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

Cal High’s American Cancer Society nationally recognized

Cal club places 4th in the country for a fundraising challenge in its first year
Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer 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...

One day history books will detail all of the unusual year that was 2020. The coronavirus pandemic obviously will headline the strangeness of the year.

How history books will look back on 2020?

Unforgettable year is defined by COVID-19, but presidential election and BLM movement also made an indelible impact
Sami Tripasuri, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

As the future generations peer into their history textbooks, a certain page will catch their attention. This one is different from the rest. It does not show pictures of faces or wars, but instead pictures...

Managing editor Sabrina Contreras documented what she was feeling last year when in-person school was cancelled for initially a few weeks. A year later, students still are not back on campus.

A journal entry from long ago

Managing editor looks back to what she was thinking a year ago when pandemic began
Sabrina Contreras, Co Managing Editor March 12, 2021

A year ago, Cal High students were celebrating an extended spring break. Three weeks off was what everyone thought they needed. Flash forward a year, and we grudgingly open our laptops every morning...

After a year of staring a computer screens in lieu of being in the classroom, many students and teachers are burned out with online learning.

Burning out during quarantine

A year of online learning has created Zoom fatigue for students and teachers alike
Jett Gold, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

March 13, 2020 is a day that every student will remember. Hopes were high as everyone received an email stating that school would not resume until after spring break. Less than a week later, in-person...

Seniors Audrey Zhang, left, and Kaitlyn Perry helped collect food and other supplies for an Interact service project that benefitted the Bay Area Rescue Mission.

Clubs figure out how to keep volunteering in quarantine

Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Volunteering through school service clubs has always been a great way for students to contribute to a better community, especially in times of need like the coronavirus pandemic the world is in right now. Many...

District figures show that the number of high school and middle school students who earned a F or D in English skyrocketed last fall, compared to the first semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Number of students failing English, math soars with remote learning

High school students failing English jumped 124% during online school last fall
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Too much screen time and a greater difficulty to focus during class aren’t the only problems that have arisen with online learning. The fast growing number of failing students in key academic classes...

Small Specialized Groups (SSGs) have allowed students to return to campus for academic and extracurricular activities since early February.

SSGs bring students back together on campus

Cal High offers new programs to provide students with a sense of normalcy
Tyler Lunn, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

After almost a year of remote learning, students had a chance to return to campus in February, albeit in a somewhat limited fashion.  Beginning Feb. 8, Cal High offered students the opportunity to...

Cal High's Esports Club will be hosting a

Esports Club hosts school-wide gaming tournament

'Rocket League' event to be streamed in late March
Daphne So, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Cal High gamers should gear up for the first official school-wide tournament they’ve had in a long time. The school’s Esports Club will be hosting a school-wide “Rocket League” tournament on...

A dozen pages have fallen from the calendar yet students are still at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s already been a year?

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the last day students had in-person instruction on campus
Sri Kotipalli, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

After being stuck at home for nearly 12 months, students have endured the most boring year of our lives. And if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how one of the best possible vacations we...

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The Official Student-Run Newspaper of California High School
issue 5 2020-2021