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Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Kate Hong, A&E Editor

May 29, 2019

Every May, high school students nationwide stress out over taking Advanced Placement exams for their AP classes.  For many students who take these test, the question arises: Is it worth it? AP tests are not worth the time and trouble because they create undue stress and results often don...

School faced with even more threats

Christine Oh, Vidhima Shetty, Kate Hong and Rachel Pak, Staff Writers

May 28, 2019

A series of four shooting threats targeting Cal High this month have shaken students and staff and resulted in the lowest attendance in school history. San Ramon police and the FBI continue to investigate threats that led to about 80 percent of Cal’s 2,811 students staying away from campus on May...

The shame of failing a driving permit test

Kate Hong, A&E Editor

March 26, 2019

Picture this: You’re driving to school in a brand new car. A Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Corvette, you name it. When you pull up to school, all of your friends stare at your new, hot ride in jealousy.  Except you’re not driving a new car, and never will. Why, you ask? It’s because it’s the day you...

Drake’s Scorpion should win best album at Grammys

Janelle Monáe's album,

Kate Hong, A&E Editor

February 8, 2019

It’s finally time for the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, and we’re set to have some pretty competitive nominations this year. The GRAMMY Awards is an annual showcase that recognizes the talents of popular musicians.The ceremony airs this Sunday on channel CBS. Some of the award categories are the Album ...

Campus leaders have new plans

ASB president Tanner Draper, left, and new leadership adviser Ross Dautel head up Cal’s leadership program this year. Some of their goals this year include trying to change the school culture and reach out to as many school groups as possible.

Kate Hong, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018

Senior Tanner Draper seems like he was meant for his role as ASB president. Draper has been a class president ever since middle school, including his freshman, sophomore, and junior years, before being elected ASB president last spring. As head of student government, Draper believes that he can...

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