On the Efficacy and Need of Monday Schools

Neel Baronia, Guest Writer
May 13, 2015
Filed under Breaking News Ticker, Online Exclusive

Monday schools are like magistrate-run courts. They try to make it seem serious, but in reality everyone just walks away with some form of discipline that’s enough to irk you, but not enough to actually change your behavior in any way. The similarities between high school correctional programs and... Read more »

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer
April 21, 2015
Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Spring. S-P-R-I-N-G. Spring. Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers, pastel colors, allergies and bees. More specifically, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Cal High’s first musical in five years where the choir, drama and band departments collaborate for this show. This... Read more »

Home is where the heart is

Chandni Mistry, Features Editor
March 25, 2015
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“Home” is a DreamWorks animated movie about small purple aliens called Boovs who come to inhabit Earth after fleeing from their enemy, the Gorgs. The movie will be released in theaters on Friday, March 27, but I had the chance to attend a pre-screening on Saturday, March 14. Captain Smek (Steve... Read more »

Comedic delights in Multiplex

Comedic delights in Multiplex

Michelle Wang, Staff Writer
February 24, 2015
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“Multiplex” was hilarious, witty, meaningful, well-directed, and pretty much everything that constitutes an exceptional play. Performed Feb. 12-13 in the school theater, “Multiplex” was the Play Production class’s first performance of the year. The performance also included monologues, scenes... Read more »

Imagine Dragons nothing more than “Smoke + Mirrors”

Imagine Dragons nothing more than “Smoke + Mirrors”

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer
February 24, 2015
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The continued silence from American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons has finally ended after three years as their second studio album, “Smoke + Mirrors,” was released on Feb. 17. But high expectations fans had after the Las Vegas band’s breakout debut “Night Changes,” which featured... Read more »

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is a sad setback

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is a sad setback

Noah Thompson, Media Editor
February 9, 2015
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America’s favorite little yellow sponge hit theaters on Friday in his latest film, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Unfortunately, the film is a major disappointment. It was frankly horrifying to watch what Hollywood has done to the beloved nautical creature our generation has grown... Read more »

Controversy swirls during first week of Assassins game

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
February 6, 2015
Filed under News, Online Exclusive

It’s been only a few days since the annual game Assassins began for more than 200 Cal High seniors, but controversy is already swirling on campus with school administrators and in the game among its participants. Principal Sarah Wondolowski sent an email to parents on Thursday referring to the game... Read more »

New NCAA football playoff system an improvement

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer
January 9, 2015
Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

As the NCAA football championship game approaches Monday night in Dallas, both the excitement level and the controversies are on the rise. On New Year’s Day, Oregon and Ohio State earned the right to play for the title by winning their respective bowl games. Ohio State upset top-seeded Alabama 42-35... Read more »

Menu Mayhem Renders Reviewers Melon-choly

Sam Gershik and Pierce Woodward
December 2, 2014
Filed under Online Exclusive

There are a lot of twists and turns, insight and intrigue, food and fun that can fit into three hours. At Cal High Theatre 2/3's production of Menu Mayhem, there was room for a bit more. The positives of this productions can be said in a very short span of newsprint. The wait staff was well-behaved,... Read more »

Dumbfounded by To Many Sequels: Dumb and Dumber To Review

Dumbfounded by To Many Sequels: Dumb and Dumber To Review

Saatvika Deshpande, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
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After 20 years, a poorly received prequel, and a bizarre TV animated series, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels team up once again in the torturously unfunny “Dumb and Dumber To,” out on Nov. 14. The first film, “Dumb and Dumber,” was released in 1994 and focused on the escapades of Lloyd Christmas... Read more »