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Grammy’s newfound diversity

Grammy’s newfound diversity

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

More women, people of color and diverse music genres were represented and celebrated than ever before at the 60th annual Grammy Awards this year. Over the years, the Grammy recording academy’s  – the group of individuals who decide the winners – go-to demographic that has been white males,...

‘Elf’ is full of fun

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

Elf is a family classic for all ages, because who doesn’t like seeing Will Ferrell in bright yellow tights and a neon-green elf hat? Buddy the Elf, played by Will Ferrell, is a human living in an elf world. When he was an infant, he crawled into Santa’s toy bag in an orphanage and has since been...

Grizzlies are ready to fight

Siena Sharpe, Aidan Trejo, and Kevin Sablyniski

December 15, 2017

From breaking world records to inspiring girls through female empowerment, women’s soccer is a sport filled with dedication, perseverance and unity.  Cal’s women’s soccer team is looking forward to push boundaries and break their own records this coming season.  Last year, the women...

Should Americans be allowed to take a knee during the National Anthem?

Colin Kaepernick's decision has spurred a nationwide debate on kneeling during the National Anthem.

Siena Sharpe and Tyler Peck

November 7, 2017

YES Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “A time comes where silence is betrayal.”  In a time where racial prejudice and oppression of specific groups are on the rise, King’s words encourage those with a voice to reach out and take a stand for others.   In 2016, former San Franci...

Poor mental health is an ongoing issue the school is addressing

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

Cal High is making an effort to destigmatize the subject of mental health by spreading awareness among high schoolers. For some teenagers, mental issues such as anxiety, depression and stress consume their daily lives, making it difficult to focus on school work and social activities.  Other...

Justice Project helps sexual abuse victims

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Sexual assault and violence have long been issues, but in recent years there have been an increasing number of efforts created to help prevent such crimes.  Members of Cal High’s Justice Project club work together to raise funds that will go to helping victims of sexual violence.  Justice...

Long-awaited Oscar season commences

The 89th Academy Awards will air on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

The glamour and celebration of cinema is nearly here. The Oscars have returned for their annual night of honoring the motion picture arts and cinematic accomplishments. Although the actual 89th Academy Awards ceremony isn’t until Feb. 26, awards season has already commenced with the Golden Globes...

Conspiracy swirls around club

The club discusses various conspiracy theories, such as the John F. Kennedy assassination.

Siena Sharpe, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Quirky and interesting clubs have been a part of Cal High’s student culture for years. That tradition continued this year with the founding of the new Conspiracy Club. Seniors Caity Bailey and Megan Weinshelbaum first came up with the idea of a Conspiracy Club when they were freshmen. They had...

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