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Cal history teachers reflect on the storming of the Capitol

Riots raise concerns over the future of the country
Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

A massive crowd of Trump supporters shocked the world on Jan. 6 by storming the Capitol, impacting not only those who were back in Washington, D.C. but Americans across the country. Looking back on...

An Academic Leadership student tutor demonstrates a math equation via Zoom during student support. Tutors in the new class offer students help in a variety of subjects.

New Academic Leadership class succeeds in virtual environment

Students assist peers through new tutoring services
Brady Horton, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

My heart raced as I entered the Zoom call for Tess Schoenthal's geometry class. I was to lead a group of students through a worksheet and help them with any questions they may have. I felt like many...

Cal teachers express concern about district reopening campuses

Teachers express need for better communication with district
Nima Pendar, Co Photography Editor February 5, 2021

Many Cal High teachers have been concerned that the district is reopening too early and feel as though their thoughts are not being heard nor taken into consideration. “I do not think the district...

Students toss around a giant beach ball during a rally last school year before the coronavirus pandemic closed campus on March 16. Leadership students are planning different types of events for the rest of this school year.

Junior and senior officers plan end-of-the-year activities

Leadership hopes to host prom, ball for the classes of 2021 and 2022
Jaida Baker, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Prom and school activities are well known traditions at Cal High, but with recent Covid guidelines, it’s been harder for leadership students to effectively plan these events. Junior class president...

Senior Cade Llewellyn raises his arms in celebration after scoring a goal for the Tri-Valley Blue Devils 18aa-1 team. Llewellyn has traveled to several states to compete with his team and get recognized by college recruiters.

Student athletes face more challenges getting recruited because of COVID-19

Dominic Aguilar February 5, 2021

Every part of society has had to adapt to this unfavorable virus, especially the sports industry.  And one area of athletics the pandemic has had incredible effects on the college recruitment process. While...

“Let Them Play” Rally draws split reactions

“Let Them Play” Rally draws split reactions

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

With four months left in the school year, time is running out for high school sports to make a return. Some students are making this known. Dozens of Cal High students and parents marched outside of...

Isabela Otero stands near ski patrol equipment on the mountain at Bear Valley Ski Resort.

Isabela Otero’s dream becomes a reality

Senior Isabela Otero has been part of Bear Valley ski patrol since 2018
Angela Zhang, Guest Writer February 5, 2021

Besides being your normal everyday teenager, senior Isabela Otero is part of something many teenagers couldn’t even dream of: ski patrol. Otero has shown interest in being part of the ski patrol at...

Why the Capitol Hill riots matter to youth 3,000 miles away

Why the Capitol Hill riots matter to youth 3,000 miles away

Ridhi Goyal , Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Sophomore Ayaan Karan began his fourth-period class on Jan. 6 like any other: logging into class, muting his mic, and tuning out a rather boring lecture as he scrolled through Twitter.  But just...

Many teachers promoted discussion of the Capitol riots during and after they happened on Jan. 6.

Teachers adjust lessons, discussion to address historic moment

Christine Oh and Nima Pendar February 5, 2021

To add to the stress of learning and teaching on an online format because of COVID-19, both students and teachers faced another unprecedented event on Jan. 6, when the Capitol was breached by a group of...

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Behind the scenes of Cal’s ‘Hamlet’ production

Drama class's show this weekend clears many hurdles thanks to amazing cast and crew
Daphne So, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Usually in drama teacher Laura Woods’ theatre productions, numerous rehearsals and practice performances are hosted after school to prepare for the semester show. Dozens of people work backstage to paint...

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