The School Newspaper for California High School, San Ramon CA

Icy coffee cools already cool teens

Icy coffee cools already cool teens

Austin Hille and Caitlin Stein
June 5, 2015
Filed under Features

What says summer better than wasting money on overpriced coffee? Summer is not complete without a basic coffee to-go cup in your hand that’s filled with some brand new quaranta triple-brownie-chocolate-chip frappuccino the large-chain coffee shop just came out with. Incorrect! It is of the opinion... Read more »

Part time jobs available

Radeen Shemirani , Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
Filed under Features

We are nearing summer. It’s time to party, drive up and down the beautiful state, go on road trips, and do various things that teenagers love doing. Problem being, the things teenagers like doing cost money. A lot of money. We are nearing an age where our parents decide that they don’t want to... Read more »

Summer blockbusters hit theaters

Summer blockbusters hit theaters

Vaidya Keeran, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
Filed under Features

“Jurassic World”  Taking place 22 years after the events of “Jurassic Park,” the Central American island of Isla Nublar has finally become a fully functioning dinosaur theme park. However, a hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, escapes, and it’s up to Velociraptor trainer Owen Grady ... Read more »

Music festivals a big hit

Music festivals a big hit

Ashley Amor, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
Filed under Features

The final stretch of this school year is coming to a close, and with that, summer is fast approaching. Unfortunately, it ends just as quickly as it begins and students are left with the daunting task of figuring out how to achieve maximum enjoyment during their limited vacation time before school... Read more »

To Shmoop or not to Shmoop?

Keilana Lorenzana and Heather Wong
April 27, 2015
Filed under Features

To Shmoop or not to Shmoop? That is the question that all students, regardless of their English class, have contemplated at one point in their high school careers. Why not turn to a website such as Shmoop, Sparknotes, or Cliffsnotes that gives studentsclear, concise summaries and important quotes,... Read more »

Freshmen go mad for ‘Mango’

Freshmen go mad for ‘Mango’

Ashley Amor and Michelle Wang
April 27, 2015
Filed under Features

Most high school English students are all too familiar with the tedious task of required reading. From stories about a full grown man-child and his best friend to unreasonable Shakespearean romance, students are provided with a large variety of novels to develop a distaste for. But there almost always... Read more »

Book ‘catches’ juniors’ interests

Annissa Lai and Adam Jackson
April 27, 2015
Filed under Features

Although there have been many controversies regarding “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, it was one of my favorite junior required readings. Holden Caulfield, the main character of the story, is extremely sarcastic. In one scene, Caulfield compliments a girl in a bar for being really... Read more »

Savage kids warm sophmores’ hearts

Savage kids warm sophmores’ hearts

Saatvika Deshpande and Sabine Hrkalovich
April 27, 2015
Filed under Features

While sophomore year in general is an academic drag of mind-boggling proportions, there’s one bright spot to guide you through the darkness – the Spongebob Squarepants episode, “Club Spongebob.” When Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward get stranded in a jungle, they must turn to the  powers... Read more »

Seniors charmed by medieval tales

Seniors charmed by medieval tales

Zoe Chan, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
Filed under Features

Among all the required reading for seniors are classics like “Frankenstein” and “Hamlet,” but my personal favorite is a story - well, several stories - that are relatively unheard of: “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer. As a story of storytelling (think Arabian Nights), stories... Read more »

Promposal pressure increases

Promposal pressure increases

Ashley Amor, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Features

With junior prom just around the corner, it’s prime time for some epic, post-worthy promposals. From punny posters to grand romantic gestures, students can be sure to find pictures of happy couples in their Twitter and Instagram feeds in the coming weeks. But the pressure to be post-worthy has... Read more »