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Free colleges in NY smell like socialism

Aaron Velasquez, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under Senior Issue

The state of New York has decided to implement The Excelsior Scholarship, a government aid program aimed at making state and city colleges in New York tuition free. Anybody who is in high schools knows that a high school diploma is not what it used to be. For most students, higher education, ma...

Seniors charmed by medieval tales

Seniors charmed by medieval tales

Zoe Chan, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Features

Among all the required reading for seniors are classics like “Frankenstein” and “Hamlet,” but my personal favorite is a story - well, several stories - that are relatively unheard of: “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer. As a story of storytelling (think Arabian Nights), stories...

Senior Divya Wadhwani remembered fondly

Senior Divya Wadhwani remembered fondly

Annissa Bensalah, Features Editor

March 10, 2015


Filed under News

Cal High senior Divya Wadhwani passed away due to a debilitating muscle disorder. She lost her battle to mitochondrial myopathy on Jan. 16. Divya had been battling the disease since she was a toddler, and had been in the hospital undergoing treatment on and off since April 2014. Although she had...

Cal senior to publish study on headers

Cal senior to publish study on headers

Joyce Ho, News Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under News

Publishing a scientific study is no easy feat.  Publishing a scientific study while in high school is even more remarkable. But that’s exactly what senior Radhika Balagopal is about to accomplish. After reading a study published in February 2014 by Dr. Anne Sereno, a professor of neurobiology...

Cal clubs shined behind senior leadership

Cal clubs shined behind senior leadership

June 5, 2014


Filed under Senior Issue

Cal High has dozens of clubs on campus, many of which have distinguished themselves behind the leadership of members of the Class of 2014. Here are a few of those clubs: DECA is a model business club that fosters entrepreneurs and leaders. DECA club members compete in conferences with people...

Popular senior band winding down

Popular senior band winding down

Maddy Pisio, Staff Writer

May 21, 2014


Filed under A&E

Indie music is often misunderstood. Generally speaking, it tends to be disregarded as a genre for only hipster kids and the painfully ironic. Many people envision a group of manic depressive musicians gazing longingly at their shoes as they play gloomy, melancholic music. But a group of five Cal High...

Seniors wreak havoc with pranks

Seniors wreak havoc with pranks

Heather Wong, Staff Writer

May 21, 2014


Filed under News

May and June are the darkest times of the year. Readers, be forewarned: the seniors are coming. Nobody is safe from their wrath. No celebrated teacher, no undersized freshman, not even the most innocent of bystanders. One may ask, what could possibly go wrong? Everything. Everything imaginable...

Sequins, Satin and Silk OH MY!

April 25, 2012


Filed under A&E

by Emily Jones, staff writer Shades of gold and silver in the forms of sparkling sequins have long gleamed in the formal dance dress scene, but for the 2012 prom and ball season, they stepped out into the spotlight. Metallics were spotted at certain spring and summer 2012 fashion shows, and made...

The highs and lows of required reading

The highs and lows of required reading

March 15, 2012


Filed under A&E

English classes are forever associated with books and reading. Some books students love and can’t wait to read, while others they hate but are forced to read. Here are best and worst required reading books in the eyes of staff writers Esther Lu (freshman and sophomore reviews) and Christina Calderon (j...

Gracing center stage

February 6, 2012


Filed under Features

by Christina Calderon, staff writer With the lights shining down on her, her tutu in perfect position, and her ballet shoes strapped on tightly, senior Nicola Stone is ready for another performance. Stone is no stranger to performances and has been dancing since the age of three. Fourteen years...

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