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The Wadi Rum desert in Jordan served as one of many filming locations for the science fiction film, “Dune,” which is ranked among the top 10 films of 2021 by staff writer Hallie Chong.

Top 10 movies of 2021 is a unique list

Hallie Chong, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

One of the major aspects of life that COVID-19 has taken away from us is the joy of watching newly released movie with a big tub of freshly buttered popcorn and even a Coca-Cola, if you will. Although...

The new San Ramon Sandbox VR arcade in the City Center opened earlier this month. The arcade is the fist of its kind in San Ramon and provides gamers with a new type of entertainment experience.

VR arcade trend reaches San Ramon

Parwaan Virk, Staff Writer December 20, 2021

This is not your father’s arcade. A new Sandbox VR arcade,  which opened Dec. 3 in the City Center,  break away from traditional arcades and slot machines with 21st century technology used for entertainment...

Cal High senior Tanya Gupta recently published her nutrition book, “Bakers in Lab Coats: Health Science Meets Nutritious Desserts”.

Cal student mixes food and science in creating book ‘Bakers in Lab Coats’

Hannah Shariff, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

While many students were binge-watching baking shows during quarantine, Cal High senior Tanya Gupta was developing enough skills to be on one herself.  But that’s not all. Gupta dedicated about two...

Spider Man: No Way Home is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Daily bugle exclusive: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” hits the silver screens

Melody Mulugeta, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

Movies can make you feel a few different ways: missing the life you had before watching something so awful, questioning the entire plot, or leaving the theater with the protagonist’s personality traits.  After...

As the year comes to a close, people are sharing their favorite music from the year.

Recap of Cal High Students’ Music in 2021

Anika Choudhary, Online Editor December 17, 2021

The holiday season is the time of year when temperatures drop, holiday lights appear, and people frantically post their Spotify Wrapped on their stories.  Since music is a defining force in many people’s...

The Matrix Resurrection in theaters on Dec. 22.

“The Matrix” is returning to the big screen after 18 years by Evan Heinz

Evan Heinz, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

The Matrix franchise is making its comeback with the new film “The Matrix Resurrections''. It is the fourth installment in the Matrix series will be released on Wednesday and is the first in the series...

Band director Javier Cerna with his first period wind ensemble class in preparation for their Tuesday winter performance in the theater. This weeks band concerts are the first live performances since 2019.

Strike up the band – live performances are back!

Alice Oh, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

In-person band and orchestra concerts at Cal High are finally back after more than two years.  Though the chamber and string orchestras performed at the fall concert in October, symphonic band, jazz...

Javier Cerna is the newest addition to Cal Highs staff.

New band teacher Javier Cerna doesn’t fall flat

Aarna Prashanth, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

Javier Cerna became Cal High's new band director in August. Cerna chose to come to Cal because he was impressed that the students, parents, and others were so involved with the school. He also thought...

The “Squid Game” logo is the first thing viewers see when they watch the series.

‘Squid Game’ isn’t playing any games

Sophia DiGiovanni, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

“Squid Game” is sweeping the nation. Released on Sept. 17, the show became No. 1 on the Netflix charts in only four days. Racking up 111 million views in the first four weeks, “Squid Game”...

The Wadi Rum desert in Jordan served as one of many filming locations for the science fiction film, “Dune,” which is ranked among the top 10 films of 2021 by staff writer Hallie Chong.

‘Dune’ rides the sand to success

Alice Oh, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

With excellent cinematography, eye-catching graphics, and eerie music, the production of “Dune” exceeds expectations.  The plot and character development, however, are shallow in comparison to...

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