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Vaccines: Truth or Scare?

Gabriel Senter, Reporter

May 18, 2017

     Most schools in California require vaccinations, but are they really worth it? A vaccine is a substance (usually a form of a disease) ejected into one’s body to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases. Vaccinations have been a widely debat...

Seeing Purple: Fall Out Boy Teases Seventh Studio Album

Cover art for Fall Out Boy's new album,

Rachel Howard, Reporter

May 10, 2017

April 27 was a quiet Thursday like any other. Jaded students and teens at CAHS and across the country studied anxiously for AP exams and slogged through the end-of-the-year lethargy, unaware of the “tweetstorm” about to ensue. It was on that day that Fall Out Boy unleashed “Young and Menace,” th...

School Internet Censorship Impairs a Student’s Ability to Learn

The school wireless Internet blocks YouTube. Photo taken by Rylie Pepper.

Rylie Pepper, Reporter

May 5, 2017

Imagine you are in Study Hall attempting to excel in your studies by completing your homework. Suppose you come across a road block and find it imperative that you watch a lesson about the topic you are struggling with on YouTube. This pursuit of knowledge becomes immediately halted as the Internet barricad...

California’s Sanctuary State Bill

California's Sanctuary State Bill

Lindsey Keith, Reporter

April 18, 2017

California has proposed a new sanctuary state bill (SB-54) designed to strengthen protections for immigrants. SB-54 was initiated to “prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from using resources to investigate, detain, [sic] report  or arrest persons for the purposes of immigration enforce...

‘Beauty and the Beast’: A Tale as Old as Time — With Some Twists

'Beauty and the Beast': A Tale as Old as Time — With Some Twists

Rebecca Campbell, Reporter

March 28, 2017

Was this movie a beauty or a beast? While it got mixed reviews, many critics enjoyed the revamped portrayal of a tale as old as time. Many watchers, including me, were very impressed with Emma Watson. The standard has been set high for her since her famous role as Hermione in “Harry Potter.” Watson’s...

Don’t Pass Up “Passengers”

Movie still courtesy of SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Rebecca Campbell, Reporter

February 14, 2017

What would you do if you were forced to choose between living a selfless but lonely life, or a selfish but fulfilling life? Protagonist Jim Preston, played by Chris Pratt, is faced with this choice in “Passengers.”  He can either spend the entirety of his life alone, or he can bring someone else in...

‘A Man Called Ove’ (and a Reviewer Named Danielle)

The cover of A Man Called Ove. Courtesy of Simon and Schuster

Danielle Pigeon, Reporter

February 2, 2017

"A Man Called Ove" is a great read with both humor and character development.

Ooh La La—Land

Ooh La La—Land

Lindsey Keith, Reporter

January 20, 2017

“La La Land” effortlessly infuses old-fashioned Hollywood with retro and whimsical aspects to create a timeless era. Aspiring actress Mia and musician Sebastian pursue their dream careers, finding themselves in the crossroads of making it big. The movie successfully captures the glamour of Hollywo...

In the Closet

In the Closet

Anna Davis, Reporter

January 19, 2017

For CAHS students searching for new things to do near the school, Plato’s Closet is a store often overlooked. Plato’s Closet is a high-quality used clothing store that pays people to bring in their old, (but gently-used) clothing. Located on West Valley Parkway, the store is very close to the scho...

A Good Habit

A Good Habit

Gabe Senter, Reporter

January 18, 2017

Coming off of the San Marcos Boulevard exit, the first thing you notice is the ambrosial smells of all the restaurants nearby such as Phil’s BBQ, In-N-Out, Chick-Fil-A and Slater's 50/50. Because it is tucked away, not many people notice The Habit immediately. With 147 locations  across the United State...

‘Fantastic Beasts’: a Wonderful Portkey to the Wizarding World

Poster courtesy of fantasticbeasts.com.

Elizabeth Reimann, Reporter

December 9, 2016

The Harry Potter universe has always been dear to my heart. Even as a toddler, I was an avid fan. After hearing “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was to be made into a movie, I hoped to become a fan of that as well. “Fantastic Beasts” is a whimsical and captivating escape int...

5 Things We’ve Learned From 5 Poems

Mikaila Barker and Kaleigh Strong

December 9, 2016

To us, listening to the soft, soothing sounds of a love poem versus the empowering, rhythmic sounds of a feminist poem is indescribable, and Button Poetry is our main source for discovering new, captivating poets. Button Poetry is an organization that distributes both video and audio poems, aiming to inspire young individuals to speak up and share their beliefs, both through poetry or other artistic ventures. From Melissa Newman-Evan’s liberating poem “9 Things I Would...

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