Five Things Incoming Freshmen Should Know

Five Things Incoming Freshmen Should Know

Crystal Sung, Reporter

February 1, 2016

As an incoming freshman to Classical, you are probably all pumped up for high school. Classical provides a friendly learning environment, and you will have a healthy balance of work and play. But here are some important academic tips everyone should know:   1. Know what you want to do. Pla...

Undertale – A Tale of Determination

Undertale - A Tale of Determination

Evan Lipé, Reporter

January 30, 2016

ATTENTION! If you do not want to read any information and would rather find out everything for yourself, I would recommend not reading any part of this article except for the “Recommendations and Overall Thoughts” section. The only spoilers that are mentioned include how the gameplay works, the s...

Creed is a finale that hits hard, but nearly off-target

Creed is a finale that hits hard, but nearly off-target

Aubree Delavara, Reporter

January 7, 2016

Now nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Ryan Coogler's Creed is the movie that officially ends the epic Rocky series, an iconic series following the man Rocky Balboa as he makes his way to the top of his boxing career. Following almost ten years after the last movie of the Rocky series, Creed focuses ...

Ho Ho Haunted—Michael Dougherty’s Krampus is a fun film despite a cliche plot

The movie Krampus features a “Christmas Devil” who is the antithesis of Saint Nick.

Megan Oakes, Reporter

January 6, 2016

The movie Krampus, which expands on the old German legend of Saint Nick’s companion, tells a (rather average) tale of how those on the naughty list are punished. The subjects of the film, a dysfunctional family of 11, are all together for the holidays, and as expected, there is a good amount of t...

Justin Bieber Finds His ‘Purpose’ With Latest Album

Justin Bieber poses for a recent photoshoot.

Lauren Crane, Reporter

January 6, 2016

Justin Bieber, world-renowned singer and songwriter, released his eighth album titled Purpose on Nov. 13. In spite of the singer’s much-needed respite after multiple criminal accusations and a DUI arrest, the album rose to the number one spot in hours subsequent to the release with the aide of his newf...

The Scorch Trials: A Blast, Though Singed with Predictability

The Scorch Trials: A Blast, Though Singed with Predictability

Crystal Sung, Reporter

January 5, 2016

“We never escaped. It’s WCKD. It’s all just been part of their plan.” “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” follows the group of teenagers who have just emerged from the trauma of the Maze only to fall into the hands of WCKD, the scientists who orchestrated the entire experiment. Their escape...

How Should the US Help Syria?

How Should the US Help Syria?

Anastasia Reimann, Reporter

December 11, 2015

For many senators and diplomats worldwide, the Paris attacks were a wake-up call. ISIS terrorism was no longer a threat to the Middle East alone, and the need for counter-terrorism action became evident overnight. In addition to this, the recent attack in San Bernardino has brought said threat to Amer...

The Great Debaters: A Solid Projection with Slight Wavers

The debaters hard at work researching and writing their speeches.

Crystal Sung, Reporter

November 13, 2015

“Who is the judge? The judge is God. Why is he God? Because he decides who wins or loses, not my opponent. Who is your opponent? He does not exist. Why doesn’t he exist? Because he is a mere dissenting voice of the truth I speak.” In the movie “The Great Debaters” (2007), Wiley College professor Melvin B. Tolson (...

The Domestic Surveillance Debate: US/Canada Border Surveillance

This is a warning sign on the US/Canada border.

Crystal Sung, Reporter

October 30, 2015

The issue of domestic surveillance is a heated and controversial topic. This has been seen in the NSA scandal after contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing the true scope of government surveillance, and, more recently, the outrage of Muslim-Americans at being targeted by the New York police...

62.1 Million Miles Away, Space Just Got Groovy

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Emily Wright, Reporter

October 21, 2015

"At some point everything’s going to go south on can either accept that, or you can get to work." —Mark Watney In the Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller The Martian, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) and his crew (including Jessica Chastain, Michael Pea, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan and...

Use your noodle and go to Star Noodle House

The house crispy pan fried noodles (back) and the garlic scallops (front) were the first to arrive.

Rachel Howard, Reporter

October 16, 2015

If you have walked on any street between Escondido and Oceanside, you have probably begun to tire of the countless fast food joints and omnipresent burrito shops. Every corner seems to boast another eatery shelling out identical burgers with “fancy” new names. Fortunately, on 1507 E Valley Parkway, a Chi...

Hungry Students will love Hungry Bear Deli

An Ultimate Italian sandwich with the works is a delicious classic.

Orion Lenz, Reporter

October 16, 2015

Right on the corner of Melrose and Sycamore lies a small hotel, with numerous little restaurants that are placed adjacent for convenience. Here, pedestrians in search of a proper meal will have much to choose from: One place in particular proudly displays a dimensional logo of the Californian flag, and...

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