Junior among top pianists

Junior among top pianists

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
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Fingers glide across the keyboard with such fluidity, so beautifully, that it strikes chords of emotions as the audience watches him play. They are breathless. He plays with such passion that it seems as if magic is being performed with his fingers as he touches the keys. His fingers glide quickly,... Read more »

Apps blocked on district Wi-Fi

Apps blocked on district Wi-Fi

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
June 5, 2015
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It has been a well-known fact at Cal High that Facebook and Instagram have been long blocked on the district-wide Wi-Fi used in the school systems. But Snapchat and Netflix were recently added to these blocked apps on the “SRVUSD-BOYD” network, leaving some students disgruntled. Senior Kassie... Read more »

Digital Paw Print

Digital Paw Print

Noah Thompson, Media Editor
June 5, 2015
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In today’s hectic world of consuming data, connecting with others, and sharing media, the smartphone has become the hub of our lives. It is our greatest companion and our strongest ally, as it allows us to learn, share, and create at a phenomenal rate. To provide us with the ability to make these... Read more »

Natural disaster film naturally a disaster

Natural disaster film naturally a disaster

Kaila Young, A&E Editor
June 5, 2015
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The trailer for “San Andreas” features the exciting rescue of a damsel in distress, intensely dramatic music, and entire buildings flying across the screen as people run screaming, setting a generic just-another-natural-disaster-movie tone that is fairly consistent throughout the film itself. “San... Read more »

Universities are in league with gamers

Zoe Chan, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
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Video game scholarships? What next, scholarships for eating? For sleeping? Ridiculous as it may seem, there are reasons why students are earning rewards for playing games. As video games are steadily gaining ground as an official sport – dubbed “esports” – colleges are noticing and trying... Read more »

June Noises: Favorite Song From Middle School

Austin Hille, Vaidya Keeran, Keilana Lorenzana, and Erin Fox
June 5, 2015
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Best boy babes compete in Mr. Cali

Best boy babes compete in Mr. Cali

Raz Mostaghimi , Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
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Mr. Cali is a beauty pageant with 13 cool dudes from Cal High, one for each month plus a “Baby Leap Year.” The 13 guys compete in a talent competition, an interview, and a dance, and the winner donates all raffle money to the charity of his choice. It takes place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Cal’s... Read more »

Spring shows captivate students

Spring shows captivate students

Brenda Shanahan and Saatvika Deshpande
April 27, 2015
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If there’s one thing the majority of students do, it’s watch TV. Most Cal High students have a Netflix account and spend hours of their time on it, streaming movies and procrastinating on homework. With shows like “Daredevil” and “Orange is the New Black,” there seems to be a new trend... Read more »

New All Time Low album is mediocre

New All Time Low album is mediocre

Gabby Silva, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
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All Time Low released their newest album, “Future Hearts,” on April 7. The band was formed in 2003 while still in high school. They have a total of five albums and one EP. ATL has been one of the biggest names in the pop punk music genre for almost 10 years, with catchy beats, punk rock sound,... Read more »

‘Unfriended’ horror movie is scary bad

‘Unfriended’ horror movie is scary bad

Michelle Wang, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
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The perfect horror movie is one that concocts a flawless potion of suspense, tasteful bloodshed, and more sleepless nights than AP Exams. “Unfriended” has absolutely none of those qualities. The highly anticipated and highly disappointing horror movie that was released April 17 is directed... Read more »