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“Among Us”: saving 2020 one emergency meeting at a time

The newest hit game, Among Us, has formed many friendships and broken several more. Jelly beans run around, do tasks, and avoid getting killed as they vote players off the ship.
November 4, 2020

If there’s one phrase every student recognizes right now, it’s this: red sus. From game maker Innersloth, “Among Us” is shaping up to be one of 2020’s biggest phenomenona. Though the game...

No more COVID restrictions for teens!

Life’s been hard during the pandemic, especially on teens in affluent communities.
What do scientists know anyway? Students know what they're doing
November 4, 2020

Have you ever just found yourself sitting inside your pretty nice house in San Ramon holding your nice, new iPhone and being bored all day because of the coronavirus pandemic? Are you sitting around...

Online schooling has brought out a whole different side of us

Adapting to remote learning has been a challenge for all of us, but some people have chosen to cope in unique ways...
Unfortunately, the side shouldn't always be shown on Zoom and Google Meets
November 4, 2020

Google Meet and Zoom recently faced some new security features from the district to keep unwarranted that happened earlier in the year out of classes. Those changes may be working, but they’re not...

Officials downplay COVID-19, then proceed to get COVID-19

President Trump removing his mask in front of cameras on the White House balcony three days after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
November 4, 2020

President Trump and others catch the coronavirus - was it ironic or inevitable? With all the turmoil going on in day-to-day life, it's difficult to find humor in some situations.  In normal...

Letter from the football gods

With the NFL seeing a heavily monitored and somewhat successful restart to their regular season, injuries have been piling up. On Oct. 11, the Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott was wheeled off the field after a gruesome ankle fracture during a Week 5 game against the Giants.
November 4, 2020

Dear Football Fans,  It is our favorite time of year. So many healthy ACL’s to feast on. A seemingly endless bounty of untouched, Achilles tendons. So many unbruised hip flexors. Can you smell...

Lunch is taken away and replaced with a second breakfast

Cal High students have found themselves sitting down to lunch at 11:05 a.m. since the district implemented its new schedule.
District moves lunch to 11:05. Students respond, ‘Say what?’
October 26, 2020

The school district has once again blessed us with yet another change to the way online schooling works. Did it somehow manage to make it easier to get into contact with counselors or demand all teachers...

Schoolloop giveth, Schoolloop taketh away… Schoolloop giveth once more?

Just when you thought it was safe to check your grades again, Schoolloop returns with a vengeance and tempts students to their
September 28, 2020

It was the night of Aug. 10. Summer break lurched toward its end, the coronavirus pandemic continued to rage, and full time virtual school drew closer and closer each day. Thousands of Cal High students,...

The totally normal student support period

What are students actually doing during student support? Who knows, but it's certainly not a massive underground video games competition.
September 28, 2020

Nothing at all is happening in student support. Nope, not a single thing. Ever.  Everyone knows what student support is. A time to get in contact with your teachers. A time for work and discussion....

NYU says “Lunch on me!” then forgets its wallet

NYU students who were forced to quarantine were served everything from watermelon salad with chicken to moldy fruit to soggy bread. Yum.
September 28, 2020

Are you thinking of going to college in New York? Do you enjoy moldy fruit? If so, I have just the school for you. Come down to NYU, aka NoYumforU, where you can experience plain loaves of soggy bread...

Can the class of 2020 please speak to this year’s manager?

Can the class of 2020 please speak to this year's manager?
May 29, 2020

Well Class of 2020, here we are. We made it to the end of the road. And boy, what a rocky road it’s been.  We’ve dealt with crazy teachers, AP testing disasters, fire alarms, shooting threats,...

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