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School shootings are only getting worse

School shootings are only getting worse

Sabrina Contreras and Ceci Musgrove

October 10, 2019

Two years ago, a group of Cal High students thought it was funny to continuously pull the fire alarm. With the annoying shrill of the alarm ringing through classrooms and hallways, everyone shuffled to the football field laughing and joking because it was the third fire alarm that week and no one beli...

Are violent, first-person shooter video games a cause of school attacks? (YES)

Are violent, first-person shooter video games a cause of school attacks? (YES)

Lorelai Slaydon, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

With a sudden flash of anger you hurl your game controller down to the floor as the words “you’ve been defeated” repeat on the screen to what seems like the hundredth time. If you’re a gamer or even casual video game player you’ve done this before.  I know that most of you have thought t...

Are violent, first-person shooter video games a cause of school attacks? (NO)

Avni Kalur, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Video games are misconceived to be the cause of many horrifying recent mass shootings, murders, and other acts of violence. This idea hides the true reason why kids are becoming more violent. Mental illnesses and childhood trauma from bullying are the main reasons why shooters take the lives of so m...

Shaking it up this summer

Shaking it up this summer

Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

In a time of hot weather and sticky desserts, the milkshake is by far my favorite and the cleanest treat of the summertime.  Keeping everything in a cup on the go or even sitting down at your favorite diner, the milkshake is the sweetest delicacy this summer.  Unlike ice cream or froze...

Yo-yo, it’s fro-yo

Yo-yo, it’s fro-yo

Emmy Burrus, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

ooking for a cool summer treat without the extra calories of ice cream? Frozen yogurt is a great alternative. Although this dessert still isn’t very healthy, on a hot summer day who cares? And lucky for us, the East Bay has many different options to choose from. Here’s my list of some of the...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream this upcoming summer break

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream this upcoming summer break

Sabrina Contreras, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

As summer approaches, the only thing that can save us from the scorching sun is ice cream. Lucky for you, I’ve taken my precious time to go ice cream tasting, trying to find the best ice cream around. Being a professional ice cream taster can be exhausting, but someone has to do it, so I stepped...

Science discredits signs

Science discredits signs

Michelle Kuperman, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

 People believe whatever ideas and concepts support their perspective of the world.  As such, many people have differing opinions on astrology,  the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and the influence they have on human affairs and the natural world. ...

Astrology becoming a staple of pop culture

Astrology becoming a staple of pop culture

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Astrology’s recent revival is just another aspect of mainstream culture.   Astrology refers to using details of people’s birth, such as  location, date and time, to construct information about their personality as well as predict aspects of the future.  Although a person’s ...

Star signs fool no one

Ceci Musgrove, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

ns are often viewed by people everywhere, skeptical or not.  Every day I wake up and check my Co-Star app to see if something new is going to affect my day, my relationships with others, or if I should watch out for something I shouldn’t be doing. Like most, I can be skeptical of things I see i...

Earth is warming at an alarming rate

Earth is warming at an alarming rate

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Everyone longs to live in a utopia, but the upsetting reality of the earth is overwhelming as it rapidly drifts away from the perfect world people envision in their minds.  Earth’s climate is dramatically fluctuating, making it difficult for living organisms to coexist with their surroundin...