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Fake news rampant online

Fake news rampant online

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

Social media is a fascinating and bizarre world full of selfies, dank memes, and the newest phenomenon: fake news. To be clear, fake news is different from biased news, which still cites sources and uses facts, albeit in a way that often favors a news organization’s beliefs. Biased news is still...

Recent guest speaker gets mixed reactions

Recent guest speaker gets mixed reactions

Michelle Wang and Lauren Cambra
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

Sojourn to the Past, an organization promoting trips to the South, recently visited campus and incited many mixed reactions, including allegations of bullying. Sojourn to the Past was founded by Bay Area history teacher Jeff Steinberg, who has been visiting high schools for more than  a decade....

Cal student aids refugees

Cal student aids refugees

Haya Haidari, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

Junior Ilyaas Arsala went to Turkey over winter break to help Syrian orphans and refugees from what is known to be the biggest humanitarian emergency of the 21st  century. For over a week, Arsala and his mother spent time with Syrian children, visiting orphanages and schools in Reyhanli, which...

Teacher retires after 42 years

Teacher retires after 42 years

Ariel Chow, Staff Writer
February 15
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After more than 40 years at Cal High, Algebra teacher Fred Albano retired on Jan. 27. Although he had planned on finishing the semester, Albano finally decided that it would be a good time to retire. “Some of my friends that are younger than I am are passing away, so there’s no guarantee,”...

San Ramon library reopening in March

San Ramon library reopening in March

Kaylie Rankin, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

The San Ramon library branch will finally be opening its doors after a year-and-a-half-long renovation. It is expected to open in the second week of March, according to the San Ramon public service department. The library’s expansion and  renovation began on August 17, 2015, once the San Ramon...

Students make trip to Washington, D.C. for inauguration

Kallie Sedrel, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under News, Showcase

More than two dozen Cal High students witnessed history last month when President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president. The trip, which was from Jan. 19-22, was advertised at Cal during the second semester of last year and caught the interest of  26 students, who paid $2,000...

Staff speaks out about UC Berkeley protests

Staff speaks out about UC Berkeley protests

Josh Iversen, Kat LeTran, Cameron Harris, and Kiley Borba
February 3
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase

The events that took place at UC Berkeley Wednesday night were simply embarrassing. The violence and hate exhibited by rioters on campus was repulsive and cannot be tolerated. I will never support speaker Milo Yiannopoulos and his oppressive political views, but I will always support the right that h...

Obama’s Legacy

Obama’s Legacy

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase

Today is inauguration day, the day of the peaceful passing of power.  Today marks the end of an eight-year Obama administration, and it is a good time to reflect on President Obama’s achievements. For the last eight years, President Obama has been a courageous and hard-working president. &nbs...

Cooking up something in the kitchen

Cooking up something in the kitchen

Gabby Reid and Anna Cooper
December 20
Filed under Features, Showcase

Some of the best things about the holiday season are all the delicious foods that come with it. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah, eat vegan or traditional, there will always be a holiday dish that will make your taste buds tingle and your mouth water. Here are some of our favorites.     Swee...

Racism remains an issue on campus

Racism remains an issue on campus

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer
December 20
Filed under News, Showcase

The previous months have taken a toll on Cal High as many students, staff and parents have become exhausted by the issue of racism. Since the first instance of racist graffiti at Cal was discovered on Oct. 18, three more incidents of graffiti, an emergency meeting between parents and the principal,...

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