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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


Filed under A&E

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

These fantastic films will rock you

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under A&E

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?

Should race be considered in college apps?

Jenna Lyons and Ceci Musgrove

October 16, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

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

Cal High language classes embrace art

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under A&E

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

Netflix and cheat

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News Lite

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, Fashion Columnist

February 15, 2017


Filed under A&E

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

‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a success

Jenna Lyons, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016


Filed under A&E

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


Filed under A&E

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

Bomber jackets explode into the mainstream

Jenna Lyons, Fashion columnist

September 29, 2016


Filed under A&E

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...

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