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Zack Innamorati, right, takes control of his opponent during a recent Cal High wrestling meet.

Wrestling team starts the year with fighting spirit

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor December 21, 2021

This year’s wrestling team is filled with a lot of new faces. Senior captain Josh Peralta said the men’s team started off with 50 members but the number has since been whittled down to 20, which...

NBA arenas are expected to back at full capacity this season as the NBA returns to its first full 82-game season in three years.

NBA tips off full 82-game season for first time in 3 years

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

For the first time in three seasons, the NBA is going to return to its normal 82-game schedule. With the last two years having shortened schedules because of COVID-19, a return to the norm for the NBA...

Actor Simu Liu speaks at San Diego Comic Con in July before the release of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”.

New Marvel film adds to representation in MCU

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor October 15, 2021

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, introduces a plethora of firsts for the films. Set in the “post-snap” timeline after the events...

New district guidelines for athletes and coaches now require only members of indoor sports, such as the girls volleyball team, to provide proof of vaccination or submit to twice-weekly COVID 19 tests. The district initially indicated that all athletes must follow these guidelines.

District quickly changes COVID guidelines for athletes, coaches

Tanner Curtis and Eli Mayerson, Sports Editors September 24, 2021

Two days after announcing that all athletes and coaches must provide proof of vaccination or submit to twice weekly COVID-19 testing, the district reversed course on Tuesday and changed its guidelines...

2021 NBA playoffs set to be a wild ride

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor May 22, 2021

With the new play-in tournament wrapping up Friday night with the heartbreaking Warriors’ defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies, all seeds are finally set, and the NBA playoffs will finally begin this weekend....

Warriors-Lakers game highlights NBA’s inaugural play-in tournament

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor May 17, 2021

With the NBA’s shortened COVID-19 season coming to a close, the postseason is here.  But this season - which was reduced to 72 games - the NBA added a completely new gimmick, inspired by last season’s...

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, which had its first season stream on Disney+, brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe back to the basics of an action-packed show that hits deeper than a few huge explosions.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ returns Marvel to roots of thrilling action

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor April 14, 2021

Warning: minor spoilers ahead. While “WandaVision” introduced Marvel fans to an entirely new kind of show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” brings the MCU back to the basics of an action-packed...

Cal High placed 4th in the national Fund the Mission challenge.

Cal High’s American Cancer Society nationally recognized

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor March 24, 2021

Cal High’s American Cancer Society has reached great heights in their inaugural year. Through the American Cancer Society (ACS) “Fund the Mission Challenge”, Cal’s ACS gained national recognition...

WandaVision released its first few episodes on Disney+ on Jan 15.

There’s a new age in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor February 3, 2021

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), 2021 is going to be a year to remember forever. After “Spider-Man: Far From Home” wrapped up Phase 3 in the MCU, a phase that began in 2016 with...

The world’s response to COVID-19 has mixed results

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor December 18, 2020

News first broke of a “pneumonia of unknown cause” on Dec. 31, 2019, when a small media outlet from Wuhan, China, issued a statement on this new virus, alerting the World Health Organization and the...

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