Sophomore kicks off football career

Sophomore kicks off football career

Paige Zilinskas, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Although it seemed like just another football season for the Cal High Grizzlies, there was something slightly different this year: one of the JV kickers was a girl. Sophomore Olivia Duba has set a new standard at Cal for female athletes by joining and suiting up for the JV football team. As... Read more »

Cancel your trip, North Korea closes borders

Cancel your trip, North Korea closes borders

Austin Hille, Editor In Chief
November 21, 2014
Filed under News Lite, Showcase

Ebola is bad. That’s pretty much an accepted fact. But the truth of that fact really hit home on Oct. 23 when North Korea decided to close its doors to the multitudes of tourists that visit each year because of the Ebola outbreak. Yes, even the mighty Kim Jong Un has joined the international... Read more »

Hong Kong protests misguided

Hong Kong protests misguided

Albert Liao, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Hong Kong, Asia’s world known trade hub, had started a non-violent protest to fight for democracy following the central government’s instistance in screening candidates running for chief executive. This decision was made on Aug. 31 that forced all candidates running for Hong Kong’s chief executive,... Read more »

Flag confiscation creates controversy

Flag confiscation creates controversy

Austin Hille, Editor in Chief
November 21, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

Is it within a student’s First Amendment rights to display a Confederate flag on a public school campus? Controversy swirled about this subject last month when two seniors, Kevin Sires and another boy who wished to remain anonymous, drove onto the Cal High campus with Confederate flags mounted on... Read more »

Cal cafeteria cuisine unwanted

Cal cafeteria cuisine unwanted

Sofia McAnulty, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

Changes to the food served at American schools were put into effect July 1, 2012, as part of the National School Lunch Act that altered the composition of the cafeteria food greatly. “Sodium, fats and carbohydrates underwent extreme government scrutiny to prevent obesity,” said Bruce Hall, the... Read more »

Tackling concussions head on

Tackling concussions head on

Jake Barnes, Staff Writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

High school football players throughout the state won’t be able to practice in full pads more than twice a week beginning next year. In light of public outcry over football related head injuries, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law this summer that restricted high school football teams from practicing... Read more »

Welcome to the Hotel California

Welcome to the Hotel California

October 17, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

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Corti says so long to Cal

Corti says so long to Cal

Erin Fox, Managing Editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

Over the summer, an email was sent out to faculty and parents by former Principal Mark Corti, regarding his acceptance of a new position in the district. The email, sent June 24, read: “Last year, I began to contemplate when I might retire... Recently, however, I have been offered a position at... Read more »

Wrestling coach faces new charges

Wrestling coach faces new charges

Austin Hille, Editor in Chief
October 17, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

For Cal High’s wrestling program, it seemed like just another preseason. Off-season trainings were starting up as members of the team were preparing for the winter sports season. But any sense of normalcy was destroyed on Sept. 10 when Superintendent Mary Shelton emailed all school district staff... Read more »

Seniors attend military seminars

Seniors attend military seminars

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

While most students usually breathe a sigh of relief when released for summer and plan to be lazy until the next school year, four Cal High seniors, including myself, got accepted into the nation’s highly competitive military service academy summer seminars. Instead of sleeping until the afternoon,... Read more »