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The Wadi Rum desert in Jordan served as one of many filming locations for the science fiction film, “Dune,” which is ranked among the top 10 films of 2021 by staff writer Hallie Chong.

‘Dune’ rides the sand to success

Alice Oh, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

With excellent cinematography, eye-catching graphics, and eerie music, the production of “Dune” exceeds expectations.  The plot and character development, however, are shallow in comparison to...

Ethnic studies teacher Benjamin Andersen walks among his students, who are learning about the different histories and cultures of people of color in the first year class.

New ethnic studies class engages students

Alice Oh, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Cal High’s new ethnic studies class is encouraging students to make a major impact on campus and in the San Ramon community as a whole. The class unpacks the intersectionality of the histories, cultures...

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