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Even during the pandemic, women from all over have found ways to celebrate feminism during Women's History Month.

Women are making themselves heard this March

Ridhi Goyal, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

In addition to being the one-year anniversary of the month the world descended into the chaos of a pandemic, March 2021 has also been a cause for solidarity and empowerment: National Women’s History...

Cal High placed 4th in the national Fund the Mission challenge.

Cal High’s American Cancer Society nationally recognized

Cal club places 4th in the country for a fundraising challenge in its first year
Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Cal High’s American Cancer Society has reached great heights in their inaugural year. Through the American Cancer Society (ACS) “Fund the Mission Challenge”, Cal’s ACS gained national recognition...

District figures show that the number of high school and middle school students who earned a F or D in English skyrocketed last fall, compared to the first semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Number of students failing English, math soars with remote learning

High school students failing English jumped 124% during online school last fall
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Too much screen time and a greater difficulty to focus during class aren’t the only problems that have arisen with online learning. The fast growing number of failing students in key academic classes...

Small Specialized Groups (SSGs) have allowed students to return to campus for academic and extracurricular activities since early February.

SSGs bring students back together on campus

Cal High offers new programs to provide students with a sense of normalcy
Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

After almost a year of remote learning, students had a chance to return to campus in February, albeit in a somewhat limited fashion.  Beginning Feb. 8, Cal High offered students the opportunity to...

Cal High's Esports Club will be hosting a

Esports Club hosts school-wide gaming tournament

'Rocket League' event to be streamed in late March
Daphne So, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Cal High gamers should gear up for the first official school-wide tournament they’ve had in a long time. The school’s Esports Club will be hosting a school-wide “Rocket League” tournament on...

The GameStop short squeeze caused a lot of controversy in the stock market and cost some Cal High students money.

Local investors participate in GameStop craze

Robinhood restrictions cost Cal students big money
Saachi Sharma, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Thousands of Reddit users, including Cal High students, united online in mid-January to buy millions of shares of poorly-performing companies such as Gamestop, AMC, and Blackberry. These stocks were...

Senior Maddie Harris, seen here in her promotional TedxCHS poster, is one of the scheduled participants in the new club's speaker series later this month. Harris's talk will focus on how Americans can mend the country's political divide.

Cal welcomes TEDxCHS for the first time

Cal juniors organize the famous educational conference in a virtual format
Andrew Ma, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

After more than half a year of mapping out the big night, perfecting speeches, and reaching out to guest speakers, TEDxCHS will hold its very first event through Zoom on Feb. 13.  The event, which...

An Academic Leadership student tutor demonstrates a math equation via Zoom during student support. Tutors in the new class offer students help in a variety of subjects.

New Academic Leadership class succeeds in virtual environment

Students assist peers through new tutoring services
Brady Horton, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

My heart raced as I entered the Zoom call for Tess Schoenthal's geometry class. I was to lead a group of students through a worksheet and help them with any questions they may have. I felt like many...

Cal teachers express concern about district reopening campuses

Teachers express need for better communication with district
Nima Pendar, Co Photography Editor February 5, 2021

Many Cal High teachers have been concerned that the district is reopening too early and feel as though their thoughts are not being heard nor taken into consideration. “I do not think the district...

The stress of remote learning has taken a toll on many students' mental health.

Students struggle with mental health during remote learning

With school now at home, students attempt to separate work and relaxation
Kylie Thomsen, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

It's another Monday morning and senior Jude Lee sits up and grabs their computer to start their day. They start their first period just like any other student during these times, at their computer staring...

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