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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ brings new hope

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ brings new hope

Cameron Harris, News Lite Editor

December 15, 2017

“Star Wars” is back this week with the latest installment, “The Last Jedi.” As per usual with large releases like this I bought ten tickets over a month in advance. I love “Star Wars.” It has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and has had a profound impact on how I observe...

District proposing significant changes

District proposing significant changes

Cameron Harris and Brian Nakajima

November 7, 2017

Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s vision for sweeping changes at Cal High and other secondary schools in the district, is so far being met with resistance from students, teachers and parents. At an Oct. 24 meeting, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education heard many parent and...

Staff speaks out about UC Berkeley protests

UC Berkeley protests turn violent.

Josh Iversen, Kat LeTran, Cameron Harris, and Kiley Borba

February 3, 2017

The events that took place at UC Berkeley Wednesday night were simply embarrassing. The violence and hate exhibited by rioters on campus was repulsive and cannot be tolerated. I will never support speaker Milo Yiannopoulos and his oppressive political views, but I will always support the right that h...

There are great expectations for ‘Rogue One’

The latest Star Wars film, “Rogue One,” opens tonight. All members of the cast are new to the Star Wars universe.

Cameron Harris, News Lite Editor

December 20, 2016

As December rolls around again, trees become bare, wind turns icy, and of course, another Star Wars movie is to be released tonight. After last year’s success of “The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One” has high expectations from both critics and the general public. There have already been varying...

Cal Alumni involved in assault

Cameron Harris and Ingrid Lam

November 7, 2016

San Ramon was recently shocked by the vicious assault of Casey Pletz, a professional snowboarder and former Cal High student. Pletz was attacked on Oct. 14 at 11:55 p.m. by four teenagers, including one Cal High graduate and at least one other boy who used to attend Cal. The alleged attacker...

Cal High says goodbye to 4 teachers

Biology teacher Julie Bitnoff, hanging with her skeleton friend, will remember her three-plus decades at Cal fondly.

Cameron Harris, Jessica Yuan, Patrick Rettig, and Rebekah Cha

June 3, 2016

Julie Bitnoff is retiring this year after 32 ½ years at Cal. She previously taught at Pine Valley Middle School, but moved to Cal during the second semester in the 1983-1984 school year as her goal was to teach at the high school level. Bitnoff’s favorite memories are of the students and staff...

Downtown San Ramon to be completed in 2018

Downtown San Ramon to be completed in 2018

Brittany Jimena and Cameron Harris

March 15, 2016

In spring of 2007, the city of San Ramon officially approved and finalized the building of a new City Center on about 40 acres located at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon. Though demolition of an old office park just west of the intersection is nearly complete, it will not...

Droning is about to get a lot more fun

Alcoholic Anonymous' are about to welcome some new robotic, alcoholic-driven flying members into their support system.

Cameron Harris, News Lite Editor

February 8, 2016

Amazon delivers everything. Well, not everything, but they are getting closer. Alcoholic beverages are now being delivered by Amazon. Choose your one hour delivery for an extra eight dollars, or just wait two hours for no delivery fee. The question is, why hasn’t Amazon used their most powerful...

Disney, Target, and an intergalactic AAA

Cameron Harris, News Lite Editor

December 7, 2015

Ever since I watched the “Star Wars” movies, I have loved them. The acting may not be perfect, but the action and plot make up for it. I remember how every time my family would go on roadtrips I would demand that we bring the films. So naturally, I am extremely excited for the new trilogy coming...

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