Rao strives for linguistic excellence

Rao strives for linguistic excellence

Dhanush Patel, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under A&E, Showcase

It was not until senior Shashank Rao reached eighth grade that he learned how to communicate in his mother tongue of Kannada. Now, through self-study and help from family members, Rao has not only learned Kannada, but he has also learned Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, and Catalan. He is currently... Read more »

Wrestlers win league championship

Wrestlers win league championship

Max Walker, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In order to be a wrestler, an athlete must have resilience, dedication, and mental strength. This past season, Cal’s wrestling team has not only displayed all of these qualities, but has dominated their way through the league. Despite the heartbreaking start to the year when coach Kevin Lopez... Read more »

Cal junior fights cancer

Cal junior fights cancer

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Cal High junior Davis Bullock was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) on Jan. 9, and is undergoing chemotherapy. But those around him know that cancer is no match for the strong-will of Bullock, a three-year varsity soccer player for the Grizzlies. His teammates look up to their captain... Read more »

Box of bones discovered in Cal library

Box of bones discovered in Cal library

Caitlin Stein, News Editor
March 10, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

When new librarian Nikky Ogden decided to clean out part of the Cal High library in January, she never imagined she would be transported back to 1971, let alone taken back another 2,000 years. “I was cleaning out one of the back cabinets of the library and found a box,” said Ogden recalling the... Read more »

Mock trial wins consecutive titles

Mock trial wins consecutive titles

Austin Hille, Editor in Chief
March 10, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Cal High’s mock trial team won its second consecutive county title on Feb. 26, but that’s not the real story. What students should be concerned about is that most of the mock trial team can be considered clinically insane. No person in his or her right mind would take on mock trial as a commitment. All... Read more »

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is a sad setback

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is a sad setback

Noah Thompson, Media Editor
February 9, 2015
Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive, Showcase

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 »

EBAL looking to add two schools

EBAL looking to add two schools

Paige Zilinskas, Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The most competitive league in Northern California should get even tougher in two years when Dougherty Valley and Dublin are expected to join the EBAL. “There is about a 99 percent chance the realignment for EBAL will be approved,” said Cal High athletic director Arley Hill. The NCS committee... Read more »

Veteran inspired by visit

Veteran inspired by visit

Kaila Young, A&E Editor
January 30, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Vietnam War veteran Steven Burchik visited Cal High two years ago as a guest speaker with a small assortment of pictures and some stories to tell. But enthusiastic student interest inspired him to turn those pictures, along with many others, into a book. The book, “Compass and a Camera: A Year... Read more »

Cal High alumnus’ singing career takes off

Cal High alumnus’ singing career takes off

Brenda Shanahan , Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Tyler Stimpson is seeing stars. Hollywood stars. The 2013 Cal High graduate auditioned for “American Idol” late last year and recently appeared on the popular FOX television show. He couldn’t reveal all the details about his experience with the show due to not wanting to spoil what might... Read more »

Play Pro performs in February

Play Pro performs in February

Vaidya Keeran, Staff Writer
January 30, 2015
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Get hyped for February! Not for Valentine’s Day, but for the next biggest play to hit Cal High’s theaters: “Scenes from Multiplex.” The play is about an audience sitting in a theater waiting for a movie to start. It will be performed by the Play Production class Feb. 12-13. Senior Vincent... Read more »