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Our education system breeds ignorance

Our education system breeds ignorance

Sam Campopiano, Managing Editor

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The days of education and the formation of a well-rounded individual are long gone and have been replaced by a formal schooling factory model of education.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 an education is well versed in literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, the laws of nature, and the w...

Jonathan Chan, the film-making man

Jonathan Chan, the film-making man

Sam Campopiano, Managing Editor

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 pathto ful lling his dream job ofbeing a director. “I’ve always been interested in the movie mak...

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...

New dress code begins next year

New dress code begins next year

Sam Campopiano, Assistant news editor

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 school’s newly created dress code, which will go into effect next year school.   In the ...

Grad night off campus

Grad night off campus

Sam Campopiano, Assistant Editor

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 on the same day, Friday, June 1. “Grad Night usually takes a full day to set because the campus...

Force is with ‘Battlefront II’ video game

Force is with ‘Battlefront II’ video game

Sam Campopiano, Assistant News Editor

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 on Nov. 17 and features both single and multi-player modes.  Developed by EA DICE and published...

Teachers implement meditation in class

Teachers implement meditation in class

Sam Campopiano, Assistant Editor

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 minute meditation.  This routine is not only being used by Hodges but also by other teachers...

Suicide text ‘prank’

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer

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 be. Social media is overused and  makes people less social, as the importance of face-to-face...

Sports field represents a piece of Cal High history

Sports field represents a piece of Cal High history

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer

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 who see this name wonder who Ernie Berger was, and why Cal’s home stadium is named after him. Cal...

Obama’s Legacy

Obama’s Legacy

Sam Campopiano, Staff Writer

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 the last eight years, President Obama has been a courageous and hard-working president. &nbs...