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Annika Lister making a big impact

Annika Lister prepares to throw the shot put in a meet against Monte Vista. She would end up with the best shot put distance of anyone in the meet with a throw of 30 feet, 2 inches.

Cameron McKeon and Jenna Lyons, Staff Writers

May 2, 2019

Junior Annika Lister is quickly becoming Cal High’s next track star.  Lister has been on the track team since freshman year, participating and shining in both shot put and discus. “She’s a natural team leader and works really hard every day,” senior teammate Allie Banducci said. Th...

What do you mean my holiday sweater is ugly? That’s the point!

What do you mean my holiday sweater is ugly? That's the point!

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Ugly Christmas sweaters are the trend that anyone from Instagram models to your grandpa can get on board with. It’s that time of year again: ugly sweaters are popping up in stores, and I am hella excited. They are one of the best trends seen all year. The sweaters are super cozy, make for a good...

These fantastic films will rock you

Eddie Redmayne reprises his role as Newt Scamander in the newest installment of the

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

The wizarding world is back, so ready your wallets. The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” chronology, “Crimes of Grindelwald” comes out on Friday. In this sequel, the notorious villain, Grindelwald, is rising in power and is planning to take over the muggle world with his ar...

Should race be considered in college apps?

Jenna Lyons and Ceci Musgrove

October 16, 2018

YES:  SAT score, GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essays. Should a student’s race be grouped with these as criteria for getting into college? Over the summer, previously made guidelines that promoted the consideration of race on applications were removed, meaning universities are...

Cal High language classes embrace art

Claude Monet's 1868

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

Both the French and Chinese classes have been turning to art exhibits to further their study of the history and culture of their language. On Monday April 17, Cal High’s French classes headed to San Francisco to admire the art of one of the most famous French painters, Claude Monet. Students...

Netflix and cheat

By watching a show without your partner you risk both your relationship and your life.

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Imagine a world where every Netflix and chill session is built on lies. Betrayed, hurt, jealous. These are just some of the emotions one feels after becoming a victim of the worst dating felony possible: Netflix cheating. You may be wondering: What exactly is Netflix cheating?  It is the act...

Pawsh: Cal High’s Fashion Column

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

As we enter the new year, there are many trends being left behind in 2016. It’s time to put away the sharpies, because “Instagram eyebrows” are out. This trend of over-lining and then completely filling in brows is being replaced by a more natural approach. In the new technique, the brows...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a success

Newt Scamander (Eddy Redmayne)  explores New York City in search for his lost magical beasts in “Fantastic Beasts.”

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016

For wizards and muggles alike, the waiting is over.  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is here, and it does not disappoint. The highly anticipated spin-off of the Harry Potter series, starring Eddie Redmayne, premiered on Nov. 18.  Set in 1920s New York City, it follows...

Who will win the golden glory at next Oscars?

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Oscar season is upon us, and this year there are plenty of movies to add to your must-see list. The next few months will be a whirlwind of nomination announcements and award shows. Fans and critics are already making predictions about movie nominations. The most recent movie that has been grabbing...

Bomber jackets explode into the mainstream

Junior Iris Kang modeling off her stylish bomber jacket.

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

Is it cold out? Want to look stylish with minimal effort? Just love being comfy and warm? If you answered yes to these questions, then bomber jackets are for you. While sweatshirts are great for a comfortable and warm outfit, they’re hardly the most fashionable option. Of course, you could always...