The Octagon

Anna Frankel
Sophomore Anna is a second-year Octagon staffer. Her normal pastimes include eating, traveling, playing guitar and catching up on lost sleep. But when Anna is well rested, she is an adrenaline junkie, ready to hit the slopes, cliffs or anything adventurous or dangerous, really. Her readiness for adventure is matched only by her list of peculiar fears and flaws, including -but not limited to - ichthyophobia, and an often detrimental affinity for procrastination.

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Anna Frankel, Page Editor

Jul 06, 2018
AP Aftermath: Senior self-prepares for AP Psychology exam; juniors unstressed about Spanish exams (Story)
Jun 11, 2018
Communications director, school parent, grandparent says farewell after two decades (Story)
Mar 18, 2018
Alumna joins growing number of women running for office (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
First lockdown drill in three years under review to nail down emergency protocol (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
‘Questionable’ calls, player absences leave Cavs goal-less (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Frustrating live trivia game declines in popularity among students; now teachers take a crack at it (video included) (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Cavs conquer Faith Christian despite small crowd (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Varsity girls vanquish the Knights in homecoming game (Story)
Oct 08, 2017
Q & A: Bill Stainbrook’s replacement lives and breathes athletics (Story)
Oct 01, 2017
Varsity team plays fast game to remain undefeated in league (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Varsity volleyball girls victorious against league rivals (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Varsity girls find chink in Buckingham Knights’ armor, make comeback of the century (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Varsity girls have ‘outstanding’ game despite losing to tough opponent (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Varsity volleyball triumphs over Eagles after three close sets (Story)
Sep 12, 2017
Varsity girls triumph over Cristo Rey Saints (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
Varsity team defeats Mira Loma in preseason game (Story)
Sep 02, 2017
Varsity volleyball vanquishes Forest Lake in five sets (Story)
Aug 30, 2017
Varsity girls fall to Bradshaw Christian in first game of season (Story)
May 24, 2017
Cum Laude Society inducts six new members at dinner with faculty at Piatti (Story)
May 09, 2017
Tennis finishes off season in quarterfinals of Section Championship Tournament (Story)
May 06, 2017
Tragedy at Highlands High School causes tennis tournament to be rescheduled (Story)
May 03, 2017
Check out the rundown on season results of spring sports (Story)
May 02, 2017
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO… senior projects? (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
Junior, sophomore tennis players advance to section championships after tournament match at Highlands (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
Orchestra to perform in spring concert all on its own (Story)
Apr 24, 2017
All tennis players win in match against Golden Sierra (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Boys’ tennis team fares better than girls’ in match against Bradshaw Christian (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
Q&A: First five top-10 sophomore projects draw from Arabic, Chinese, Indo-European languages (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Freshmen applaud casting choices, stunning visuals in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Story)
Mar 18, 2017
Experience allows tennis team to win two doubles, two singles tournaments against Golden Sierra (Story)
Mar 16, 2017
Junior Nico Burns easily vanquishes Bradshaw Christian opponent (Story)
Mar 12, 2017
After facing off against Encina and Highlands, players look to hone in on skills (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Communication, reaction speed prove pitfalls for tennis team faced with much larger Highlands High School (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Jazz band places fifth at Woodcreek; orchestra, concert band to perform at Golden Empire (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Few practices, missing players mean no victory in tennis team’s first match (Story)
Feb 26, 2017
Boys’ basketball closes up season with loss to Big Valley Christian in first playoff game (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Freshmen find ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ cringe-worthy, clichéd (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball falls to greatest rivals due to weak defense (Story/Media)
Jan 31, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Emma Brown loves sorority life, big-campus atmosphere at UC Berkeley (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball thrashes Lutheran by more than 60 points (Story/Media)
Dec 27, 2016
Christmas light projectors make decorating for the holidays a breeze at bargain prices (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Reporters find ‘Moana’ to be more appealing for children, but enjoy upbeat soundtrack (Story)
Dec 06, 2016
Girls’ soccer takes first win against Cornerstone using strong defense (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
PIE IN THE SKY: Banana cream, apple pies are must-haves at Tower Cafe (Story/Media)
Nov 13, 2016
Loehmann’s Plaza’s two sandwich shops: Smashburger offers plain, but cheap food; Jacks Urban Eats gives variety at a price (Media)
Nov 12, 2016
Pricey dishes, noisy atmosphere at Studio Movie Grill make dine-in movie theater unsatisfactory (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Serajh Esmail, ’16, has love-hate relationship with his Cal chemistry course, BARTS to San Francisco on weekends (Story)
Oct 02, 2016
In new electives, students learn Japanese, train for half marathon or program apps with JavaScript (Story/Media)
Sep 17, 2016
NKOTB: Aiming high, freshman trains to become a certified pilot (Story)