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The stressful, terrifying game of Assassins

The stressful, terrifying game of Assassins

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

I live everyday in constant fear, afraid that it could very well be my last day. I cannot walk down the street or to school without looking over my shoulder every three seconds. Why did I pay $15 to feel like this?  It is that time of the year where seniors suit up for the most intense battl...

The shame of failing a driving permit test

Kate Hong, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Picture this: You’re driving to school in a brand new car. A Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Corvette, you name it. When you pull up to school, all of your friends stare at your new, hot ride in jealousy.  Except you’re not driving a new car, and never will. Why, you ask? It’s because it’s the day you...

Overpriced, overused, overrated

Overpriced, overused, overrated

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Throughout history, people have always had the desire to be the best: sports, academics, politics, underwater basket weaving, beaver role play, you name it. There is always someone trying to be their best. But when you combine social hierarchy with the need to be the best, you can get only ...

Looking for fun? You won’t find it in San Ramon

Looking for fun? You won’t find it in San Ramon

Izzy Belof and Conan Maron, Staff Writers

February 12, 2019

Living in the Bay Area means living a life full of vibrant activ- ity, and with San Ramon being in such close proximity to San Francisco, there should be a multitude of interesting things to do in this city. OK, not really. There’s literal- ly nothing to do. But out of the doldrums of bore...

The Ultimate Guide to 2018’s best memes

The Ultimate Guide to 2018’s best memes

Aidan Trejo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

This glorious year of memes is coming to end, which means in the spirit of Buzzfeed, WatchMojo, or one of those other pointless lists on the internet, it’s time to review the dankest memes of 2018.  10. Presidential Alert   A meme that aged like fine wine this year was the presidential alert. Once President ...

Boba Guys line is not ‘tapiokay’

Ananya Nag, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

With the opening of San Ramon’s new City Center, one spot within the shopping center that is sure to remain popular is San Francisco’s renowned Boba Guys. While every other store seems to have few visitors but the employees themselves, the line at Boba Guys extends a good distance from the cafe...

Legendary Bob Spain leaves Cal High

Legendary Bob Spain leaves Cal High

Josh Nichols and Conan Maron, Staff Writers

November 28, 2018

Damn, we really don’t appreciate someone until he’s gone.  In Cal’s storied history, we’ve never had an administrator transcend all space and time as Bob Spain.  Never have we had a man project his beautiful, gruff voice in a microphone to us during fire drills initiated by “p...

Your ultimate guide to Black Friday survival

Your ultimate guide to Black Friday survival

Andrew Sousa, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

Within a week, the doors of stores nationwide will open up, serving as the battleground for the annual warfare known as Black Friday.  With the opening of doors, people swarm into the nearest Walmart or Target, desperate to get their hands on the lower prices of the newest Xbox or Nintendo Swit...

Hey Cal, where’s your enthusiasm?

Hey Cal, where’s your enthusiasm?

Josh Nichols, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

School spirit is missing. Maybe kidnapped, but certainly missing.  School spirit is in need of an Amber Alert, or at least a well organized search party to go find it or whatever’s left of it.  Simply put, students don’t care about school events. Rallies, football games and even *che...

Ultimate guide to being a bystander

Ultimate guide to being a bystander

Sabrina Contreras, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Fights are a tradition at Cal High that have brought many students together, both physically and emotionally.  When a fight breaks out, everyone puts their differences aside to experience the breathtaking spectacle. Not to mention unearthing the details of the fight afterward.  Whether i...