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Cal High junior Jonah Aziz stands in front of Cal High holding his COVID-19 vaccination card.

Cal High students get vaccinated

As the county expands vaccine eligibility, students jump at the chance to receive their shots
Shiphrah Moses, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The days of students sitting through online lectures holed up in their bedrooms are coming to an end. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and a return to normalcy as more and more Cal High students...

Teachers and other adults nationwide have been getting vaccinated for COVID-19. The CDC recently issued a controversial statement indicating it believes schools can reopen safely without all adults getting vaccinated.

Should teachers be vaccinated for schools to open safely?

Many Cal High staff members believe they should, which contradicts the Centers fo Disease Control's statement indicating otherwise
Numa Patel, Guest Writer April 30, 2021

One particular question has raised many controversial discussions between school administrators, teachers, health officials, and members of the general public about reopening schools: Is it vital that...

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available in all 50 states, as more adults get vaccinated everyday.

Vaccine distributions spread throughout the country

Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine broadens to everyone 16 and older
Jett Gold, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Where and when can I get the vaccine? What centers near me offer it? Do I have to go to a huge center or can I go to my local pharmacy? These are all common questions asked over the last couple months...

One day history books will detail all of the unusual year that was 2020. The coronavirus pandemic obviously will headline the strangeness of the year.

How history books will look back on 2020?

Unforgettable year is defined by COVID-19, but presidential election and BLM movement also made an indelible impact
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

As the future generations peer into their history textbooks, a certain page will catch their attention. This one is different from the rest. It does not show pictures of faces or wars, but instead pictures...

Managing editor Sabrina Contreras documented what she was feeling last year when in-person school was cancelled for initially a few weeks. A year later, students still are not back on campus.

A journal entry from long ago

Managing editor looks back to what she was thinking a year ago when pandemic began
Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor March 12, 2021

A year ago, Cal High students were celebrating an extended spring break. Three weeks off was what everyone thought they needed. Flash forward a year, and we grudgingly open our laptops every morning...

After a year of staring a computer screens in lieu of being in the classroom, many students and teachers are burned out with online learning.

Burning out during quarantine

A year of online learning has created Zoom fatigue for students and teachers alike
Jett Gold, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

March 13, 2020 is a day that every student will remember. Hopes were high as everyone received an email stating that school would not resume until after spring break. Less than a week later, in-person...

Seniors Audrey Zhang, left, and Kaitlyn Perry helped collect food and other supplies for an Interact service project that benefitted the Bay Area Rescue Mission.

Clubs figure out how to keep volunteering in quarantine

Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Volunteering through school service clubs has always been a great way for students to contribute to a better community, especially in times of need like the coronavirus pandemic the world is in right now. Many...

A dozen pages have fallen from the calendar yet students are still at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s already been a year?

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the last day students had in-person instruction on campus
Sri Kotipalli, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

After being stuck at home for nearly 12 months, students have endured the most boring year of our lives. And if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how one of the best possible vacations we...

Cal history teachers reflect on the storming of the Capitol

Riots raise concerns over the future of the country
Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

A massive crowd of Trump supporters shocked the world on Jan. 6 by storming the Capitol, impacting not only those who were back in Washington, D.C. but Americans across the country. Looking back on...

Although Bay Area residents can only read and watch the news about the Capitol riots in Washington, D.C., the incident still greatly impacts Bay Area residents more than 2,800 miles away.

Why the Capitol Hill riots matter to youth 3,000 miles away

Ridhi Goyal , Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Sophomore Ayaan Karan began his fourth-period class on Jan. 6 like any other: logging into class, muting his mic, and tuning out a rather boring lecture as he scrolled through Twitter. But just a few...

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