LGBT characters make an impact in novels, movies, TV

LGBT characters make an impact in novels, movies, TV

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor
March 10, 2015
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The diversification of literature is reaching new levels. No longer is literature dominated by the straight, white, cisgendered male. Lately, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) characters have been appearing more frequently in books and movies. This is fantastic... Read more »

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel announced

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ sequel announced

Brenda Shanahan, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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Harper Lee, author of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” shocked the world recently with the news that her second book, “Go Set a Watchman,” will be released on July 14. “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been her only published novel for 55 years, and it seemed like it would stay that way. Lee... Read more »

Tensions rise in ‘Insurgent’

Tensions rise in ‘Insurgent’

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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One of the hottest upcoming movies this year is “Insurgent,” the second installment in the “Divergent” trilogy by Veronica Roth, that comes out March 20. “Insurgent” will star many of the main characters that were in “Divergent,” such as Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley),... Read more »

Rao strives for linguistic excellence

Rao strives for linguistic excellence

Dhanush Patel, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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It was not until senior Shashank Rao reached eighth grade that he learned how to communicate in his mother tongue of Kannada. Now, through self-study and help from family members, Rao has not only learned Kannada, but he has also learned Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, and Catalan. He is currently... Read more »

Digital Paw Print: A New “Start” For Windows

Digital Paw Print: A New “Start” For Windows

Noah Thompson, Tech Columnist
March 10, 2015
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Nearly 30 years ago, Microsoft released Windows 1.0. On the day of its release, the well-known American company changed the world forever. No longer would the world be dominated by Apple’s Macintosh or the IBM Personal Computer, which ran IBM BASIC. Though critics were skeptical of the new... Read more »

Lip Sync heats up class rivalry

Gabby Silva, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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Lip Sync has been a fun and exciting tradition at Cal High for many years, and 2015 is going to keep the tradition going strong. Lip Sync is a competition between the classes to see who can lip sync best to a variety of songs that all revolve around a specific theme. They create dances and sometimes... Read more »

March Noises

March 10, 2015
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Smoke and Mirrors clouds success

Smoke and Mirrors clouds success

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer
February 24, 2015
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The continued silence from the American alternative rock band, Imagine Dragons, has finally ended after three years as their second studio album, “Smoke + Mirrors,” debuted on Feb. 17. Four guys and Las Vegas: That marked the beginning of a musical exodus for the band initially established by... Read more »

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is a sad setback

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is a sad setback

Noah Thompson, Media Editor
February 9, 2015
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America’s favorite little yellow sponge hit theaters on Friday in his latest film, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Unfortunately, the film is a major disappointment. It was frankly horrifying to watch what Hollywood has done to the beloved nautical creature our generation has grown... Read more »

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
January 30, 2015
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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 sad, but I’m also eager to know what cliffhanger or plot twist the series will end with,” said junior Gianna Mascardo. “Glee”... Read more »