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Celeste the singing superstar

Celeste the singing superstar

Emmy Burrus and Maira Nigaar, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Disney merger brings new possibilities

Disney merger brings new possibilities

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Disney recently merged with 21st Century Fox, placing it at the forefront of the battle of the movie studios, and allowing Disney to own what could be almost half of the Hollywood films released into theaters.  The merger has created the possibility of combining different universes from each...

Ending the game

Ending the game

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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Marvel’s last Avengers movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” wraps up the current Avengers storyline with a bang and lives up to the hype. In the previous movie, “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thanos successfully obtained all six of the infinity stones.  The stones are each represented as an aspect o...

When music mixes with merit

When music mixes with merit

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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Playing a musical instrument is difficult enough. But the many Cal students who take the Certificate of Merit test go above and beyond to demonstrate their musical skills. Certificate of Merit, or CM, involves two main parts: live performance and a written test. It is offered for 13 different instruments,...

New production brings attention to the arts

Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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Remember kaleidoscopes, those fun cylinders given to us as kids, with colorful, geometric shapes inside?  Well, that’s the idea for this year’s performing arts concert.  Cal’s performing arts department will host Kaleidoscope on April 25-26. The show will feature 20-minute performances b...

Food icons put to the test

Food icons put to the test

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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After a long, hard day of shopping, whether you’ve been weaving through the aisles of Costco or finding yet another one of IKEA’s secret passageways, a warm meal never fails to hit the spot.  But when it comes to the question of which renowned food court reigns superior over the other, thin...

Marvel’s leading lady

Marvel’s leading lady

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


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Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, “Captain Marvel,” blasted through theaters on International Women’s Day, March 8, earning $61.4 million in just two days. “Captain Marvel,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel.  In the film, Danvers is a Kree warrior fighti...

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