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Fake news rampant online

Fake news rampant online

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

Social media is a fascinating and bizarre world full of selfies, dank memes, and the newest phenomenon: fake news. To be clear, fake news is different from biased news, which still cites sources and uses facts, albeit in a way that often favors a news organization’s beliefs. Biased news is still...

Recent guest speaker gets mixed reactions

Recent guest speaker gets mixed reactions

Michelle Wang and Lauren Cambra
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

Sojourn to the Past, an organization promoting trips to the South, recently visited campus and incited many mixed reactions, including allegations of bullying. Sojourn to the Past was founded by Bay Area history teacher Jeff Steinberg, who has been visiting high schools for more than  a decade....

Cal student aids refugees

Cal student aids refugees

Haya Haidari, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

Junior Ilyaas Arsala went to Turkey over winter break to help Syrian orphans and refugees from what is known to be the biggest humanitarian emergency of the 21st  century. For over a week, Arsala and his mother spent time with Syrian children, visiting orphanages and schools in Reyhanli, which...

Teacher retires after 42 years

Teacher retires after 42 years

Ariel Chow, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

After more than 40 years at Cal High, Algebra teacher Fred Albano retired on Jan. 27. Although he had planned on finishing the semester, Albano finally decided that it would be a good time to retire. “Some of my friends that are younger than I am are passing away, so there’s no guarantee,”...

San Ramon library reopening in March

San Ramon library reopening in March

Kaylie Rankin, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

The San Ramon library branch will finally be opening its doors after a year-and-a-half-long renovation. It is expected to open in the second week of March, according to the San Ramon public service department. The library’s expansion and  renovation began on August 17, 2015, once the San Ramon...

News sources shown to be partial

Gabby Reid, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News

It can be hard to find a fair and objective news source these days.  Many news organizations possess biases, or tendencies for their stories and coverage to lean either more liberal or more conservative. One way to determine if a source is biased is to check its stories for “loaded language,”...

Women’s marches held across nation

Women’s marches held across nation

Sidney Dutcher, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News

More than  185,000 Bay Area locals marched on Jan. 21 to show solidarity in the face of President Trump’s inauguration. The Women’s March Organization began as a March on Washington, and soon manifested into 673 sister marches around the world. In the Bay Area alone, major marches took place...

Students make trip to Washington, D.C. for inauguration

Kallie Sedrel, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

More than two dozen Cal High students witnessed history last month when President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president. The trip, which was from Jan. 19-22, was advertised at Cal during the second semester of last year and caught the interest of  26 students, who paid $2,000...

Racism remains an issue on campus

Racism remains an issue on campus

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer
December 20
Filed under News, Showcase

The previous months have taken a toll on Cal High as many students, staff and parents have become exhausted by the issue of racism. Since the first instance of racist graffiti at Cal was discovered on Oct. 18, three more incidents of graffiti, an emergency meeting between parents and the principal,...

Cal hosts Winter Wonderland

Cal hosts Winter Wonderland

Joanne Kim, News Editor
December 20
Filed under News

Students, teachers, and parents came together at Cal High for a festive dance like no other. More than 200 students with special needs attended the Winter Wonderland dance on Dec.  2, and enjoyed dancing, playing games, making crafts and many other activities at the annual Bay Area event. An additional...

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