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Students kneel as a form of protest

Students kneel as a form of protest

Anne Syed, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s form of protest has inspired various high school students in the Bay Area to follow his lead and express their own beliefs. At the beginning of August 2016, Kaepernick made the decision to kneel during the National Anthem to fight against...

Should Americans be allowed to take a knee during the National Anthem?

Should Americans be allowed to take a knee during the National Anthem?

Siena Sharpe and Tyler Peck

November 7, 2017


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YES Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “A time comes where silence is betrayal.”  In a time where racial prejudice and oppression of specific groups are on the rise, King’s words encourage those with a voice to reach out and take a stand for others.   In 2016, former San Franci...

Senior reflects about struggle with anxiety

Emma Hall, Managing Editor

October 2, 2017


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My life is a lot more than just GPA, test scores, and my high school transcript.  That’s the valuable lesson  I learned by the end of my sophomore year.  I have had chronic anxiety since as long as I could remember. And with the combination of my OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder),...

Teachers implement meditation in class

Teachers implement meditation in class

Sam Campopiano, Assistant Editor

October 2, 2017


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As 30 nervous students walk into Scott Hodges’ AP US History class on a test day, they sit down, take out a pencil, and close their eyes.   Hodges then leads his students through a calming, five minute meditation.  This routine is not only being used by Hodges but also by other teachers...

Suicide rates among teens increasing

Vidhima Shetty and Jasmine Wu

October 2, 2017


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Over the years, teen suicide rates have been on the rise and it is important for students to become better informed about the subject, especially since September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens, according to the Centers of Disease Control...

Poor mental health is an ongoing issue the school is addressing

Siena Sharpe, Assistant Editor

October 2, 2017


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Cal High is making an effort to destigmatize the subject of mental health by spreading awareness among high schoolers. For some teenagers, mental issues such as anxiety, depression and stress consume their daily lives, making it difficult to focus on school work and social activities.  Other...

Art makes memories with project

Art makes memories with project

Ariel Chow, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Art is not only a way for people to express themselves, but it’s also a way to give back to people and spread kindness. This past month, 11 students from Art 3 and AP Art have participated in the Memory Project to learn about different cultures and help children in other parts of the world feel...

Cal choir jazzes it up

Ilene Morrisette, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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Cal High has a new choir, and  it’s pretty jazzy. Started at the beginning of the school year, the choir currently consists of 14 people.  The jazz choir will join the school’s other choral programs tonight for a farewell concert in the theater from 6-9 p.m. The jazz choir was...

Next Lana goes to Cal

Next Lana goes to Cal

Gabby Reid, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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Is Maren Callaway a junior at Cal High or an indie princess? The local musician happens to be both. Callaway just released her second, self-produced album in March titled “Cloudy Blue,” and it’s currently available on iTunes and Spotify. The album is definitely different than her first album,...

Every 15 Minutes saves teens lives

Every 15 Minutes saves teens lives

Iris Kang, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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Everybody knows that “15 minutes can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance.”  But many are unaware that in those same 15 minutes a teenager dies from drunk or distracted driving. Students at Cal High became increasingly aware of this fact this month through the school-wide program...

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