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‘Blade Runner 2049’ is fantastic and new

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is fantastic and new

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive, Showcase

In 1982, Ridley Scott amazed and puzzled audiences with his science-fiction cult classic “Blade Runner.” And now, similar to every movie that was popular in the ’80s, its sequel has finally arrived. “Blade Runner 2049” is given to us by one of the most talented modern directors, Denis Villeneuve...

Student sprayed by fire extinguisher improving

Student sprayed by fire extinguisher improving

John Symank, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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A junior boy was back to school and doing better after being sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher last Friday afternoon. The boy, who is not being named because he is the victim of a possible crime, said he was walking to his class on the second floor of the main building, when he saw the...

‘It’ satisfies but has the audience wanting more

‘It’ satisfies but has the audience wanting more

Matt Martinez, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase

The highly anticipated film “It” based on Stephen King’s bible of terror was finally released, and everybody wants to know if it lives up to the hype.  First off, yes, the film is very well made and entertaining, and it will likely please a majority of viewers. “It” follows a group of soci...

Marijuana ban erupts conversation

Marijuana ban erupts conversation

Josh Choi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


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The San Ramon City Council voted on April 25 to ban outdoor marijuana cultivation, marijuana delivery services and the opening of any marijuana businesses, medical or recreational, within city limits. But the private and indoor cultivation of weed is still permitted in the city, but only up to six plant...

Opening the door to children’s theater

Opening the door to children’s theater

Jenna Baner, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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The audience of children’s theater is a tougher crowd than one might think. Well, that is if the children are in fourth grade. Kindergarteners will laugh at mostly anything. The Cal High drama department puts on at least one children’s play every year. As a member of Theater 2 last year and T...

Cal High’s ‘Baby with the Bathwater’ succeeds.

Cal High’s ‘Baby with the Bathwater’ succeeds.

Rhea Saini, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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Never before have Cal High students witnessed such raunchy, dark, and vulgar humor as seen Friday night in “Baby with the Bathwater.” There were jokes about babies getting run over by buses, mothers popping anti depressants like there's no tomorrow, and sexual innuendos so risqué that mothers ...

Staff speaks out about our government in action

Staff speaks out about our government in action

Patrick Rettig and Gabby Reid

February 17, 2017


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What an eventful and stressful week Cal High. On a national scale, a week has never given me so much anxiety, but then again I find myself saying that pretty much every week for the last month. By the way congratulations to the Trump administration for surviving its first month. You guys really de...

The red carpet rolls out for these upcoming movies

Anna Cooper, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive

The curtains have fallen on 2016, and Hollywood is ready to bring their game for 2017. The Silver Screen better be ready because these films are bound to be box office hits. “Wonder Woman”             The next installment in the DC franch...

Staff speaks out about UC Berkeley protests

Staff speaks out about UC Berkeley protests

Josh Iversen, Kat LeTran, Cameron Harris, and Kiley Borba

February 3, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase

The events that took place at UC Berkeley Wednesday night were simply embarrassing. The violence and hate exhibited by rioters on campus was repulsive and cannot be tolerated. I will never support speaker Milo Yiannopoulos and his oppressive political views, but I will always support the right that h...

Obama’s Legacy

Obama’s Legacy

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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Today is inauguration day, the day of the peaceful passing of power.  Today marks the end of an eight-year Obama administration, and it is a good time to reflect on President Obama’s achievements. For the last eight years, President Obama has been a courageous and hard-working president. &nbs...

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