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Senior staff writer Shannah Saul will be attending IDC Herzliya in Israel this fall.

Some students go overseas for university

Seniors head to Spain, Israel and Germany
Shannah Saul, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

After a year filled with coronavirus uncertainty, political division, and a record-high competitive college admissions season, I think it’s safe to say the Class of 2021 is ready to move on. Some...

Is hybrid school really worth it?

Is hybrid school really worth it?

Senior staff writer Shannah Saul, who is back on campus, says it definitely is
Shannah Saul, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Opinion columns reflect the view of the staff writer. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, to say the least. On March 17, a year and a day after Cal High shut down because of COVID-19, I went...

Seniors give their take on the best classes at Cal

Shannah Saul and Jaida Baker, Staff Writers February 25, 2021

Second semester is well underway, which means it’s time for the annual class selection frenzy. To make things even more difficult, almost three quarters of students will have spent less than a full year...

There were a lot of false narratives about the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, and events surrounding the incident.

Facts vs. myth of what happened during storming of the Capitol

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

The world was stunned on Jan. 6 as pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building in an act of violent insurrection.  What has followed since the event is the speedy unraveling of Trump’s...

PRO: Banning from social media platforms is warranted, though more regulations are needed

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

In what is a fitting end to his presidency, Donald Trump has been banned from just about every major social media platform in existence.  Following a Twitter ban on Jan. 8, Trump has had posts...

Social media is the new (and only) outlet for many students' nonprofit organizations.

High school seniors catch nonprofit fever… and can’t seem to get better

College applications are flooded with new 'surefire' way to gain admission to top schools
Shannah Saul, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Right around the beginning of August, I had about 20 new follow requests on Instagram. Unfortunately, none of them were cousins or friends from school. Instead, my feed was jam-packed with student-run...

The newest hit game, Among Us, has formed many friendships and broken several more. Jelly beans run around, do tasks, and avoid getting killed as they vote players off the ship.

“Among Us”: saving 2020 one emergency meeting at a time

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

If there’s one phrase every student recognizes right now, it’s this: red sus. From game maker Innersloth, “Among Us” is shaping up to be one of 2020’s biggest phenomenona. Though the game...

One of the main benefits of remote learning is students can actually sleep in.

PRO: There are benefits to online learning

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

What students originally saw as an extra week of spring break last March turned into the San Ramon Valley Unified School District starting the school year completely online. This decision has been a big...

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