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As always, 2021’s Super Bowl event provided its viewers with a series of engaging and iconic commercials.

Top 20 commercials from the Super Bowl LV

Nimisa Panda, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

The last year has been a series of firsts: first year of worldwide lockdowns, first year of online schooling, first year of not being able to see friends, and first year of a Super Bowl without a packed...

Seniors give their take on the best classes at Cal

Shannah Saul and Jaida Baker, Staff Writers February 25, 2021

Second semester is well underway, which means it’s time for the annual class selection frenzy. To make things even more difficult, almost three quarters of students will have spent less than a full year...

Students need a break from the stress of online school.

A mental health day is definitely needed for students

Asiyah Ally, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Mental health. I either just intrigued you, bored you, or scared you off. Mental health seems to be a touchy subject that everyone is talking about lately, especially those involved with high school students.  Many...

Cal history teachers reflect on the storming of the Capitol

Riots raise concerns over the future of the country
Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

A massive crowd of Trump supporters shocked the world on Jan. 6 by storming the Capitol, impacting not only those who were back in Washington, D.C. but Americans across the country. Looking back on...

Senior Maddie Harris, seen here in her promotional TedxCHS poster, is one of the scheduled participants in the new club's speaker series later this month. Harris's talk will focus on how Americans can mend the country's political divide.

Cal welcomes TEDxCHS for the first time

Cal juniors organize the famous educational conference in a virtual format
Andrew Ma, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

After more than half a year of mapping out the big night, perfecting speeches, and reaching out to guest speakers, TEDxCHS will hold its very first event through Zoom on Feb. 13.  The event, which...

An Academic Leadership student tutor demonstrates a math equation via Zoom during student support. Tutors in the new class offer students help in a variety of subjects.

New Academic Leadership class succeeds in virtual environment

Students assist peers through new tutoring services
Brady Horton, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

My heart raced as I entered the Zoom call for Tess Schoenthal's geometry class. I was to lead a group of students through a worksheet and help them with any questions they may have. I felt like many...

Cal teachers express concern about district reopening campuses

Teachers express need for better communication with district
Nima Pendar, Co Photography Editor February 5, 2021

Many Cal High teachers have been concerned that the district is reopening too early and feel as though their thoughts are not being heard nor taken into consideration. “I do not think the district...

The stress of remote learning has taken a toll on many students' mental health.

Students struggle with mental health during remote learning

With school now at home, students attempt to separate work and relaxation
Kylie Thomsen, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

It's another Monday morning and senior Jude Lee sits up and grabs their computer to start their day. They start their first period just like any other student during these times, at their computer staring...

COVID-19 has changed the way people are celebrating Valentine's Day.

Students figure out new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day amid pandemic

Spirit days, Singing Valentines, and dates move to a virtual format
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

In a normal year, students would be preparing for what February is most known for: Valentine’s Day and the celebration of love and affection with those they care about. This day has always been much...

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Issue 4 2020-2021