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Nintendo goes mobile

Kallie Sedrel, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
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Smartphones have taken over our lives in terms of communicating with peers and sharing our lives with strangers. Since the widened availability of all kinds of technology, Nintendo has been forced to step up its game by launching multiple mobile apps for smartphone users. Nintendo released “Fire...

Nintendo is switching up gaming

Nintendo is switching up gaming

Brandon Victarino, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
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The year 2017 has kicked off and Nintendo is switching it up again with their release of their latest console, the Nintendo Switch. The bulky gamepad of the Wii U has changed into the new feature of what Nintendo is calling the Joy-Con, which allows users are able to switch between either one horizontal...

E-sports popularity on the rise

E-sports popularity on the rise

Michael Bahk, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
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In the digital age, video games are booming, and the playerbase for all competitive e-sports is growing rapidly.  E-sports is short for electronic sports, or any video game that is played competitively with leagues, teams, and rewards.  The organization of the games is similar to physical...

Movie industry needs to start diversifying

Movie industry needs to start diversifying

Ariel Chow, Staff Writers
March 29, 2017
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Last month’s release of “The Great Wall” starring Matt Damon has once again brought attention to the controversial topic of whitewashing, or the casting of white actors in non-white roles. “The Great Wall,” directed by Zhang Yimou, is an American-Chinese film co-production. Damon plays a...

Chocolate craze in San Francisco

Chocolate craze in San Francisco

Anna Cooper and Ilene Morrisette
March 29, 2017
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Whether you like your treats sweet, bitter or a little of both, the International Chocolate Salon satisfies all cravings.  The International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco is a place where “chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan,...

New ‘Rick and Morty’ season excites

New ‘Rick and Morty’ season excites

Christine Lee, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
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Get excited for the return of Rick and Morty, and their interdimensional adventures in the third season of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty.”  Based  on Justin Roiland’s animated parody of the 1985 film “Back to the Future,” “Rick and Morty” is about the hilariously bizarre misadventures...

Pawsh: Formal Fashion

Pawsh: Formal Fashion

Cherry Tam, Fashion Columnist
March 29, 2017
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Any chance to get glammed up is exciting, and many Cal High students are ecstatic for prom and ball season.  There have been numerous beauty and fashion trends flying around lately, but prom trends have always been consistent with their core standards.  Embellishments and elegant floor-length...

Cal presents ‘Baby with the Bathwater’

Cal presents ‘Baby with the Bathwater’

Cherry Tam, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
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Cal High’s award winning performance of “Baby with the Bathwater” will surely be “wacky”. Wacky was the word that Laura Woods, the play’s director and Cal drama teacher, used the most when describing the play, which opens its two-night run on Thursday and Friday. Both shows start at...

Long-awaited Oscar season commences

Long-awaited Oscar season commences

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
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The glamour and celebration of cinema is nearly here. The Oscars have returned for their annual night of honoring the motion picture arts and cinematic accomplishments. Although the actual 89th Academy Awards ceremony isn’t until Feb. 26, awards season has already commenced with the Golden Globes...

SFMoMA has become artistic center of the Bay

SFMoMA has become artistic center of the Bay

Kat LeTran and Ingrid Lam
February 15, 2017
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San Francisco is known for being home to several acclaimed museums, but the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art should definitely be on any art lovers’ agenda the next time they travel to the city. For Bay Area locals and students in particular, the museum has become an overwhelmingly popular destination.   Since...

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