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Patton sings good-bye to Cal High

Patton sings good-bye to Cal High

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

After five phenomenal years of a thriving choral department, choir director Nicholas Patton is leaving Cal High this week because of personal reasons. Patton’s sudden announcement of his departure came as a surprise for many students, who were left devastated by the news.  “He had called a department meeting and we all...

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Sierra Randel and Isabella Belof, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019

When the stage lights blare and the spotlight focuses on her, Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta knows that despite her apprehension, she can’t let her nerves get the best of her. Miravalles-Calceta, a sophomore at Cal High, has been passionate about singing since the age of three. At  eleven years old, she became more i...

Bible illustrates importance of graphic arts

Bible illustrates importance of graphic arts

Priyanka Krishna and Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019

Cal High computer graphic arts teacher Jennifer Bible draws a picture of the world of graphic design. Originally starting as a business major, Bible first discovered her love for graphic arts and advertising in college at Chico State. She learned about graphic design from her roommate and started...

Ready, set, mosh!

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Summertime ushers in new opportunities for students to have fun and relax. Here’s a of a few of the hotly anticipated concerts swinging through the Bay Area this summer. 1. Billie Eilish –  May 29 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco The 17-year-old American singer and songwriter will p...

Promising new summer films

Promising new summer films

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Summer is nearly here, and along with warm weather and no school comes... “Spider-Man: Far From Home”  Set directly after the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) on a school trip to Europe.  Shaken by the loss of a ...

‘Detective Pikachu’ brings a furry friend to the big screen

‘Detective Pikachu’ brings a furry friend to the big screen

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The world’s favorite yellow rodent finally made his electrifying live-action debut in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”. Based on the 2016 game of the same name, the film explores a Pokémon universe with references to prior video games such as Pokémon Red Version and the long-running anime Pokémon. ...

Celeste the singing superstar

Celeste the singing superstar

Emmy Burrus and Maira Nigaar, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

ste Virador dreamt of becoming a singer.  Little  did she know that years later she would be cast in the renowned San Francisco Opera Guild Summer Conservatory during the summers of 2016 and 2017. But Virador isn’t limited to just singing opera music. She recently performed “What E...

Short film festival project leaves a legacy

Short film festival project leaves a legacy

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Cal High leadership students strive to create a warm and friendly atmosphere that welcomes a vast number of students with diverse interests. One way that students attempt to achieve this goal is through legacy projects, which expand the variety of events and opportunities that are offered to students...

Banding together

Banding together

Christine Oh, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Cal High hosted schools from all over Northern California on April 13 for the NCBA spring festival.  The festival at Cal was one of three festivals that the Northern California Band Association (NCBA) hosts throughout the year. “It’s a great privilege to be able to host other schools on our ow...

Google is changing the gaming scene

Google is changing the gaming scene

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Since the release of the Nintendo 64 in 1996, consoles have dominated the world of gaming. But Google’s new streaming service, Stadia, plans to change that. Google announced at the annual Gamers Developer Conference in San Francisco on March 19 that it will launch Stadia later this year. Similar...

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