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Promising new summer films

Promising new summer films

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Summer is nearly here, and along with warm weather and no school comes... “Spider-Man: Far From Home”  Set directly after the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) on a school trip to Europe.  Shaken by the loss of a ...

Astrology becoming a staple of pop culture

Astrology becoming a staple of pop culture

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Astrology’s recent revival is just another aspect of mainstream culture.   Astrology refers to using details of people’s birth, such as  location, date and time, to construct information about their personality as well as predict aspects of the future.  Although a person’s ...

Food icons put to the test

Food icons put to the test

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

After a long, hard day of shopping, whether you’ve been weaving through the aisles of Costco or finding yet another one of IKEA’s secret passageways, a warm meal never fails to hit the spot.  But when it comes to the question of which renowned food court reigns superior over the other, thin...

AP Students conflicted on long finals

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

The dragging monotony ofnals season has long sinceceased to be a surprise. But some students were sur- prised by the length of their APnal exams in late December. Last semester, two AP class-es had nals that took somestudents a lot longer than the two-hours allotted per class inthe exam s...

Writing up a storm

Writing up a storm

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

An empty coffee cup balances on a sheaf of stained notes on the edge of your table as you squint at the messy word document that’s become your home for the past month.  The word count crawls by, until finally, you hit the magic number: 50,000. A handful of Cal High students are living th...

Senior interns at UCSF over summer

Senior interns at UCSF over summer

Varsha Ravi and Gina Wu, Staff Writers

October 16, 2018

Senior Varun Thakur stares blankly at his computer. He’s dreading the long, grueling process of painstakingly typing out email after email to 150 professors, in search of the holy grail – a summer internship. But the struggle of writing 150 separate emails early second semester paid off. Thakur...