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Stranger predictions

Stranger predictions

Joshua Ferrer, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Following up the surprise hit of 2016 was a tough task. “Stranger Things 2” was scarier, but was it better?  The Duffer Brothers stuck to their formula of wrapping a Sci-fi thriller in a cloak of 80s nostalgia.  The story revolves around a group of kids from Hawkins, Indiana in the...

Noises in the Newsroom: What is your favorite holiday song?

Juliette Mohr, Brandon Victoriano, Shirin Afrakhteh, and John Symank

December 15, 2017


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  Name: Juliette Mohr Position: Photographer  Song: “Christmastime is Here”  Christmas songs have been haunting me since Nov. 29. In shops, on the radio, in the bathroom at restaurants, I can’t seem to escape Mariah Carey’s shrieks and the herald angels’ incessa...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ brings new hope

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ brings new hope

Cameron Harris, Managing Editor

December 15, 2017


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“Star Wars” is back this week with the latest installment, “The Last Jedi.” As per usual with large releases like this I bought ten tickets over a month in advance. I love “Star Wars.” It has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and has had a profound impact on how I observe...

Force is with ‘Battlefront II’ video game

Force is with ‘Battlefront II’ video game

Sam Campopiano, Assistant News Editor

December 15, 2017


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“Star Wars Battlefront II” is a fast-paced, action-packed game, and a real treat for Star Wars enthusiasts.  The highly anticipated “Star Wars” themed first person shooter game was released on Nov. 17 and features both single and multi-player modes.  Developed by EA DICE and published...

Cal places 2nd at Fleet Week

Cal places 2nd at Fleet Week

Ilene Morrisette, A&E Editor

November 7, 2017


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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


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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...

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