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Senior Maddie Harris, seen here in her promotional TedxCHS poster, is one of the scheduled participants in the new club's speaker series later this month. Harris's talk will focus on how Americans can mend the country's political divide.

Cal welcomes TEDxCHS for the first time

Cal juniors organize the famous educational conference in a virtual format
Andrew Ma, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

After more than half a year of mapping out the big night, perfecting speeches, and reaching out to guest speakers, TEDxCHS will hold its very first event through Zoom on Feb. 13.  The event, which...

An Academic Leadership student tutor demonstrates a math equation via Zoom during student support. Tutors in the new class offer students help in a variety of subjects.

New Academic Leadership class succeeds in virtual environment

Students assist peers through new tutoring services
Brady Horton, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

My heart raced as I entered the Zoom call for Tess Schoenthal's geometry class. I was to lead a group of students through a worksheet and help them with any questions they may have. I felt like many...

Cal teachers express concern about district reopening campuses

Teachers express need for better communication with district
Nima Pendar, Co Photography Editor February 5, 2021

Many Cal High teachers have been concerned that the district is reopening too early and feel as though their thoughts are not being heard nor taken into consideration. “I do not think the district...

The stress of remote learning has taken a toll on many students' mental health.

Students struggle with mental health during remote learning

With school now at home, students attempt to separate work and relaxation
Kylie Thomsen, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

It's another Monday morning and senior Jude Lee sits up and grabs their computer to start their day. They start their first period just like any other student during these times, at their computer staring...

COVID-19 has changed the way people are celebrating Valentine's Day.

Students figure out new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day amid pandemic

Spirit days, Singing Valentines, and dates move to a virtual format
Gaby Jimenez, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

In a normal year, students would be preparing for what February is most known for: Valentine’s Day and the celebration of love and affection with those they care about. This day has always been much...

Students toss around a giant beach ball during a rally last school year before the coronavirus pandemic closed campus on March 16. Leadership students are planning different types of events for the rest of this school year.

Junior and senior officers plan end-of-the-year activities

Leadership hopes to host prom, ball for the classes of 2021 and 2022
Jaida Baker, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Prom and school activities are well known traditions at Cal High, but with recent Covid guidelines, it’s been harder for leadership students to effectively plan these events. Junior class president...

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