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Google is changing the gaming scene

Google is changing the gaming scene

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Since the release of the Nintendo 64 in 1996, consoles have dominated the world of gaming. But Google’s new streaming service, Stadia, plans to change that. Google announced at the annual Gamers Developer Conference in San Francisco on March 19 that it will launch Stadia later this year. Similar...

Disney merger brings new possibilities

Disney merger brings new possibilities

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Disney recently merged with 21st Century Fox, placing it at the forefront of the battle of the movie studios, and allowing Disney to own what could be almost half of the Hollywood films released into theaters.  The merger has created the possibility of combining different universes from each...

Ending the game

Ending the game

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Marvel’s last Avengers movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” wraps up the current Avengers storyline with a bang and lives up to the hype. In the previous movie, “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thanos successfully obtained all six of the infinity stones.  The stones are each represented as an aspect o...

When music mixes with merit

When music mixes with merit

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Playing a musical instrument is difficult enough. But the many Cal students who take the Certificate of Merit test go above and beyond to demonstrate their musical skills. Certificate of Merit, or CM, involves two main parts: live performance and a written test. It is offered for 13 different instruments,...

New production brings attention to the arts

Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Remember kaleidoscopes, those fun cylinders given to us as kids, with colorful, geometric shapes inside?  Well, that’s the idea for this year’s performing arts concert.  Cal’s performing arts department will host Kaleidoscope on April 25-26. The show will feature 20-minute performances b...

Food icons put to the test

Food icons put to the test

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

After a long, hard day of shopping, whether you’ve been weaving through the aisles of Costco or finding yet another one of IKEA’s secret passageways, a warm meal never fails to hit the spot.  But when it comes to the question of which renowned food court reigns superior over the other, thin...

Marvel’s leading lady

Marvel’s leading lady

Brynn Kan, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, “Captain Marvel,” blasted through theaters on International Women’s Day, March 8, earning $61.4 million in just two days. “Captain Marvel,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel.  In the film, Danvers is a Kree warrior fighti...

‘5 Feet Apart’ is like any other teenage romance

Gina Wu, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Cystic fibrosis, also known as CF, is a lung disease, in which patients must be kept at a minimum of six feet apart at all times to prevent chances of contracting infection.  But what happens if two people are so madly in love that even a terminal illness like CF can’t keep them apart? “Fiv...

Sharing their specialties

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Instagram is not just for selfies anymore. Cal High students use Instagram to work with companies, sell products, and to reach a wider audience for their talent than they could otherwise. Thefollowing students showcasecalligraphy, artwork, pho-tography, and music on their accounts. Caitlin Wong, Calligr...

Local bands rock San Ramon at concert

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

The third annual Teen Rock Band Showcase should have given out bread for all these jams. The event held on Jan. 26 at the San Ramon Community Center was hosted by A Brighter Day, an organization created in 2015 by Elliot Kallen. He was the father of Jake Kallen, a teenager who sadly took h...