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Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Sierra Randel and Isabella Belof, Staff Writers

May 29, 2019

When the stage lights blare and the spotlight focuses on her, Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta knows that despite her apprehension, she can’t let her nerves get the best of her. Miravalles-Calceta, a sophomore at Cal High, has been passionate about singing since the age of three. At  eleven years old, she became more i...

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Tests before finals hurt student performance

Isabella Belof, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Cramming isn’t the ideal way to absorb information, but scheduling tests right before finals week seems to encourage this method of studying.  As the end of the semester approaches this year, it seems too many teachers feel pressured to finish their current unit as quickly as possible. ...

Get ready to roll for initiative with Cal High’s nerdiest teachers

Isabella Belof, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

Action figures are scattered on a large desk and across the windowsill. Posters decorate the walls with artwork of literary references and fantasy. A Harry Potter mug resides on the desk as well, containing pens in a variety of colors.  As soon as students walk into English teacher Devan Manning’...