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One day history books will detail all of the unusual year that was 2020. The coronavirus pandemic obviously will headline the strangeness of the year.
One Year in Quarantine
How history books will look back on 2020?
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer • March 12, 2021

As the future generations peer into their history textbooks, a certain page will catch their attention. This one is different from the rest....

Many of these racist and transphobic stickers were plastered around campus in late March. It wasn
Community learns about racist, transphobic stickers one month after being plastered around campus
Sienna Morgan and Saachi Sharma May 28, 2021

Two unidentified individuals stuck nearly 100 racist, transphobic, and antisemitic stickers around Cal High’s campus on March 24, according...

Junior Nick Harvey works at his computer from home this year while learning remotely. Although Harvey plans to return to campus next year, nearly 500 students in the district have enrolled in the new Virtual Academy and plan to continue schooling from home.
District offers Virtual Academy alternative to in-person learning
May 28, 2021

After a series of unprecedented events and online learning, the 2020-2021 school year has come to a close. For next year, the San Ramon Valley...

UC Berkeley had almost 113,000 students apply for admission in 2021, a 28 percent increase from 2020.
Seniors experience historic competition in college applications
May 28, 2021

In the last year, COVID-19 has affected almost every facet of high school life, and one such change was the college admissions process experienced...

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Idris Elba has become the subject of controversy after rumors spread of him taking over the historically white role of James Bond.
Black actors cast in historically white roles cause controversy
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer • May 28, 2021

Representation has always been a problem for people of different ethnicities and races, especially in the film industry, with massive controversy...

The success of “Godzilla vs. Kong”, which was released in March and grossed around $350 million globally, could result in more films having a split release in theaters and on streaming services such as HBO Max. This was the highest grossing film in more than a year in part because of the  simultaneous release.
How COVID-19 has changed the entertainment industry
Shiphrah Moses, Staff Writer • May 28, 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, many people looked to movies and television to keep themselves entertained. From Netflix’s...

The latest film version of "Mortal Kombat" stays much truer to the original video game, which reached its peak in popularity during the early 1990s.
'Mortal Kombat' is still bloody fun
Evan Heinz, Staff Writer • May 14, 2021

“Mortal Kombat” is a well known video game that reached its peak in the arcade era in 1993.  There have been multiple films made to portray...

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