Local rock band not so Rundown

Local rock band not so Rundown

Emily Mun, News Editors
February 28, 2014
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Becoming a famous musician is a dream that many kids have while growing up. But in the Tri-Valley area, a group of high school students are trying to make this dream a reality. Cal High  seniors Joe Marchuk, Kyle Tom, and Monte Vista senior Phil DeLuca started the band Devil’s Angels back in October... Read more »

California water levels are nearly at historic lows

California water levels are nearly at historic lows

Wynne Zhang, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

Despite the recent rain that many parts of the state has experienced, California is suffering through its driest period since becoming a state more than 160 years ago. Essentially, what the Golden State has on its hands is a severe drought. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Jan.... Read more »

Drought hits winter sports hard

Drought hits winter sports hard

Kaila Young, A&E Editor
February 28, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

California’s drought is causing major problems throughout the state, especially in the north where the absence of snow in higher elevations means a bad turnout for ski resorts and other businesses in the greater Lake Tahoe area. California has experienced the driest 12 months in recent memory, according... Read more »

10 reasons to be a Belieber

10 reasons to be a Belieber

Caitlin Stein, News Lite Editor
February 28, 2014
Filed under News Lite, Showcase

Shout out to all the Beliebers out there who just want to #freebieber from facing time in prison. Justin Bieber only got a DUI and partook in illegal activities. He’s 19 years old.  Everyone makes mistakes. Biebs doesn’t get much credit these days as everyone is overlooking his one-of-a-kind... Read more »

New Amazon drones drop on by

New Amazon drones drop on by

Sam Gershik, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under News Lite, Showcase

By next year, Amazon.com will likely have fully-functioning delivery drones. Thank goodness, because if shoppers have to wait another second for their Pyrex Prepware 3-piece mixing bowl set, they would be forced to bake a cake with only two dishwasher-safe bowls. It’s excellent that Amazon has... Read more »

The memoir of a tent camping, school skipping, burrito winner

The memoir of a tent camping, school skipping, burrito winner

Austin Hille, Opinions Editor
February 13, 2014
Filed under News Lite, Online Exclusive, Showcase

I don’t think there is way to present this that makes me sound like a sane individual, so I’m just going to come out and say it. I skipped two days of school last month in order to camp out in front of a restaurant for a full night. It was cold, windy, and all I had was two jackets and... Read more »

2014: The Year of Blockbusters

2014: The Year of Blockbusters

Julia Savage, Film Critic
January 16, 2014
Filed under A&E, Showcase

It looks like 2014 is going to be full of action-packed movie sequels, remakes, and combinations of the two. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is the much-awaited sequel to the 2012 film, “The Amazing Spider-Man.” It will feature the same main characters, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield)... Read more »

Senioritis plague threatens students

Senioritis plague threatens students

Alex Farley, Staff Writer
January 16, 2014
Filed under News Lite, Showcase

Senioritis is a disease that strikes most, if not all, of the senior population. Some symptoms may include skipping class, excessively wearing yoga pants or sweats with sweatshirts, generally not giving a care for any of your classes, sleeping  during first and second periods, and constantly thinking... Read more »

New “Pay it Forward” program doesn’t pay off

New “Pay it Forward” program doesn’t pay off

Chiena Ty, Staff Writer
January 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The high school students that cringe at the thought of having to come up with the money to pay tuition probably don’t know about a new program that has eliminated the tuition fee for college and has exchanged it instead with an interesting alternative. A program named “Pay It Forward,” also... Read more »

King’s beard gains legendary status

King’s beard gains legendary status

Austin Hille, Opinions Editor
January 16, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

What do Abraham Lincoln, ZZ Top, the guys from “Duck Dynasty,” and Jesus all have in common? There is only one simple answer to this, and that is their abundance of facial hair. The hair follicles shamelessly displayed on their faces have defined these men, and led them to their prestigious positions... Read more »