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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


Filed under Online Exclusives, Showcase, Sports, Video

  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.  ...

First-date musts: Teachers give students relationship advice (video included)

First-date musts: Teachers give students relationship advice (video included)

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

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Showcase, Video

Click here to see the second part of this two-part video series. ...

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Every swim meet is unique; here’s the physics behind it (video included)

CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Every swim meet is unique; here’s the physics behind it (video included)

Rebecca Waterson, Blogger

February 12, 2018


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

Every swim meet is the same. The swimmers warm up, wait for their events, race, warm down and repeat. Nothing changes; it’s the same routine every time. If you have ever thought that, you are in for a surprise. Every swim meet is unique because of the location, weather, pool type and the natu...

Frustrating live trivia game declines in popularity among students; now teachers take a crack at it (video included)

Frustrating live trivia game declines in popularity among students; now teachers take a crack at it (video included)

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

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Showcase, Video

If you had gone into the library at noon on most school days in late November and early December, you most likely would have found a group of seniors huddled around their phones playing HQ, a trivia game that became very popular late in the fall. HQ is a free live trivia app. The goal is to ...

Alumni discuss roommates, school politics, and more on annual college freshman panel (videos included)

Alumni discuss roommates, school politics, and more on annual college freshman panel (videos included)

Harrison Moon and Chardonnay Needler

January 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Showcase, Slideshows, Video

Fourteen alumni from the class of 2017 returned to their high school alma mater on Jan. 5 to discuss everything from roommates to school politics at the annual freshman panel.  The 14 present were Nicole Wolkov (George Washington University), Emory Shi (Dickinson College), Kaeleigh Valverde ...

Blue House Korean barbecue has better environment, wait time and taste than Oz (video included)

Blue House Korean barbecue has better environment, wait time and taste than Oz (video included)

David Situ, Assistant Media Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion & Reviews, Showcase, Video

What would happen if you combined two great things - barbecuing your own food and meat prepared Asian style? Well, you’d end up with Korean barbecue. Seniors Bryce Longoria, Jake Longoria and Nina Dym, junior Harrison Moon and I reviewed the all-you-can-eat meal at two Korean barbecue locations: Blue House K...