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Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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A new district policy will allow next year’s seniors to leave campus before fifth and/or sixth period if they have already completed enough credits to graduate. This change comes at a time when the campus is more crowded than ever. Cal High staff anticipates an increase of about 70 more students...

Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

Shirin Afrakhteh, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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A handful of students decided to gather and end an injustice that they believe has plagued Cal High for years: the quality of school lunches. Students have taken matters into their own hands by collecting Switch sparkling juice that come with the school lunch and storing them in lockers as a form...

Day of Silence now part of Pride Week

Day of Silence now part of Pride Week

Christine Lee, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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For the first time ever, Cal High’s Gender Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) and leadership have partnered up to create Pride Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness for the equality of members in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community.  Pride Week, which took place...

Club mentors young students

Cherry Tam, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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Cal High’s Science Alliance club allows students to guide young kids in making science fair projects and cultivating a love for science. The club is available at all four district high schools, providing club members with the opportunity to help a fifth grader with his or her project for a science...

Staffer builds homes in Mexico

Staffer builds homes in Mexico

Kaylie Rankin, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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Last month, I had the opportunity to go to Tijuana, Mexico, with my church to build homes.  I initially found out about the La Morita Mexico Youth Mission through my neighbor, Zachary Montalvo, who is currently a Cal High senior. After learning more about the program, I really wanted to get involved...

Students grapple with stress on a regular basis

Students grapple with stress on a regular basis

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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It was 5 a.m. by the time junior Justin Lin went to sleep after finally finishing his presentation for his AP Language and Composition class. Sadly, this was not uncommon for Lin. On average, Lin goes to sleeps around 3 a.m. because of the strenuous homework load of five AP classes.  The sleep...

GSA hosts dance to raise money for suicide prevention

Anna Cooper, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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The kick off to Cal High’s Pride Week last month took place at Monte Vista with the annual Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) dance.  Students from all district high schools came together on April 14 for a fun night of dancing and to raise money for the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is...

Sam Bramer says “yo” to the competition

Sam Bramer says “yo” to the competition

Brandon Victoriano, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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Cal High has been home to students of a wide array of talents. There have been musical prodigies, fencers and astounding champion athletes. Now, with junior Sam Bramer, Cal can add competitive yo-yoer to this list. Bramer began dabbling in the art of yo-yoing when he was nine. “It was the...

AP tests see a price hike this year

AP tests see a price hike this year

Julia Tjan, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
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Everyone knows what time of the year it is when the 5 Steps to a 5, Princeton Review, and Crash Course books come out. That’s right, it’s AP test time.  The pressure not only to pass but to get a 5 starts to emanate not only from parents with high expectations but from the students themselves.  The...

Student interviews Justice Ginsberg

Student interviews Justice Ginsberg

Patrick Rettig, Editor in Chief
March 29, 2017
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Most students groan when they have research papers, especially when the topic is as mundane as the Supreme Court.  But not for junior Brytney Lee.  When Lee was assigned a paper on Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she decided to give the 84-year-old justice a call...

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