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Some students choose military after graduation

Some students choose military after graduation

Luca Dickten, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2019

With the school year drawing to a close, the majority of seniors look forward to joining thousands of other bright-eyed freshmen at our nation’s countless universities.  But some seniors feel a duty to join a much more exclusive group. Less than one percent of the entire population of th...

Cal’s Fab Five

Cal’s Fab Five

Sam Campopiano and Luca Dicten, Californian Editors

October 16, 2018

It seems that Cal High has become the set for School of Rock 2, as five teachers have started their own band. Scott Hodges, Anatoly Alexeeff, Hannah Cheng, Nicholas Patton, and Brandon Andrews are the five members of Cal’s teacher band.   The band, which is yet to be named, informally began...

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ breaks new ground

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ breaks new ground

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

The biggest Marvel film of the year, “Avengers: Infinity War,” finally breaks free from the classic superhero story formula and lives up to all the hype associated with its $300-$400 million budget, the second-highest in film history. The main quipple with the most recent Marvel film, “Black Pant...

Florida shooting spurs student walkouts

Florida shooting spurs student walkouts

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

In the wake of the deadliest school shooting in American history, students, parents and teachers are turning to mass protest and political action in an effort to achieve their goal of putting an end to such gun-related tragedies. Soon after the Feb. 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Winter Olympics are starting to shred

Winter Olympics are starting to shred

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

With international political tensions as volatile as they are these days, the 2018 Winter Olympics are an opportunity for a step back, allowing for Americans to put everything aside and watch our athletes. This year’s Winter Olympics officially begin today in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and they will...

Where in the world is Argenslavi?

Where in the world is Argenslavi?

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

With recent events causing many citizens to feel alienated from the concept of government and bureaucracy, Cal High’s new club, the Republic of Argenslavi, aims to show the complexities of running a country to students interested in government. The club’s purpose is to simulate a country in an...

Are stricter gun control laws necessary?

Are stricter gun control laws necessary?

Luca Dickten and Michael Barry, Staff Writers

November 7, 2017

Luca Dickten Staff Writer YES With the increasing deadliness of weapon technology and recent tragedies such as the Las Vegas tragedy or Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the need for gun control at the federal and state level becomes more apparent.  On Oct.1, Stephen Paddock, a 64...

Netflix to lose Disney shows

Luca Dickten, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

Binge watchers rejoice but also cry because Disney content will soon be taken off the streaming service of  industry leader Netflix and moved to the yet unnamed streaming for all Disney owned media. The announcement comes as a surprise to most as Netflix has maintained a “good relationship”...