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Cal High language classes embrace art

Cal High language classes embrace art

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


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Both the French and Chinese classes have been turning to art exhibits to further their study of the history and culture of their language. On Monday April 17, Cal High’s French classes headed to San Francisco to admire the art of one of the most famous French painters, Claude Monet. Students...

Lana Del Rey’s first single enlightens

Lana Del Rey’s first single enlightens

Vidhima Shetty, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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Prominent singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is set to release her latest album, “Lust for Life,” in the near future. Del Rey is known to take on dark themes, such as tragic romance. But with the release of two singles, her upcoming album seems to be taking a more positive route. Although no exact...

Kendrick’s ‘DAMN.’ reflects life experiences

Kendrick’s ‘DAMN.’ reflects life experiences

Summer Reich, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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Kendrick Lamar has been known to show an accurate and raw his life experiences through  his raps. In his album “DAMN,” which dropped on April 14, he continues to do so. The album has 14 songs that all depict racial injustice, gun violence, body insecurities, the latest presidential election,...

‘Working’ toward success

‘Working’ toward success

Rhea Saini and Emma Hall

May 15, 2017


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It is once again that exciting time of the year when the Cal High drama and choir department put on a new musical production, and this one was excellent.  Directed by drama teacher Laura Woods and choir instructor Nick Patton, “Working” included astounding student choreography courtesy...

Student cast as extra in ‘13 Reasons Why’

Student cast as extra in ‘13 Reasons Why’

Jenna Baner, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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A new Netflix original TV show “13 Reasons Why” has attracted quite a following since its release on March 31. The show is based on the novel of the same name, written by Jay Asher, and it is co-produced by Selena Gomez. The plot revolves around the fictional suicide of high school studenr...

Art and Wind Festival soars on horizon

Art and Wind Festival soars on horizon

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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San Ramon’s annual Art and Wind Festival blows into town this Memorial Day weekend at Central Park.  Get ready for two full days of arts, crafts, great food and wonderful festivities for the entire family. Due to its massive amount of visitors, the festival is easily the largest event in...

Pawsh: Pool out sandals and shorts for summer fun

Pawsh: Pool out sandals and shorts for summer fun

Lauren Cambra, Fashion Columnist

May 15, 2017


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As summer approaches, sweaters are put away as tank tops and shorts are dug out from the depths of closets.  For summer it is crucial to dress for the hotter weather.  This includes shorts, crop tops, tank tops, and different types of sandals.  A new trend for this summer is wearing...

Nintendo goes mobile

Kallie Sedrel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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Smartphones have taken over our lives in terms of communicating with peers and sharing our lives with strangers. Since the widened availability of all kinds of technology, Nintendo has been forced to step up its game by launching multiple mobile apps for smartphone users. Nintendo released “Fire...

Nintendo is switching up gaming

Nintendo is switching up gaming

Brandon Victarino, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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The year 2017 has kicked off and Nintendo is switching it up again with their release of their latest console, the Nintendo Switch. The bulky gamepad of the Wii U has changed into the new feature of what Nintendo is calling the Joy-Con, which allows users are able to switch between either one horizontal...

E-sports popularity on the rise

E-sports popularity on the rise

Michael Bahk, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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In the digital age, video games are booming, and the playerbase for all competitive e-sports is growing rapidly.  E-sports is short for electronic sports, or any video game that is played competitively with leagues, teams, and rewards.  The organization of the games is similar to physical...

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