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‘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...

Art makes memories with project

Art makes memories with project

Ariel Chow, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Art is not only a way for people to express themselves, but it’s also a way to give back to people and spread kindness. This past month, 11 students from Art 3 and AP Art have participated in the Memory Project to learn about different cultures and help children in other parts of the world feel...

Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Schedule policy lets seniors leave

Josh Iversen, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A new district policy will allow next year’s seniors to leave campus before fifth and/or sixth period if they have already completed enough credits to graduate. This change comes at a time when the campus is more crowded than ever. Cal High staff anticipates an increase of about 70 more students...

Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

Soda crusade switches up Cal campus

Shirin Afrakhteh, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A handful of students decided to gather and end an injustice that they believe has plagued Cal High for years: the quality of school lunches. Students have taken matters into their own hands by collecting Switch sparkling juice that come with the school lunch and storing them in lockers as a form...

Day of Silence now part of Pride Week

Day of Silence now part of Pride Week

Christine Lee, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

For the first time ever, Cal High’s Gender Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA) and leadership have partnered up to create Pride Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness for the equality of members in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community.  Pride Week, which took place...

Students grapple with stress on a regular basis

Students grapple with stress on a regular basis

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It was 5 a.m. by the time junior Justin Lin went to sleep after finally finishing his presentation for his AP Language and Composition class. Sadly, this was not uncommon for Lin. On average, Lin goes to sleeps around 3 a.m. because of the strenuous homework load of five AP classes.  The sleep...

AP tests see a price hike this year

AP tests see a price hike this year

Julia Tjan, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Everyone knows what time of the year it is when the 5 Steps to a 5, Princeton Review, and Crash Course books come out. That’s right, it’s AP test time.  The pressure not only to pass but to get a 5 starts to emanate not only from parents with high expectations but from the students themselves.  The...

Student interviews Justice Ginsberg

Student interviews Justice Ginsberg

Patrick Rettig, Editor in Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Most students groan when they have research papers, especially when the topic is as mundane as the Supreme Court.  But not for junior Brytney Lee.  When Lee was assigned a paper on Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she decided to give the 84-year-old justice a call...

Little Rock Nine member speaks to district

Little Rock Nine member speaks to district

Sarah Chi, Opinions Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Sixty years ago, Dr. Terrence Roberts was a high school student living in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Following the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education that declared segregation unconstitutional in schools, Roberts and eight other classmates volunteered to attend the formerly all-white...

School eliminates Adv. English 9, World Geo

School eliminates Adv. English 9, World Geo

Brian Nakajima, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Because the district is embracing an open access policy for all high school classes, Cal High has decided to eliminate Advanced English 9 and Advanced World Geography next year. Advanced English 10 will continued to exist next year, but its future is uncertain beyond that. Assistant Principal Crystal...

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