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Sports world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant

Sports world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant is gone, but his legacy is going nowhere.  Kobe inspired millions throughout his playing career. He constantly showed that the impossible was possible, becoming one of the NBA’s most elite scoring talents just years after being drafted out of high school in 1996 by the Hornets, w...

Anti-Vax movement is clueless

Anti-Vax movement is clueless

Joshua Nichols, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Vaccinations are good.  Right?  Polio, Measles, Mumps, Influenza, Pertussis, Tetanus, HPV, Meningitis, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B are all diseases or illnesses people can be vaccinated against. And while half of them sound like the names of upper echelon Italian fashion brands, it...

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

April 26, 2019

The first day of the NFL draft is in the books, and the Raiders did it again with another head-scratching pick at No. 4 overall, but recovered with two other solids first round selections. The 49ers took the safe, and expected, pick with Nick Bosa, who was considered the top pass rusher and overall pro...

Overpriced, overused, overrated

Overpriced, overused, overrated

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

February 12, 2019

Throughout history, people have always had the desire to be the best: sports, academics, politics, underwater basket weaving, beaver role play, you name it. There is always someone trying to be their best. But when you combine social hierarchy with the need to be the best, you can get only ...

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

It sure is tough being a Raiders fan

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

December 18, 2018

This must be said: The Raiders are the 21st century version of Chernobyl.  Nobody is immune from the intense radiation spewing from this failed blob of a football team.  The Mack trade. The Cooper trade. The Vegas move. The Gruden hiring. And the locker room turmoil have somehow made this...

Legendary Bob Spain leaves Cal High

Legendary Bob Spain leaves Cal High

Josh Nichols and Conan Maron, Staff Writers

November 28, 2018

Damn, we really don’t appreciate someone until he’s gone.  In Cal’s storied history, we’ve never had an administrator transcend all space and time as Bob Spain.  Never have we had a man project his beautiful, gruff voice in a microphone to us during fire drills initiated by “p...

Hey Cal, where’s your enthusiasm?

Hey Cal, where’s your enthusiasm?

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

October 16, 2018

School spirit is missing. Maybe kidnapped, but certainly missing.  School spirit is in need of an Amber Alert, or at least a well organized search party to go find it or whatever’s left of it.  Simply put, students don’t care about school events. Rallies, football games and even *che...