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New app rivals Spotify

New app rivals Spotify

Sam Canter, Features Editor

February 28, 2014

Beats Music, a new streaming service backed by Dr. Dre’s brand, is exploding on the music scene. With a slick user interface, a Super Bowl ad featuring Ellen DeGeneres, and the backing of the good doctor’s name, Beats Music aims to take on Spotify, the juggernaut of the streaming world. Launched...

Freshman jumps to state

Freshman jumps to state

Luke Finkel, Sam Canter, Andrew Evans, Eric Yee, and Alec Bandler

June 5, 2013

Cal High was able to produce another championship-caliber high jumper this season when freshman Jennifer Kurtz placed second at the NCS Meet of Champions. That finish propelled her to the CIF State Championship on Friday and Saturday in Clovis, where she placed 13th and just missed a shot in the finals...

‘Star Trek’ makes it to the mainstream

‘Star Trek’ makes it to the mainstream

Sam Canter, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

With “Star Trek (2009)” and the upcoming release of the heavily hyped “Star Trek Into Darkness” on May 17, director J.J. Abrams is making a serious effort to bring the classic series back into the mainstream. But the deep lore and expansive universe of “Star Trek” can seem intimidating...

Soccer team starts strong

Soccer team starts strong

Eric Yee, Sports Editor

December 19, 2012

Men’s Soccer  Head Coaches: Chris Faidley, Todd Higley 2011-12 Record: 17-3 Key Returners: Nate Grixti, Jon Massimino Key Losses: Chris Nodhal, Cameron Townsend, Duke Driggs Key Newcomers: Davis Bullock, DeVante Raynor The men’s soccer team has high expectations this year after last y...

Students respond to at-home tutor violence

Sam Canter, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

The recent case of a San Ramon tutor physically abusing his students has people asking how safe and trustworthy at-home tutors actually are. San Ramon man Hyungwoo Lee was arrested on suspicion of physically abusing the South Korean teenage exchange students that he provided with room, board and academic...