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Hollywood in it for the money, not art

Hollywood in it for the money, not art

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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If you look at the 10 highest grossing movies from 40 years ago in 1977 and compare those with the 10 highest grossing movies of 2017, you’ll notice some differences.  First of all, 1977 was a great year for film. Some of the movies among the top 10 highest grossing films of the year include...

‘Annihilation’ is dead

‘Annihilation’ is dead

Daniel Pan, Photo Editor

March 14, 2018


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Thirty-nine years after Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterpiece, director Alex Garland, who debuted with “Ex Machina” in 2014, released last month his version of “Stalker” called “Annihilation,” a fitting title as it “refracts” the original beauty of “Stalker” into something unrecognizable. The...

What teacher should star in a Cal play?

Sophia Chan, John Symank, Cameron Harris, and Kiley Borba

March 14, 2018


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Name: Sophia Chan Position: Artist  Teacher: Sean King Anyone who’s had the privilege of being in Sean King’s class will be very familiar with the man’s aptitude for monologues. It’s as if he’s in a one man play every day of his life.  Now imagine that, but upon a stage,...

Props to the Techies

Props to the Techies

Kevin Sablynski, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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A play’s audience may realize the talents of actors onstage without even thinking of the hard working individuals that make the production possible. Not all heroes get the spotlight, especially if you’re a “techie,” which is a nickname for students responsible for working on the technological...

Grammy’s newfound diversity

Grammy’s newfound diversity

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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More women, people of color and diverse music genres were represented and celebrated than ever before at the 60th annual Grammy Awards this year. Over the years, the Grammy recording academy’s  – the group of individuals who decide the winners – go-to demographic that has been white males,...

And the Oscar goes to…

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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The First Academy Awards ceremony was held in the Ballroom of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on May 16, 1929. Since then, there have been 88 awards ceremonies, and on March 4 of this year we will see the 90th Academy Awards.  Here are my predictions for this year. “Three...

Women stand strong together at Golden Globe Awards

Women stand strong together at Golden Globe Awards

Isabelle Coburn, Freshman columnist

February 9, 2018


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Upon watching the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, there was a complete blackout in the wardrobe for all the attendees.  This was no coincidence.  The females of Hollywood were on a mission, and it was clear they weren’t going to leave without getting what they wanted. Ava DuVernay, an American...

What celebrity should be President?

Kiley Borba, Conan Maron, Shirin Afrakhteh, and Mason Allen

February 9, 2018


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Name: Kiley Borba Position: Staff Writer Candidate: Alex Jones When I wrote about this exact thing last year before the 2016 election, I called for the end of society.  Now, I would like to take a step further and call for the DECIMATION OF IT. Alex Jones will lead to this decimation.  ...

Cal’s up and coming trap stars

Cal’s up and coming trap stars

Matt Martinez and Emilio Carrera

February 9, 2018


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In 2017, hip-hop surpassed pop as the most streamed genre of music in the country.   Now more than ever, it’s being emulated by the youth. The sound being replicated by many aspiring artists in our suburban valley is hard gangster trap. There are a handful of trap artists in the East...

Bollywood dances its way to Cal

Bollywood dances its way to Cal

Neha Kaul, A&E Editor

February 9, 2018


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Bollywood has finally made its way to Cal High with its very first dance team, Chalkaa.  Chalkaa is an official on-campus club supervised by math teacher Jatinder Singh. The team consists of 18 Cal students.  Juniors Arnav Ghupta  and Milita Vazirani came up with the idea to start...

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