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Cal places 2nd at Fleet Week

Cal places 2nd at Fleet Week

Ilene Morrisette, A&E Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Cal High’s marching band and color guard have taken on a whole new competition. On Oct. 9, the teams were invited to the annual Fleet Week, which is essentially a “battle of the bands,” said marching band director Kent Johnson.  From the 50 marching bands that applied to perform at Fleet...

Slam poetry is quite a scene

Slam poetry is quite a scene

Neha Kaul, A&E Editor

November 7, 2017


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There has been a recent peak of interest in the art of slam and performance poetry at Cal High.  Many Cal students regularly attend and participate in a number of slams in the Bay Area such as Youth Speaks, the Berkeley Poetry Slam at the Starry Pub, and more.  Performances at Youth Speaks,...

‘FIFA 18’ worth a buy?

‘FIFA 18’ worth a buy?

Antonin Urban, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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“FIFA 18” was finally released on Oct. 29, and like every other year, FIFA fans ask themselves if the new game is good enough to purchase. The $60 price of the new version of the popular video game is  worthy of serious consideration. Purchasing a new game every year can rack up high expenses.  Every...

How many times can a person die?

How many times can a person die?

Narges Torabi, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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With fall finally here, there is no better time to make a hot drink, grab a blanket and watch a good horror movie.  There are a variety of new horror films in theaters, but “Happy Death Day” released Oct. 13 and directed by Christopher B. Landon, is not a great one.  The plot focuses...

AP art students showcase skills

AP art students showcase skills

Meshek Gomez, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Students from across the district have come together to display their beautiful artwork in an exciting event. Face It, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s visual art show, highlights high school students’ work in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and photography. AP...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is fantastic and new

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is fantastic and new

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive, Showcase

In 1982, Ridley Scott amazed and puzzled audiences with his science-fiction cult classic “Blade Runner.” And now, similar to every movie that was popular in the ’80s, its sequel has finally arrived. “Blade Runner 2049” is given to us by one of the most talented modern directors, Denis Villeneuve...

Who would you pick for a roommate?

Conan Maron, Kiley Borba, John Symank, Mason, Staff Writers

October 11, 2017


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Name: Conan Maron Position: Staff Writer Person: Jake Paul Every time I’ve tried to get a roommate in the past, they’ve been pretty bad. Every day they would just be a constant annoyance to my life. It’s not every day that I can find a good roommate.  Suddenly, that voice telling...

A$AP Mob, Daniel Caesar, XXXTentacion – ‘17’ bring a variety of different sounds and style

Meshek Gomez, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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A$AP Mob – “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 : Too Cozy” A$AP Mob, the mainstream group that is led by A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, still touches into influences by A$AP Yams, dropped “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy” on Aug. 25, almost a full year after the first.  The album is compiled of 14 songs and th...

Netflix to lose Disney shows

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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Binge watchers rejoice but also cry because Disney content will soon be taken off the streaming service of  industry leader Netflix and moved to the yet unnamed streaming for all Disney owned media. The announcement comes as a surprise to most as Netflix has maintained a “good relationship”...

Film industry needs more women

Neha Kaul, A&E Editor

October 11, 2017


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From its birth, the film industry has always been dominated by men. Despite feminist culture making its way into mainstream society, the battle for gender equity in Hollywood ensues. Hollywood is already in hot water for their inability to include minorities in their films, and the issue extends...

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