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‘World’s Finest’ Review

Kaitlyn Martin, Staff Writer

March 29, 2016

Two worlds literally collided on Monday during the “Supergirl”’ and “The Flash” crossover hour-long special titled “Worlds Finest” on CBS. During this phenomenal television event, Barry Allen, aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) loses control of his ability to travel through the multiverse ...

District Danceathon for a Cause

Saif Khan, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Leadership is organizing a districtwide, ‘Danceathon’ fundraiser  that will take place on Saturday at the Cal-High event center. All proceeds from the dance will be donated in full to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (UCSF CHO). The event was thought of and planned by junior Drew Mccarthy who...

Thoughts at the Halfway Point

Kyle Tucker, Sports Editor

January 27, 2016

The defending world champions started their season hot, almost like the 2014-2015 season never ended, as they began the season 24-0.   This was due to Stephen Curry’s dazzling play as he averaged 32.1 points per game, making 78 of 181 attempted three pointers, for a three point percentage of 43...

Lousy Officiating a Common Sight in the NFL

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015

  As the 2015 NFL season approaches it’s final quarter, it’s safe to say that officiating has officially hit rock bottom. On the heels of a weekend ridden with botched calls and constant backlash from players and coaches, the NFL and its officiating department are left looking for answers. O...

Mediocrity Becoming Widespread in the NFL

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

Let’s be completely honest here, the quality of play in the NFL this year has been nothing short of disappointing and incredibly mediocre all over. Yes, football is still king in American sports, with TV ratings through the roof on a consistent basis, but the 2015 campaign marks the first time in 25...

The Black Friday food chain

The Black Friday food chain

Ashley Aguado, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

Now that Halloween is over and you have enough candy to last you until next October, it is time to get excited for Thanksgiving! What's not to be of the only holidays where you have to be rolled out of the dining room, and where you have to travel many miles to see your once-a-year relatives, before r...

Poor writing and villains don’t Bond in ‘Spectre’

Poor writing and villains don’t Bond in ‘Spectre’

Hugo Suárez, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015

In this long-anticipated adaptation of Ian Flemming’s 007, “Spectre” stars Daniel Craig as the famous MI6 agent, James Bond, as he goes head-to-head with the titular criminal organization, Spectre. Created by Flemming in his original Bond novels, Spectre hasn’t been seen on film for almost 45...

Week 8: Raiders rollin’, 49ers fading

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

Game Highlights:   Lions @ Chiefs: Detroit continued their miserable season with a 45-10 blowout loss in London at the hands of the Chiefs. Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith threw for 145 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 78 yards and a score. After falling to 1-7 on the year, Lions presi...

The Rundown of Week 7 in the NFL

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

  Week seven of the NFL season showcased how both Bay Areas are going in absolute opposite directions. The Raiders are staying alive in the AFC wild card contention, while the 49ers were embarrassed once again. Oakland has already matched their win total from last year and finally put everything...

Week 6 Gridiron Recap

Brendan Ogburn, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

  Week six of the NFL season provided some very exciting action on the gridiron, as we saw two overtime finishes and a handful of other games that were decided late in the fourth quarter. The 49ers finally got back on track with a victory over the Ravens, and the Lions picked up their first win...