created by Flemming in his original Bond novels, Spectre hasn’t been seen on film for almost 45... Read more »

Minju Kim flexes her piano skills

Minju Kim flexes her piano skills

Lorela Cabral and Jasmine Wu
October 19, 2015
Filed under A&E

Some Cal High students think that reciting a speech in front of their class is nerve wracking.Imagine playing piano in front of a hundreds of people in one of the world’s most famous venues.This is what junior Minju Kim experienced this summer when she performed at world famous Carnegie Hall... Read more »

Cal High band gains two new drum majors

Cal High band gains two new drum majors

Kaitlyn Martin, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under A&E

This year, two juniors, Anjo Solis and Ji Won Kim, have been chosen as the Cal High band drum majors.A drum major is someone who acts as a conductor for the band and leads students during the events they perform.The process for becoming a major is as follows: an audition in front of the class,... Read more »