Mock trial shines at state

Mock trial shines at state

Jenn Zeng, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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After placing second in the Contra Costa County mock trial competition for the past two years, Cal High’s team won its second championship in four years and advanced to the California State Finals last month. Cal went 2-2 and finished 13th out of 34 schools at the State Final March 21-23 in San... Read more »

This hacker is no slacker

This hacker is no slacker

Arman Tafazzoli, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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Who said hacking is a crime? Cal High senior Marshall Richins placed fourth out of thousands in a Google Chrome hacking competition early in March. Richins heard about the hackathon from his friend, senior Drew Downs, and decided to check it out. “The point of the competition was to hack into... Read more »

Volunteers shave it off for cancer

Volunteers shave it off for cancer

April 10, 2014
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New mosaic beautifies quad

New mosaic beautifies quad

April 10, 2014
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Cal constitution amended

Ashton DeLano, Editor in Chief
April 10, 2014
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Leadership students voted last month to change the organization’s constitution, altering the requirements for becoming ASB president or vice president. Under the new constitution, amended March 5,  anyone who wants to run for ASB president or vice president must be a senior and have at least one... Read more »

Corti closes campus

Erin Fox, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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Beginning next school year, seniors will no longer be allowed to leave campus for lunch. In an email sent out to staff on March 19, Principal Mark Corti wrote that he made a decision to close campus following student and parent input. Corti later said in an interview that the only students he remembers... Read more »

Every 15 Minutes gives lifelong advice

Every 15 Minutes gives lifelong advice

Carly Re, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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Every 15 Minutes has made its mark as one of the most impactful events at Cal. As students filed into the Event Center on March 25, a slide show of pictures and obituaries for the students who died earlier played in the background. Loved ones sat in the middle of the room, waiting for the service... Read more »

Race now a factor in college admissions

Stephany Kim, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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For the past 18 years, Proposition 209, also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative, has ensured that no one is discriminated against on the basis of his or her race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in state institutions. This includes the University of California schools, the California... Read more »

SAT undergoes controversial changes

Alex Farley, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
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Significant changes to the SAT, aiming to even out the playing field and test what students have learned in school, are coming the spring of 2016. Some of these major changes include an optional essay, no markdowns for getting a question wrong, the removal of obscure language, and reverting back to... Read more »

New Testing Underway for Juniors

Chiena Ty, Staff Writer
March 27, 2014
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In previous years, Cal High juniors enjoyed having a morning or two off while freshmen and sophomores took the STAR test. That won’t be the case this year. California is among the states in which juniors are taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium... Read more »