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The Ups and Downs of NFL Week 3

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Week three of the NFL season provided no shortage of surprises and head scratchers, from Brandon Marshall’s lateral-turned-fumble to the Rams accidentally lighting their field on fire during pregame introductions. But once again, we are left with a few very talented teams - Ravens, Saints and Lions ...

Expect the Unexpected

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

As Week 3 of the NFL season approaches, let’s take a look back at a very wacky Week 2, with many unexpected storylines and outcomes. Injuries were a very common theme across the league this past week, with quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Tony Romo both going down, running backs Eddie Lacy and Tevin Cole...

Football is back, baby!

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

Football is back, with upsets and rookies galore! Here are the top storylines for Week 1 of the NFL. The St. Louis Rams took down the defending conference champions, Seattle Seahawks, in an overtime thriller. In a decision that was about seven months too late, the Seahawks give the ball to Marshaw...

On the Efficacy and Need of Monday Schools

Neel Baronia, Guest Writer

May 13, 2015


Filed under Breaking News Ticker, Online Exclusive

Monday schools are like magistrate-run courts. They try to make it seem serious, but in reality everyone just walks away with some form of discipline that’s enough to irk you, but not enough to actually change your behavior in any way. The similarities between high school correctional programs and...

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Expect to be spellbound by musical

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015


Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Spring. S-P-R-I-N-G. Spring. Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers, pastel colors, allergies and bees. More specifically, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Cal High’s first musical in five years where the choir, drama and band departments collaborate for this show. This...

Home is where the heart is

Chandni Mistry, Features Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under Breaking News Ticker, Online Exclusive

“Home” is a DreamWorks animated movie about small purple aliens called Boovs who come to inhabit Earth after fleeing from their enemy, the Gorgs. The movie will be released in theaters on Friday, March 27, but I had the chance to attend a pre-screening on Saturday, March 14. Captain Smek (Steve...

Comedic delights in Multiplex

Comedic delights in Multiplex

Michelle Wang, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News Ticker, Online Exclusive

“Multiplex” was hilarious, witty, meaningful, well-directed, and pretty much everything that constitutes an exceptional play. Performed Feb. 12-13 in the school theater, “Multiplex” was the Play Production class’s first performance of the year. The performance also included monologues, scenes...

Imagine Dragons nothing more than “Smoke + Mirrors”

Imagine Dragons nothing more than “Smoke + Mirrors”

Sarah Chi, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News Ticker, Online Exclusive

The continued silence from American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons has finally ended after three years as their second studio album, “Smoke + Mirrors,” was released on Feb. 17. But high expectations fans had after the Las Vegas band’s breakout debut “Night Changes,” which featured...

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is a sad setback

‘The SpongeBob Movie’ is a sad setback

Noah Thompson, Media Editor

February 9, 2015


Filed under A&E, Online Exclusive, Showcase

America’s favorite little yellow sponge hit theaters on Friday in his latest film, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Unfortunately, the film is a major disappointment. It was frankly horrifying to watch what Hollywood has done to the beloved nautical creature our generation has grown...

Controversy swirls during first week of Assassins game

Erin Fox, Managing Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

It’s been only a few days since the annual game Assassins began for more than 200 Cal High seniors, but controversy is already swirling on campus with school administrators and in the game among its participants. Principal Sarah Wondolowski sent an email to parents on Thursday referring to the game...

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