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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ returns Marvel to roots of thrilling action

New Disney+ show is a must see for MCU fans
Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Warning: minor spoilers ahead. While “WandaVision” introduced Marvel fans to an entirely new kind of show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” brings the MCU back to the basics of an action-packed...

Minority musicians such as Korean group BTS have to work to work 10 times harder in order to receive the recognition they deserve.

The ‘Scammys’ are at it again

BTS snub is added to the growing list that clearly shows the Grammys racial bias
Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor March 26, 2021

"Let's work even harder this year!" These were the first words that BTS’s rapper, SUGA, shared with his fans after BTS did not win the Grammy earlier this month for Best Duo/Group Performance and...

Junior Julianna Ho displays some of the rings she's been selling for her new jewelry business, Julianna's Jewelry.

Julianna Ho’s jewelry business a shining success

Cal High junior makes rings and donates 75% of her profits to ACS and other organizations
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Jewelry is a complicated business, and one that not many students get involved with. Despite this, people in the San Ramon area get to witness the start of a new local jewelry business from a Cal High...

A Little Late with Lilly Singh has  found its groove once Singh, right, abandoned the traditional late-night desk format.

‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ puts a new spin on late night

Ridhi Goyal, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Late night television is widely known for its comedic hosts, masked political commentary, and occasionally cringe-worthy games with guests (looking at you, Jimmy Fallon). But one show has been a trailblazer...

The largely famous corporation Disney continues to soar with its success; meanwhile, long standing animation studio Blue Sky Studios closes its doors.

Shutting down Blue Sky Studios shows Disney’s influence

Shiphrah Moses March 12, 2021

After 34 years, Disney is pulling the plug on Blue Sky Studios. The studio that brought us iconic films such as “Ice Age” and “Rio” will now close its doors in April. The studio’s closure...

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ is not as mediocre as the average Disney film

Evan Heinz, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Almost like a manifestation, Disney released on March 5 a new Southeast Asian themed movie, “Raya and the Last Dragon”, preaching the importance of unity during these times of great division within...

Despite introducing its first Southeast Asian princess in

‘Raya and The Last Dragon’ raises questions over authenticity and representation

Michelle Nguyen , Features Editor March 12, 2021

Disney has always done an iffy job when it comes to legitimate representation, and their latest film, “Raya and The Last Dragon”, is no exception. Despite the film’s nod to many Southeast Asian...

Britney Spears' life and career are on full display in the new documentary,

‘Framing Britney Spears’ sheds light on pop star’s life

Asiyah Ally, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

“Oops, I did it again. I played with your heart, got lost in the game. Oh baby, baby.” Those familiar words were sung in the 1998 breakthrough song by the one and only Britney Spears, one of the...

Aoba Ichiko creates a masterpiece with “Windswept Adan” by saying the most with the least.

Serenity like no other

Aoba Ichiko finds her stride on “Windswept Adan”
Sammy Minoza, Guest Writer March 12, 2021

As any artist can attest, the hardest thing to do is saying the most with the least. Understanding how to make every brush stroke count, to make each musical note punch greater than the five before...

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Behind the scenes of Cal’s ‘Hamlet’ production

Drama class's show this weekend clears many hurdles thanks to amazing cast and crew
Daphne So, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Usually in drama teacher Laura Woods’ theatre productions, numerous rehearsals and practice performances are hosted after school to prepare for the semester show. Dozens of people work backstage to paint...

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