Alopex breaks garage band mold

Alopex breaks garage band mold

Maddy Pisio, Staff Artist
April 10, 2014
Filed under A&E

For most people, garage bands are synonymous with three things: high voltage power chords, tough-as-nails lyrics, and an uncontrollable amount of angst. But a trio of Cal High juniors have joined together to create a band unlike anything typically seen in suburbia, questioning what a garage band can... Read more »

Freestyle Friday a new outlet for student rappers

Freestyle Friday a new outlet for student rappers

Tim Hoffman, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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The room is packed to the walls and several students stand before the crowd, ready to spit venom. But it’s all chill because it is just another Friday to determine who stakes claim to the Cal High rap game and owns the turf in Mrs. E’s room for the month. Cal experienced its first Freestyle... Read more »

Cal’s winter guard team wins first circuit championship

Delainey Willing, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under A&E

Members of the Cal High winter guard team can call themselves champions. Competing in the California Color Guard Circuit for the first time, the team won the championship on March 29 at Independence High School in San Jose. There were 11 teams competing for the title. “When we won I felt ecstatic... Read more »

New sci-fi blockbuster lives up to hype

New sci-fi blockbuster lives up to hype

Kathryn Lew, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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“Divergent” hits the mark as accurately as one of Four’s knives. Released on March 21, “Divergent” features Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four in this science fiction blockbuster set in a dystopian society that is split into factions. These factions are the Abnegation (selflessness),... Read more »

Fans flood in to see Biblical film ‘Noah’

Fans flood in to see Biblical film ‘Noah’

Julia Savage, Staff Film Critic
April 10, 2014
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With 2014 turning into the year of religious movies, “Noah” opened the biblical box office with a bang when the story of Noah’s ark hit theatres on March 28. Starring Russell Crowe as Noah and Jennifer Connelly as his wife, Naameh, Noah receives a prophecy that the world as he knows it will... Read more »

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is a must-see comedy

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is a must-see comedy

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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“Muppets Most Wanted” is full of slapstick humor, colorful musical numbers, and various celebrity cameos. The movie was released on March 21 and  is a guaranteed hit. Starring Ty Burrell, Ricky Gervais, and Tina Fey, “Muppets” is a sequel to the critically acclaimed “The Muppets” (2011),... Read more »

My Chemical Romance reaches the finish line

My Chemical Romance reaches the finish line

Keilana Lorenzana, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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If you haven’t already heard, My Chemical Romance (MCR) announced their break-up on March 22 of last year. This alternative rock band started out in 2001 in New Jersey with lead-vocalist Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way, guitarists Frank Iero and Ray Toro, and drummer Matt Pelissier. Their final... Read more »

Of Mice and Men releases impressive album

Of Mice and Men releases impressive album

Michelle Wang, Staff Writer
March 4, 2014
Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive

Angst-ridden Californian band, Of Mice & Men recently released their third studio album, "Restoring Force,” via Rise Records. Among lineup changes and adversities, including the lead singer getting arrested, Of Mice & Men still managed to create their best album yet. Formed in... Read more »

And the Razzie Award goes to…

Julia Savage, Film Critic
February 28, 2014
Filed under A&E

Think of the worst movie you’ve ever seen. Chances are, it has won a Razzie. The Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, “reward” the worst movies of the year by dishonoring them with a large raspberry statue. This year’s awards show will take place on Saturday, the day before the Oscars. The... Read more »

Astronauts, Stockbrokers, and Snowmen

Astronauts, Stockbrokers, and Snowmen

Kathryn Lew, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under A&E

It’s that time again: time to hand out more shiny trophies to movies with great actors and actors in great movies. The Oscars will take place on Sunday at 5:30 pm on ABC. The 86th Annual show will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres for the second time. It will also include a performance of “Happy”... Read more »