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After a year of staring a computer screens in lieu of being in the classroom, many students and teachers are burned out with online learning.

Burning out during quarantine

A year of online learning has created Zoom fatigue for students and teachers alike
Jett Gold, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

March 13, 2020 is a day that every student will remember. Hopes were high as everyone received an email stating that school would not resume until after spring break. Less than a week later, in-person...

High school’s hardest year has become more challenging

Junior year is difficult enough with AP classes and SATs, so whose idea was it to mix in a pandemic?
Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer September 25, 2020

When junior Sishir Katta sat down to choose his classes last year, he was as oblivious to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic as anyone. He knew junior year was the time to go all out, so he chose...

School was cancelled halfway into the junior class' CAASPP testing. What will become of their promised carnival?

Did Class of ’21 really get it done?

Junior might have earned the CAASPP Carnival, but it's questionable if they really wanted it
Shannah Saul, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

I’m definitely not the first to say or feel this: I am straight up not having a good time right now. School has been pretty much canceled through the rest of the year and with it, every fun activity....

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (NO)

Kate Hong, A&E Editor May 29, 2019

Every May, high school students nationwide stress out over taking Advanced Placement exams for their AP classes.  For many students who take these test, the question arises: Is it worth it? AP...

Are Advanced Placement tests worth the time? (YES)

Gina Wu, Editor in Chief May 29, 2019

Since The College Board was founded in 1899, the non-profit organization has witnessed a great expansion in its loyal fanbase for its unique offering of standardized tests, including the Advanced Placement...

As seniors soak up the summer sun, juniors are stuck in windowless classrooms preparing for standardized tests and essays.

Summer different for seniors and juniors

Michelle Kuperman, A&E Editor May 28, 2019

For seniors it’s time to kick their feet up and sip on some iced tea under the sun. All their hard work paid off and they know exactly where they are headed in the fall.  But for juniors this...

Homework policy still ignored

Homework policy still ignored

Maira Nigaar, Staff Writer May 2, 2019

Stress levels are rapidly increasing in high school students, so it begs the question: Is the district’s homework policy really as effective as it’s meant to be?  As an attempt to reduce stress...

Stress culminates for students during finals

Mental health strategies can help people handle issues.
Brynn Kan, Staff Writer December 18, 2018

December is always one of the most stressful times of the year at Cal High.  Freshmen are experiencing their first finals week, while many sophomores face the added pressure of their first finals...

Tiger parents

April 25, 2012

by Joshua Gu, staff writer As Cal High becomes an increasingly competitive environment, it is not uncommon for parents to put students under pressure to encourage better academic, athletic, and social...

Students’ lack of sleep creates more stress

April 25, 2012

by Justine Chang, staff writer Now that it’s second semester, many students are hitting a huge obstacle in their school life – a serious lack of sleep. Many students say they usually get six...

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