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Thinking about joining the military? Here’s what you should consider

Thinking about joining the military? Here's what you should consider

Luca Dickten, Opinions Editor

May 29, 2020

At the beginning of my senior year, I wanted to go to medical school. By the end of my senior year, I had enlisted in the Marine Corps and was preparing myself to ship to bootcamp.    It took me months to finally make the decision to enlist and it’s a decision I would urge anyone...

Some students choose military after graduation

Seven seniors are joining the military after graduation including, from left to right, Samantha D’Arpino, Cole Waskey, Aidan Otero, and Luke Nye. Not pictured are Luca Dickten, Josh Ferrer and Ezekiel Nunez.

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...

Military gives outlet for students ready to serve

Kristen Choi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

There are many paths to take after graduating high school, and it’s difficult to know where life will lead. Most students know about the process of applying to college and how to enter the workforce directly, but not many know how the process of military recruitment works. Some students are contacted...

Teacher returns from military mission

Teacher returns from military mission

Albert Liao, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Cal High special education teacher Ryan Kral recently returned to campus after spending the last year deployed on a military mission in  Afghanistan. Kral, a captain in the Army, was deployed from December 2013 to January 2015.It was the second longest mission that Kral has been on. “It was...

Seniors attend military seminars

Seniors attend military seminars

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

While most students usually breathe a sigh of relief when released for summer and plan to be lazy until the next school year, four Cal High seniors, including myself, got accepted into the nation’s highly competitive military service academy summer seminars. Instead of sleeping until the afternoon,...

Grizzlies serve our country

Grizzlies serve our country

June 11, 2012

By: Nicole Pipp Staff Writer Some Cal High seniors have committed to enlist in the United States military after graduation. This unpopular route is something that some students are excited and feel called to pursue. In a nationwide trend since Sept. 11 there has been a surge in enlistment into t...

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