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Our education system breeds ignorance

Our education system breeds ignorance
May 29, 2019

The days of education and the formation of a well-rounded individual are long gone and have been replaced by a formal schooling factory model of education.   A well rounded individual who received...

Jonathan Chan, the film-making man

Aspiring filmmaker Jonathan Chan has been making movies his entire high school career.
February 12, 2019

The next famous movie director might be in the desk next to you at Cal High. Senior Jonathan Chan has dedicated the last four years ofhis life to creating short lmsand progressing along the...

Cal’s Fab Five

Cal's Fab Five
Teacher band rocks campus
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...

New dress code begins next year

New dress code begins next year
May 30, 2018

Cal High has launched yet another initiative for the student body, and this time it’s a new dress code.   Cal students received an email from Principal Sarah Cranford on April 25 regarding the...

Grad night off campus

Grad night off campus
March 14, 2018

Cal High’s senior Graduation Night will be off campus this year for the first time ever.   This year’s Grad Night will be at Plank in Oakland because the last day of finals and graduation fall...

Force is with ‘Battlefront II’ video game

Force is with ‘Battlefront II’ video game
December 15, 2017

“Star Wars Battlefront II” is a fast-paced, action-packed game, and a real treat for Star Wars enthusiasts.  The highly anticipated “Star Wars” themed first person shooter game was released...

Teachers implement meditation in class

Students in Hodges’ AP US History class meditate at their desks before taking a test.
October 2, 2017

As 30 nervous students walk into Scott Hodges’ AP US History class on a test day, they sit down, take out a pencil, and close their eyes.   Hodges then leads his students through a calming, five...

Suicide text ‘prank’

May 15, 2017

In a world with ever-growing technological prowess, we are so wrapped up in buying the newest iPhone or gadget that we forget to ask ourselves what the actual role of technology and social media should...

Sports field represents a piece of Cal High history

Sports field represents a piece of Cal High history
March 29, 2017

If you have ever been to a Cal High football game, or even walked the track during P.E., it is hard to miss the name of Ernie Berger on the scoreboard at the far end of the field. The majority of people...

Obama’s Legacy

Former President Barack Obama waving goodbye one last time.
January 20, 2017

Today is inauguration day, the day of the peaceful passing of power.  Today marks the end of an eight-year Obama administration, and it is a good time to reflect on President Obama’s achievements. For...

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