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The horror hip hop band Clipping has a new album, “Visions of Bodies Being Burned”.
Clipping push limits of the mind on ‘Visions of Bodies Being Burned’
December 16, 2020

Fear: one of the most primal and visceral emotions of the human mind. Yet compared to all other emotions, it seems so rarely explored in music.  Often set aside to the underground, or buried in...

It’s time to check out these K-Drama shows

Editors share their favorite titles from across the world to spice up lonely quarantine lives
December 16, 2020

Winter time has finally arrived with the chilly, rainy weather and jolly holiday music filling the air. Yet here we are, still stuck in quarantine with another stay-at-home lock-down order in place.  We...

The wait is finally over for much-anticipated ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

Gamers have been waiting for years for
December 16, 2020

Despite a booming game industry, there has been a lot of confusion over the release of one game in particular: “Cyberpunk 2077”. There’s no confusion anymore. The highly anticipated “Cyberpunk...

Representation without transformation

The quest for more representation meets a new roadblock, and that is transforming people of color for the majority of their films.
New Pixar movie 'Soul' had so much potential before following a problematic trope
December 16, 2020

Representation matters, but after watching the trailer of Pixar’s new movie “Soul,” scheduled for  release on Christmas day, people were left irritated. While it is the first-ever Pixar movie...

‘Demon Souls’ shows the great potential of the PS5

The remake of the 2009 video game
December 16, 2020

Three years ago, I got into Souls Like Games created by a gaming company known as From Soft. Souls Like Games are what fans call games with From Soft’s type of design philosophy. Gamers can save their...

Celebrate Christmas by remembering some of the worst, not so merry holiday movies

 Christmas movies are oftentimes tacky, but how about just plain wacky?
December 16, 2020

Whether you love or hate Christmas movies, there is no stopping them while Dec. 25 is fast approaching.  Many of these films are beloved for their humor, Christmas spirit and “happily-ever-after”...

Giving credit where it’s due

In Partial Credit's first YouTube video of the 2020-2021 school year, Spanish teacher Scott Tinetti (top), former choir teacher Nick Patton (left), and new choir teacher Lori Williams  performed a cover of Duran Duran's
Cal High teacher band Partial Credit is still rockin' - just remotely now that most members are working from home while campus is closed to students
December 4, 2020

When the lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic first hit Cal High and the school district in mid-March, all teachers scrambled to figure out the ropes on how to convert their teaching curriculum to suit...

Savage Mode II is worth the long wait

The Savage Mode II album cover was seen for the first time on producer Metro Boomin’s Instagram on Oct. 3, the day after it was released. Many people have been quick to point out that the style is reminiscent of late ’90s album art.
Album has about 2 million streams and reached No. 1 on the Billboard and Rolling Stone charts since its October release
November 8, 2020

“Savage Mode II,” the long-awaited sequel to “Savage Mode,” by the duo 21 Savage and Metro Boomin has amassed a large number of listeners and praise for its dark, grimy lyrics, and energetic, bouncy...

First virtual drama show, “Help Desk”, delivers lots of laughs

During Cal High's fall drama show,
November 8, 2020

COVID-19 has stolen the spotlight from the drama kids, but even a global pandemic can’t stop Cal High’s drama department.  As they say, the show must go on. The drama program’s Theater...

“Among Us”: saving 2020 one emergency meeting at a time

The newest hit game, Among Us, has formed many friendships and broken several more. Jelly beans run around, do tasks, and avoid getting killed as they vote players off the ship.
November 4, 2020

If there’s one phrase every student recognizes right now, it’s this: red sus. From game maker Innersloth, “Among Us” is shaping up to be one of 2020’s biggest phenomenona. Though the game...

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