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THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Seniors break down Post Malone album, talk summer songs

THE JAKE LONGORIA PODCAST: Seniors break down Post Malone album, talk summer songs

Bryce Longoria, Jake Longoria, Harrison Moon, and David Situ

May 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion & Reviews, Showcase, Video

In this episode of New Music Fridays on The Jake Longoria Podcast, Jake is joined by seniors Harkirat Lally and Bryce Longoria to break down Post Malone's album "Beerbongs and Bentleys," released April 27, Drake's single success and more. ...

Senior who performed at Carnegie Hall shares practice schedule, plays favorite piece (video included)

Senior who performed at Carnegie Hall shares practice schedule, plays favorite piece (video included)

David Situ and Harrison Moon

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Showcase, Video

Sophomore and assistant media editor David Situ talks with senior Atsuo Chiu, who has been playing the piano for over 14 years and touring internationally since his freshman year. Listen to Chiu share his daily practice routine and play "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy.  ...

High school chamber group wows judges, has perfect performance at state competition (video of prize-winning performance included)

High school chamber group wows judges, has perfect performance at state competition (video of prize-winning performance included)

Ming Zhu, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Showcase, Video

After advancing in the annual Golden Empire Music Festival county competition on March 3, the piano trio chamber group competed in the state competition held at Sacramento State University on May 4. The group was awarded a command performance,  the highest award. Groups from the school have ear...

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Sophomore has magical experience at Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (video included)

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Sophomore has magical experience at Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (video included)

Rebecca Waterson, Blogger

April 30, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion & Reviews, Showcase, Video

It was like an owl had dropped a letter through my window, the email sitting in my inbox from my coach, Brian Nabeta. I rubbed my eyes, barely believing that over spring break I would have the opportunity to train at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (OTC)! Known for its 6,000-foot elevat...

Boys fall to base-stealing opponents (video included)

Boys fall to base-stealing opponents (video included)

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

April 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Showcase, Sports, Video

Date: April 20   Opponent: Buckingham Charter Magnet High School   Final Score: 6-21 (Cavs’ loss)   Inside info (per freshman Avinash Krishnan): Our greatest difficulty, as it has been with many games, is the opposing team stealing bases. We need to work on throwing (the) ball to second or third base much better. If we could eliminate all s...

Baseball teams loses to ‘unsportsmanlike’ Western Sierra (video included)

Baseball teams loses to ‘unsportsmanlike’ Western Sierra (video included)

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

April 19, 2018


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  Date: April 17   Opponent: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy   Final scores: 3-13 (Cavs’ loss)   Inside info (per junior Nate Jakobs): “We threw the ball around too much. Sometimes it's better not to risk a throwing error and hold the ball. “I ...

Seniors’ solos shine in consecutive spring concerts (video included)

Seniors’ solos shine in consecutive spring concerts (video included)

Chardonnay Needler, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Showcase, Video

According to band director Bob Ratcliff, the groups who hit the stage on Thursday, April 19, for the annual spring band concert showcased their musicianship and emotional components to music, something which he said has not been done in years. “Art is all about expression,” Ratcliff said. “This year I...

Around the world in 80 plates – Jake Longoria rates passport lunch dishes (video included)

Around the world in 80 plates – Jake Longoria rates passport lunch dishes (video included)

Jake Longoria, Harrison Moon, and David Situ

March 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Showcase, Video

Senior and media/broadcast editor Jake Longoria travels the world by tasting multicultural cuisine on March 23 during the annual passport lunch. This year all the proceeds went to Breakthrough Sacramento.  ...