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What do you mean my holiday sweater is ugly? That’s the point!

What do you mean my holiday sweater is ugly? That’s the point!

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Ugly Christmas sweaters are the trend that anyone from Instagram models to your grandpa can get on board with. It’s that time of year again: ugly sweaters are popping up in stores, and I am hella excited. They are one of the best trends seen all year. The sweaters are super cozy, make for a good...

Game smashed by online leak

Game smashed by online leak

Ilene Morrisette, A&E Editor

December 18, 2018

Any secrecy surrounding Nintendo’s newest game was recently smashed to pieces. Though “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” was released on Dec. 7, the entire game was leaked online during Thanksgiving weekend. Many online sites began to share their copy of the game for download with a majority of these...

International Collabs

International Collabs

Michelle Nguyen, Graphics Co-Editor

November 28, 2018

Music has its unique way of spreading a message. By staying true to oneself, an artist can sincerely com- municate with the music they pour their hearts into. Language doesn’t matter. People will know when a song is good or not when they hear it. International artists are join- ing tog...

These fantastic films will rock you

These fantastic films will rock you

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

The wizarding world is back, so ready your wallets. The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” chronology, “Crimes of Grindelwald” comes out on Friday. In this sequel, the notorious villain, Grindelwald, is rising in power and is planning to take over the muggle world with his ar...

It’s Oscar baiting time: do it for the tropes

It’s Oscar baiting time: do it for the tropes

Irene Kao, Artist

November 28, 2018

Nowadays, it seems that many movies that are released this time of year are made just to win an Oscar. The question is whether these movies are being made for the sake of art or if they are created to win awards. Oscar baiting is an industry all by itself. Even getting a single Oscar nomination...

Kiernan Hanson sets the stage

Kiernan Hanson sets the stage

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Co-Editor

October 16, 2018

Kiernan Hanson started performing musical theatre in middle school, and six years later he is still at center stage.  Being one of the only two boys performing main roles at I Can Do That Theatre Company, Hanson, a senior, is now on stage every day of the week. “Theatre is my home, the st...

Zoe Medlin’s art displayed in D.C.

Zoe Medlin’s art displayed in D.C.

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Vibrant colors fill junior Zoe Alyse Medlin’s world as she paints her life, one stroke at a time.  Medlin, a self-taught artist who takes her passion for art outside of school, regularly creates paintings that are representative of ideas or experiences that interest her.    Last ye...

Theater 4 goes Hollywood

Theater 4 goes Hollywood

Sierra Randel, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Lights, camera, action!  With the addition of a Theater Arts 4 class at Cal High, students passionate about drama can now pursue a more advanced level of acting and receive the opportunity to take acting classes in Hollywood. Unlike other theater classes offered at Cal, the new class allo...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ excites

Ilene Morrisette, A&E Editor

October 16, 2018

 You walk out of the elevator and into the hallway. It’s cold, dank, and empty.  Corruption and depression permeate the polluted city air. You are about to embark on your first mission in the year 2077.  “Cyberpunk 2077” is a first-person role-playing video game set 59 years in th...

‘Deadpool 2,’ now in theaters, not on Cable

‘Deadpool 2,’ now in theaters, not on Cable

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Warning: This review contains spoilers from the first Deadpool movie, which, if you’re reading a review about “Deadpool 2,” you should have seen the first movie by now.  With the success of Marvel’s new installment of the Avengers franchise, “Infinity War Part 1”, expectations fo...