Battle of the Caimans: A Black-Tie Event

Battle of the Caimans: A Black-Tie Event

Grace Davis, Reporter
February 23, 2016
Filed under On-Campus

February 12, 2016 marked a first in the history of Classical Academy: the first Battle of the Caimans. The Winter Spirit Week was entirely dedicated to a new Red vs Black-themed pep rally, with sign-ups for each team posted in the Great Hall throughout the week. Three spirit days, including Pajama D...

Dancing with the CAHS Stars arrives March 4

Dancing with the CAHS Stars arrives March 4

Micah Summers and Jamie Brown
February 22, 2016
Filed under News, On-Campus

Dancers (and spectators)! The CAHS and Effect Dance Team is holding their annual Dancing with the Stars competition on March 4. The night of beautiful dances of various styles will showcase performances from Dance Team, CAHS Choir, Cheer, Troupe, Beginning Dance, The Body Poets, alongside several other s...

Spirit Week: Four days of vigor

Spirit Week: Four days of vigor

Kelsea Wolleson and Carly Truscott
February 17, 2016
Filed under On-Campus

During Spirit Week, the student body came together to celebrate their shared Caiman pride. The week involved four dress-up days when students were encouraged to come to school in pajamas, a costume ending in "-er," a matching outfit with a twin, and finally red or black clothes denoting their Spirit W...

Diplomacy: the Sinker of a Thousand Friendships

Diplomacy: the Sinker of a Thousand Friendships

Anastasia Reimann, Reporter
February 6, 2016
Filed under On-Campus

If life is a game, then life at CAHS is Diplomacy. Over the past few months, both students and faculty members have been playing this pre-World War I game, wherein players choose a European power to represent. The powers each have countries and provinces which contain supply centers that can generate...

1 Dead, Four Remain in Wildlife Refuge Occupation

1 Dead, Four Remain in Wildlife Refuge Occupation

Luke Trujillo, Reporter
February 4, 2016
Filed under News

    An armed siege of a wildlife refuge facility that took place at the beginning of January has now dwindled to four people and lead to the death of one of the protesters. The so-called leader of the group, LaVoy Finicum, was killed after speeding away from a traffic stop specifically set up by the poli...

State of Emergency in Flint, Michigan

State of Emergency in Flint, Michigan

Carly Truscott, Reporter
January 23, 2016
Filed under News

A town with less than 100,000 citizens, just 66 miles northwest of Detroit has recently garnered national attention. On January 5, the city of Flint, Michigan declared a state of emergency. What led to President Obama sending in the National Guard to this Michigan town? Children of Flint are vict...

SpaceX Falcon 9 makes nearly perfect landing

SpaceX Falcon 9 makes nearly perfect landing

Lydia Oven, Reporter
January 23, 2016
Filed under News

SpaceX launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets on Sunday, January 17 at 10:42 am from Vandenberg Air Base in California. The rocket's primary mission was to send the NASA satellite Jason-3 into orbit. A "secondary test objective" (according to the SpaceX press package) was to land the first stage of...

Venezuela’s economy in crisis as government declares “economic emergency”

Venezuela’s economy in crisis as government declares “economic emergency”

Anastasia Reimann, Reporter
January 21, 2016
Filed under Global, News

Venezuela is in hot water, and not just because it sits above the equator. Five days ago, the South American country’s government declared the country to be in a 60-day state of “economic emergency” after releasing several years’ worth of economic data, the first set published since 2014. Wi...

Paris terrorist attacks result in 129 casualties and international ramifications

Paris terrorist attacks result in 129 casualties and international ramifications

Crystal Sung, Orion Lenz, and Jamie Brown
November 19, 2015
Filed under Global, News

On Thursday, November 12, during a seemingly normal Parisian evening, terrorist attacks were carried out in six different locations in Paris, France, that involved shootings and suicide bombings. Parisians and tourists alike were excited to spend the night against the illuminated backdrop in the Cit...

Judge quotes Taylor Swift songs when dismissing copyright case against the artist

Judge quotes Taylor Swift songs when dismissing copyright case against the artist

Brie Edwards, Reporter
November 19, 2015
Filed under News

Taylor Swift's song authenticity was questioned this early October when R&B artist Jesse Braham claimed that she stole his lyrics and used them in her hit song “Shake It Off.” In December of 2013, Braham released his song on YouTube called “Haters Gone Hate” featuring the lyrics: Hate...

ExxonMobil Climate Change Scandal

ExxonMobil Climate Change Scandal

Justin Leonard, Reporter
November 17, 2015
Filed under Global, News

On November 5 the company ExxonMobil received a subpoena (a writ ordering a person to attend a court) from the office of the Attorney General of New York, Eric Schneiderman, regarding the company’s response on the subject of climate change. The main focus of the investigation is to see whether or not Ex...

Mexico makes moves to legalize marijuana

Mexico makes moves to legalize marijuana

Hedgie Lim, Reporter
November 16, 2015
Filed under Global, News

MEXICO—The Mexican Supreme Court is taking steps toward legalizing marijuana, along with the possibility of other narcotics. The drug war that has been ongoing for years between cartels and the Mexican court may be coming to an end. Ever since the year 2009, Mexico has prohibited even minimal us...

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