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YouTube Rewind goes from bad to worse

YouTube Rewind goes from bad to worse

Jake Gerbracht, Photographer

December 17, 2019

Every year since 2010, the most popular video sharing platform in the world, YouTube, has uploaded a video known as YouTube Rewind in early December. This is a video produced by YouTube itself, recapping the year’s viral videos and its most popular creators on the platform that year.  But...

Duck, duck, duck, “Untitled Goose Game”!

Duck, duck, duck, “Untitled Goose Game”!

Isabelle Coburn, Reporter, Artist

December 17, 2019

Great video games generally include well-developed graphics, memorable characters and challenging tasks.  Games such as “Fortnite”, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” and “The Legend of Zelda” series have lived to be “game changing” in the online community for this very reason.   But...

Third Star Wars trilogy comes to an end

Third Star Wars trilogy comes to an end

Ethan Thieme, Reporter

December 17, 2019

Continuing as the December tradition, another Star Wars movie is heading to a galaxy nearby. Or the local multiplex. “The Rise of Skywalker”, which comes out on Friday at midnight, definitely has expectations to live up to as the finale of the Skywalker story. Unfortunately, the anticipation...

Ranking the best Star Wars films

Ranking the best Star Wars films

Lorelai Slaydon, Reporter, Photographer, Artist

December 17, 2019

Every Star Wars fans has engaged in this debate: What are the best films in the series? Here are my favorites. “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”  – Although this wasn’t the first to be made in the Star Wars universe, it does have the best introduction to what Star Wars is abou...

What makes a classic holiday film?

What makes a classic holiday film?

Jaida Baker, Reporter, Artist

December 17, 2019

There’s nothing like a cold winter day in December. Your favorite holiday movie is turned on while you’re sitting on the couch with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. You laugh, giggle and smile at the funniest parts of the movie. Holiday movies bring families together, creating an important time...

The Best Holiday Films

December 17, 2019

Home Alone “Home Alone” is unarguably one of the best, and funniest holiday movie ever created.  When clever eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is mistakenly left home for the holidays, he embarks on a wild adventure, encountering bandits trying to break into his home, a ...

Tik Tok brings out student stars

Tik Tok brings out student stars

Ella Johnson, Reporter

November 15, 2019

More than 500 million people worldwide are active tiktokers.  Whether these people create or just watch videos, they all share the fun experience of Tik Tok.  Many Cal High students are constantly on the app. One of them, sophomore Matt Hanson, started his Tik Tok a year ago and has b...

Top 10 Songs of the Decade

Top 10 Songs of the Decade

Aidan Trejo, Reporter

November 15, 2019

1. Runaway - Kanye West “Runaway”- The self proclaimed god and best artist of his generation outdid himself with his 2010 album, “My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy”. This album had one of the best opening weeks of any album this decade selling 500,000 units. From the initial sound of the firs...

‘Almost, Maine’ shines a light on love in a new way

‘Almost, Maine’ shines a light on love in a new way

Sophia Puentes, Reporter, Photographer

November 15, 2019

Cal High drama brought romance, comedy, and heartbreak to life last week with its rendition of “Almost, Maine.”  Written by John Cariani, the play consists of nine short romantic stories that loosely tie together and are all set in the small town of Almost, Maine, giving the play its name...

The ‘happiest’ service on earth

The ‘happiest’ service on earth

Angela Zhang, Reporter

November 15, 2019

Most of our favorite Marvel shows were taken from Netflix this week. Who snapped? Disney+. Disney+ is a streaming service released on Tuesday that hosts all Disney owned shows and movies.  This includes “The Simpsons”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and all Marvel and Star Wars shows. Dis...