The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a blockbuster!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a blockbuster!

Chiara Ty and MacKenzie Brown
April 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

Next four years bring exciting superhero filmsChiara TyFrom toddlers to twenties, Marvel to DC, everyone loves a good superhero movie.With powers ranging from flight and super speed, to telekinesis and the strength to defeat enemies in a single punch, it’s no surprise that superheroes have t... Read more »

Action-packed ‘Hardcore Henry’ lacks a plot

Action-packed ‘Hardcore Henry’ lacks a plot

Neha Kaul, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

Director, writer and producer Ilya Naishuller had a “call of duty” to make his video-game -like debut film, “Hardcore Henry,” one of the first feature films where the hero is portrayed in first person.Unfortunately, the film is even worse than this pun, particularly due to its lack of a sturdy plot, char... Read more »

3-D Art class channels students’ creativity

3-D Art class channels students’ creativity

Saif Khan, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

Cal High’s 3-D Art class turns imagination and expression into tangible masterpieces.The architect behind this outstanding program is first-year art teacher Leanne Tangney.Tangney comes from a family of artists and musicians with her great-grandfather, who was a California landscape painter... Read more »

Cal drumline hosts, wins NorCal championship

Cal drumline hosts, wins NorCal championship

Chiara Ty, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

It’s 8 a.m. on a weekend, yet the campus is already filled with students from a variety of schools.Colorful flags spin in the air and giant xylophones on wheels are pushed around by middle and high school students in vibrant uniforms.The sound of drums echoes beyond the school as students rehearse... Read more »

Digital Paw Print

Noah Thompson, A&E Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

One of Apple’s biggest announcements last month was actually one of its smallest.On March 22, the consumer electronics giant announced its most petite iPhone yet: the iPhone SE.The iPhone SE packs a 4-inch Retina Display with a pixel density equivalent to that of the iPhone 6S (326 ppi, or... Read more »

‘Romeo & Juliet’ gets a unique twist

‘Romeo & Juliet’ gets a unique twist

Emma Hall, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

Cal High’s almighty theatrical combo, Play Production and Theatre 3, performs their final show tonight of William Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, “Romeo and Juliet.”But there are a handful of twists director Laura Woods has up her sleeve for this adaption, which is at 7... Read more »

Weezer’s ‘The White Album’ is a mixed-bag

Weezer’s ‘The White Album’ is a mixed-bag

Jake Barnes, Managing Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

Weezer fans have been through a lot. From “Make Believe” on, it was a dark age for the angsty rock group. Just mention the horrendous “The Red Album” and watch any fan cringe.So, when the “The White Album” was announced, it was fairly met with skepticism even though Weezer’s previous... Read more »

‘Zootopia’ Review

Kaitlyn Martin, Staff Writer
March 31, 2016
Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive

It has been a long time since Disney has made a movie that has truly captivated an audience both young and old. The film “Zootopia” has made itself one of those movies that people remember for years to come.Released March 4, the animated film stars red fox Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) ... Read more »

World’s Finest Review

Kaitlyn Martin, Staff Writer
March 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive

Two worlds literally collided on Monday during the “Supergirl”’ and “The Flash” crossover hour-long special titled “Worlds Finest” on CBS.During this phenomenal television event, Barry Allen, aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) loses control of his ability to travel through the multiverse ... Read more »

‘Fuller House’ packed with laughs

‘Fuller House’ packed with laughs

Jasmine Wu, Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under A&E

The highly anticipated show “Fuller House” has finally released.“Fuller House,” which debuted on Feb. 26, is an original Netflix series and the sequel to “Full House.”A popular ’90s sitcom show, “Full House” followed the life of a widowed father, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), who... Read more »